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A 29-year-old man from Bristol, England recently received hand surgery that replaced a missing thumb with one of his big toes. He lost his thumb while operating a saw, attempting to cut through wood. The hand surgeons tried to reattach the man’s thumb, but the blood supply would not flow into the severed finger. Because … Read more

Hand surgeons have begun to alert breast cancer patients that carpal tunnel syndrome may be a health issue they experience after cancer. This has been found to be particularly true of patients who have a mastectomy, and the condition sometimes necessitates hand surgery. This is because so many fluids build up within the lymphatic system … Read more

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing rules that are aimed at making table saws safer, which should reduce the need for hand surgery. Statistics show that there are more than 67,000 injuries due to blade accidents every year. The cost of these injuries is in excess of $2 billion annually. These statistics … Read more