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Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL

Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Thumb Basal Joint Osteoarthritis Jun 1st, 2022 Doctors in Atlanta advised this patient that his only option is to get a traditional procedure termed “LRTI” as the solution for his thumb basal joint osteoarthritis.  The patient was not satisfied with this option being that it removes the trapezium and suspends the metacarpal using tendons (picture in video).  He decided to do more research and discovered he DID have other options. The BioPro modular thumb implant was designed to replace the joint, not remove it, providing patients with pain relief and faster recovery. More Testimonials Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Awake carpal tunnel release Awake carpal tunnel release 6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia 6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference

Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Miami – Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, and world-renowned Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, President of the ISSPORTH (International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand), will visit Barbados the first week of December. Dr. Badia will offer a free Medical Conference for local medical professionals and another one for patients and professional athletes. Dr. Badia has recently performed a shoulder surgery on Karen Meakins, a famous Senior Squash player in Barbados only weeks ago. “Earlier this year I was experiencing a lot of pain in my shoulder. As a competitive squash player I continued playing but the pain got worse. An MRI showed a torn tendon. At first I was reluctant to have surgery but talking to Dr Badia put my mind at rest and I decided to go ahead with the surgery in October. The care I received at the Badia Hand and Shoulder Centre was fantastic. I met with Dr. Badia the day before the surgery and he explained everything in detail. The staff was all excellent, very helpful and the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center is an amazing facility. The surgery was successful and Dr. Badia repaired the torn tendon. My rehabilitation is going well and I expect to be back on the squash court ready to play in the World Masters next July. One thing I have to mention is the excellent after care I have received from Dr. Badia. Since I do not live in the US I email him with any queries or concerns that I have and he always emails me back on the same day. Quite remarkable knowing how busy he is!” – Karen Meakins. Karen Meakins Karen is currently Barbados Sports Personality of the year, the 2010 squash silver medalist at the World Masters Over 35 event and the silver medalist at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Meakins is also the number 2 female player in the Caribbean and 11 (eleven) time Barbados National Champion.   “It is extremely satisfactory when a professional athlete come to see me. It is imperative for them to be appropriately treated, to heal and go back to their intense routine. It is my challenge and my passion to succeed, says Dr. Badia.” Badia has a long history of treating high level tennis and golf competitors, NFL and NBA athletes. Dr. Badia has just been nominated one of the top 45 great hand and upper extremity surgeons to know by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Alejandro Badia is in conversations with leading Brazilian medical authorities to organize a sports medicine conference prior to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This free conference for patients and professional athletes will be held on Wednesday, December 7th 2011 at 6pm at the Barbados Olympic Association – Olympic Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael, BB15094 and the conference for doctors (general, OTs and PTs) will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 5pm at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Martindalis Road, Bridgetown at the Lecture Amphitheater Article Reference: https://sflcn.com/renowned-surgeon-from-miami-to-visit-barbados-to-conduct-medical-conference/ Image Source: http://barbadostoday.bb/2022/08/28/karen-meakins-wins-gold-at-2022-world-masters-squash-championship/amp/ Related Articles: Blog Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference Barbados, Karen Meakins, shoulder, shoulder pain, shoulder testimonial, Squash, Squash player, World Masters Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Patient testimony after a major SLAP (Labrum) tear Barbados, english, labrum, shoulder, Shoulder Labrum repair, slap tear Elbow Testimonials Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Testimonial: Shoulder Arthroscopy & tenex Barbados, english, shoulder, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder pain, tenex, tennis elbow Patient Stories Cricket Player: Michael Agard Barbados, cricket, cricket player, english, michael agard, shoulder Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Awake carpal tunnel release
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Awake carpal tunnel release

Awake Carpal Tunnel Release “If you were given the option of general anesthesia or a block paired with virtual reality glasses that transport you to beautiful deep ocean views , which would you choose?” In this video the patient had a carpal tunnel and trigger release without sedation. When asked what method he preferred the patient stated he liked being wide awake a lot more @wideawakevr If you’ve had adverse effects to anesthesia and would like to know if your procedure can be done with virtual reality, contact our office for more information! Click for Patient Journey Information MORE ABOUT AWAKE SURGERY

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Total wrist replacement post op 6 days by Dr. Badia
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6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia

