Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.Carpometacarpal Joints: The articulations between the CARPAL BONES and the METACARPAL BONES.Metacarpophalangeal Joint: The articulation between a metacarpal bone and a phalanx.Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.Trigger Finger Disorder: A painful disability in the hand affecting the finger or thumb. It is caused by mechanical impingement of the digital flexor tendons as they pass through a narrowed retinacular pulley at the level of the metacarpal head. Thickening of the sheath and fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can occur, and nodules can form. (From Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 5th ed, p2137-58).Finger Joint: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each finger.Hand Strength: Force exerted when gripping or grasping.Hand Deformities, Congenital: Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand occurring at or before birth.Trapezium Bone: A carpal bone adjacent to the TRAPEZOID BONE.Finger Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the fingers.Polydactyly: A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the presence of supernumerary digits.Rheumatic Nodule: A small round or oval, mostly subcutaneous nodule made up chiefly of a mass of Aschoff bodies and seen in cases of rheumatic fever. It is differentiated from the RHEUMATOID NODULE which appears in rheumatoid arthritis, most frequently over bony prominences. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Splints: Rigid or flexible appliances used to maintain in position a displaced or movable part or to keep in place and protect an injured part. (Dorland, 28th ed)Metacarpal Bones: The five cylindrical bones of the METACARPUS, articulating with the CARPAL BONES proximally and the PHALANGES OF FINGERS distally.Amputation, Traumatic: Loss of a limb or other bodily appendage by accidental injury.Metacarpus: The region of the HAND between the WRIST and the FINGERS.Neoprene: An oil-resistant synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Hand Deformities, Acquired: Deformities of the hand, or a part of the hand, acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Motor Skills: Performance of complex motor acts.AcetalsLaunderingDisinfection: Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.Nails: The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.Wood: A product of hard secondary xylem composed of CELLULOSE, hemicellulose, and LIGNANS, that is under the bark of trees and shrubs. It is used in construction and as a source of CHARCOAL and many other products.Nail Diseases: Diseases of the nail plate and tissues surrounding it. The concept is limited to primates.Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.Food Dispensers, Automatic: Mechanical food dispensing machines.Editorial Policies: The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.Authorship: The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Postal Service: The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Music: Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.Singing: Modulation of human voice to produce sounds augmented by musical tonality and rhythm.Music Therapy: The use of music as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurological, mental, or behavioral disorders.Urogenital System: All the organs involved in reproduction and the formation and release of URINE. It includes the kidneys, ureters, BLADDER; URETHRA, and the organs of reproduction - ovaries, UTERUS; FALLOPIAN TUBES; VAGINA; and CLITORIS in women and the testes; SEMINAL VESICLES; PROSTATE; seminal ducts; and PENIS in men.Cell Adhesion Molecules: Surface ligands, usually glycoproteins, that mediate cell-to-cell adhesion. Their functions include the assembly and interconnection of various vertebrate systems, as well as maintenance of tissue integration, wound healing, morphogenic movements, cellular migrations, and metastasis.Arthritis, Rheumatoid: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.ArthritisRetrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Arthritis, Experimental: ARTHRITIS that is induced in experimental animals. Immunological methods and infectious agents can be used to develop experimental arthritis models. These methods include injections of stimulators of the immune response, such as an adjuvant (ADJUVANTS, IMMUNOLOGIC) or COLLAGEN.Arthritis, Infectious: Arthritis caused by BACTERIA; RICKETTSIA; MYCOPLASMA; VIRUSES; FUNGI; or PARASITES.Motion: Physical motion, i.e., a change in position of a body or subject as a result of an external force. It is distinguished from MOVEMENT, a process resulting from biological activity.Collateral Ligaments: A number of ligaments on either side of, and serving as a radius of movement of, a joint having a hingelike movement. They occur at the elbow, knee, wrist, metacarpo- and metatarsophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal, and distal interphalangeal joints of the hands and feet. (Stedman, 25th ed)Ulna: The inner and longer bone of the FOREARM.Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee: The ligament that travels from the medial epicondyle of the FEMUR to the medial margin and medial surface of the TIBIA. The medial meniscus is attached to its deep surface.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.Baseball: A competitive nine-member team sport including softball.
