Dr. Pruzansky's Blog

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Ligament Injuries of the Wrist

Are You Experiencing Chronic Wrist Pain or Have You Injured Your Wrist? At HandSport Surgery Institute we have worked with thousands of patients who experienced ligament injuries in their wrist that resulted in pain and reduced motion while causing a disruption in their life. We understand that any injury to your wrist is an important one that should be treated as soon as possible. Ligament injuries of the wrist are common after falling on an outstretched hand (FOOSH), sports injuries, automotive or bike accidents, and blunt force trauma. Though some ligament injuries could be treated with rest, wraps, splinting, and more »

Dr. Jason Pruzansky of HandSport is Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) works to “ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery.” Additionally, ABOS maintains the highest standards for education, practice, and conduct through: Examination Certification Maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public Being certified by ABOS, Dr. Pruzansky takes on their vision to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients and commits to maintaining high standards for competence and lifelong education as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. About Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky is a hand surgeon with clinical expertise in hand, wrist, forearm and elbow surgery. more »

Mount Sinai’s Focus on Healthy Aging Asks Dr. Pruzansky How to Cope with Hand Arthritis

New York City based Dr. Mark Pruzansky, a hand surgery and sports injury pioneer, was featured in Focus on Healthy Aging, the monthly newsletter from the world-renowned Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The article, Coping With Arthritis in Your Hands, looks at self-help strategies and medications you can use to pain and maintain your range-of-motion. Dr. Pruzansky is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at Mount Sinai so he was asked about the two different types of arthritis that afflict the hand, osteoarthritis (OA) and the less common rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Osteoarthritis (OA): Develops due to “wear and tear” that results in more »

Malcolm Mitchell of New England Patriots Out Four Weeks with Elbow Injury

Rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell of the New England Patriots suffered an elbow injury in his first ever preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. In the second quarter Mitchell caught an 8-yard pass and tried to evade a tackle and maintain his balance by putting his hand on the ground. However, his arm twisted awkwardly causing a dislocated elbow on his left arm. He left the game immediately and Patriots medical staff believe that he’ll be out for at least four weeks. The MRI on Mitchell’s elbow was clean, with only the dislocation and no elbow fractures or torn more »

The Evolutionary Link Between Fins and Hands

Today’s scientists are continuing the work started by Charles Darwin in the Victorian Age. He was limited to a simple microscope, they have biological tools. Darwin suggested that there were similarities in the limbs that humans, moles, horses, porpoises, and bats use for everyday utility and movement. Carl Zimmer’s article in the New York Times, From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link, says that “a team of researchers at the University of Chicago reported that our hands share a deep evolutionary connection not only to bat wings or horse hooves, but also to fish fins.” But, how more »