It is difficult to comprehend the vast amount of human suffering caused by SARS-CoV-2. As I type these words, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused illness in almost 2 million Americans and over 100,000 deaths. Over 40 million people in the United States have now applied for unemployment benefits due to the economic fallout of the […]
COVID-19 Update: Effective May 1, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have allowed elective and non-urgent surgery to be performed in our state. Certain guidelines have to be followed including: an assessment of the medical necessity of the procedure, maintaining protective personal equipment, protecting the exposure of patients and […]
Updated 3/26/2020: Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 illness. Additionally, he has suspended all “elective” surgery in the state in hospitals and surgery centers. Just what is an elective surgery? The Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina […]
“Broken wrists” are a very common type of injury. These fractures frequently occur from a fall at home, a sports injury, or during a car accident. These injuries are very common in children and in older patients with osteoporosis. The radius and ulna bones are the skeletal foundation of the forearm. At the wrist, the […]
Dr. John Erickson of Raleigh Hand Center attended the American Society for Surgery of the Hand annual meeting in Austin, TX in October 2016 www.handcare.org
The cost of medical care has increased significantly in the United States in recent years. Due to changes in health insurance plans, many patients are now responsible for paying a larger portion of the cost associated with the treatment they receive. Raleigh Hand Center physicians are aware of the financial burden of medical expenses for […]
Thumb arthritis is a common cause of pain at the base of the thumb. Symptoms can interfere with opening jars, using keys, writing, and many daily tasks. Our thumbs are very important for our daily lives, and the stress applied to the thumb basilar joint (CMC joint) can lead to “wear and tear” osteoarthritis over […]
If you recently injured your finger and are wondering if it is broken, the best thing to do is get an x-ray to find out. You can get x-rays in your physician’s office, urgent care, or local emergency room. Many breaks or fractures in the fingers can be misdiagnosed as “just a sprain” or a […]
Dr. John Erickson was elected to active membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). The hand society was founded after World War II, and is the preeminent specialty organization dedicated to care of the hand and arm in the United States. See video below from the ASSH…
Dr. John Erickson is proud to announce the launch of his newly redesigned website, built by TheeDesign Studio, a Raleigh web design and internet marketing company.
His newly redesigned website is built around WordPress, an easy to use but powerful content management system that allows him to make content, image and video updates with just a few clicks. He can also add new pages and post blog entries whenever he wants, without a web developer’s help.