Fractures

Fractures A severe blow or injury may fracture (break, crack, or chip) the kneecap or the ends of the bones around it. You may notice severe pain and swelling. You may be unable to move your knee or put weight on the injured leg. Treatment Possible treatments include: A brace or cast to keep the [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Fixing Your Knee

Your Medical Exam To pinpoint the cause of your knee problem, your doctor will need to know how the problem started and what your symptoms are. You will be asked questions and have a physical exam. Tests, such as x-rays, may also be ordered. Medical History Your doctor will ask about your health history and [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

A Strong Knee for an Active Life

To overcome patella pain, you need to stick with your treatment program. Keeping up with your program after you finish rehab will help maintain the strength and flexibility of the muscles that support your knee. This increases your chances of remaining active for many years to come. Inside Your Knee A healthy knee moves easily. [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs

Management of partial thickness, full thickness, and massive rotator cuff tears continue to challenge the orthopedic surgeon. Recent advances in surgical techniques have evolved into complete arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. The evolution of the all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has been attributed to the ability of surgeon to recognize rotator cuff patterns, tendon immobilization and [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

ACL Injury Prevention is Key

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly disrupted ligaments in the knee. Despite an explosion of information on ACL tears and reconstructive techniques, little had been done in the prevention of such injuries. Female athletes, especially those involved in soccer, volleyball, and basketball have a 2-8x risk if sustaining an ACL [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Bursititis & Tendon Injury

Bursitis & Tendons A sharp blow or constant banging can cause swelling and pain in the bursa, a fluid-filled cushion at the tip of your elbow. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that protects the tip of your elbow. It also allows your skin to slide over your elbow when you bend or rotate [...]

October 19th, 2016|Hip|

Hip Problems & Injuries

Osteoarthritis As time goes by, normal wear and tear can add up. Cartilage may begin to rub together, they become rough and pitted. This wears down the socket. Inflammatory Arthritis A chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, can cause swelling and heat (inflammation) in the joint lining. As the disease progresses, cartilage may [...]

October 19th, 2016|Hip|

Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis As time goes by, normal wear and tear can add up. Cartilage may begin to rub together, they become rough and pitted. This wears down the socket.

October 19th, 2016|Hip|

Healthy Hip vs Damaged Hip

A Healthy Hip The joint is formed where the rounded head of the thighbone joins the pelvis. The joint is covered with slippery tissue and powered by large muscles. When all of the parts listed below are healthy, a hip should move easily. A Damaged Hip When one or more parts of the hip are [...]

October 19th, 2016|Hip|

Hip Replacement Surgery

Your Hip Replacement Surgery You will most likely arrive at the hospital on the morning of your surgery. In many cases, pre-op tests are done days or even weeks ahead of time. Follow all of your surgeon's instructions on preparing for surgery. When you arrive, you'll be given forms to fill out. You may also [...]

October 19th, 2016|Hip|