Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition where too much pressure of the median nerve at the wrist causes pain, numbness, and tingling of the hand and fingers.
The thumb CMC (or carpometacarpal) joint is also called the basal joint. It is the joint at the base of the thumb where the thumb-side of the hand meets the wrist.
The flexor tendons that bend the finger joints are held in place by ligaments called pulleys. Trigger finger occurs when the space the tendon passes through becomes constricted because of tendon inflammation and thickening of the A1 pulley.
The shoulder joint is made up of two bones; the humerus in the upper arm, and the scapula. The 4 rotator cuff tendons are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.
The primary method of repairing a torn rotator cuff is through Arthroscopic surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgery through small incisions around the shoulder that allows the orthopedic specialist to reattach the torn tendons back to the humerus.