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  • A new splint design for De Quervains Tenosynovitis

    There is consensus in clinical practice and the medical literature that splinting for De Quervains Tenosynovitis can improve symptomalogy. It is accepted practice that the wrist and thumb (excluding IPJ) need to be influenced by the splint in order have effect on the Extensor Pollicus Brevis (EPb) and Abductor Pollicus Longus (APL) tendons. However, there […]

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  • Do you suffer from wrist pain on the little finger side of your wrist ?

    Do you suffer from wrist pain on the little finger side of your wrist but your X-rays or Ultrasound are normal? One of the most common injuries we see in hand therapy is a pain on the little finger side of the wrist. The wrist can be excruciatingly painful but when the Doctor orders an […]

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  • Amputee Stump Covers to Reduce Pain

    Recently I have experienced a truly remarkable case story involving the use of Farabloc for phantom limb pain management. Farabloc was developed by a German Engineering student Frieder Kempe in the late 1960s to combat phantom limb pain. His father who lost a leg in WWII could predict rain with increased phantom pain and so […]

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  • India Plastic Surgery Camp

    For 8+ years, Gold Coast Hand Therapy therapists have given up their Christmas holidays to travel to India with local Plastic Surgeon Dr Dilip Gahankari as part of his annual, free reconstructive /plastic surgery camp in rural India at the Mahatma Gandhi Tribal Hospital. The majority of people who are seen are tragic victims of […]

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