Patient Education

109, 2015

Partial Rotator Cuff Tear: New Treatment Technique

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

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 […]

2907, 2015

Orthopedic Trauma

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

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 […]

1507, 2015

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

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

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 […]

1507, 2015

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

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

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, […]

406, 2015

Patella Tendon Injuries – Case of the Week

By |June 4th, 2015|Educational, Tear, Treatment & Recovery, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

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 […]

2005, 2015

Partial Knee Replacement with Mako

By |May 20th, 2015|Common Pain, Educational, Knee, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

Many people live with disabling knee pain due to osteoarthritis.  This condition is caused by cartilage wear from the ends of the bones that meet at the knee joint.  Initial treatments for this problem often include anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, and activity modification.  Unfortunately, none of the treatments can actually replace the cartilage.  In fact, […]

505, 2015

ACL Surgery Decision Making

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

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 […]

505, 2015

How I Treat Tennis Elbow

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

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 […]

505, 2015


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


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 […]

204, 2015

Rotator Cuff Tears – Conservative Treatment

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


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 […]