Scaphoid Fracture by Sinead Noonan

What is it? A scaphoid fracture is a common injury that can occur from a fall onto an outstretched hand. It can be a challenging fracture to diagnose however and if not treated correctly it can lead to long term problems. Scaphoid fractures account for up to 62% of all carpal fractures (Hayat & Varacallo, […]

Trip to Nepal by Clancy Kemety

This project was organised by AUSNEP Australia in conjunction with the Orthopaedic Outreach team and we were based in the Kathmandu Trauma Hospital.

Distal Radius Fractures – By Rachel Kelly, OT

The common result after a fall onto an outstretched hand, a distal radius fracture has significant impact on a person’s ability to do basic daily activities as well as return to work and hobbies. Practitioners of Hand Therapy are regularly involved in the management of distal radius fractures to guide rehabilitation and help a return […]

Sticks out like a Sore Thumb

Varn Lucas, 32, is an Oztag representative player who has had a number of injuries to her hands that have all been mismanaged by our health system.  Most recently, she dislocated her dominant right thumb, which disastrously became a “swan-neck” deformity after wearing an ill fitted orthoses.  Immediately after the injury occurred playing Oztag, the […]

Finger Dislocation Injuries

A finger dislocation is a very common injury and can happen in a flash. Have you or someone you know ever jarred your finger thinking it would get better, and weeks go by, and it is still swollen, painful, restricted in movement or slightly bent or crooked? Well, you may have sprained or dislocated your […]

Send Minor Hand Trauma To Us

To assist with the current pressures on General Practitioners, Medical Centers and Emergency Departments within NSW Hospitals, Bondi Junction Hand Therapy are offering immediate services for minor hand traumas and concerns in addition to our usual work capacity. In the hope to reduce the number of emergency department presentations for minor hand trauma injuries during […]

Volar Plate Injuries

Volar Plate Injuries by Lucille Roberts The volar plate is susceptible to damage when the finger receives a hyperextension force, commonly a result of a ball injury (e.g. basketball, netball). Anatomy: Together with other ligaments it is vital in preventing hyperextension. The Volar Plate forms the floor of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ), joining the […]

The Little Drummer Boy Has Carpal Tunnel by Hayley McLellan

The silly season is here, a time for family, food and my favourite… Christmas carols! As you are getting cosy to watch the carols by candle light this year, spare a thought for the musicians in the orchestra that have been practicing hard in preparation to entertain us. Whilst most workplaces are winding down, musicians […]

Mallet Fingers

  Mallet Fingers: why do we spend so much time treating this injury? Without proper treatment the injury can not heal properly The fingertip or distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) will not be able to straighten An untreated mallet injury can cause long term changes to the finger – Swan Neck Deformity (SND) SND can be […]

Flexor Tendon Injuries in Children – Hannah Munro

Flexor tendon injuries are relatively uncommon in children, especially those who are very young. The mechanism of injury, the size of the anatomical structures, the surgical procedures used to repair them and the therapy protocols used post operatively all vary greatly depending on the age of the child. Limited knowledge exists as to which surgical […]