Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints. There are several types of arthritis and the most common type is osteoarthritis or wear-and-tear arthritis. Arthritis affects various joints in the body and the arthritis in the hand affects the joint at the base of the thumb. Arthritis may also affect the joints of other digits.
The wrist is a commonly injured joint in the body. Problems include sprains and strains as well as fractures that can occur with lifting and carrying heavy objects, while operating machinery, bracing against a fall, or from sports-related injuries.
Wrist pain is defined as any ache or discomfort in the wrist. The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal bones in the palm. The bones meet to form multiple large and small joints. A trauma or injury to one or more of these bones results in wrist pain.
A ligament is a strong, flexible band of fibrous tissue. The wrist has many ligaments that help to keep the wrist bones in proper position providing stability to the joint. A torn ligament causes the wrist bones to move out of their position, which in turn leads to wrist instability as the sprained (torn) ligament can no longer support the wrist bones.
Regenerative medicine is often used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in sports professionals and active individuals who wish to return to play as early as possible.
Platelets are a type of blood cell that play an important role in forming blood clots.
Interfyl® connective tissue matrix is derived from the chorionic plate of the human placental tissue and helps to replace and supplement damaged tissue.
BMAC is a concentration of regenerative stem cells obtained from the bone marrow of your hip or pelvic bone. It can be administered to promote healing and tissue growth in areas of injury.