6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia Post traumatic arthritis After 4 years of pain and 4 procedures in her home state, she’s finally able to move her wrist! Our patient searched for years for a doctor who could give her a different option for her stiff wrist. She refused to settle for a wrist fusion and visited Badia hand to shoulder center for a total wrist replacement. In this video she is just 6 days post op and demonstrates great flexion and extension under fluoroscopy. More Testimonials Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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This patient is 6 weeks after joint replacement with NO therapy!
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Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op

Biopro Thumb Joint replacement 6 weeks post op with Dr. Badia Solution for patients with basal joint arthritis What is basal joint arthritis ? Basal joint arthritis, also known as thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis, is a condition in orthopedics that affects the joint at the base of the thumb. This joint, the basal joint, is formed by the connection between the thumb metacarpal bone (the bone in the palm of the hand that connects to the thumb) and a small bone in the wrist called the trapezium. Causes Basal joint arthritis typically develops over time and is often associated with wear and tear on the joint. It can be caused by a combination of factors, including aging, genetics, joint overuse or repetitive movements, and previous thumb injuries. Symptoms Patients with basal joint arthritis may experience the following symptoms: Pain at the base of the thumb, especially when gripping or pinching objects. Weakness in the thumb, making it difficult to perform tasks that require precision or strength. Swelling and tenderness at the base of the thumb. Decreased range of motion in the thumb joint. Crepitus, which is a cracking or grinding sensation when moving the thumb. /*! elementor – v3.16.0 – 20-09-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Learn about the Biopro® Implant Related: Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Patient Testimonial Homodigital Island Flap by Dr. Badia
Finger Testimonials

Reverse-Flow Homodigital Island Flap Testimonial

Reverse-Flow Homodigital Island Flap by Dr. Badia “Dr. Badia Is A Miracle Worker” – Patient L.C after her finger reconstruction Indications for a reverse-flow homodigital island flap A reverse-flow homodigital island flap is a surgical technique used in reconstructive hand surgery to repair tissue defects or injuries in the fingers. This flap is called “reverse-flow” because it involves using the artery and vein on the same side of the finger as the flap. Here are the indications for using a reverse-flow homodigital island flap: Soft Tissue Defects: Reverse-flow homodigital island flaps are primarily used to reconstruct soft tissue defects in the fingers. These defects may result from trauma, burns, infections, or tumor excisions. These flaps provide a reliable source of tissue to replace lost or damaged skin and subcutaneous tissue. Digital Replantation or Revascularization Failure: In cases where attempts to reattach or revascularize a severed or injured finger have failed, a reverse-flow homodigital island flap can be employed to cover the exposed bone, tendon, or neurovascular structures. It helps to promote wound healing and protect vital structures within the finger. Finger Pulp Reconstruction: The finger pulp is the soft, fleshy part at the fingertip. When this area is injured or degloved, it can lead to sensitivity and function loss. Reverse-flow homodigital island flaps can be used to reconstruct the finger pulp, restoring its contour, sensitivity, and function. Warning: Viewer discretion is advised, content is intended for medical education. Swipe to see before Intraop Photos Mathes Plastic Surgery Volume 7 The hand and upper limb Part 1 Chapter 172 Reconstructive surgery of individual digits ( Excluding Thumb) Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS & Alejandro Badia, MD FACS Click here for the book Finger Content:

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shoulder labrum repair
Shoulder Testimonials

Patient testimonials: Shoulder Labrum Tears

Patient Testimonials: Shoulder Labral Tear What does a labral repair look like? The shoulder labrum is a vital structure within your shoulder joint, playing a crucial role in its stability and mobility. It takes the form of cartilage that creates a ring-shaped framework encircling the shallow socket of the shoulder joint, referred to as the glenoid. This cartilaginous ring serves to deepen the socket and provide added support for the ball of the upper arm bone, known as the humerus, which fits snugly within. Visualize the shoulder labrum as a rim encircling the glenoid, much like the cuff along the edge of a sleeve. This anatomical arrangement greatly bolsters the shoulder joint’s stability, allowing for a diverse range of motions while ensuring a secure attachment of the humerus to the glenoid. Due to its location and role, the shoulder labrum is susceptible to various forms of injury, including tears. These tears may result from traumatic incidents, such as falls or direct impacts to the shoulder. Additionally, repetitive actions that strain the joint over time, such as overhead movements like throwing or lifting, can also lead to these tears.   Shoulder Testimonials

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solutions for basal joint arthritis, biopro vs LRTI
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Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant

Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro® Modular Thumb In Atlanta, doctors proposed an LRTI procedure as the recommended treatment for the patient’s thumb arthritis. However, the patient was dissatisfied with this option, which involves the removal of the trapezium and the weaving of multiple tendons. Upon conducting thorough research, he realized there were indeed other viable options available. Rather than proceeding with the LRTI procedure in Georgia, our patient chose to seek a solution for basal joint arthritis in Florida, under the expert care of Dr. Alejandro Badia. Opting for the BioPro modular thumb implant, he embraced a treatment approach that aimed to replace the joint rather than remove it, offering both pain relief and a swifter recovery. Comparing Treatments Since there is no way to replace the cartilage, surgical treatments address the condition by removing the bone-on-bone contact. The most common surgical treatment and the treatment often presented to patients involves the complete removal of the trapezium bone at the base of the thumb. The BioPro Modular Thumb Implant instead replaces the joint with a two-piece implant, giving your surgeon 48 different implant combinations to choose from, helping ensure a personalized fit. LRTI Procedure : Removes the base (trapezium) and suspends the metacarpal with a tendon from the forearm Shortens the thumb, changing the overall appearance of the hand Initial decrease in pinch strength Long recovery If pain persists, revision surgery has been shown to lead to an even worse outcome Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement : Replaces joint, forming a new socket into the trapezium Maintains thumb length and cosmetic appearance Improves pinch and grip strength Fast recovery If pain persists, may be revised with a traditional surgery Biopro Website About Thumb Joint Arthritis Biopro Testimonials : Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Thumb Replacement Surgery by Dr. Badia: Patient Testimonial Thumb Replacement Surgery by Dr. Badia: Patient Testimonial Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Thumb Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Thumb Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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wide awake virtual reality carpal tunnel release
Hand Testimonials

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation

Carpal Tunnel and Trigger release without sedation Procedure and Testimonial If you were given the option of general anesthesia or a block paired with virtual reality glasses that transport you to beautiful deep ocean views, which would you choose? When asked what method he preferred the patient stated he liked being wide awake a lot more. In this video the patient had a carpal tunnel and trigger finger release without sedation. If you’ve had adverse effects to anesthesia and would like to know if your procedure can be done with virtual reality, contact our office for more information. Wavr Procedures and Testimonials Wide Awake VR official website Related: Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal tunnel syndrome: How to combat a costly problem Carpal tunnel syndrome: How to combat a costly problem Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE
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Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Patient Testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Play Play Play Play Play Play Previous Next Spanish Testimonial What does an endoscopic carpal tunnel release look like ? https://youtu.be/zoNedgJrBgg?si=91oo5a7oLOwmb166 Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) and open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) are two surgical techniques used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a condition characterized by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. While both procedures can effectively alleviate CTS symptoms, ECTR has several advantages that may make it a preferred option for some patients. Here are some key points to educate patients on why ECTR may be considered better than OCTR in certain situations: Smaller Incision: ECTR involves making a small incision, typically less than an inch in length, at the base of the palm. In contrast, OCTR requires a larger incision, often up to two inches long. The smaller incision in ECTR results in less tissue disruption, reduced scarring, and a potentially quicker recovery. Faster Recovery: Due to the smaller incision and less trauma to surrounding tissues, ECTR usually leads to a quicker recovery compared to OCTR. Patients can typically resume their normal activities and return to work sooner. Less Pain: Patients undergoing ECTR often report less postoperative pain compared to OCTR. This can contribute to a more comfortable and faster recovery period. Improved Cosmesis: The smaller incision in ECTR typically results in a more cosmetically pleasing scar that is less noticeable compared to the longer scar associated with OCTR. Minimal Scarring: The incision in ECTR is usually located along natural creases in the palm, making it less noticeable and more aesthetically appealing. This can be particularly important for patients concerned about the appearance of their hands. Reduced Risk of Infection: Smaller incisions in ECTR may also reduce the risk of postoperative infection when compared to OCTR. Minimal Discomfort: ECTR is often performed under local anesthesia, allowing patients to remain awake during the procedure. This can be more comfortable for patients who prefer not to be under general anesthesia.   Hand Education

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Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL

Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Thumb Basal Joint Osteoarthritis Jun 1st, 2022 Doctors in Atlanta advised this patient that his only option is to get a traditional procedure termed “LRTI” as the solution for his thumb basal joint osteoarthritis.  The patient was not satisfied with this option being that it removes the trapezium and suspends the metacarpal using tendons (picture in video).  He decided to do more research and discovered he DID have other options. The BioPro modular thumb implant was designed to replace the joint, not remove it, providing patients with pain relief and faster recovery. More Testimonials Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Patient refused traditional LRTI Procedure in GA & found a solution for basal joint arthritis in FL Awake carpal tunnel release Awake carpal tunnel release 6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia 6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Karen Meakins Sqaush player for barbados
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Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference

Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Miami – Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, and world-renowned Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, President of the ISSPORTH (International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand), will visit Barbados the first week of December. Dr. Badia will offer a free Medical Conference for local medical professionals and another one for patients and professional athletes. Dr. Badia has recently performed a shoulder surgery on Karen Meakins, a famous Senior Squash player in Barbados only weeks ago. “Earlier this year I was experiencing a lot of pain in my shoulder. As a competitive squash player I continued playing but the pain got worse. An MRI showed a torn tendon. At first I was reluctant to have surgery but talking to Dr Badia put my mind at rest and I decided to go ahead with the surgery in October. The care I received at the Badia Hand and Shoulder Centre was fantastic. I met with Dr. Badia the day before the surgery and he explained everything in detail. The staff was all excellent, very helpful and the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center is an amazing facility. The surgery was successful and Dr. Badia repaired the torn tendon. My rehabilitation is going well and I expect to be back on the squash court ready to play in the World Masters next July. One thing I have to mention is the excellent after care I have received from Dr. Badia. Since I do not live in the US I email him with any queries or concerns that I have and he always emails me back on the same day. Quite remarkable knowing how busy he is!” – Karen Meakins. Karen Meakins Karen is currently Barbados Sports Personality of the year, the 2010 squash silver medalist at the World Masters Over 35 event and the silver medalist at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Meakins is also the number 2 female player in the Caribbean and 11 (eleven) time Barbados National Champion.   “It is extremely satisfactory when a professional athlete come to see me. It is imperative for them to be appropriately treated, to heal and go back to their intense routine. It is my challenge and my passion to succeed, says Dr. Badia.” Badia has a long history of treating high level tennis and golf competitors, NFL and NBA athletes. Dr. Badia has just been nominated one of the top 45 great hand and upper extremity surgeons to know by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Alejandro Badia is in conversations with leading Brazilian medical authorities to organize a sports medicine conference prior to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This free conference for patients and professional athletes will be held on Wednesday, December 7th 2011 at 6pm at the Barbados Olympic Association – Olympic Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael, BB15094 and the conference for doctors (general, OTs and PTs) will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 5pm at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Martindalis Road, Bridgetown at the Lecture Amphitheater Article Reference: https://sflcn.com/renowned-surgeon-from-miami-to-visit-barbados-to-conduct-medical-conference/ Image Source: http://barbadostoday.bb/2022/08/28/karen-meakins-wins-gold-at-2022-world-masters-squash-championship/amp/ Related Articles: Blog Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Renowned Surgeon From Miami To Visit Barbados To Conduct Medical Conference Barbados, Karen Meakins, shoulder, shoulder pain, shoulder testimonial, Squash, Squash player, World Masters Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Patient testimony after a major SLAP (Labrum) tear Barbados, english, labrum, shoulder, Shoulder Labrum repair, slap tear Elbow Testimonials Shoulder Testimonials Testimonials Testimonial: Shoulder Arthroscopy & tenex Barbados, english, shoulder, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder pain, tenex, tennis elbow Patient Stories Cricket Player: Michael Agard Barbados, cricket, cricket player, english, michael agard, shoulder Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Awake carpal tunnel release
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Awake carpal tunnel release

Awake Carpal Tunnel Release “If you were given the option of general anesthesia or a block paired with virtual reality glasses that transport you to beautiful deep ocean views , which would you choose?” In this video the patient had a carpal tunnel and trigger release without sedation. When asked what method he preferred the patient stated he liked being wide awake a lot more @wideawakevr If you’ve had adverse effects to anesthesia and would like to know if your procedure can be done with virtual reality, contact our office for more information! Click for Patient Journey Information MORE ABOUT AWAKE SURGERY

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Total wrist replacement post op 6 days by Dr. Badia
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6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia

