Dr Pr. D’Agostino, MD, PhD

Hand Clinic Brussels - Lasne

LOUISE +32 2 534 29 99 LASNE +32 2 653 11 11

Diagnostics

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissues that connect and stabilize one bone to another bone; they could be thought of as very strong tape that holds the bones together at a joint.

The degree of ligament...

Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons.

It often resembles a water balloon on a stalk, and is filled with clear fluid or gel.

The most common types are :

Dorsal...

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis in adults.

The word arthritis literally means "inflamed joint."

It is a chronic inflammatory degenerative disease characterized by arthritis often bilateral and...

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive condition that destroys the smooth articular cartilage covering the ends of bones. Healthy joints move easily because of articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes this cartilage to wear away.

Any abnormal lump or bump, or "mass", is considered a tumor. The term "tumor" does not necessarily mean it is malignant or that it is a cancer. In fact, the vast majority of hand and wrist tumors are benign or non-cancerous. Any lump or bump in...

The hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move.

A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. When...

Extensor tendons, located on the back of the hand and fingers, allow you to straighten your fingers and thumb. These tendons are attached to muscles in the forearm.

As the tendons continue into the fingers, they become flat and thin.

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