Northern Indiana Hand and Wrist Center News

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and Mallet Finger

Spring time is here, and with it baseball! I’m always glad for the warm weather of May, the leaves on the trees, and that beautiful smell in the air. But I’m even happier to hear the sound of baseball on the radio while I drive, and the chance to review yesterday’s box score in the […]

Deep Freeze

Snow and cold carry real hazards for the hand.  The most frequent acute injuries I saw during the winter months of the early ‘90s were snow blower injuries.  When ice and snow clogged the auger blades an unsuspecting homeowner would reach in to clear the obstruction and end up with multiple tendon lacerations and finger […]

That Bites!

Aspen, the newest member of the Northern Indiana Hand & Wrist Center family, is a Shiba Inu / Shepard mix adopted by Practice Manager Jill Cozart and her family.  Aspen was at K9 Safe Harbor Rescue in Vermilion, Ohio and is currently stealing hearts in the South Bend area. Like most puppies, Aspen has those […]

Knuckle Cracking

Dr. Mahon shares the following article about knuckle cracking. Crack Research One man’s long, noisy,asymmetrical adventure gets him a high five By Steve Mirsky Tuesday, December 15, 2009 The latest physical anthropology research indicates that the human evolutionary line never went through a knuckle-walking phase. Be that as it may, we definitely entered, and have […]

Snow & Cold Are Hazards For Your Hands!

Many around South Bend saw the first snowflakes yesterday.  Granted, they were mixed with rain and lasted only momentarily but were enough to remind us that winter weather is on its way. Snow and cold carry real hazards for the hand.  The most frequent acute injuries I saw during the winter months of the early […]

To Wait Or Not To Wait?

(Reader warning:  Sleep inducing words like “insurance”, “deductible”, and “out-of-pocket” are flagrantly used below.  Grab some coffee.) It’s that time of year again.  I’m not speaking of the time where you see Christmas displays pop up before Halloween (although it’s certainly that time of year, too).  I’m speaking of the time where, as the year […]

“Good Hands”

Every week a football announcer will proclaim that one wide receiver or another has “good hands”.  What does he mean by that?  Is there any truth to the assertion?  Can someone actually be blessed with physically superior hands that let them excel in sport? Of course they can.  When you’re trying to catch something, big […]

Treatment: The Decision Is Yours

Just yesterday I received a call from a very nice woman wanting to cancel an appointment made for her by another specialist.  As I do with anyone calling for this reason, I asked the reason why.  In doing so, I often gain valuable insight; perhaps the appointment requires a referral that isn’t yet in place or the […]

Northern Indiana Hand & Wrist Center Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Northern Indiana Hand & Wrist Center, the office of Dr. John H. Mahon, just celebrated the one year anniversary of its South Bend location!  As many of you know, Dr. Mahon began his hand surgery practice in South Bend in 1990 and continued here through 2007. During that time, he developed the hand surgery program […]

Northern Indiana Hand & Wrist Center Now On Facebook!

Northern Indiana Hand & Wrist Center, the office of Dr. John H. Mahon, continued its venture into the world of social media this week by launching its very own Facebook page.  In doing so, we have created another means by which to communicate both education relating to the various conditions of the hand, wrist and […]

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