6 Days after a total wrist replacement with Dr. Badia Post traumatic arthritis After 4 years of pain and 4 procedures in her home state, she’s finally able to move her wrist! Our patient searched for years for a doctor who could give her a different option for her stiff wrist. She refused to settle for a wrist fusion and visited Badia hand to shoulder center for a total wrist replacement. In this video she is just 6 days post op and demonstrates great flexion and extension under fluoroscopy. More Testimonials Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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This patient is 6 weeks after joint replacement with NO therapy!
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Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op

Biopro Thumb Joint replacement 6 weeks post op with Dr. Badia Solution for patients with basal joint arthritis What is basal joint arthritis ? Basal joint arthritis, also known as thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis, is a condition in orthopedics that affects the joint at the base of the thumb. This joint, the basal joint, is formed by the connection between the thumb metacarpal bone (the bone in the palm of the hand that connects to the thumb) and a small bone in the wrist called the trapezium. Causes Basal joint arthritis typically develops over time and is often associated with wear and tear on the joint. It can be caused by a combination of factors, including aging, genetics, joint overuse or repetitive movements, and previous thumb injuries. Symptoms Patients with basal joint arthritis may experience the following symptoms: Pain at the base of the thumb, especially when gripping or pinching objects. Weakness in the thumb, making it difficult to perform tasks that require precision or strength. Swelling and tenderness at the base of the thumb. Decreased range of motion in the thumb joint. Crepitus, which is a cracking or grinding sensation when moving the thumb. /*! elementor – v3.16.0 – 20-09-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Learn about the Biopro® Implant Related: Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement: 6 weeks post op Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Patient Testimonial Homodigital Island Flap by Dr. Badia
Finger Testimonials

Reverse-Flow Homodigital Island Flap Testimonial

Reverse-Flow Homodigital Island Flap by Dr. Badia “Dr. Badia Is A Miracle Worker” – Patient L.C after her finger reconstruction Indications for a reverse-flow homodigital island flap A reverse-flow homodigital island flap is a surgical technique used in reconstructive hand surgery to repair tissue defects or injuries in the fingers. This flap is called “reverse-flow” because it involves using the artery and vein on the same side of the finger as the flap. Here are the indications for using a reverse-flow homodigital island flap: Soft Tissue Defects: Reverse-flow homodigital island flaps are primarily used to reconstruct soft tissue defects in the fingers. These defects may result from trauma, burns, infections, or tumor excisions. These flaps provide a reliable source of tissue to replace lost or damaged skin and subcutaneous tissue. Digital Replantation or Revascularization Failure: In cases where attempts to reattach or revascularize a severed or injured finger have failed, a reverse-flow homodigital island flap can be employed to cover the exposed bone, tendon, or neurovascular structures. It helps to promote wound healing and protect vital structures within the finger. Finger Pulp Reconstruction: The finger pulp is the soft, fleshy part at the fingertip. When this area is injured or degloved, it can lead to sensitivity and function loss. Reverse-flow homodigital island flaps can be used to reconstruct the finger pulp, restoring its contour, sensitivity, and function. Warning: Viewer discretion is advised, content is intended for medical education. Swipe to see before Intraop Photos Mathes Plastic Surgery Volume 7 The hand and upper limb Part 1 Chapter 172 Reconstructive surgery of individual digits ( Excluding Thumb) Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS & Alejandro Badia, MD FACS Click here for the book Finger Content:

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shoulder labrum repair
Shoulder Testimonials

Patient testimonials: Shoulder Labrum Tears

Patient Testimonials: Shoulder Labral Tear What does a labral repair look like? The shoulder labrum is a vital structure within your shoulder joint, playing a crucial role in its stability and mobility. It takes the form of cartilage that creates a ring-shaped framework encircling the shallow socket of the shoulder joint, referred to as the glenoid. This cartilaginous ring serves to deepen the socket and provide added support for the ball of the upper arm bone, known as the humerus, which fits snugly within. Visualize the shoulder labrum as a rim encircling the glenoid, much like the cuff along the edge of a sleeve. This anatomical arrangement greatly bolsters the shoulder joint’s stability, allowing for a diverse range of motions while ensuring a secure attachment of the humerus to the glenoid. Due to its location and role, the shoulder labrum is susceptible to various forms of injury, including tears. These tears may result from traumatic incidents, such as falls or direct impacts to the shoulder. Additionally, repetitive actions that strain the joint over time, such as overhead movements like throwing or lifting, can also lead to these tears.   Shoulder Testimonials

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solutions for basal joint arthritis, biopro vs LRTI
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Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro Modular Implant

