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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

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By Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

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    • ACI - Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Created: Saturday, January 14, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      ACI, short for autologous chondrocyte implantation, is a surgical treatment for cartilage damage. In an ACI procedure, cartilage cells are grown in a lab, and then placed in the area of cartilage d...
    • Should My Child Have ACL Surgery? Created: Monday, July 27, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      ACL tears are a major knee injury that often requires surgical reconstruction of the torn ligament. When this injury occurs in a child, there is controversy about treatment with immediate surgery o...
    • Hip Dysplasia Created: Sunday, December 12, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Hip dysplasia is a word used to describe several different developmental problems of the hip joint that occur during pregnancy and infancy.
    • Tennis Elbow Injections Created: Friday, September 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Injections are often used as a treatment for tennis elbow, but little is known about the effects of these injections. Determining which treatment is right for tennis elbow is complex as there may b...
    • What are the different types of arthritis? Created: Saturday, February 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Arthritis is the word used to describe inflammation of a joint. The most common cause of arthritis is due to wear and tear arthritis or osteoarthritis. Other cause of arthritis include rheumatoid...
    • MRI of the Knee Created: Sunday, January 16, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The MRI is a valuable too for imaging of orthopedic problems. MRIs are common performed on the knee joint. Use this information to help understand the findings of the MRI of the knee and what con...
    • What is a Cortisone Flare? Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A cortisone flare is a reaction to a cortisone injection. Usually this "flare reaction" is experienced shortly after the injection (within 24 to 48 hours).
    • Calcific Tendonitis Created: Sunday, August 15, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Calcific tendonitis is a condition of calcium deposits within the rotator cuff tendons. The cause of calcific tendonitis is not well understood. Calcific tendonitis proceeds though predictable sta...
    • McMurray Test Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A McMurray test is performed with the patient lying flat and the examiner bending the knee. A click is felt over the meniscus tear as the knee is brought from full flexion to 90 degrees of flexion.
    • Hip Resurfacing Created: Saturday, March 17, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Hip resurfacing surgery is an alternative to standard hip replacements for patients with severe arthritis. In a hip resurfacing surgery, the implant is smaller, and less normal bone is removed. H...
    • Meniscus Transplant Created: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A meniscus transplant is a procedure that replaces the wedge shaped cartilage of the knee joint. The meniscus transplant procedure uses donor tissue to replace tissue that was removed at a prior su...
    • Pellegrini-Stieda Syndrome Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome is a condition of pain at the insertion of the medial collateral ligament on the thigh bone. Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome and the Pellegrini-Stieda sign are seen in patient...
    • Funny Bone Created: Friday, August 01, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What happens when you hit your funny bone? When you hit your funny bone, you have shooting pain and tingling down your forearm and hand. When you hit your funny bone, you actually are hitting a ner...
    • Stress Fracture Created: Friday, April 18, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Stress fractures are overuse injuries to the bone. A stress fracture can occur in any bone, and generally requires rest for treatment of the injury." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Biceps Tenodesis Created: Saturday, February 11, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of tendonitis of the biceps tendon. When a biceps tenodesis is performed, the tendon is cut and reattached to the arm bone.
    • Jersey Finger Created: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn the symptoms and treatment for a jersey finger and discover why it is an injury most common to sports players.
    • Are You Ready For Knee Replacement Surgery? Created: Sunday, February 08, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      What are signs you need, or don't need, knee replacement surgery. Learn how to know when the time is right for you to have knee replacement surgery." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Hip Replacement Dislocation Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A complication of hip replacement is dislocation of the replacement. When a hip replacement dislocation occurs, the hip must be put back in place.
    • Treatment of Joint Replacement Infections Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Infections of joint replacements, including hip and knee replacements, require aggressive treatment. Most infections can be cured when treated.
    • Infection of a Hip Replacement Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Hip replacement infections are serious complications they may require additional surgery and antibiotic treatment to cure the condition.
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Created: Saturday, April 19, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem that causes pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. Learn about symptoms of this problem and treatment options.
    • Locked Knee Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Locking is a symptom of some common knee problems. When your doctor asks if your knee locks, he or she is trying to determine the cause of your knee pain symptoms.
    • Sprains and Strains Created: Thursday, April 17, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Sprains and strains are common injuries. A sprain is a ligament injury, and a strain is a muscle injury, but these have many common symptoms.
    • Frozen Shoulder Created: Friday, April 18, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A frozen shoulder is a condition that causes pain and limited motion of the shoulder joint. Finding the cause of a frozen shoulder can be difficult.
    • Hip Fracture Created: Saturday, April 19, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A hip fracture is a common injury, especially in people with osteoporosis. A broken hip usually requires surgery for treatment.
    • What can I do about a smelly cast? Created: Thursday, November 27, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Casts are used from the treatment of broken bones and other orthopedic conditions. Having a smelly cast is a common complaint--the odor under a cast can become quite awful. What can you do to pre...
    • Bursitis Created: Sunday, April 06, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Among the most common orthopedics problems, bursitis causes inflammation and pain around joints. Learn about bursitis, and possible treatment options.
    • Fracture or Break? Created: Friday, August 01, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What is the difference between a fracture and a break? The words fracture and broken bone mean the same thing.
    • Shoulder Dislocation Created: Friday, May 16, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A shoulder dislocation is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone (humerus) becomes disconnected from the shoulder blade (scapula). Shoulder dislocations occur after falls or other serio...
    • How To Become An Orthopedic Surgeon Created: Thursday, October 12, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to become an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopedic surgeons may treat arthritis, fractures, ligament and tendon ...
    • Arthroscopic Surgery for Torn Meniscus Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A meniscectomy is a surgical procedure to remove torn cartilage in the knee. The meniscectomy is done using arthroscopic surgery on the knee joint. The arthroscope is a small camera that allows t...
    • Compression Fractures Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A compression fracture is a common problem in patients with osteoporosis, a condition that causes bone thinning. Most often seen in the spine, a compression fracture occurs when the bone cannot ade...

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