Hand Surgery

Playing Through the Pain: Identifying Common Hand Issues Among Musicians

In the world of music, the hands of musicians are responsible for creating beautiful melodies and harmonies that grab the attention of anyone listening. Behind the scenes, many instrumentalists struggle with hand problems that can affect their ability to play and perform. From pianists to percussionists, each instrument presents unique challenges that can lead to […]

The Importance of Occupational Therapy According to Hand Surgeons

Some may think that recovering from an injury or illness ends after surgery. But for many hand conditions, occupational therapy is prescribed by your hand specialist to ensure that you have the best outcome possible. In this blog, you’ll learn why our hand surgeons feel occupational therapy is an important part of the healing process. […]

Standard vs Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel may be the most commonly known hand procedure out there, but this highly performed surgery has changed a little over the years. While most providers still perform a standard, open carpal tunnel release, some surgeons have started performing the procedure endoscopically. Here, we’ll outline the differences between the two surgery styles so you […]

How do you know when it’s time to see a hand specialist?

Life is busy. Between work, school, family life, personal life, routines and hobbies, we all have a lot going on, and we don’t always have the time to prioritize our health. Sometimes we know when an injury is an emergency and sometimes we don’t. Hopefully, this article will help you decide when it’s the right […]

Overuse Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

We use our hands and arms every day; for work, play and all kinds of misc. activities. Though these tasks have to be done, some of the repetitive movements necessary to complete these tasks can also contribute to injuries of the hands and upper extremity, leaving us in pain and discomfort. In this blog, we’ll […]

Weightlifter’s Elbow

Elbow pain can be caused by several sports and activities. There’s golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and even bowler’s elbow, but this article is going to focus on weightlifter’s elbow. What is weightlifter’s elbow? This injury, formally known as triceps tendonitis, is an overuse injury that causes pain at elbow joint. This discomfort is caused by […]

Occupations that are hazardous to your hand health

Working isn’t always our favorite thing to do, but it’s a necessary part of life. It’s safe to say that all jobs come with some kind of risk, but there are some that are more dangerous to your hand health than others. In 2020, there were close to 200,000 recorded workplace injuries of the hand, […]

Wrist Fractures

On average, the physicians at Michigan Surgery Specialists treat over 1,000 wrist fractures every year! Wrist fractures are a little more complex than they sound so keep reading to explore how this injury occurs, why it’s so common and how we treat it. Wrist Fracture Types Wrist Fracture, aka broken wrist, is one of the […]

What You Need to Know About Treating and Preventing Nursemaid’s Elbow

Injuries among children are common from sports, rough play and accidents. But it is less often that you hear about injuries arising from keeping children out of harm’s way or from innocent playing. Enter: Nursemaid’s Elbow. In this article we will outline what Nursemaid’s Elbow is, how it happens and how it is treated. What […]

Reasons to think twice before your next manicure

Many women (and some men) find themselves on a regular schedule for visiting the nail salon; every 2-4 weeks for a manicure/pedicure with a color change to fit the new desired style or celebrate an event. But did you know that these pampering activities can actually do some harm to your hands and feet? Here […]

Michigan Surgery Specialists is welcoming a new hand surgeon!

Dr. E. Michael Grady comes to us from fellowship with a patient centered focus and passion for hand surgery in the Metro-Detroit area. He specializes in common and complex conditions of the forearm, wrist, hand and fingers. Take a moment to learn all about Dr. Michael Grady! Let’s start from the beginning… Dr. Grady was […]

Burn Injuries and How To Treat Them

Summertime in Michigan is here, which means bonfires, cookouts and fireworks! Though these warm weather activities can be a lot of fun when performed safely, they can also be the cause of some serious injuries to your hands and body. In this blog, we’ll be discussing burn related injuries from work and play and how […]

Hand Disorders That Affect Your Children And How To Fix Them

Carpal Tunnel, Boxer’s Fracture, Tennis Elbow, Arthritis, these are all conditions we associate with injuries or aging in adults. But what about the conditions that affect our children? In this blog we will be discussing the common hand problems seen in young children, both from injury and ones existing since birth. Congenital Cases Congenital issue […]

Ways the Winter is Affecting Your Hands and Joints

The coldest season of the year comes with all kinds of challenges to adapt to after months of warmth. From icy accidents to snow sport injuries, no body part is safe from the hazards of winter. In this post we’ll be outlining some of the common injuries and conditions that occurring during the colder months […]

Giving A Thumbs Down To Painful Thumb Arthritis

Arthritis of the thumb is an extremely common condition of the hand. Like most arthritic conditions, Basal Joint Arthritis is a degenerative condition that comes with aging. Continue reading to learn more about: What is Basal Joint Arthritis? Basal Joint Arthritis refers to the degeneration of the joints found at the base of the thumb. […]

Cook with Care: Hand Injuries Occurring In Your Kitchen

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is not only the spot for cooking and baking, but it is the gathering place for parties, craft projects, doing homework and family bonding time. While the kitchen is generally associated with fun and comfort, it can also be the home to several injuries […]

Why You Should See a Fellowship Trained Physician

When seeking specialized care for an injury or illness, providers will tell you it is important to seek consult from a Fellowship trained physician. But why are Fellowships important to the physician experience and your medical care? This blog will discuss what Physician Fellowships are, why they’re important and we’ll give you an inside look […]

Meet Our New Hand Surgeon, Dr. Abbott!

Michigan Surgery Specialists is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Emily Abbott, hand and microvascular surgeon in our Auburn Hills, Shelby Twp and Warren locations! Dr. Abbott specializes in injuries and illnesses of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow in adults and children! Her fellowship experience allowed her to gain experience in an array […]

A Fighter’s Nightmare: The Boxer’s Fracture

Boxer’s Fractures are one of the more common and easily diagnosed finger injuries seen in many hand and orthopedic practices. Don’t let the name fool you, this form of trauma is not strictly reserved for the professional or amateur fighter. In this blog, we’ll address what a Boxer’s Fracture is, how it happens, the signs/ […]

What You Need to Know About Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s Disease; ever heard of it? It may not be one of the most popular hand conditions but it is certainly an uncomfortable one! In this blog we will be outlining Raynaud’s Syndrome, its symptoms and the potential treatment options available. We will share expert advice and insight from one of our hand and wrist […]

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