Patient Education

112, 2014

Femur Fractures

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

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 […]

2911, 2014

Rotator Cuff Tears

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

 

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 […]

1310, 2014

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

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

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 […]

2509, 2014

Rotator Cuff Injuries

By |September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common shoulder injuries seen in my practice.  They typically occur in patients over the age of 40.

Symptoms The most common complaints are:

Pain at night with inability to lie on the affected shoulder
Weakness lifting overhead
Pain with lifting especially at the side

Anatomy The rotator cuff is made up of […]

207, 2014

Hip Fractures

By |July 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the most common fractures in orthopedics is a hip fracture.  There are two main hip fractures which are classified by their anatomic  location: a femoral neck fracture and an intertrochanteric fracture.

Most of the patients we see with hip fractures are over 70 years old, but occasionally it can occur in a younger patient […]

2105, 2014

Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement

By |May 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you continue to live with disabling knee arthritis because you are afraid of having total knee replacement?
There is a better alternative for people who have arthritis confined to specific areas of their knee – partial knee replacement. The Makoplasty procedure uses the latest computer modeling and robotics technology to allow only the specific part […]

2503, 2014

Wrist Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

By |March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your wrist is a complex structure consisting of 8 small bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles which enable you to perform a range of motions. When the tendons or synovium (the sheath surrounding the wrist) are injured or inflamed, it may lead to wrist tendonitis.

Common causes of wrist tendonitis
Overuse of the wrist is one of the […]

2503, 2014

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

By |March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints often seen in primary care clinics. In fact, it is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint after neck pain and back pain.
The shoulder is made up of several joints along with muscles and tendons. It is the most mobile joint in the body and is capable […]

2503, 2014

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)

By |March 25th, 2014|Educational, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) is a type of orthopedic surgery which uses plates, screws, or rods to restore broken bones.

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Explained
Open reduction indicates that surgery is required to fix the fractured bone, and internal fixation implies the usage of hardware (screws, plates etc.) to hold the bone in place. […]

2503, 2014

Common Causes of Severe Back Pain

By |March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A large number of people suffer from back pain. The reasons vary from improper posture to age-related wear and tear of the bones and tissues.
Causes of severe back pain
When the back and core muscles suffer intense strain, it can lead to back pain. Since muscles get a lot of blood supply, they usually heal fairly […]