When Natalie Morales (on the cover and photo right) injured her thumb skiing, her first stop was HSS. “For somebody like me who is an athlete, but also has a strenuous job, it’s important for me to be at my physical peak. That’s why I chose HSS.”
The human hand is nothing short of incredible. It allows us to work, to touch, to tie a tie, or to catch a ball. Our hands help us to communicate and to express our emotions. From morning ‘til night, they are ever moving, and when something goes awry in their intricate anatomy, their importance to our lives is never more apparent.
This volume of Grand Rounds from HSS focuses on the management of severe knee injuries. Three cases highlighting the importance of recognizing all clinically significant pathology encountered with knee injury, and the combination of complex reconstructive procedures necessary to restore comfort and the possibility of durable knee function.
CNN.com reported on frequent texting and if it can potentially cause pain in the hand and wrist. Aaron Daluiski, MD, hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS, said "to date, there really is no specific diagnoses that is caused by either keyboard computer use or smartphone use that we know of. So for example, just because you use smartphones doesn't mean you're likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome."
Reporter Nicki Jhabvala covers the recent injury to Denver Broncos' outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Ware fractured his right forearm in his last game and will undergo surgery which will likely include inserting a plate into the bone.