Orthopedics Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26
Broken Bones in Children | Kids Fractures
Fractures in children are not the same as adults. Learn about the unique aspects of treatment of broken bones in kids and the most common fractures.
Blood Thinning Medications after Joint Replacement
After joint replacement surgery you'll be prescribed a blood-thinning medication to reduce the risk of blood clots. Learn about anticoagulants.
Arthrofibrosis - Scar Tissue Around a Joint
Arthrofibrosis is a condition that causes the formation of dense fibrous scar tissue within the joint. This is sometimes seen after surgery such as an ACL reconstruction.
Am I Too Old for Joint Replacement?
How old is too old for joint replacement? Patients in their 80s and 90s may have debilitating arthritis. Consider these factors before surgery.
Avoiding Pain with Tennis Elbow
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.
Hip Replacement Surgery: Things to Consider
Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for severe arthritis. Hip replacement may become necessary when simple treatments are no longer effective.
Orthopedic Problems of Pregnancy
Some orthopedic conditions are commonly seen during pregnancy. Learn about these conditions that are often seen during pregnancy, and what you can do for treatment of these problems.
10 Exercises and Stretches for Back Pain
One of the best treatments of back pain is doing stretches and exercises. Learn these 10 that will build back muscle strength and flexibility.
Knee Replacement Surgery - Treatment of Severe Arthritis
Knee replacement surgery is a common treatment for severe arthritis. Learn about the details of knee replacement and what to expect from this surgery.
ACL Tears: Sign, Symptoms and Treatment Recommendations
ACL tears are a common knee injury that can cause pain and instability. Learn about treatment options, and the prognosis after sustaining an ACL tear.
Achilles Tendonitis - Symptoms & Treatment of Heel Pain
Achilles tendonitis is a common problem that causes heel pain. Treatment of Achilles tendonitis is focused on non-surgical options for most patients.
What Does It Mean to Have Arthritis?
Arthritis is a common problem that causes joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis. Understanding treatment of arthritis requires that you understand what is causing your arthritis.
What Does Carpal Tunnel Feel Like?
Signs of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands and fingers. Learn how to make the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Prevent Hip Replacement Dislocation
Preventing hip replacement dislocation can best be accomplished with proper implant selection, and optimal placement of those implants.
Knee Replacement Rehab and Recovery
Learn about knee replacement rehabilitation and the steps you need to take to have the most successful recovery from surgery.
Bankart Tear - Injury to Shoulder Labrum from Dislocation
A Bankart tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder. When a shoulder dislocates, the labrum will often tear, learn about the symptoms and treatment options.
Concussion - Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
A concussion is an injury to the brain. Brain injuries can have long-term implications. Any athlete with a concussion requires prompt evaluation.
ACL Tear Surgery Rehab - How Long Does Does It Take?
Can ACL tear rehab be sped up? How long do you have to wait before returning to sports after ACL tear surgery?
Wrist Arthroscopy: Treatment of Wrist Pain Condtions
Arthroscopic surgery is a treatment option for some causes of wrist pain. Wrist arthroscopy may not be an effective treatment for all causes of pain.
Muscle Soreness Treatments After Exercising
Muscle soreness after exercise is a common complaint of many athletes. The cause of muscle soreness is thought to be primarily due to inflammation of the muscle.
Five Sprain & Strain Treatments With the "RICE" Method
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 twisted ankle, wrist sprain, or groin pull.
Revision Knee Replacement
A revision knee replacement is a second surgery performed when the original knee replacement has worn out, or needs to be redone.
Ligament Reconstruction Surgery for an ACL Tear
Surgery is a common treatment for an ACL tear. Learn about making a decision to have ACL reconstruction surgery and what questions to ask.
Calcific Tendonitis - Calcium Deposit in the Shoulder
Calcific tendonitis is a condition that causes shoulder pain from inflammation associated with a calcium deposit in the rotator cuff tendon.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery for Arthritis
When the normal joint cartilage has worn away, shoulder replacement surgery can help with the treatment of severe arthritis.
Numbness and Tingling in Lower Back
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.
Heterotopic Ossification - Abnormal Bone Growth
Heterotopic ossification is the growth of bone in abnormal locations such as soft tissues or muscles after surgery, injury or in a genetic condition.
Shoulder Weakness - Definition and Causes
Shoulder weakness is a common symptom in shoulder pain conditions. The cause of the weakness is usually either a rotator cuff tear or shoulder bursitis.
Lachman Test - Knee Pain Examination for ACL Tear
The Lachman test is the best test to diagnose an ACL tear. The test places stress on the ACL.
Knee Pain Symptoms - Instability - Giving Out
Knee instability, or the sensation of the knee giving out, is usually caused by an injury to a ligament. The sensation of instability, or giving way, can also be caused by other knee conditions.
Bowed Legs in Children and Adults
Bow legs are a symptoms of several different conditions. Treatment of a bow legged deformity requires an understanding of the cause of the problem.
Subluxation - What It Means to Sublux a Joint
Subluxation of a joint is a condition where the joint begins to dislocate. A joint dislocation occurs when the two sides of the joint lose contact.
Pathologic Fracture - Definition, Causes and Treatment
A pathologic fracture is a break that occurs in an area of weakened bone. Pathologic fractures can occur as a result of tumors, infections and osteoporosis.
Open Fractures and Broken Bones (Compound Fractures)
Open fractures are injuries that occur when a broken bone penetrates the skin and exposed. Some people call these injuries a compound fracture.
External Fixation - Fractures and Broken Bones
External fixation is a way of holding bones in place. An external fixator has screws and pins that are inserted into the bone through the skin.
Waterproof Cast Options for Swimming or Showering
Waterproof casts are now a treatment possibility for broken bones. With new liners, waterproof casts are now possible.
