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Posts in «Hand Injuries, Disorders & Treatments» category

Hand Surgery After Axillary Lymph Node Clearance for Breast Cancer

September 11, 2014 0

fter axillary lymph node dissection for the treatment of malignancies, patients have been cautioned to avoid procedures on the ipsilateral upper extremity to avoid risks of infections, wound healing complications, and lymphedema. Despite changes in breast cancer treatment, recommendations and precautions regarding lymphedema and procedures in the ipsilateral arm have been ingrained in patients as […]

The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy In Rehabilitation of the Hand

September 6, 2014 0

The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy In Rehabilitation of the Hand Hand therapy, a specialty practice area of occupational therapy, is typically concerned with treating orthopedic-based upper-extremity conditions to optimize the functional use of the hand and arm. Conditions seen by the occupational therapy practitioner specializing in this area include fractures of the hand or […]