Sports Injuries Of The Hand And Wrist

Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Attends AAHS 2015 In Bahamas

Jan 13, 2015

MIAMI — Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, who was recently proclaimed as “One of the Top Hand Surgeons in the United States”, Founder and Medical Director of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center™, spokesperson and advocate on the latest in orthopedic technology: “ARPWAVE Neuro Therapy”, CEO of the OrthoNOW® Orthopedic Urgent Care franchise network, and past president of the ISSPORTH (International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand), arrives in Nassau, Bahamas serving as one of the opening speakers at the American Association for Hand Surgery’s Annual Meeting. This prominent meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Society for the Hand’s 2015 Annual Meeting. His presentation is entitled, “Avoiding the Orthopedic Health Marathon” and “Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist” at Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island on January 21st, 2015 at 7:00 am.

Badia in OR pic with white coat tie

In today’s constantly changing health care environment, Dr. Badia aims to educate patients and healthcare providers alike on the latest trends and technology for preventing, diagnosing and maximizing the outcomes in treating patients hands and wrist care can be challenging. During this meeting, Dr. Alejandro Badia will be identifying the barriers to navigating through the ever-changing health care environment by presenting a solution of coordinated, convenient, inexpensive, affordable and better orthopedic urgent care, and by demonstrating various case studies of injuries of the hand and wrist. Dr. Badia will also take this opportunity to attend various meetings with the media and local prominent figures.

I’m so pleased to be in beautiful Bahamas. My mission has been, and always is to create educational synergy and to expose sports therapy doctors on this minimally invasive procedure accelerates recovery, promotes surgical precision and advances optimal functional return. This system provides our patients, mostly athletes who depend on being active with an affordable, accessible healthcare and better recovery methods and options.” states Dr. Alejandro Badia, leading hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Miami, Florida. Badia has successfully treated numerous sports injuries of the hand and wrist.

Traumatic (acute) injuries are those that are specific, sharp pain that is of rapid onset or pain that results from a specific traumatic incident. Examples include fractures, fractures where the bone can occur and there is a great variety of reasons why we have these fractures. Complex fractures that follow the elbow on account and there is a great variety of reasons. Complex fractures usually follow falls or other types of accidents. The impact or forceful twist against the bone can injure muscles, bones, tendons. States Dr. Alejandro Badia, Leading Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center.

Overuse (chronic) injuries are more likely to occur in athletes who engage in sports that require them to repeat a particular movement (i.e., baseball, soccer, tennis, or golf). Overuse injuries are likely to be stress induced and include tendon inflammation and dislocation, nerve injury, and overuse stress fractures. Chronic injuries have a higher tendency to develop long-term effects. However, long-term disability is less likely to occur from overuse injuries than from traumatic injuries. An athlete’s performance may significantly diminish if the chronic injuries are left untreated. Surgery may be required if the overuse chronic injuries persists and continues to develop over time.

Arthroscopy for hand and wrist pathology is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to explore a joint from within. Tiny incisions are used to insert a fiberoptic instrument which serves as a camera to the inside of a joint and allows to not only diagnose a problem but often times concludes what definitive treatment should would be best for the patient. This is opposed to the more standard techniques of open joint surgery, which can result in increased scarring and prolonged recovery time.” – States Dr. Alejandro Badia.

Badia has a long history of treating high-level tennis, polo and golf competitors, NFL and NBA athletes. Dr. Badia was nominated in 2013 as “one of the top 45 great hand and upper extremity surgeons” 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.

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