  • Koerner lost his left thumb two years ago while using a wood splitter. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Temple star guard Khalif Wyatt says his injured left thumb should not be a problem when the Owls play top-seeded Indiana in the NCAA tournament. (yahoo.com)
  • The Raptors announced that the All-Star point guard underwent a procedure to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb. (nba.com)
  • Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair tendon injury in his left thumb, league source tells ESPN. (nba.com)
  • Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry underwent a procedure to repair a tendon in his left thumb, but he still plans on being available for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, ESPN reported. (nationalpost.com)
  • I have a problem with my left thumb nail, the nail itself looks normal but to the left hand side of the nail grows what i can only describe as another nail (as it is nail consistency) i have to cut it out with clippers etc as it seems to grow the same as my other nails. (medhelp.org)
  • Coach Ben Howland initially said that Shipp jammed his left thumb but would be all right to play. (latimes.com)
  • Each paper matchstick holds the secret to green thumb success with a savory mix of seeds embedded at the tip for simple planting in either your backyard's garden soil or a sunny window box. (inhabitat.com)
  • In Green Thumb Wisdom, they provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date answers available for the questions and concerns of today's gardeners, while at the same time offering valuable suggestions and insights on dozens of horticultural topics. (worldcat.org)
  • sunlight, soil and water and you can add to this your time, effort and care and you will be a green thumb gardener for sure. (bellaonline.com)
  • Well this is not gardening at all see, because a green-thumb-gardener nurtures, cares for, feeds, waters, checks on, harvests and grows plants and flowers and veges and herbs and all. (bellaonline.com)
  • Houseplants provide much pleasure for the city dweller with a green thumb. (dictionary.com)
  • Clearly it was one thing to build a machine with a superhuman work potential, but quite another to build one with a green thumb . (dictionary.com)
  • Much of this intelligence should be of the " green thumb " variety, a mixture of common sense and keen observation. (dictionary.com)
  • But unfortunately several of the farm nut tree plantings I have seen show a woeful lack of " green thumb " intelligence. (dictionary.com)
  • it's clear I don't have a green thumb. (dictionary.com)
  • At Green Thumb we understand that our business thrives when our personnel thrive, and that starts by hiring the right HR professionals. (simplyhired.com)
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb Industries. (simplyhired.com)
  • In this presentation we will put spotlight on advantages and disadvantages of both pacifiers & thumb sucking trying to answer is it good or bad? (slideshare.net)
  • Finding an object to suck on is an extension of this.normal behaviorAbout 90 percent of infants in Western cultures engage inwhats termed 'non-nutritive sucking' (or sucking for purposesother than feeding), on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, blankets, or.other objectsAbout half of these children will stop on their own by six orseven months of age, but as many as one-third will continue. (slideshare.net)
  • Pacifiers and thumb sucking. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There is a huge difference between a baby sucking thumbs/fingers/pacifiers and a toddler still using the sucking as a habit. (dailystrength.org)
  • Final notes from the book Rules of Thumb . (artima.com)
  • Crowdsourced rules of thumb at RulesOfThumbBook.com . (artima.com)
  • We look at several rules of thumb enterprises can use to estimate the costs associated with implementing and supporting a data warehouse. (gartner.com)
  • Rules-of-thumb for guiding monetary policy ," Review , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jul, pages 447-498. (repec.org)
  • Economic projections and rules of thumb for monetary policy ," Review , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jul, pages 307-324. (repec.org)
  • Economic Projections and Rules-of-Thumb for Monetary Policy ," CEPR Discussion Papers 6748, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers. (repec.org)
  • Economic projections and rules-of-thumb for monetary policy ," CFS Working Paper Series 2008/16, Center for Financial Studies (CFS). (repec.org)
