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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

Shoulder Bursitis

 

Shoulder bursitis  is one of the most common problems seen in an orthopedic practice.  The shoulder is a unique ball-in-socket joint.  It enables us to place our arms overhead, behind our back and in front of our body.  Shoulders are complex joints involving a multi-axial joint.  It can be injured at any age group, but […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACL Surgery Decision Making

Knee injuries are very common and are in the top three diagnoses that are seen in a sports medicine practice.  The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the main stabilizers of the knee.  It can be injured in sports which involve starting, stopping, cutting such as football, soccer and basketball.  However, it also occurs on […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I Treat Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is clinically called lateral epicondylitis.  It presents as pain over the outer or lateral portion of the elbow.  The pain can be sharp in character and almost always occurs when someone reaches out to grab something such as a carton of milk. Patients will have weakness in grip strength.  In orthopedics it is […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Viscosupplementation

 

Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.   Over 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.  It is a  great procedure for those people whose knee has worn out and they are unable to walk or perform activities of daily living.

Several causes […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rotator Cuff Tears – Conservative Treatment

 

Rotator Cuff tears are a common injury especially in people over the age of 45.  They can occur from athletic activities, on the job especially working with your arms overhead and just from normal wear and tear of daily activities.

Tears are described as either partial or complete.  Patients will usually complain of inability to sleep […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Femur Fractures

The femur is the longest bone in our body and also one of the strongest. It takes considerable forces to break.  Fractures of the femur can occur anywhere along the bone.

Femoral Shaft Fractures

These fractures occur below the hip joint and can be classified by their location in the shaft:  proximal, middle and distal.  The fracture […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rotator Cuff Tears

 

Introduction Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common orthopedic injuries that we see in our practice. It is much more common in patients over the age of 45 years old.

Description The rotator cuff is made up of 4 tendons that attach to the humerus. When one or more of the tendons becomes torn […]

By |November 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries seen in orthopedic surgery.  This injury occurs in basketball, football, soccer as well as other sports.  It can also occur at work from a twisting, turning type of injury.

Anatomy

The knee has four main ligaments:  the medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the […]

By |October 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments