Treatment & Recovery

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

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

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

Orthopedic Trauma

Dealing with and responding to orthopedic trauma is an important part of an orthopedic practice. Usually as a clinic becomes more established in practice they decrease the level of trauma that they care for, or they simply stop taking trauma cases all altogether. I have become a contrarian and have actually increased the level and […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder is more commonly known as frozen shoulder.  In previous posts I have talked about adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder and its causes.
Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder for Frozen Shoulder
In my practice it is seen with some frequency and many different severities. Usually when  a patient comes in they have already […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Educational, Shoulder, Treatment & Recovery|3 Comments

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a very common, but debilitating, problem that we see in our orthopedic practice. It occurs when the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. This will then cause adhesions to occur with subsequent freezing of the shoulder.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
There are several causes of frozen shoulder such as Diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, cardiac diseases, Parkinsonism, […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Common Pain, Shoulder, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Patella Tendon Injuries – Case of the Week

The patella tendon is a continuation of the quadriceps muscle. It spans the distance from the bottom of the knee cap (patella) to the insertion point on the tibia. The quadriceps and patella tendon work in unison as one mechanism to extend the knee.
Common Ways to Injur the Patella Tendon
Injuries to the tendon can occur […]