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|

Tendonitis & Other Injuries

Tendonitis Tendonitis is an inflammation (swelling) of a tendon. Pain limits your ability to bend and straighten your finger or thumb. Tendonitis is often caused by repeated movement that inflames the tendon. Trigger finger and De Quervain's are two types of tendonitis. Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a problem with a tendon that helps move [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that effects the wrist and hand. If you have CTS, tingling and numbness can make even simple tasks hard to do. But CTS can be treated, and your symptoms can be controlled. Reading this booklet will help you better understand what CTS is. You'll [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Finger, Hand & Wrist Injuries

Collateral Ligament Tear Falling on an outstretched thumb can tear the ligament near the base of the thumb (ulnar collateral ligament). The torn ligament and surrounding tissues swell and can be painful. Treatment A partially torn ligament will repair itself. But a splint, cast, or other devices must be used to keep the thumb from [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|