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24-hour urine collection: For osteoporosis and bone diseases   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains 24-hour urine collection, which tests for urine calcium as part of diagnosing osteoporosis or other bone diseases. Included are step-by-step directions for collecting the urine, as well as other instructions to follow.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 1/2008
24-hour urine collection: Important directions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to use in collecting urine over a 24-hour period at home. It lists tips for careful collections, equipment needed, how to do the collection, how to finish, and where to return the collection jug. It also provides phone numbers to call with questions.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: General Internal Medicine Center (GIMC)
Revised Date: 8/2014
About bunions and bunionettes   English
Abstract: This brochure explains what a bunion is, how it forms, why they cause pain and treatment for bunions, from conservative treatment to surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 6/2009
About custom arch supports: Orthotics   English
Abstract: This brochure explains common foot conditions where custom arches, also called orthotics, are used. It also covers how casts of the feet are taken, breaking in custom arches, the first check-up, care of arches, and costs.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 7/2013
About heel or arch pain: A guide to recognition and treatment   English
Abstract: This brochure describes heel and arch pain, including recognition of symptoms and a range of treatment options from exercises to surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 1/2008
About Morton's Neuromas   English
Abstract: This handout describes Morton's neuromas including how they are formed, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 1/2008
About the Hand Center   English
Abstract: This handout reviews care guidelines for patients visiting the Hand Center at UWMC. Included are instructions to follow: after diagnostic tests, when scheduling elective surgery or occupational/physical therapy, when needing pain medicine, and when returning to work after surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 6/2008
About your hand surgery: What you need to know   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides care instructions to follow after hand surgery. It also answers many common questions about hand surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2007
After your De Quervain's release surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to ease De Quervain's disease, a form of tendonitis. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your distal radius fracture surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a distal radius fracture. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your Dupuytren's contracture release surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to ease a condition called Dupuytren's contracture. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2011
After your endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after endoscopic surgery to release carpal tunnel. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your flexor tendon repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair flexor tendons in the hand. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your ganglion cyst excision surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to remove a ganglion cyst. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your hand fracture surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a broken hand bone. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your hand surgery: Self-care   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for care following hand surgery, including how to handle pain, nausea, constipation, itching, and swelling. Also includes dressing instructions for various types of surgery: carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, ganglion cysts, fractures/broken bones, radial breaks, ligament repair, hand tenolysis, Dupuytrens release, and hardware removal.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2012
After your lateral epicondylar release surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery for release of a lateral epicondylar, also known as "tennis elbow." Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your mallet finger repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery for mallet finger repair. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your mucous cyst excision surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to remove a mucous cyst. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your needle aponeurotomy   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after needle aponeurotomy, a procedure to treat Dupuytren's contracture that does not require surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2011
After your PIP joint replacement surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after finger joint replacement surgery. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 6/2011
After your scaphoid fractures and non-unions surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair scaphoid fractures and non-unions. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2012
After your scapholunate ligament repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair scapholunate ligament ruptures. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your thumb carpometacarpal joint arthroplasty surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery on a thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2011
After your thumb collateral ligament repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a thumb collateral ligament. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2011
After your total hip or knee surgery   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains self-care at home after total hip or knee surgery. Included are what to do to prevent problems, home safety, recommended activities, and important phone numbers.
