Epidemiology

Each year in the United States, nearly 1.4 million patients present to the ED with hand and finger symptoms. A recent series of 1000 consecutive hand problems indicated that 42 percent had lacerations, 27 percent had contusions, 17 percent had fractures, and 5 percent had infections. Two-thirds of presenters were male and one-third were under 18 years old; one-third of the injuries occurred at home. The most common mechanism was blunt trauma (50 percent) followed by sharp object (25 percent).

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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