WOSM Orthopaedic Blog

Hand & Wrist

Basilar Joint Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Basilar joint arthritis (arthritis of the basilar joint at the base of the thumb) is an extremely common problem that can be very debilitating. In the post, I will discuss arthritis in general and its causes, and will specifically discuss basilar joint arthritis—also known as... Read More

dupuytrens contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture: Overview, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dupuytren’s disease, or Dupuytren’s contracture, is a condition of the hand in which the fingers flex and contract, or permanently curl, into the palm. Dense nodules underneath the skin and pitting of the skin can also be present. The small finger and ring finger are... Read More

growth plate

Growth Plate Injuries in Children

Proper diagnosis and treatment are key to avoid future problems Growth plate fractures are very common in children. Approximately 15–30% of all childhood fractures occur through the growth plate. They are twice as likely to occur in boys as in girls. The most common locations... Read More