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The history of orthopaedics If it wasn’t for the invention of the plaster cast, there probably wouldn’t be such thing as a LimbO. Here’s a little bit about the history of orthopaedics… You might be wondering why it’s called orthopaedics. Well, Nicholas Andry coined the term in 1741, deriving from the Greek words for ‘correct’/‘straight’ (‘orthos’) and ‘child’ (‘paidion’). This is because originally, orthopaedics was only used to treat musculoskeletal deformities in children.
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a fairly common condition which is characterised by a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. If surgery is used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, a LimbO will come in handy! The above symptoms tend to develop gradually and often begin by being worse during the night. The sensations are usually felt in the thumb, index finger and middle finger. You also may experience the dreaded pins and needles, weakness in your thumb and a dull ache in your hand or arm.