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Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome

Technology within the medical field has grown, especially in the last few decades. Many diseases and medical conditions are easily diagnosed with the use of innovative machines and information technologies. There are greater storage capabilities and better computer applications that assist medical providers with understanding health findings to create more accurate diagnoses. There are several rare medical conditions that affect various people throughout the world. In many of these situations, the condition goes untreated because people don’t have access to medical facilities with utilizes innovative technologies. However, as we are moving further into the twenty-second century, more medical facilities are investing in this new equipment and computer systems. Additionally, there are more health care facilities (traditional and nontraditional) that are popping up all over the world and in the United States. Rarer medical conditions are being recognized and correctly diagnosed. One example of a rare condition that often was incorrectly diagnosed in prior years that can be detected easier with medical technology of today is hypothenar hammer syndrome. Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a type of ischemia located within the fingers. The preceding paragraphs will review what this syndrome is, the radiology modalities utilized to diagnose it, and the treatment of this rare condition.


Delores Jones

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