Author: Orthopedics/6SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Orthopedics/6SE
Revised Date: 2/2012
After your triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), a small piece of cartilage and ligaments in the wrist. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your trigger finger or trigger thumb release surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to release trigger finger or trigger thumb, also called stenosing tenosynovitis. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your ulnar nerve subcutaneous transposition surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after ulnar nerve subcutaneous transposition surgery. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2011
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recommendations: Antibiotics after joint replacement   English Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This one-page handout is a table showing the different antibiotics recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for patients who have total joint replacement surgery. This handout can be given directly to a patient's health care provider before having a procedure that may bring bacteria into their bloodstream. Procedures listed include dental, ophthalmic (eyes), orthopaedic, vascular, esophageal, gastroduodenal, biliary tract, colorectal, head and neck, obstetric, gynecological, and genitourinary.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2012
Antibiotics after joint replacement: A lifelong precaution   English Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains why patients who have had a joint replacement must take preventive antibiotics for dental work and procedures that involve the respiratory, digestive, or urinary tract. Included is a list of procedures that are a high risk for introducing bacteria into the bloodstream.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2012
Arthritis of the base of the thumb: About your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of arthritis of the base of the thumb.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 11/2007
Bathing and shaving before surgery: To lower your risk of infection   English Somalian
Abstract: This handout provides instructions for showering and shaving before surgery. Includes directions for using Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) soap.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 4/2009
Bowel preparation before your spinal surgery: Steps to follow   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare the bowel for spinal surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 7/2010
Care after your spinal surgery   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains care after spinal surgery, in the hospital and after discharge. Information is given about follow-up exams, prescription refills, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Spine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 8/2012
Carpal tunnel release surgery: Self-care and follow-up after your surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after endoscopic surgery to release carpal tunnel. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, activity restrictions, follow-up care, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 10/2011
De Quervain's: About your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of de Quervain's tendonitis, a condition brought on the irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 3/2007
Dupuytren's disease: What you need to know about your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Dupuytren's disease.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 2/2007
Exercise before and after total knee replacement surgery: Exercises to strengthen your knee   English
Abstract: Describes and illustrates 11 exercises to strengthen the knee after total knee replacement. It includes tips for best use of these exercises.
Author: Exercise Training Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Exercise Training Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
Ganglion cysts: What you need to know about your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ganglion cysts.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 2/2007
Going home with your cast   English
Abstract: This handout explains cast care and skin care for a fiberglass cast. Included are instructions for showering and when to call the doctor.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1994
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 9/2009
Medications after surgery   English
Abstract: This handout lists the common medications prescribed for patients after surgery at the Hand Center: oxycodone, morphine sulfate, hydromorphone, naproxen, colace, scopolamine patch, and meclizine. Included are common doses and schedules, how to use the medicine, and common side effects of narcotic pain medicines, anti-inflammatory medicines, stool softeners, and anti-nausea treatments.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 12/2009
Medicines to avoid before surgery: When your doctor tells you to avoid aspirin…to prevent bleeding problems   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions about and provides lists of medicines -- including aspirin, prescription products, herbs and vitamins -- to avoid before having surgery to prevent bleeding problems.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Osteoarthritis of the hand: What you need to know about your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 1/2007
Rotator cuff tear: Non surgical treatment   English
Abstract: Discusses non-surgical treatment options when the rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder is torn causing weakness and pain. Treatments include rest and exercise. Illustrates and explains seven exercises for strengthening the shoulder.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 4/1998
Shoulder joint replacement: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout for UW Medicine patients explains how to prepare and what to expect when having shoulder joint replacement surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 4/2016
Shoulder or elbow surgery: How to prepare, what to expand, and planning for recovery   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for shoulder or elbow surgery, what to expect, and planning for recovery, including care instructions and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 10/2006
Stretching exercises for feet: Instructions   English
Abstract: This handout provides instructions for four stretching exercises for feet including the wall push, the toe jammer, self foot massage, and the towel pull.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 7/2002
Surgery safety checklist: Planning for your spine surgery   English
Abstract: This handout gives steps to take when preparing for spine fusion and spine deformity surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 3/2017
Total elbow surgery: Understanding your treatment plan   English
Abstract: This handout explains care after elbow surgery while in the hospital, and also details care issues during recovery at home. It covers follow-up exams, medication refills, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 10/2006
Trigger finger: About your condition   English
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of trigger finger, which occurs when the pulley at the base of a finger or thumb becomes too thick and constricts tendon motion.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Revised Date: 4/2007
 
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