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TOCA was a proud sponsor of the annual Book of Lists party

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1463084698017{margin-bottom: 1.5em !important;}”]TOCA was proud to sponsor the annual Book of Lists party. Dr. Haber extended a warm welcome and appreciation for all of the attendees at this event.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fNnTCPiDWNc” align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1463084705305{margin-bottom: 1.5em !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1463084710910{margin-bottom: 1.5em !important;}”]The 2016 Book of Lists event drew more than 350 people to Clayton on the Park in downtown Scottsdale. This event is held to recognize the Valley’s top companies who have worked hard to land on one of our top 25 lists that the Phoenix Business Journal produces and runs in the weekly print editions of the Phoenix Business Journal.

The party, which has been dubbed the premier networking event of the year, has become an annual tradition for many executives, including the book’s sponsors Alliance Bank and TOCA.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”639″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1463084717248{margin-bottom: 1.5em !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Dr. Haber on Upper Extremity Injury

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sports injuries occur often to children and adults. “Jammed fingers” may just be a ligament sprain on one of the sides of a finger joint, and these will heal over time similarly to a sprained ankle. Frequently however, the “jammed finger” may be a broken or a fractured phalanx. And yes, those two words do mean the same thing. If the fracture is in to the joint (intra-articular), then the magnitude of injury is escalated. The repair of these fractures frequently requires surgery, and the first 7- 10 days is the best window for maximizing the final outcome. The take home message is that these “jammed fingers” mandate an X-ray early in the course of injury. If it is just a sprain, a brief course of therapy overseen by a Hand Surgeon will return your athlete to sports in the best manner.

Wrist injuries are somewhat similar. There is a small bone on the thumb side of the wrist called the scaphoid or the navicular bone. It frequently is injured when an athlete falls on an out-stretched wrist. There will be swelling and limited, painful wrist motion. Unfortunately, this fracture does NOT show up on many wrist X-rays. Your Hand Surgeon is well aware of this, and a special radio graphic study should be performed. You may ask why a small fracture that is not easily found on X-ray is even worrisome? Well, the scaphoid has a very poor capacity to heal due to its weak blood supply. A simple non-displaced fracture evolves into a gap in the bone as areas near the fracture line absorb bone. One end of the bone may become avascular, the healing potential and return to full motion, may be lost. The answer is to find these fractures early and get them healed, which will not happen with continued use. These injuries are career changing if unfound.

The answer for finger and wrist injuries is an early visit with a Hand Specialist.

To visit a Hand Specialist at TOCA call: 602-277-6211

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Dr. Haber is spreading the word across the world!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr. Haber, Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon at TOCA is spreading the word across the world!

Check out these pictures he took of the new friends & ASU fans he made in Madagascar:[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”805,806″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Way to go, Dr. Haber![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sports Medicine Radio: “Dox n Jox” with Dr. Haber

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Way to Go Dr. Joseph Haber – Orthopedic Surgeon of the Hand and Wrist at TOCA! Listen to the Sports Medicine Radio interview – “Dox n Jox” with Dr. Dan and Dr. Haber of TOCA! Click to listen:

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Meet Dr. Joseph Haber

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o-LJHkGe_Y” align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1465251006123{margin-bottom: 1.5em !important;}”][vc_column_text]Dr. Haber is an expert in the treatment of all hand and wrist conditions. He has Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery and is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He serves as a hand surgery consultant for Arizona State University athletes, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. Dr. Haber has special interest in golf related hand and wrist conditions. He has been an investigator for an international study for collagenase injection for Dupuytren’s Disease. He treats all severities of arthritis, nerve compressions and repetitive hand disorders.

Dr. Haber has presented his research and has been published in leading medical journals.

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