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08/08/03 - ACL Injuries In Women
ACL tears are common sports-related injuries. However, ACL injuries are much more common in female athletes than in their male counterparts.
08/01/03 - The Funny Bone
The funny bone, actually, is not a bone at all. When you hit your funny bone, you are hitting a nerve that runs behind your elbow.
07/21/03 - Bone Spurs
Many paitents return from the orthopedists office having been told their X-rays show bone spurs. But what does this mean? Usually a bone spur seen on X-ray is a sign of another problem.
07/11/03 - Blood Clot Treatment
Blood clots are a common problem after orthopedic surgery. Patients having total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement or knee replacement, are at such a high risk for developing a blood clot that they are given blood thinning medication.
06/28/03 - Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications, especially for pateints with orthopedic problems such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis.
06/17/03 - New Arthritis Treatments
A discussion of the pros and cons of the new developments in treatment of osteoarthritis, including glucosamine, synvisc, cartilage replacement and cartilage transplantation.
06/10/03 - Bursitis
When the condition called bursitis occurs, the slippery bursa sac becomes swollen and inflamed. The added bulk of the swollen bursa causes friction within already confined spaces.
06/03/03 - Neck Strain
A strain of the neck, or the muscles around the cervical spine is often called whiplash. This neck muscle strain injury occurs when there is a sudden extension and flexion of the neck.
05/18/03 - Runner's Knee
Chondromalacia patellae, also called Runner's Knee, is a common orthopedic condition that refers to softening of the articular cartilage of the kneecap.
05/13/03 - Ruptured Disc
A ruptured disc is a common problem that leads to back pain and spinal nerve root irritation. Treatment of back pain caused by a ruptured disc may include physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, or surgery.
05/06/03 - Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures. New research aimed at increasing the longevity of implants may lead to better success with this operation.
04/29/03 - Wrist Fracture
A wrist fracture is a common orthopedic injury. Patients who sustain a broken wrist may be treated in a cast, or they may need surgery to repair the fracture.
04/22/03 - Meniscus Repair Surgery
Treatment of meniscus tears, often called 'cartilage tears,' may require surgery. If possible, your surgeon may attempt to repair the meniscus rather than remove the damaged cartilage.
04/15/03 - Partial Knee Replacement
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, also called a 'partial knee replacement,' is a surgery that may be considered for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
04/07/03 - Cortisone Injections
Injections of steroids into inflammed tissues is a common treatment for many orthopedic conditions including arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. Many patients are concerned about cortisone and want more information.
04/01/03 - Shoulder Bursitis
Shoulder bursitis is a common diagnosis given to a patient with shoulder pain. What does this mean and what treatments are available? Learn more about this common condition.
03/17/03 - Heel Spur
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel pain; a heel spur is a spike of bone that can form on the heel as a result of this condition.
03/10/03 - Golfer's Elbow
Now that the sun is coming out, and the weather is warming, the golfers are finding their way out to the course. Golfer's elbow is a common type of tendinitis that causes elbow pain from golfing and other activities.
03/02/03 - ACL Surgery - Do I Need It?
Many patients with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament have questions about whether or not surgery is necessary. This will help you understand the issues.
02/23/03 - Bone Density Testing
Do you need to know your bone density? While there is uncertainty about exactly who needs to know, current guidelines recommend this testing for all women over the age of 65.
02/17/03 - Rotator Cuff Surgery
Injury to tendons around the shoulder joint, called rotator cuff tendons, may require surgical treatment.
02/08/03 - Osteoarthritis
Research has changed the way in which the medical community thinks about osteoarthritis, a condition of wear and tear on the joints.
01/26/03 - Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic surgery is a common orthopedic procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems in joints.
01/20/03 - Bunions
What's the most common cause of bunions? Tight shoes! This painful problem can often be relieved by smart shopping.
01/08/03 - Ankle Sprain
Perhaps the most common acute orthopedic injury, an ankle sprain can sideline the elite athletes and slow up the recreational walker. Here you will find information on treatment and rehabilitation.