Leg Length Discrepancy After Hip Replacement Surgery
Leg length discrepancy is a common complaint after hip replacement. Learn about why this happens and what doctors do to prevent and treat it.
Finger Amputation - When to Reattach a Severed Finger
When a finger is cut off, there is a possibility that the amputated digit can be reattached. Learn about finger amputations and when they should be reattached.
How to Reset A Fracture - Realignment of Broken Bones
Whenever you have a broken bone your doctor will consider reducing the fracture to better align it for healing. Here is what is done in the procedure.
Mid-Shaft Humerus Fractures - Treatment
Breaks in the middle of the upper arm bone, a humeral midshaft fracture, are often treated without surgery, Learn what happens after this injury.
Shoulder Pain Symptoms
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.
How to Keep a Cast Dry in the Shower
A broken bone often requires the use of a cast. One problem is trying to keep a cast dry, but there are options to prevent a cast from getting wet.
Ulnar Styloid Fractures: Treatment of a Broken Wrist
An ulnar styloid fracture is an injury commonly seen in association with a broken wrist. Most ulnar styloid fractures do not need surgery
Do Cortisone Injections Hurt?
Cortisone injections are common, and other medications may be used as well. Do these injections hurt? How painful is a cortisone injection?
Find The Best Knee Replacement Implant
There are many orthopedic companies that produce different implants used in knee replacement. Is there a way to know which knee implant is best?
Implants, Artificial Joints, & Airport Metal Detectors
Many commonly used orthopedic implants are made of metal. These devices may set off metal detectors at the airport.
Antibiotics for the Dentist After Joint Replacement
In the past, doctors have recommended antibiotic treatment before dental work to prevent joint replacement infection, but recently this has changed.
Cartilage Replacement as a Treatment for Knee Arthritis
Cartilage replacement seems like logical solution for patients with knee arthritis and a worn out joint. Learn what it will take to make this an effective treatment.
Why Achilles Tendon Cortisone Injections are Avoided
Why doesn't your doctor use a cortisone injection for Achilles tendonitis? Learn the risks of a tendon rupture when it is used in this area.
Should I Wear a Knee Brace After ACL Surgery?
Knee braces are commonly prescribed after an ACL reconstruction surgery. There are questions is bracing is necessary or if they prevent re-injury.
Broken Talus (Fracture) Symptoms and Treatment
A talus fracture occurs when one of the major bones of the ankle joint is broken. These fractures can have significant problems healing and complications.
Patellar Tendonitis - Jumper's Knee
Patellar tendon problems include tendonitis, tendinosis, partial tears and complete ruptures. Treatment usually begins with noninvasive steps.
A clavicle fracture is an injury to the collarbone of the shoulder. Treatment for a broken collarbone depends on a number of factors, and may include surgery.
Knee Infection Treatment
An infection of the knee joint can be a serious problem if treatment is not initiated quickly. Learn about different types of knee infections.
Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Meniscus Tear Treatments
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.
Signs and Symptoms of an ACL Tear
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament are a common athletic injury of the knee. Here are the signs of an ACL tear and the symptoms that may occur.
Medial Malleolus Fracture and Broken Ankle Treatment
A fracture of the medial malleolus is an injury to the bone on the inner side of the ankle. Treatment of medial malleolus fractures often requires surgery.
Plantaris Muscle Rupture and Calf Pain
Calf muscle injuries can occur in several muscles. Injury to one of the smaller muscles is called a plantaris muscle rupture.
Driveing Again after Surgery or Injury Treatment
One of the most common questions after surgery or treatment of an injury is: When can I drive?
Knee Pain Causes and Treatment Options
Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining the cause of your knee pain allows for optimal treatment to begin.
Lateral Malleolus Fracture - Broken Fibula Treatment
The most common type of broken ankle is a lateral malleolus fracture. This is a type of fibula fracture that often does not need surgery for treatment.
Bucket Handle Meniscus Tears of the Knee
A bucket handle meniscus tear is an injury that causes knee locking. Usual treatment is arthroscopic surgery and possibly meniscus repair.
Cortisone Flare - Worsing Pain After a Steroid Shot
A cortisone flare reaction is a condition that occurs when pain increases following a steroid shot. Typically ice and medication can alleviate the pain of a flare.
What Are My Restrictions After Hip Replacement?
Hip precautions include positions of the hip that should be avoided after hip replacement surgery.
Medical ID Cards Are Not Required by the Tsa
Metal implants used in surgery can cause alarms to activate during airport security screening. For many years, doctors produced ID cards to identify patients with metal implants or joint replacements.
Removing Pins & Other Implants after Surgical Treatment
Metal implants are used to hold broken bones in proper position. In some cases metal implants, plates, screws, and rods may be removed.
Knee X-Rays and Detecting Abnormalities
When evaluating your pain, your doctor may obtain knee x-rays as part of this evaluation. Learn how the results could help determine the cause and treatment for your knee pain.
Knee Pain From Plica Syndrome
Plica syndrome of the knee is a condition that can cause pain within the knee joint. Plica syndrome is caused by irritation to synovial tissues of the knee.
Thompson Test for Torn Achilles Tendon
The Thompson test is performed when making the diagnosis of an Achilles tendon tear. A positive Thompson test is consistent with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Biceps Tenodesis - Surgical Procedure and Alternatives
A biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure to move the normal attachment of the biceps tendon in the shoulder. During this surgery, the tendon is moved from within the shoulder joint to a new attachment on the arm bone.
Pain After Knee Replacement
Persistent pain after knee replacement is the most common complication after this surgery. While most people are worried about risks including infection and blood clot, the most common reason people are not satisfied with their outcome after knee replacement is persistent discomfort.
