Greg P. Watchmaker, MD
Specialty: Hand Surgery
- hand surgery
- orthopedic surgery
Location and Office HoursThe Milwaukee Hand Center
1535 W Market
Thiensville, WI 53092
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Aurora St Luke's Medical Center
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
- Columbia St Mary's Women's Hospital
- Columbia St Mary's, Ozaukee Campus
- Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin
What is carpal tunnel syndrome in diabetes?
American Diabetes Association answeredNerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. Compression mononeuropathy is a type of diabetic neuropathy. Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common compression mononeuropathy (occurs when a single nerve is damaged). It occurs when the median nerve of the forearm is compressed at the wrist. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy include numbness, swelling, or prickling in the fingers with or without pain when driving a car, knitting, or resting at night. Simply hanging your arm by your side usually stops the pain within a few minutes. If the symptoms are severe, an operation can give complete relief from pain.
What are examples of incisions?
Doctors make incisions with a scalpel during surgeries. Additionally, wounds caused by a knife, sharp glass, or a rose thorn are incisions. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
How is a hand fracture treated?
Rachel Rohde, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
Treatment of hand fractures depends on your age, what bone is broken and where/how in that bone, whether your fingers are malrotated or “scissoring” over each other, and other factors. Your hand doctor can examine you and your X-rays to determine whether the fracture needs to be reduced (or “set”) and whether it can be treated in a splint/cast or might need surgery.
Once your doctor considers your fracture “stable” enough, you might be sent for hand therapy to start motion. Early motion helps prevent stiffness, but there always is a balance between early motion and stability of the fracture.
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