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FDA grants permission to market artificial intelligence algorithm to help providers detect wrist fractures

Source: Healio

The FDA announced it has granted Imagen permission to market OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that can detect wrist fractures in adult patients, according to a press release. The software is intended to be used by clinicians in primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care and specialty care, such as orthopedics.

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What is a Flexor Tendon Injury?

Source: ASSH HandCare

An injury to a flexor tendon is basically an injury to your muscle. The flexor muscles are the muscles that allow you to bend your fingers. These muscles are able to move your fingers through tendons, which are cord-like extensions that connect your muscle to your bone.

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Paralyzed patient feels sensation again

Source: Science Daily

Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.

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3 Common Congenital Hand Differences

Source: ASSH HandCare

A congenital hand difference is a hand that is abnormal at birth. During fetal development, the upper limbs are formed between four and eight weeks of pregnancy.  During this time, many steps are needed to form a normal arm and hand.  If any of these steps fail, then a congenital hand difference can result. It is not uncommon for a child to be born with a hand difference.

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New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design.

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Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER

Source: Health Day

Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled motorized scooters were sold in the United States, according to a new study.

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When Is Surgery the Answer for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Source: US News

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports CTS "occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. 

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