An infection of the knee joint can be a serious problem if treatment is not initiated quickly. Learn about different types of knee infections.
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens the bone of your skeleton. As osteoporosis progresses, the risk of fracture increases. Therefore, medications are often recommended to lower the chance of fracture in patients with osteoporosis.
Medications called bisphosphonates are commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Learn about common side effects of bisphosphonate medications.
The most effective treatment of chronic pain utilizes a long-term approach and efforts to attack the pain with different types of treatments.
Platelet rich plasma, abbreviated PRP, is a treatment for patients with tendon injuries that may be slow healing. PRP injections can be done in a doctor's office.
A recent report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has outlined recommended treatments for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The study investigated different treatments, and looked at the best research available, to make guideline recommendations for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
Ankle sprain treatment can be performed with a few simple steps. It is important that sprained ankles are appropriately treated to speed recovery.
Knee pain has many different causes, but almost all can be helped with proper rehab and exercises to strengthen the joint. Knee rehab is usually guided by a physical therapist, but here are some simple exercises to get you started.
There are several options for treatment of a meniscus tear. Many people can find relief with non-invasive treatments, while other require surgery for pain relief. Learn about options for meniscus tear treatment.
Bo Jackson was a professional football and baseball player. In 1991 Jackson injured his hip in an NFL football game sustaining an injury called a subluxation. He ultimately developed osteonecrosis and required hip replacement surgery.
Lance Armstrong is a professional cyclist. On 3/23/2009 Armstrong injured his shoulder is a cycling crash in Spain. Armstrong sustained a clavicle fracture. He opted for a treatment to surgically repair the clavicle fracture.
The essentials of a knee replacement surgery are universal, but there are some new techniques and implants that have raised interest in knee replacement. Once such change is the development of a custom fit knee replacement designed to fit more precisely to the patient.
Hip replacement surgery is an effective treatment for severe hip arthritis. After hip replacement surgery, it is important to perform therapy to resume normal activities. Understanding the rehab will aid in your hip replacement recovery.
Learn about knee replacement rehabilitation and the steps you need to take to have the most successful recovery from surgery.
Electrical stimulation is sometimes used by patients to help broken bones heal faster. Patients seeking more rapid fracture healing, or patients with broken bones that are not healing well may use electrical stimulation to help encourage healing bone.
Treatment of wrist arthritis with surgery may depend on the extent and location of the arthritis. In some situations, different treatments may be favored. Options include fusion, removal of bone, or replacement of the joint. Learn about the surgical treatment options for patients with arthritis of the wrist joint.
A knee replacement surgery is performed to replace the worn out cartilage from an arthritic knee with a metal and plastic implant. The steps of a knee replacement are described, from diagnosis of arthritis, to implanting the artificial knee.
Learn about treatment options for tennis elbow. Treatments for tennis elbow include medications, cortisone injections, and possibly surgery. New treatments being investigated for use with tennis elbow include blood injections and shockwave therapy.
Achilles tendonitis treatment can help to alleviate symptoms of pain in the heel region. Achilles tendonitis treatment commonly consists of stretching, medications, and ice treatments.
Rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of ACL surgery. Learn about the steps of ACL rehabilitation and what to expect. Knowing the goals of rehab will help you speed your recovery and return to activities following ACL reconstruction surgery.
Surgery is a treatment for a torn Achilles tendon. While the surgical procedure may be straightforward, there are potential complications from surgery, and the rehab can take months for full recovery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery uses techniques to address common spine conditions with surgical techniques that limit the size of the incision. By limiting incision size, the hope is that recovery will be faster, pain will be less and results will be good.
Needle aponeurotomy is a treatment option for patients with Dupuytren's contracture. Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that causes stiffness of the fingers and palm. Needle aponeurotomy or needle release has been used in Europe for many years and is gaining acceptance in the United States.
Shoulder pain is a common problem, but finding the cause can be a difficult task. Learn about common symptoms of shoulder pain and what these may mean.
Metal on metal hip replacement implants were designed to outperform standard hip replacement implants. Often used for young, active patients, metal on metal hip replacements have had problems with early failures and recalls. Learn about these problems.