WOSM Orthopaedic Blog

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

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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

Understanding and Treating Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a fairly common condition in both adolescents and adults. It ranges from being a barely detectable issue to a severe malformation that causes extreme pain and disruption to daily life. The following is basic yet important information to know in the event... Read More

Prehabilitation: Training for Surgery or Sport

Prehabilitation (or “prehab”) refers to a therapy program designed either to prepare the body for surgery or as a method of injury prevention for athletic training, the work environment, or everyday functional activities. In this article, we first summarize prehab’s mental, emotional, and physical benefits... Read More