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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

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By Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

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    • Calcific Tendonitis Created: Sunday, August 15, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 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...
    • Avoid Tennis Elbow Pain Created: Monday, August 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Tennis elbow causes pain due to irritation of the extensor tendons of the elbow. These are the tendons often used when lifting objects. Learn how to avoid tennis elbow pain by lifting the right way.
    • Why Do Bones Break? Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      There are three basic reasons why you can break a bone. Mostly all fractures can be traced back to one of these causes. It is important to distinguish why a fracture occurred in order to appropriately treat the injury.
    • Osteoarthritis Created: Sunday, April 27, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis, a condition of destruction of the cartilage surfaces in a joint. Once thought to be due to wear and tear of the cartilage, osteoarthritis is now better...
    • Why Do Fingers Wrinkle? Created: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Finger wrinkling is a bit of a mystery. While some think the question has been solved, it is still unclear exactly why this phenomenon occurs. However, there are some things we do know about the importance of nerves and blood vessels in causing the fingers to wrinkle.
    • Meniscus Transplant Created: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 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...
    • Definition of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Created: Monday, July 28, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a common foot problem. In tarsal tunnel syndrome, the posterior tibial nerve is pinched as it passes behind the ankle.
    • Steps of a Knee Replacment Surgery Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      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 ...
    • What are the side effects of a cortisone injection? Created: Sunday, June 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Cortisone injections are often used to treat orthopedic problems. By decreasing inflammation, a cortisone injection can be a powerful treatment for many conditions. Many people are concerned abou...
    • Ice or Heat Created: Saturday, August 09, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Ice or heat, that is the question. Some injuries need ice, others need heat. Which is appropriate for your condition?
    • Knee Pain Created: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining the cause of your knee pain allows for optimal treatment to begin.
    • Tendonitis Created: Sunday, April 06, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Tendonitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons. Tendonitis means there is inflammation. Prompt treatment helps relive symptoms." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Calf Pain Created: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Calf pain occurs when there is pain in the back of the leg between the knee and ankle. Determining the cause of calf pain can guide treatment.
    • Knee Swelling Created: Monday, June 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A swollen knee is a common complaint of people with knee pain. Learn the causes of knee swelling and what treatments might help this condition.
    • Colles' Fracture Created: Thursday, July 31, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A Colles' fracture is a specific type of wrist fracture (broken wrist). The names Colles' fracture comes from the physician who first described this injury.
    • Radial Head Fracture Created: Sunday, July 27, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Information about a radial head fracture. A radial head fracture is usually caused by falling on an outstretched hand. A radial head fracture is the most common elbow fracture in adults.
    • MRI Created: Friday, August 01, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The MRI machine, short for magnetic resonance imaging, is used for many common orthopedic problems. The MRI uses magnetic differences of tissues to create an image inside the body. The MRI has chan...
    • Does A Ulnar Styloid Fracture Require Treatment? Created: Friday, February 05, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Ulnar styloid fracture is an injury commonly seen in association with fractures of the wrist. Most wrist fractures occur through the radius bone, and more than half of all distal radius fractures o...
    • Top Sprain & Strain Treatments Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Find supplies to help heal from sprains and strains. Treatment of strains & sprains can be sped along with attention to some basic first aid. Find some treatments available to help with your ...
    • Cauda Equina Syndrome Created: Sunday, November 19, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Cauda equina syndrome is an emergency situation where the nerves in the lower spine are compressed and not working properly. Patients with cauda equina syndrome may require emergency surgery for t...
    • Knee Sprain Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      A knee sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments of the knee. The diagnosis of a sprained knee can be used to describe any knee ligament injury..
    • Acute Injury Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      An acute injury is a problem that occurs following a single event. Acute refers to the immediate time period following these injuries. Often doctors refer to the fist 48 to 72 hours following an ...
    • Torn Quadriceps Tendon Created: Monday, July 21, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The quadriceps muscle is the large muscle of the front of the thigh. The quad tendon connects this muscle to the shin bone. Tears of the quad tendon limit strength of the leg and usually require ...
    • Achilles Tendinosis Created: Friday, December 03, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Achilles tendinosis is a condition of chronic irritation and damage to the Achilles tendon. This is a different condition from tendonitis, a problem that is characterized by inflammation of the te...
    • Arthroscopy Created: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Arthroscopic surgery can help diagnose and treat common knee, shoulder, and other joint problems.
    • What type of calcium supplement is best? Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Which type of calcium supplement is best for bone health and bone healing. Calcium supplements can come as calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, and calcium gluconate, among others.
    • Hip Dysplasia Created: Sunday, December 12, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Hip dysplasia is a word used to describe several different developmental problems of the hip joint that occur during pregnancy and infancy.
    • Bone Spurs Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      A bone spur, or an osteophyte, is a common finding, particularly in patients with arthritis. When bone spurs are seen on x-ray, it is used as an indicator as to the severity of the arthritis. Bone ...
    • Tingling & Numbness Created: Monday, August 27, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Lumbar spine conditions can cause tingling and numbness to extend down the legs. The nerves that provide sensory information to the brain can become pinched in the back. Abnormal signals to these...
    • Knee Dislocation Created: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      A knee dislocation is a serious injury that occurs when the end of the thigh bone looses contact with the top of the shin bone. A knee dislocation must be repositioned, and the important nerves and...
    • Compression Fractures Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 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...
    • How To Become An Orthopedic Surgeon Created: Thursday, October 12, 2000 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 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 in...

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