  • Economic Projections and Rules-of-Thumb for Monetary Policy ," Discussion Papers 07-035, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. (repec.org)
  • A 48-year-old right-hand-dominant, otherwise healthy, woman presented with a right thumb volar boney mass. (medscape.com)
  • CLEARWATER, Fla. - Domonic Brown expects to return to action sometime next week after an MRI showed only inflammation in his sprained right thumb. (philly.com)
  • U.S. actor Nick Palatas accidentally cut off one-third to one-half of his right thumb with a table saw Tuesday, his manager said. (redorbit.com)
  • CLEVELAND -- Joe Mauer left Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Indians with a mild right thumb sprain and is listed as day to day. (mlb.com)
  • Last week's mention of the expression, "rule of thumb" barely hinted at the debate that has raged for years on whether the phrase has unsavoury origins. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • It evolved into a metaphor for a rough guideline: As a rule of thumb, don't dance with people wearing cleats. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • However, a number of people dislike the phrase because they believe it refers to an old rule that a husband could legally beat his wife if he used a stick no wider than his thumb. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • Three 19th-century U.S. courts referred to what they claimed was an old law that permitted a beating with a stick no broader than a thumb, but even here there is no mention of a "rule of thumb. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • was used almost as an aside by Del Martin of the U.S. National Organization for Women, who referred to the U.S. judgments in a 1976 report: "For instance the common-law doctrine had been modified to allow the husband 'the right to whip his wife, provided that he used a switch no bigger than his thumb' -- a rule of thumb, so to speak. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • There used to be a rule of thumb among insurance agents that your death benefit should be equal to a multiple of seven to 10 times your annual pre-tax income. (kiplinger.com)
  • Following the rule of thumb, you should have no life insurance coverage, because your financial earnings are zero. (kiplinger.com)
  • Google: Good Rule Of Thumb On Quality Content. (seroundtable.com)
  • In which, John responded that a good rule of thumb is content that your users will want to come back to even without a search engine. (seroundtable.com)
  • Sure, that is a good rule of thumb and it is unclear how Google measures that, but still, it is a good rule of thumb. (seroundtable.com)
  • @prackashsingh A good rule of thumb is what content would you create that would encourage people to come back, even without a search engine? (seroundtable.com)
  • Rule of Thumb" opens with a couple of crossed metaphors culminating in a bitten tongue"every time that the angels strum"suggestive of Elvis Costello's early problem with shoe-stealing cherubs. (indyweek.com)
  • Tell me about the circumstances of writing "Rule of Thumb. (indyweek.com)
  • Rule of Thumb" was like that, and it's still one of the favorite ones I've written over the years, even thought it's about eight years old right now. (indyweek.com)
  • The song "Rule of Thumb," in particular, I wrote the day after I got back from an Old 97's concert at the Cat's Cradle. (indyweek.com)
  • Anterior view of a hand placed in a thumb spica splint. (medscape.com)
  • Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend a splint for your thumb, especially at night. (healthline.com)
  • A thumb splint may look like a half glove with reinforcing material inside. (healthline.com)
  • Wearing this splint can help decrease pain, encourage the correct position for your thumb, and rest the joint. (healthline.com)
  • This type of splint is sometimes called a "long opponens" or "thumb spica" splint. (healthline.com)
  • Then I developed the clicking of what I now know to be the trigger thumb.I went to a physiotherapist who diagnosed it for me and made me a splint and recommeneded a few gentle exercises plus mentioning the possible future option of a cortisone injection without ultrasound or one with ultrasound and failing that surgery. (bmj.com)
  • A splint can support your joint and limit the movement of your thumb and wrist. (drugs.com)
  • If pain relievers and a splint aren't effective, your doctor might recommend injecting a long-acting corticosteroid into your thumb joint. (drugs.com)
  • It really got bad after pouring a bottle of wine, where my thumb went weak, numb and tingled and i almost dropped the bottle. (medhelp.org)
  • When you have a numb thumb, it is ever so important to get the right diagnosis for this symptom. (sooperarticles.com)
  • It make take a visit to more than one medical doctor to find the actual cause of a numb thumb, and four specific means of testing to find the correct diagnosis. (sooperarticles.com)
  • This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Black Thumb" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). (wikipedia.org)
  • Passing through the third tendon compartment, it is inserted onto the base of the distal phalanx of the thumb. (wikipedia.org)
  • The dynamic stabilizers are the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the thumb or most notably the adductor pollicis muscle. (medscape.com)
  • Other injuries of the thumb and surrounding tissues are discussed separately. (uptodate.com)
  • While it is an expression of at least a moderate amount of manual dexterity, thumb twiddling is frequently used as an example of a useless, time-wasting activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most thumb-suckers stopgradually by the time they are four.years oldmany older children will retain thehabit, some into adulthood. (slideshare.net)
  • This leads tomore stress for the thumb-sucking child, which only generates.a greater need to suck to relieve this stressAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Most children suck theirthumbs or fingers at some time in their early life. (slideshare.net)
  • In people with thumb arthritis, the cushion-like cartilage inside the joint breaks down over time. (healthline.com)
  • Many people make jokes about having black or brown thumbs, but that is generally because they do not have the time to garden, and let alone nurturing, they may not even find the time to water their plants! (bellaonline.com)
  • I think if kids are approaching 1 & are sucking their thumb regularly, then it may be time to do something, but right now I wouldn't worry about it. (dailystrength.org)
  • Most thumb suckers stop on their own time so I really wouldn't stress too much about it. (dailystrength.org)
  • Your thumb muscles can twitch at any time without warning. (healthline.com)
  • Mauer added that it wasn't a re-aggravation of an old injury, as it was the first time he felt any discomfort in his thumb all season. (mlb.com)
  • he was thumbing through that magazine for the umpteenth time. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Given the high prices and limited adoption of Thunderbolt, it may be quite some time before a consumer version of the Thunderbolt thumb drive is available for purchase. (macrumors.com)
  • It may also be seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those who have been in a motor vehicle accident, and athletes of other sports with injuries resulting from a fall onto an outstretched hand with an abducted thumb. (medscape.com)
  • Charles Sherwood Stratton became a worldwide celebrity as a circus performer under the stage name General Tom Thumb. (askmen.com)
  • Long before the Internet, 24-hour news cycles and social networking, the 25-inch-tall General Tom Thumb was a household name in both the United States and Europe. (kirkusreviews.com)
  • This lively biography chronicles the remarkable life and career of Charles Sherwood Stratton, who was recruited by Barnum when he was 5 years old and rechristened General Tom Thumb. (kirkusreviews.com)
  • The salad fixings were then served to a lunch crowd Tuesday, when the piece of thumb was discovered by the patron. (latimes.com)
  • What a fun piece of thumb jewelry this is! (ebay.co.uk)
  • The drive, which Intel is calling the "world's fastest thumb drive," is similar in size to a standard flash drive and does not require an expensive Thunderbolt cable to connect to a Mac or PC. (macrumors.com)
  • Dear BellaOnline, For our Grade 8 project we have been given for the summer at school we have to grow a plant or something to Prove that Black Thumb Gardening does or does not exist. (bellaonline.com)
  • What is black-thumb gardening? (bellaonline.com)
  • While a black belt karate person may be a master of sorts, a black thumb in the garden just means that none of the above is done. (bellaonline.com)
  • Certain medications can cause thumb twitching. (healthline.com)
  • Not getting enough of certain vitamins and nutrients , such as B-12 or magnesium , can cause thumb twitching. (healthline.com)
  • This will cause thumb.php to either return the file if its already been rendered, or render the file on demand if needed. (mediawiki.org)