Knee Bending Machine After Knee Replacement
CPM, or continuous passive motion, is a machine that slowly and gently flexes and extends the knee. These devices have been used after replacement surgery.
Hip Dislocation and Subluxation Symptoms and Treatment
Two injuries you never want to sustain are a hip dislocation and a hip subluxation. They can be devastating. What they mean and how they are treated.
Hill-Sachs Lesion Injury and Deformity to the Shoulder
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.
Meniscus Tear Vs. Cartilage Tear
Doctors and patients often use the words 'meniscus tear' and 'cartilage tear' interchangeably. But do these words mean the same thing?
Hearing Clicking After Knee Replacement Surgery
Many people who have knee replacement surgery will hear noises, such as clicking or clunking, coming from their replaced knee. Is this normal?
Injuries and Conditions Causing Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Once the cause of your hip pain can be determined, appropriate treatment can begin.
Lateral Release of the Patella - Kneecap Realignment
A lateral release of the patella is a procedure used to loosen the tight tissue attached to the kneecap. By performing a lateral release, the patella is allowed to fit into its proper position in the groove at the end of the thigh bone.
Bipartitie Patella - Congenital Split in The Kneecap
A condition called bipartite patella occurs when the kneecap bone is formed abnormally making the knee prone to inflammation. Treatment is usually nonsurgical.
Groin Pain - Causes of Hip Joint Symptoms
Groin pain is often a sign of a problem inside the hip joint. Common conditions that cause groin pain include muscle strains, arthritis, and labral tears.
Hand Symptoms - Finger Clicking and Snapping
Finger popping, snapping, and clicking are all common symptoms. They may be painful or pain-free symptoms.
Back Symptoms - Electric Shock Pain
Painful symptoms such as an electric shock pain going down the legs can be caused by nerve compression seen in many spinal conditions.
Locked Knee - Unable to Bend Joint
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.
Synovitis - Inflammation of the Synovial Tissue of a Joint
The synovium is the lining of the joints, and when inflamed, the condition called synovitis is the result. Synovitis can cause pain around joints.
Icing an Injury - Treatment of Inflammation
Learn how to properly ice an injury to speed your recovery. Using ice can help decrease inflammation and swelling with many common conditions.
Shock Wave Therapy for Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has emerged as a treatment option for patients with plantar fasciitis and chronic tendon problems.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain - SI Injury
Pain in your lower back and upper buttock may be inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SI). It is difficult to diagnose, but usually easier to treat.
Returning Home From Joint Replacement Surgery
After joint replacement surgery, including hip replacement or knee replacement, you may need some extra help around the house.
Wrist Ganglion Cyst - Lump on the Back of the Hand
Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps usually found on the back of the hand. Treatment of a ganglion cyst is only necessary if there is pain.
Why Does a Bone Break
It is important to distinguish why a fracture occurred in order to appropriately treat the injury. Most all fractures can be traced back to one of three causes.
Who is "The Best" Orthopedic Surgeon? - Finding Your Doctor
Who is the best orthopedic doctor? A difficult question to answer, as patients look for very different things when deciding who is the best. The best orthopedic surgeon is a doctor you are comfortable working with and who has experience treating your condition.
Whiplash (Cervical Muscle Strain / Ligamentous Sprain)
A neck strain of the muscles around the cervical spine is often called whiplash. This whiplash injury occurs when there is a sudden extension and flexion of the neck. Treatment of a neck strain is described here.
Using a Cane: Which Hand Should Hold It?
A cane can be used for support in many different medical conditions. Patients often use a cane for help with knee and hip pain, balance problems, or other injuries.
When Does a Partial ACL Tear Require Surgery?
Should a partial ACL tear be treated with surgery? This depends on the functional limitations on the patients, not the actual amount of ACL torn.
When is Bunion Surgery Necessary for Treatment?
Bunion surgery is an option, but deciding to have it should focus on pain relief and not foot appearance or wanting to wear trendy shoes. Here's why.
When a Rotator Cuff Tear Requires Surgery
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. Some patients with a rotator cuff tear may require surgical treatment, but many patients will not need surgery. When does a rotator cuff tear require surgical treatment?
Arthroscopic Surgery - Arthroscopy of a Joint
Arthroscopic surgery can help diagnose and treat common knee, shoulder, and other joint problems. Arthroscopy allows your doctor to see inside these joints.
Tendon - Structures That Connect Muscle to Bone
What is a tendon? A tendon is a structure that connects muscle to bone. Tendons are commonly inflamed is a condition called tendonitis.
Hammer Toes - Deformity of the Lesser Toe
A hammer toe most often occurs in the second toe, and is often the result of a big toe bunion pushing on the second toe.
Chilectomy: Surgery for Big Toe Arthritis
A cheilectomy is a surgery to remove bone spurs from the base of the big toe. These bone spurs are the result of hallux rigidus: arthritis of the big toe.
Cast Materials Used for Treatment of a Broken Bone
Broken bone often requires immobilization to allow for healing. Casts are usually made from either fiberglass or plaster.
What Causes a Bunion?
Bunions can lead to pain and deformity of the big toe. Learn about what causes them, including hereditary factors and wearing the wrong footwear.
Watershed Zone of a Tendon - Cause of Tendonitis and Tears
The blood supply to these parts of the tendon are called 'watershed zones,' areas where the blood vessels are furthest away.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Could you have osteoporosis? Know the warning signs and symptoms and how to get tested. Learn about the risk factors you can and can't control.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pain Medications (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve), that help treat pain and reduce inflammation.
Nonunion - Non-Healing of a Broken Bone
A nonunion is a broken bone that doesn't heal. Learn about what causes it, which bone fractures are most susceptible, and how it can be treated.
