Dr Pr. D’Agostino, MD, PhD

Hand Clinic Brussels - Lasne

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Diagnostics

A sprain refers to an injury to the tissues surrounding and supporting a joint. This includes the ligaments and joint capsule.

The ligaments are strong structures that prevent the joint from going into abnormal positions. The capsule is a...

The muscles that bend or flex the fingers are called flexor muscles. These flexor muscles move the fingers through cord-like extensions called tendons, which connect the muscles to bone.

The flexor muscles start from the elbow and forearm...

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...

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...

Arthritis literally means "inflamed joint". Normally a joint consists of two smooth, cartilage-covered bone surfaces that fit together as a matched set and that move smoothly against one other. Arthritis results when these smooth surfaces become...

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...