One of the most significant concerns for people having joint replacement surgery is the type of anesthesia that will be used. There is some evidence to show that some types of anesthesia are better and have lower risk for joint replacement surgery.
One of the concerns after a knee replacement surgery is a stiff knee. Stiffness after knee replacement is a common problem, and can often be treated with simple steps. When therapy and stretching is insufficient to relieve the stiffness after knee replacement, a manipulation or surgical procedure may be necessary.
Arthroscopic ankle surgery is a treatment option for some causes of ankle pain. During an arthroscopic ankle procedure, a small camera is inserted into the joint and small instruments can be inserted to help repair or remove damaged structures. Ankle arthroscopy may not be an effective treatment for all causes of ankle pain.
Arthroscopic elbow surgery is a treatment option for some causes of elbow pain. During an arthroscopic elbow procedure, a small camera is inserted into the joint and small instruments can be inserted to help repair or remove damaged structures. Elbow arthroscopy may not be an effective treatment for all causes of elbow pain.
Surgery is rarely needed for the treatment of tennis elbow. When needed, surgery can be performed to remove the damaged tendons to cure the symptoms of tennis elbow. About 90 percent of patients will find relief of their symptoms after tennis elbow surgery.
A fibula fracture is an injury to the lower leg. Most often, a broken fibula is a type of ankle fracture, although there are other types of fractures of this bone. Treatment of a fibula fracture depends on the type of break that occurred.
Sesamoiditis is a condition that causes pain under the base of the big toe in the foot. Learn more about the sesamoid bones and sesamoiditis here.
Heat illness occurs when the core body temperature is elevated. The combination of exertion with high ambient temperature can create a combination that leads to heat illness or heat stroke. Without appropriate treatment, heat stroke can lead to death.
Posterolateral rotatory instability occurs when there is damage to the supporting structures of the outside of the knee joint. When patients have posterolateral rotatory instability, this injury must be recognized to ensure adequate restoration of knee function.
Osteoporosis is a condition that can result in an increased susceptibility to broken bones, including hip fractures. Treatment of hip fractures has been shown to be more successful when the underlying osteoporosis is also managed appropriately. Unfortunately, most often osteoporosis treatment is often neglected.
A SLAP repair is a surgical procedure performed to reattach the torn labrum into its proper position. A SLAP repair is an arthroscopic procedure, and the rehabilitation following a SLAP repair lasts about six months.
A Hill-Sachs lesion is part of the injury that can occur when you dislocate your shoulder. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint separates. When this occurs, the bone of the ball part of the joint may be damaged causing the Hill-Sachs defect.
MRSA is a type of bacterial infection that can commonly occur on the skin. During athletic events, there are often times when the MRSA infection can be transmitted from one athlete to another. Taking steps to prevent transmission will help you avoid missing time from sports.
Ankle fusion surgery is a treatment for severe arthritis of the joint. In a fusion surgery, the damaged joint is removed, and the ankle is secured in a proper position. The ankle fusion then permanently holds the joint in this position, alleviating pain, but eliminating motion of the joint. Ankle fusion is the most commonly performed procedure for severe ankle arthritis.
Shoulder instability can be the result of injury to the shoulder, or it may result from having "loose ligaments," causing excessive shoulder mobility. When multidirectional instability is the cause of the shoulder problem, a surgery called a capsular shift, or a capsular plication, can help to restore shoulder stability.
Treatment of tennis elbow can be a long frustrating process. Often attributed to 'overuse,' traditional tennis elbow treatment has focused on avoiding exercise and activity. A new treatment uses eccentric strengthening exercises with a device called the Thera-Band FlexBar for treatment of tennis elbow pain.
Shoulder instability is a problem that causes people to complain that their shoulder comes out of the socket or dislocates. This instability can be caused by trauma, or may occur as a result of specific sports activities.
Ankle replacement surgery is a treatment option for severe ankle arthritis. Because ankle replacement is a newer procedure with some limitations, it's generally reserved for elderly, more sedentary patients.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a treatment option for some causes of knee pain. During an arthroscopic knee procedure, a small camera is inserted into the joint and small instruments can be inserted to help repair or remove damaged structures. Knee arthroscopy may not be an effective treatment for all causes of knee pain.
Determining the best treatment for Dupuytren's contracture can be a challenge for patients. Fortunately, more options are becoming available. The most recent treatment option is an injection of an enzyme called collagenase.
Most rotator cuff tears never need surgery. The vast majority of rotator cuff tears never even cause symptoms. When a rotator cuff tear does cause symptoms, surgery can be considered as a treatment option.
Minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for severe hip arthritis. Anterior hip replacement is a technique of performing this surgery while not disrupting normal muscle in order to get to the joint. The benefits of anterior hip replacement may be a shorter recovery, although this has not been proven.
Leg length inequality is a common complaint after hip replacement surgery. While surgeons try to leave patients with an equal leg length, there are times when leg lengths may turn out to be different after hip replacement surgery. Most often, a leg length discrepancy can be easily treated with a lift in your shoe.
A shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace half of the shoulder joint. Compared to a total shoulder replacement, where the ball and socket of the joint are replaced, a shoulder hemiarthroplasty is used to replace only the ball of the joint.
How young is too young to have a hip replacement? Once reserved for elderly patients who have no other options, total hip replacement surgery is now being performed in younger and younger patients. New implants are being developed in hopes that hip replacements will last a long time in these patients.