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Hand injuries

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Crush injuries | National Centre for Farmer Health

Crush injuries On 20 Mar, 2014 By FHadmin Crush injuries occur when a part of the body, such as a hand, arm, leg, foot or trunk is squashed

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Chilblains / Perniosis (children) Arthritis Australia

Chilblains are an injury to the skin of the hands and feet (although they can occur elsewhere like nose, ears, buttocks) caused by cold temperatures

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Avoiding a jammed finger in doors & hinges | Raising Children Network

Read ways to avoid your child hurting fingers and hands in doors and hinges and get tips for avoiding a jammed finger.

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Causalgia (nerve pain syndrome) information | myVMC

Causalgia or complex regional pain syndrome type 2 is a burning pain, usually in the hand or foot, which typically affects 40-60 year olds following trauma.

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What are nails made of? Nail anatomy information | myVMC

Fingernails and toenails consist of dead, keratinised cells. These cells make up the nail plate, which covers the nail bed and the matrix underneath it.

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First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Wrist tenosynovitis (tendonitis; washerwoman's sprain) | myVMC

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful form of tendonitis affecting the wrist . It occurs when repetitive thumb movements damage tendons of the hand.

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Spinal Cord Injury - Be active Adolescents with Spinal Cord Injury | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Physical activity Physical activity is vital for everyone, and especially for people living with Spinal Cord Injury

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Talking to Your Children about Spinal Cord Injury: A Practical Guide for Families.

As social workers in the spinal cord injury (SCI) fi eld we acknowledge that there has been a gap in services, resources and support for parents and families to explain their injury to children. Parents engaged in NSW Spinal Services provided informal feedback regarding the lack of specifi c resources available to them to assist their child relatives through the impact of spinal cord injury on their family.

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Bone fracture: Brian's experience with breaking a wrist | myVMC

In this experience we speak to Brian; a hard-working exec who learnt how to type with his left hand - the hard way, after fracturing his wrist.

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