Unhappy Triad - ACL, MCL, Meniscus Knee Injury
The unhappy triad is the trio of knee injuries to the ACL, MCL and meniscus. Treatment of an unhappy triad injury will likely require surgery.
Top 5 Orthopedic Tests You Don't Need
Not every ailment needs a test, but odds are, if you go to your doctor, something will be ordered. Most tests make a lot of sense, but not all. Some orthopedic tests done need to be done.
New Medications Used in Joint Replacement
New medications are being used for joint replacement surgery for pain treatment, blood clot prevention, and avoiding infections.
Growth Plate Fractures: Classification and Treatment
Growth plate fractures happen to children's growing bones. The Salter-Harris system classifies them to guide how they are treated and the prognosis.
Ultrasound to Accelerate Fracture Healing
Ultrasound is sometimes used by patients to help broken bones heal faster. It is probably most useful in patients who have slow healing of fractures.
Multi-Directional Instability of the Shoulder - MDI
Multi-directional instability is when a shoulder is unstable and may come out of the socket or dislocate. Learn the causes and treatment of MDI.
Rotator Cuff Muscles - Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
Shoulder rotator cuff injuries can be to any of four muscles and tendons: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Learn more.
Growth Plate Fracture Treatment - Broken Bones in Kids
Injuries to the growth plate in children require care to prevent future problems. Learn about the treatment options for broken bones in kids.
MCL Tears Treatment and Recovery Time
Most MCL tears can be treated with rest and progressive mobilization, depending on the severity. Learn about the treatments and recovery time.
Types of Treatments for Low Back Pain
Low back pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Back pain treatment may include physical therapy, medications, cortisone injections, and sometimes spine surgery.
Treatment of a SLAP Tears of the Shoulder Joint
Treatment of a SLAP tear of the shoulder can be accomplished with both simple and surgical solutions. The most common surgery is a SLAP repair.
Treatment of a Torn Hamstring - Pulled Muscle Help
Hamstring injuries may require specific treatment to allow for a full recovery. Learn about treatments for a torn hamstring and what you can do.
Microfracture Surgery for Cartilage Damage
Microfracture is a surgical option that is used to treat areas of damaged cartilage. It is most commonly used in the treatment of knee cartilage damage.
Metatarsus Adductus - Foot Problem in Newborns and Infants
Metatarsus adductus is a common foot problem seen in newborns and infants. Children born with metatarsus adductus have the foot where the forefoot and toes are pointed inwards. Most children will correct the foot deformity without specific treatment.
Treatment Options for Cartilage Defects of the Knee
Cartilage defects of the knee may require surgery to relieve pain and swelling. Learn about microfracture, cartilage transfer and implantation.
Torn Achilles Tendon - Treatment Options
When you tear your Achilles tendon, you have both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Learn more about which of these might be best for you.
Treatment of Shin Splints
Treatment of shin splints can usually be accomplished with simple steps. Returning to sports may take weeks or months.
Open Fracture Treatment
Treatment of an open fracture, a broken bone that is exposed through the skin, is different from standard fracture treatment.
Treatment of PFPS - Chondromalacia Treatment
PFPS, also called chondromalacia or runner's knee, is a common cause of knee pain. Here are the treatment steps to find relief from pain.
Transient Synovitis - Hip Pain in Children
Hip pain in children may be due to transient synovitis, sometimes called toxic synovitis. It can be treated with rest and observation.
Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Recalls and Problems
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.
Traction - Fracture and Broken Bone Treatment
Traction is a method of treatment of broken bones. Traction is used less commonly in modern orthopedics, but it still has a use for some injuries.
Medial Gastrocnemius Strain: Calf Injury Treatment
A medial gastrocnemius strain is an injury to the calf muscle. Learn exactly what it entails and if it does or does not require surgery.
Meralgia Paresthetica - Pinched Nerve in Thigh
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes numbness on the front of the thigh. The causes include pregnancy, belts, and obesity.
What Is a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture?
While a complete quadriceps tendon rupture is relatively uncommon in healthy people, athletes can be prone to partial tears. Learn how both are treated.
MCL Tear - Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries
People who sustain an MCL tear may complain of the knee giving out. Treatment of an MCL tear is almost always non-surgical.
How Can You Treat a Mallet Finger?
Jamming can cause a mallet finger you can't fully straighten. Learn how this tendon injury is treated with a splint and when surgery may be needed.
Orthopedic Injuries - Top 5 Preventable Orthopedic Injuries
Seeking out treatment advice is the most common reason to see an orthopedist, but all too often we forget to try to prevent the injuries that bring us there in the first place. Prevention of orthopedic problems is an important step in maintaining good health. Here, the top 5 preventable orthopedic injuries and how to prevent them.
Which Joint Supplements Are the Best?
Which joint supplements are best? There are many options for treatment of arthritis, and several different joint supplements.
Toe Walking in Children - Sign of a Problem?
Toe walking in children is a gait pattern that may be normal, or may be a sign of an underlying condition.
Maisonneuve Fracture of the Ankle
A Maisonneuve fracture occurs when there is injury to the inner side of the ankle and the syndesmosis. This injury causes instability to the ankle.
Lunate Dislocation of the Wrist Symptoms and Treatment
A lunate dislocation is an injury to the wrist carpal bones. It usually a severe injury with pain, swelling, and numbness and needs repositioning.
Lumbar Discectomy - Spine Surgery to Remove a Herniated Disc
A lumbar discectomy is a surgery to remove a herniated disc from the spine. When a herniated disc is pressing on nerves, it may need to be removed with an operation.
Definition of the Lower Extremity
The lower extremity refers to the part of the body from the hip to the toes. The lower extremity includes the hip, knee, and ankle joints, and the bones of the thigh, leg, and foot.
