Hooked in the Hand?

With the heat of the summer now upon us, we find ourselves performing our favorite outdoor recreational activities. Very simply, the better the weather, the more active we are! With this increased activity, our hand therapists see an increase in the number of simple accidents that occur. Runners trip and fall, bike riders crash, and […]

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Wrestling with Thumb Pain

The human thumb is very special. It is estimated that 40-60 percent of human hand function depends on having a normal, healthy thumb. The thumb is unique for its ability to move in a variety of directions while also being strong to allow for gripping of big, heavy items. At the same time, the thumb […]

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Ice and Falls

One of the busiest times of the year in the hand therapy clinic at OrthoNebraska is the winter. This is the time of year when the clinic sees an increase in patients with injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers as a result of slips and falls during icy and snowy conditions. Our natural instinct […]

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How to Avoid a ‘Boo Boo’ this Halloween

For both children and adults it is a fun time of the year. Candy, costumes, decorations and of course, pumpkins. No matter your age, there is one fall event that brings out the kid in all of us: pumpkin carving! Each year, however, emergency rooms throughout the country are filled with injuries as result of […]

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Sandy’s Story: Thumb Pain

For Omaha native Sandy Stetter, the pain was becoming unbearable. The 56 year-old had spent the previous five years dealing with a growing sense of discomfort in her right thumb. The former pharmaceutical sales rep and passionate gardener had come to a very painful and emotionally challenging crossroad. Either continue to live with pain in […]

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