Patient Education

610, 2016

Shoulder Pain

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

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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 […]

2009, 2016

Knee Arthritis

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

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 […]

908, 2016

Shoulder Bursitis

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

 

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 […]

1204, 2016

ACL Injuries: New Technique

By |April 12th, 2016|Educational, Treatment & Recovery, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

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 […]

1204, 2016

Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP

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

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 […]

902, 2016

What is Tendonitis?

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

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 […]

202, 2016

ORIF: What is it?

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

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 […]

1512, 2015

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

 
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 […]

1512, 2015

Operating Room 101

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

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 […]

311, 2015

Low Back Pain

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

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 […]