Low Back Strain - Treatment of Back Muscle Injuries
A low back strain, often called a lumbar strain, is an injury to the large muscles in the lumbar spine. Treatment can usually be effective with a few simple steps.
If symptoms do not respond as expected to treatment, you should return to your doctor for further evaluation.
Stretching & Physical Therapy for Lumbar Strains
Stretches and exercises can be a useful way to improve symptoms of a low back strain.
Many patients find relief from a common low back strain with a number of alternative treatment methods.
Medications for Low Back Strains
Medications used for lumbar muscle strains can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and relax muscle spasms.
Low Back Strains
Treatment of a lumbar strain is very important so that a patient can make a full recovery from a low back injury. Learn the treatments available for low back strains and sprains.
Rest For Treatment of Lumbar Strains
Resting the injured muscles of the lumbar spine is a first step in treatment of a muscle strain of the low back.
Hip Replacements Can Last a Long Time, But Not Forever...
Hip replacement design is improving, and implants are lasting longer...but not forever. How long should a hip replacement last?
There Are Risks Of Surgery
Risks of a hip replacement include infection, blood clot, and others. Knowing the possible complications can lead to steps to avoid problems.
You Can Help Prevent Infection
Infection is a serious complication of hip replacement surgery. The most important thing you can do is take steps to prevent the chance of an infection.
Sometimes Leg Lengths Are Unequal After Surgery
Leg length difference is an unexpected complication of hip replacement. There are steps your surgeon can take to prevent unequal leg lengths.
Losing Weight Improves Your Chance For Success
Losing weight can help prevent complications of joint replacement and may help you delay surgery, but a new hip probably will not lead to weight loss.
You May Never Be Too Old, But You May Be Too Young
Knowing when to have hip replacement can be hard, and many patients worry they are too old or too young.
Success Can't Be Beat!
Hip replacement is among the most successful surgical procedures, and while there are risks of surgery, the outcomes are very good.
Limping Child - Problems Babies and Toddlers that Cause a Limp
A limp of a young child can be a serious problem, or it may resolve with rest. It is important to have a limping child seen by your doctor.
TheraBand FlexBar Treatment for Tennis Elbow
A new treatment for tennis elbow pain uses eccentric strengthening exercises with a device called the Thera-Band FlexBar. Learn about its use.
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear - Knee Injury
The lateral collateral ligament, or LCL is a ligament that supports the outside of the knee. Learn about LCL tears and how they are treated.
Knee Sprain - Ligament Injury to the Knee Joint
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..
Knee Osteotomy - Alternative to Total Knee Replacement
Surgical treatment for arthritis is usually a total knee replacement, but tibial osteotomy is an alternative for select patients. Are you a candidate?
Knee Osteotomy Surgery - Knee Replacement Alternative
Information about knee osteotomy surgery, how the procedure is performed, and potential complications. Knee osteotomy is considered for young, active patients with limited arthritis of the knee joint. Page 2.
Knee Exercises - Rehab From Injury and Surgery
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.
Knee Arthritis - Diagnosis and Treatment of Wear and Tear
Knee arthritis can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and difficulty with activities. Learn about treatments available for symptoms of knee arthritis.
Knee Dislocation Treatments and Recovery
A knee dislocation is an injury that occurs when the thigh bone looses contact with the shin bone. Treatment often requires surgery to repair ligaments.
Knee Arthroscopy: Will It Help Arthritis?
Knee arthroscopy is sometime an effective treatment for arthritis, but many patients will find no lasting relief from this common surgery.
Obesity and Arthritis - Body Weight Affects Joint Pain
Obesity and arthritis often go hand in hand. But the good news is you can get relief of joint pain with even moderate reductions in your body weight.
What is a Jersey Finger Injury and How is it Treated?
Learn the symptoms and treatment for a jersey finger tendon injury. It is common in tackling sports and can require surgery to correct.
IT Band Syndrome - Lateral Side Knee Pain Overuse Injury
Iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS, is commonly a cause of lateral sided knee pain. Treatment of IT band syndrome can usually be accomplished with simple steps.
4 Ways to See If You Found The Right Surgeon
Finding the right surgeon can be a challenge, but here are 4 way to know that you are in good hands.
Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures - Type of Broken Hip Bone
An intertrochanteric hip fracture is a specific type of broken hip. Typical treatment involves a surgical repair of the broken bone followed by rehab.
Tendinosis - Chronic Microtears of Tendon Tissue
Tendinosis is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling of a tendon. People often confuse this type of tendon injury with tendonitis.
TFCC Tear - Wrist Cartilage Tear
The triagular fibrocartilage complex is the ligaments and cartilage on the ulnar side of the wrist. TFCC tears can cause pain and clicking.
6 Tests Used to Diagnose Spinal Stenosis
Diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis can be accomplished by performing different types of tests. Here are the methods to make this diagnosis.
Injury Treatment - Ice vs. Heat for Different Circumstances
Ice or heat? That is the question. Some injuries need ice, others need heat. Which is appropriate for your condition?
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - Heel Pain
Could your heel, foot or ankle pain be tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by nerve compression? It is often confused with plantar fasciitis. Learn more.
Surgical Options for Trigger Finger Release
Trigger finger surgery is a common and effective treatment for this condition. Here are the surgical options used for treatment of trigger finger.
Surgical Treatments for Thumb CMC Arthritis
Treatment of arthritis of the thumb is common, and often people choose surgical treatment of this problem.
Surgery as an Option for Tennis Elbow
Surgery is rarely needed for tennis elbow. But when nonsurgical treatment doesn't work, these procedures can remove the damaged tendon.
Small Incision Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery
One of the most significant advances in orthopedic surgery is the advent of techniques used to minimize the size of surgical incisions.
Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis
When is surgery necessary in the treatment of plantar fasciitis? Learn about plantar fascia release and surgery for the treatment of heel pain.
Achilles Tendon Tear Surgery - What to Expect
Surgery is a treatment for a torn Achilles tendon. Learn more about how it is done for actute and chronic tears, potential complications and rehab.
Treatment of a Pulled Muscle
Muscle strains, also called pulled muscles, are common sports injuries. The treatment of a muscle pull depends on the particular injury.
Stress Fracture - Overuse Bone Injury
A stress fracture is an overuse injury to the bone, often seen when you increase athletic training too rapidly. See how it is diagnosed and treated.
Plantar Fasciitis Stretches: Icing the Foot
The last step of your treatments should be to ice the arch of the foot fr relief of plantar fasciitis. Here is a simple way to ice the foot.
How to Perform a Knee Injection for Medication
What is going to happen when you need a knee Injection of cortisone or Synvisc? Learn about the steps your doctor will take and if it's going to hurt.
Treatment of a Sprained Ankle - Steps Your Should Take
Learn the basic steps for how to treat a sprained ankle. Most people can find recovery with some simple steps for treatment of ankle sprains.
Sternoclavicular (SC) Joint Dislocations
The sternoclavicular joint (also called the SC joint) is the connection of the breastbone to the collarbone. An uncommon shoulder injury is called a SC dislocation.
Sprengel's Deformity - Shoulder Blade in Children
Sprengel's Deformity is a condition of the shoulder seen in children. Children with Sprengel's Deformity have an undescended scapula that sits higher on the back than the other side.
How to Heal Broken Bones as Quickly as Possible
Patients who sustain a broken bone, or a fracture, want to heal as quickly as possible. Learn how you can speed healing a broken bone.
What Is Spine Fusion Surgery?
A spine fusion surgery links together segments of the spinal column. Learn how and why it is done, the pros, cons and possible complications.
Sprains and Strains - Muscle and Ligament Injuries
Sprains and strains are common injuries. A sprain is a ligament injury, and a strain is a muscle injury, but both can be treated by the RICE method.
Surgery For Back Pain
Spine surgery is not usually needed in the treatment of back pain, but for patients who can't find relief, back surgery may become necessary.
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Snapping hip syndrome is an unusual cause of hip pain, but can be bothersome. There are several causes of a snapping hip syndrome and the treatments are different.
How To Choose a Surgeon - How To Choose the Right Doctor For Your Surgery
Choosing who is going to perform you surgery is one of the most important decisions you can make. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right doctor.
How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
Learn how to become an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Injury to the AC Joint of the Shoulder
A shoulder separation is an injury to the AC joint on the top of the shoulder. These injuries occur with a fall on the outside of the shoulder.
Shoulder instability is a problem of a loose shoulder joint. When this occurs, patients may experience symptoms of an unstable joint. Shoulder instability can be caused by a previous dislocation, or it may happen when the ligaments around the joint are too loose. Patients with shoulder instability are prone to subluxation and even repeat dislocations.
Signs and Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear
A rotator cuff tear can be painful, cause difficulty sleeping, and lead to chronic shoulder problems. These are some of the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear.
How Does Physical Therapy Help a Rotator Cuff Tear?
Physical therapy is often recommended as an initial treatment of a rotator cuff tear. However, physical therapy wouldn't seem to help a torn tendon heal. Why is physical therapy often the first treatment recommended for patients with a rotator cuff tear? Learn more.
Shoulder Bursitis Pain - Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Shoulder bursitis is the most common causes of shoulder pain. Often called rotator cuff tendonitis, there are a number of treatments available.
Anatomy of the Human Shoulder Joint
The shoulder joint is the connection between the chest and the upper extremity. Three bones come together at the shoulder joint.
How Shoulder Arthritis is Diagnosed and Treated
Your pain might be from shoulder arthritis. Learn about the two types and how it may be treated conservatively or may need joint replacement surgery.
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment Options
How will your shoulder dislocation be treated? It starts with repositioning and immobilizing the joint. Learn why a brace or surgery may be a advised.
Shoulder Fractures: Breaks of the Proximal Humerus and Scapula
Broken bones around the shoulder joint are common. A shoulder fracture may refer to injury of one of three bones; here you can learn about treatments.
Sex After Joint Replacement Surgery
Not many people talk about sex after joint replacement, but it's an important part of life, and many people find improvement in their sex life after joint replacement.
How Common is a Rotator Cuff Tear? Are They Abnormal?
Rotator cuff tears are more common than you may think. Especially as we get older, rotator cuff tears occur with increasing frequency. How common are rotator cuff tears?
Septic Joint - Infection Inside a Joint
Treatment consists of draining the infection out of the joint space, often surgically, along with intravenous antibiotics.
How are Tendonitis and Bursitis Different?
Tendonitis and bursitis are not the same thing. While they are often related and are treated similarly, they are inflammation of different structures.
How an MRI Machine Works for Orthopedics
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 changed the way many orthopedic problems are diagnosed.
How Does an MRI Machine Work?
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 changed the way many orthopedic problems are diagnosed. Page 2.
Sesamoiditis - Sesamoid Bone Pain
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.
Definition of Sarcoma: Malignant Connective Tissue Cancer
Sarcomas are bone, muscle, cartilage, and fibrous tissue cancers. They can spread through the body, most commonly to the lung or liver.
Hip Resurfacing Surgery - Hip Replacement Alternative
Hip resurfacing surgery is an alternative to standard hip replacements for younger patients with severe arthritis. See why it is gaining interest.
How Hip Resurfacing Surgery is Done
Learn what is done during a hip resurfacing surgery, plus recovery and possible complications of surgery including fracture, loosening and metal ions. Page 2.
