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  • muscles
  • It is not surprising to learn that 25% of the space in the motor cortex of the brain, where physical actions of muscles are initiated, is assigned to the motor activities of the hands. (newswithviews.com)
  • ligament
  • Hypermobility and subluxations of the joints, increased lateral excursion of the patellas and other findings reflect the increased ligament laxity. (wikipedia.org)
  • autoimmune
  • However, the disorder is autoimmune - meaning that the body's own immune system starts to attack and destroy cells and tissues (particularly in the joints) for no apparent reason. (wikipedia.org)
  • damage
  • Avoid excessive use of your operated hand as it can damage the new joint(s). (erickagelmd.com)
  • Some of the risks and complicationsfollowing artificial finger joint replacement include infection, damage to the blood vessels or nerves, loosening of the implants, wear of the implant, and failure of the procedure to relieve pain. (erickagelmd.com)
  • Recurrences are common, and there is always the possibility of nerve or joint damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patient
  • Before the application of each new cast, the joint is moved as much as can be tolerated by the patient, and measured by a goniometer. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • the joint swelling is disproportionate to the amount of pain the patient feels at first. (wikipedia.org)
  • thumb
  • Today, skilled hand surgeons can sometimes reattach the finger or thumb using microsurgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • repetitive
  • Dr. Robert Markison of the surgical faculty of the University of San Francisco Medical School is an expert on repetitive strain and work related injuries of the hands. (newswithviews.com)