Blog Archive

What Do Ligaments Do? Jun 1st, 2022

You have more than 900 ligaments in your body. A ligament injury can prevent you from accomplishing daily activities and inhibit your ability to play sports or participate in hobbies.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons with Georgia Hand Shoulder & Elbow inAtlanta, Georgia, are the right specialists to see if you have a musculoskeletal...

Broken a Fall with Your Hand? How to Prevent a FOOSH Injury May 1st, 2022

You’ve had a fall. You’re thankful it wasn’t worse. At least you didn’t break your leg, but your hand took a lot of the impact. The force of the fall reverberated from your hand through your wrist, forearm, and shoulder.  Our board-certified orthopedic hand surgeons at Georgia Hand Shoulder & Elbow are the experts you want to...

How Esports Can Impact Your Hands and Wrists Apr 1st, 2022

Esports is a growth industry. Top gamers can earn millions per year. Some universities now offer scholarships for gamers who join esports teams. You might think there’s little chance of injury since you’re sitting down playing a video game. However, esports players are subject to several hand and wrist injuries.  The...

I Fell on My Wrist — What Kind of Doctor Should I See? Mar 1st, 2022

You’ve fallen on your wrist. It’s painful. What type of doctor should you see? You wouldn’t seek out a swim coach to learn to play tennis. Orthopedic surgeons are the right experts to see if you have a musculoskeletal injury or chronic condition.  Our board-certified hand surgeons at Georgia Hand,...

Could Your Computer Mouse Be Causing Hand or Wrist Issues? Feb 1st, 2022

After a long day at the computer, do your hands and/or wrists bother you? You may have developed a repetitive strain injury. Your computer mouse could be part of the reason why you’re developing problems with your hand or wrist.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow  ...

I‘ve Injured My Rotator Cuff; Now What? Jan 3rd, 2022

Have you injured your rotator cuff from a fall, sports injury, or accident that caused shoulder trauma? How long will it take to heal? Will you need surgery? Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow in Atlanta, Marietta, and Watkinsville, Georgia, are the experts you want to...

Why is My Hand Numb? Dec 13th, 2021

You have a troubling symptom: Part of your hand is numb. It comes and goes and may be accompanied by pain and weakness that extends to the arm. Your symptoms are a signal that an area of your musculoskeletal system is not functioning properly.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons with Georgia...

Treating Dupuytren’s Contracture: Know Your Options Nov 15th, 2021

Your hands do so many jobs during the day, from hanging a picture on the wall to preparing dinner, that you probably take them for granted. However, when you feel a lump in your palm or are unable to stretch out your fingers completely, you know something is wrong. It’s...

How Do I Treat Tennis Elbow? Oct 20th, 2021

You’ve loved the game of tennis since you were a child and play regularly. Lately, you’ve been feeling twinges of a sharp, burning pain in your elbow. Now you’re having trouble even hitting a hard forehand. What’s going on? You likely have tennis elbow; the technical name is lateral epicondylitis.   ...

Returning to Sports After Shoulder Surgery: What You Need to Know Sep 17th, 2021

Returning to sports after undergoing shoulder surgery is a high priority for most athletes, regardless of the sport you play.  But you need to be prepared for downtime and avoid pushing things too fast during recovery and reconditioning. A re-injury could keep you benched for even longer.  At Georgia Hand,...

2020 Continuing Education Conference Jan 17th, 2020

  In light of recent developments with regards to COVID-19, we are cancelling our conference planned for June of this year.. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next year! presents the 10th annual continuing education conference in Atlanta, GA 2020: Getting to Know the Shoulder: A...

GHSE Hosts Hand2Hand Atlanta 2019 Oct 1st, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow hosted a day of surgery at Georgia Surgical Center on Peachtree for its annual Hand2Hand Charity day. This is the third annual Hand2Hand event in association with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s Touching Hands Project. The surgeons and staff of Georgia Surgical...

Fingers That Frequently Feel Cold May Indicate a Vascular Problem Dec 17th, 2018

An old cliché says “cold hands, warm heart” but if your hands and fingers persistently feel cold, even when the weather isn’t, you may have issues with your vascular system. Chronic cold fingers may be the result of decreased blood flow to your hands. How your blood flows Your body...

2019 Continuing Education Conference Nov 19th, 2018

presents the 9th annual continuing education conference in Atlanta, GA The Torn Tendon Exploring Closed Tendon Injuries from Fingertip to Shoulder Blade June 7th-8th, 2019 We hope you will join us at our 2019 Continuing Education Conference at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information...

What You Can Do to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nov 9th, 2018

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that results when a nerve in your hand, called the median nerve, gets squeezed as it travels through a small opening in your wrist, your carpal tunnel, and continues up your arm. If you work on a computer most of the day or...

Suffering From Tennis Elbow? 5 Treatments to try Before Surgery Oct 16th, 2018

About 3% of men and women in the U.S. have tennis elbow, but most of them don’t play tennis. Any kind of repetitive arm motion performed during work, sports, or other activities can cause the condition known as tennis elbow.You get tennis elbow when you overuse and tear the tendons...

5 Tips to Speed Your Recovery from Rotator Cuff Surgery Sep 18th, 2018

Your shoulder joint contains a group of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff, which helps hold the top of your arm bone in the socket and facilitates your shoulder's wide range of motion. When these muscles or tendons become torn or strained, your doctor at Georgia Hand, Shoulder &...

What Are the Warning Signs of Trigger Finger? Jan 26th, 2018

What Are the Warning Signs of Trigger Finger? Trigger finger, which is sometimes called trigger thumb, was first described in medical texts in 1850. Anyone can develop it, but it has historically affected women between ages 50 and 60; however, recent research shows it is increasing in prevalence among teenagers,...

GHSE Hosts Hand2Hand Atlanta 2017 Dec 10th, 2017

On Saturday November 10, 2017 over 30 volunteers contributed their expertise and time to provide free medical evaluation and surgical services for patients needing hand and upper extremity care in our Atlanta community.  Partnering with the Touching Hands Program, the surgeons at Georgia Hand Shoulder and Elbow (GHSE) led the...

How to Bounce Back: Tips For Athletes Rehabbing a Sports Injury Nov 9th, 2017

You’re built to run and play, to compete with your teammates, and to train in the pursuit of your goals. You’re not built to lay around and rest. But with your recent elbow injury, that’s about all you can do. Your injury has put you out of commission until further...

Atlanta Braves Game Sep 22nd, 2017

Let’s Go Braves! After a HURRICANE of a week, our staff had a blast soaking up the sun at SunTrust Park, the new home to our Atlanta Braves!

Congratulations Dr. Starr! Aug 24th, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Starr! Dr. H. McMillan Starr, Jr., MD is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. WHAT IS BOARD CERTIFICATION?Certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery means that the orthopaedic surgeon has met the specified educational, evaluation, and examination requirements...

2017 Eclipse Aug 24th, 2017

What better way to watch the solar eclipse than from our own rooftop! The entire staff here at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow was able to witness the remarkable phenomenon from the office rooftop at our Peachtree Road location in Atlanta. We hope everyone enjoyed the solar eclipse as much as...