Hip Replacement Rehabilitation and Therapy
After hip replacement surgery, it is important to perform therapy to resume normal activities. Understanding the rehab will aid in your recovery.
Hip Replacement Surgery in Young Patients
Once reserved for elderly patients who have no other options, total hip replacement surgery is now being performed in younger and younger patients.
Hip Bursitis - Common Cause of Pain
Hip bursitis is a common condition that causes pain over the outside of the hip joint. Misdiagnosis is common in patients with hip bursitis.
Pediatric Hip Dysplasia - Dislocated Hips In Children
Hip dysplasia is a word used to describe several different developmental problems of the hip joint that occur during pregnancy and infancy.
Scoliosis - Lateral Curve of the Spine
Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. It can affect children and adults. Learn the types and treatment to prevent progression.
Scapula Fracture - Broken Shoulder Blade Bone
A scapula fracture in an injury to the shoulder blade. A scapular fracture is a serious injury that can lead to arthritis and instability.
Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation following hip arthroscopy is an important step in treatment. Rehabilitation after hip arthroscopy focuses on regaining motion and strengthening the muscles around the joint.
Lumbar Spine Herniated Disc Treatment Options
Treatment of a herniated disc depends on symptoms, examination, and imaging findings. Not all disc herniations require surgery, but an operation may be an option.
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery - Options for Treatment
Surgery may be needed in some individuals with a rotator cuff tear. In most cases, the goal of surgery is to repair the torn rotator cuff tendons.
Rotating Knee Replacements - A Better Implant?
A rotating knee replacement implant is designed to replicate normal knee motion. Is it better? A look at the debate as to whether it may last longer.
Risks of Hip and Knee Replacement
Joint replacement surgery has potential risks and complications. Before undergoing a knee replacement, a patient should have a general understanding of the potential risks and complications of this procedure. Risks of knee replacement include blood clots, stiffness, loosening, and infection of the implant.
Repeat / Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is among the most common orthopedic procedures. Unfortunately, hip replacements can wear out over time. When a hip replacement wears out, a revision hip replacement, or repeat hip replacement surgery may need to be performed. Revision hip replacement surgery is more complex than the first procedure.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery
A reverse shoulder replacement is a procedure developed for patients who have severe shoulder arthritis with coexisting rotator cuff tears.
Exercises for Shoulder Pain - Shoulder Surgery Rehab
After shoulder injuries and shoulder surgery, some simple exercises can help you make a full recovery. Learn a few shoulder stretches and exercises.
Growing Pains in Children : Causes of Bone and Muscle Aches
Children often complain of bone pain and muscle aches. These are often called growing pains: but what does that mean, and what's the best treatment?
Groin Strain Treatment
Proper treatment from a groin strain involves rest and stretching. Therapy may also be useful for more severe injuries, while surgery is rarely needed.
Radial Head Fracture (Definition and Treatment)
A radial head fracture is an elbow injury usually caused by falling on an outstretched hand. These are the most common type of adult elbow fracture.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin - Supplements for Arthritis
Joint supplements are taken by many patients for arthritis treatment. These medications, such as glucosamine and chondroitin are hoped to relieve pain.
Proximal Humerus Fracture - Broken Shoulder Bone
A proximal humerus fracture, also called a broken shoulder, is a common injury. Proximal humerus fractures occur when the ball or the ball-and-socket shoulder joint is broken.
Proximal Biceps Tendon Tear - Torn Biceps at the Shoulder
Tears of the proximal biceps tendon are an injury at the shoulder joint. Typically, treatment can proceed without surgery.
Gamekeeper's Thumb - Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
An injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is called a gamekeeper's thumb or a skier's thumb. Learn about the symptoms and how it is treated.
Prepatellar Bursitis of the Kneecap
Prepatellar bursitis is inflammation of the bursa over the front of the knee, just above the kneecap. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
Preparing For Joint Replacement Surgery - Before Knee & Hip Replacement
There are steps to take before knee replacement or hip replacement that will help you achieve good results from your surgery.
Having Surgery? Information About Surgery
Basic information about orthopedic surgery. What to expect, what to bring, and what to know before you go to the hospital. Take the fear out of surgery and understand what is going to happen.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Questions to ask your doctor before surgery. These are questions you may want to ask your doctor so you are well prepared for surgery.
Posterior Heel Pain Symptoms and Treatment
Learn about causes of posterior heel pain and what treatments are available for these conditions. Problems include tendonitis and bursitis.
Treatment of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Posterior tibial tendonitis is an ankle problem that causes pain on the inner side of the joint. Most often treatment is focused on preventing a flatfoot deformity.
Knee Pain Symptoms - Popping & Snapping
Popping and snapping are common symptoms found in patients with knee pain. Often popping and snapping are associated with damaged meniscus or cartilage.
Periprosthetic Fracture - Broken Bone Around Joint Replacement Implants
Periprosthetic fractures occur when bone surrounding an orthopedic implant, suchs as a hip or knee replacement, is broken.
Pelvic Insufficiency Fracture - Pubic Ramus and Sacral
A pelvis insufficiency fracture occurs as a result of weak bone from osteoporosis. Common types include pubic ramus fractures and sacral fractures.
Pediatric Femur Fractures - Treatment Options
Femur fractures occur when there is an injury to the thigh bone. A femur fracture is not an uncommon type of broken bone in a child. The treatment of pediatric femur fractures depends on the age of the child.
Patella Fracture | Broken Kneecap
A patella fracture is an injury to the kneecap. Most patella fractures heal well and patients tend to return to their previous level of activities.
Patella Injuries and Kneecap Pain - Diagnosis and Treatment
Patella injuries are a common orthopedic injury and cause of pain. The patella, or kneecap is important in the mechanics of your joint, and irritation of the kneecap can cause pain and problems.
