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Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries that is seen in an orthopedic practice. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is controlled by the rotator cuff muslces. Shoulder pain occurs from injuries to the rotator cuff and from surrounding structures.

Anatomy of the Shoulder

The shoulder is composed of the humerus, scapula […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Educational, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knee Arthritis

Introduction
Knee arthritis is a very common problem. It occurs when there is wear on the articular surface of the knee joint, either on the femur, tibia or patella. It can involve one of these surfaces or a combination of them. Joint surfaces are normally smooth and move freely, lubricated with joint […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Educational, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACL Injuries: New Technique

Severed ACLs Are Regrown Without Using Grafts

Anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) often tear on the sports field, and after a complete rupture they are notorious in their difficulty to get to heal.

On Wednesday,  April 6th, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital announced that they have succeeded in reconnecting ACLs in 10 patients using a novel technique.

Their preliminary […]

Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP

PRP, which is the abbreviation for platelet rich plasma, has been in the news for a number of years. It is often associated with a high profile athlete who has received it for a variety of different reasons.  Most of the conditions it is being used for are tendonitis and sprained knees. The reason for the […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Educational, Treatment & Recovery, Types of Surgery|1 Comment

What is Tendonitis?

About Tendonitis
Tendonitis is one of the most common problems that is seen in an orthopedic office.  A tendon is the portion of the muscle that attaches to the bone.  We have tendons throughout our entire body.  If the tendon becomes irritated and inflamed it is called tendonitis.  The most common joints that we see in practice […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Common Pain, Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

ORIF: What is it?

Open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF)
ORIF is one of the most common terms used in orthopedic surgery.  It is used when we are describing how a fracture is treated.  Fractures can be treated in several different ways depending upon the alignment, location and age of the patient.  The simplest way to treat a fracture is […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Educational, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Common Problem
It is so common that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is seen in almost every orthopedic surgeon’s practice.
Carpal Tunnel Cause
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist where the median nerve passes. The top of the passage is covered by strong soft tissue called the transverse carpal ligament.  The median […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Operating Room 101

The Operating Room
Usually called the OR, the operating room is an extremely busy place. For a new person first coming in it can be intimidating with lights and monitors hanging down from the ceiling, multiple tables filled with equipment, an OR bed, and numerous other equipment for both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.

Most surgeries have […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Educational|0 Comments

Low Back Pain

Also known as lumbago, low back pain is one of the most common problems that everyone faces sometime in their life.  The pain can be mild or debilitating. It can occur in young patients as well as the elderly.  It can develop slowly or occur after an activity or accident.
Anatomy
The spine is composed of three […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Common Pain, Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Partial Rotator Cuff Tear: New Treatment Technique

Rotator cuff tears are a common occurrence in adults over age 40.  It is estimated that somewhere between 25% to 50% of the all adults have a partial rotator cuff tear. Most of these are not symptomatic.

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms
If you have pain which  is worse at night, and it is difficult to lay on […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Educational, Treatment & Recovery, Types of Surgery|0 Comments