Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Foreign Body Synovitis

Foreign body synovitis is a painful reaction to an object that gets embedded into the body.  Although this usually happens in the hand, it may occur in any part of the body.  The foreign body can be any object such as a thorn, splinter, glass etc.  The foreign body causes an inflammatory reaction in and […]

Secretan’s Syndrome

Secretan’s syndrome was first described in 1901 by Henri Secretan.  It is a swelling of the back of the hand that usually occurs after trauma.  The swelling and tenderness fail to resolve and the hand remains swollen in the area and firm to the touch.  Secretan’s syndrome can be confused with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), […]

Cheiralgia Paresthetica

Cheiralgia Paresthetica is a painful entrapment of the superficial branch of the radial nerve at the wrist.  It is also known as “Handcuff Neuropathy” or “Wartenberg’s Syndrome since his article in 1932.  Patients have pain, numbness and tingling over the wrist and thumb.  It can radiate proximally up the foream or distally into the thumb […]