Traditional LRTI Procedure vs. Biopro® Modular Thumb In Atlanta, doctors proposed an LRTI procedure as the recommended treatment for the patient’s thumb arthritis. However, the patient was dissatisfied with this option, which involves the removal of the trapezium and the weaving of multiple tendons. Upon conducting thorough research, he realized there were indeed other viable options available. Rather than proceeding with the LRTI procedure in Georgia, our patient chose to seek a solution for basal joint arthritis in Florida, under the expert care of Dr. Alejandro Badia. Opting for the BioPro modular thumb implant, he embraced a treatment approach that aimed to replace the joint rather than remove it, offering both pain relief and a swifter recovery. Comparing Treatments Since there is no way to replace the cartilage, surgical treatments address the condition by removing the bone-on-bone contact. The most common surgical treatment and the treatment often presented to patients involves the complete removal of the trapezium bone at the base of the thumb. The BioPro Modular Thumb Implant instead replaces the joint with a two-piece implant, giving your surgeon 48 different implant combinations to choose from, helping ensure a personalized fit. LRTI Procedure : Removes the base (trapezium) and suspends the metacarpal with a tendon from the forearm Shortens the thumb, changing the overall appearance of the hand Initial decrease in pinch strength Long recovery If pain persists, revision surgery has been shown to lead to an even worse outcome Biopro Thumb Joint Replacement : Replaces joint, forming a new socket into the trapezium Maintains thumb length and cosmetic appearance Improves pinch and grip strength Fast recovery If pain persists, may be revised with a traditional surgery Biopro Website About Thumb Joint Arthritis Biopro Testimonials : Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Second Thumb replaced with a BioPro implant Thumb Replacement Surgery by Dr. Badia: Patient Testimonial Thumb Replacement Surgery by Dr. Badia: Patient Testimonial Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Thumb Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Thumb Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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wide awake virtual reality carpal tunnel release
Hand Testimonials

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Release – No Sedation

Carpal Tunnel and Trigger release without sedation Procedure and Testimonial If you were given the option of general anesthesia or a block paired with virtual reality glasses that transport you to beautiful deep ocean views, which would you choose? When asked what method he preferred the patient stated he liked being wide awake a lot more. In this video the patient had a carpal tunnel and trigger finger release without sedation. If you’ve had adverse effects to anesthesia and would like to know if your procedure can be done with virtual reality, contact our office for more information. Wavr Procedures and Testimonials Wide Awake VR official website Related: Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal Tunnel Release using WAVR Carpal tunnel syndrome: How to combat a costly problem Carpal tunnel syndrome: How to combat a costly problem Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE
Hand Testimonials

Patient testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Patient Testimonials: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Play Play Play Play Play Play Previous Next Spanish Testimonial What does an endoscopic carpal tunnel release look like ? https://youtu.be/zoNedgJrBgg?si=91oo5a7oLOwmb166 Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) and open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) are two surgical techniques used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a condition characterized by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. While both procedures can effectively alleviate CTS symptoms, ECTR has several advantages that may make it a preferred option for some patients. Here are some key points to educate patients on why ECTR may be considered better than OCTR in certain situations: Smaller Incision: ECTR involves making a small incision, typically less than an inch in length, at the base of the palm. In contrast, OCTR requires a larger incision, often up to two inches long. The smaller incision in ECTR results in less tissue disruption, reduced scarring, and a potentially quicker recovery. Faster Recovery: Due to the smaller incision and less trauma to surrounding tissues, ECTR usually leads to a quicker recovery compared to OCTR. Patients can typically resume their normal activities and return to work sooner. Less Pain: Patients undergoing ECTR often report less postoperative pain compared to OCTR. This can contribute to a more comfortable and faster recovery period. Improved Cosmesis: The smaller incision in ECTR typically results in a more cosmetically pleasing scar that is less noticeable compared to the longer scar associated with OCTR. Minimal Scarring: The incision in ECTR is usually located along natural creases in the palm, making it less noticeable and more aesthetically appealing. This can be particularly important for patients concerned about the appearance of their hands. Reduced Risk of Infection: Smaller incisions in ECTR may also reduce the risk of postoperative infection when compared to OCTR. Minimal Discomfort: ECTR is often performed under local anesthesia, allowing patients to remain awake during the procedure. This can be more comfortable for patients who prefer not to be under general anesthesia.   Hand Education

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