Patellofemoral Knee Replacement Procedure and Results
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure performed to replace worn out cartilage in the knee joint. A partial knee replacement can be considered when only a part of the joint is worn out. When the kneecap is the only part of the knee that is arthritic, a patellofemoral knee replacement may be an option.
Overuse Syndrome Definition
Overuse syndromes are common orthopedic problems characterized by chronic irritation to a body part. Many forms of repetitive strain injury fall under the category of overuse syndromes.
Osteitis Pubis - Groin Pain in Athletes
Osteitis pubis is an uncommon cause of groin and pelvic pain seen in athletes. It can usually be effectively treated to control the inflammation.
Fracture Blisters - Skin Problem Over Broken Bones
Fracture blisters are a sign of soft-tissue trauma after a broken bone. These skin blisters often occur after ankle and tibia fractures.
Forearm Fracture - Overview of the Different Types
Forearm fractures involve injury to one or both of the bones of the forearm. A forearm fracture can involve the ulna or the radius.
Forearm Fractures: A Broken Ulna
A ulna fracture is an injury to one of the bones in the forearm. Most can be undergo cast treatment, but if the bone is displaced it may require surgery. Page 2.
Top Orthopedic Innovations of the Next Decade - New Procedures
Wondering what is next around the corner? Here are the top orthopedic innovations that are coming over the next decade.
Orthopedic Conditions in Toddlers
Several orthopedic conditions are unique to the toddler age group. The 1- to 4-year-old children become prone to developing certain problems.
Patellar Tendon Tear: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
A torn patellar tendon is a serious injury to the knee. Most often occurring in men during sports activities, a patellar tendon tear should have surgery to repair the damaged tendon.
Foot Problems & Deformities in Babies
Foot deformities are the most common type of deformity detected in newborns. Babies are often noted to have different types of foot deformities. Depending on the cause of the abnormal appearing foot, treatment may range from simple observation to surgical intervention.
Treatment of Tendonitis: Options to Heal Tendon Injury
Tendonitis treatment can usually be accomplished with some simple steps. Learn how you can manage the symptoms of tendon inflammation to resolve the pain.
Osteochondritis Dissecans - OCD of the Knee
Osteochondritis dissecans, abbreviated OCD, is a problem with cartilage often occurring in the knee joint. Treatment of OCD may require surgery.
Wrist Sprain - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Wrist sprains are an injury to the ligaments of the joint. A sprained wrist can usually heal with simple treatments.
The Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis for Broken Ribs
Rib fractures are injuries to the bones of the chest wall. The goal of treatment of a broken rib is to prevent associated complications.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Arm, Shoulder and Neck Pain
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is an unusual cause of shoulder and arm pain and tingling.
Ankle Sprain Surgery - Modified Brostrom Procedure
Ankle sprain surgery is rarely needed for treatment, but in some cases of chronic, recurrent instability of the joint, it may be helpful.
Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty - Replacement of Half the Joint
A shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace half of the shoulder joint--just the ball of the ball and socket joint.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder is most often a condition that seemingly comes out of nowhere. However there are some causes and risk factors for this problem.
Stretching Exercises for a Calf Strain
Athletes who sustain a calf strain have injured the muscle of the back of their leg. An important part of treatment for a calf strain is a stretching program. Calf injuries can also be prevented with an appropriate stretching routine.
Calf Strain Stretches - Towel Pull
A towel pull is a way to stretch both the bottom of your foot and the back of your leg.
Calf Strain Stretches - Toe Dips
Similar to a calf stretch, the toe dips emphasize a stretch of the back of the heel. Toe dips can be a useful treatment for a calf strain and can easily be done along stairs or a curb.
Posterior Malleolus Fracture - Ankle Fracture Treatment
Posterior malleolar fractures of the ankle are a part of a trimalleolar fracture. Treatment of the posterior malleolus fracture may require surgery.
Bo Jackson - Hip Subluxation
Bo Jackson was a professional football and baseball player. Jackson injured his hip in a football game sustaining an injury called a subluxation.
Risks of ACL Surgery and Ligament Reconstruction
ACL surgery has potential complications. Learn about the risks of ACL reconstruction surgery and what you can do to limit the chance of complication.
Spondylolysis: Stress Fracture of the Spine of Young Athletes
Spondylolysis is a condition that is characterized by a stress fracture in part of the vertebrae that leads to back pain. This problem is common in young athletes.
High Demand Sports Associated With ACL Injury
Some sports need a normal ACL for participation. These are high demand ACL sports, and athletes in the sports often require surgery for an ACL tear.
Ulnar Sided Wrist Problems: Snapping ECU, Tendonitis
The ECU tendon of the wrist is a common source of ulnar sided wrist pain. Problems include tendon subluxation and tendonitis.
Smith's Fracture - Volar Displacement of Broken Wrist
A Smith's fracture is a type of broken wrist. Treatment of a Smith's fracture is sometimes possible by casting, but may require surgery.
Sever's Disease - Heel Pain In Children
Children with Server's disease experience pain in one or both of their heels when walking. Sever's disease occurs just before the closing of the heel bone growth plate.
Revision Joint Replacement - A Second Joint Replacement Surgery
A revision joint replacement means that surgery must be done to replace a worn out joint replacement. Also called revision arthroplasty, revision joint replacement is often more complicated with less predictable results.
Signs and Symptoms of a Frozen Shoulder
A frozen shoulder causes typical signs and symptoms of stiffness and pain of the shoulder joint.
Shoulder Pain When Throwing
Shoulder pain is common in throwing athletes, but most often treatment can be achieved with non-surgical therapy. Learn about why it hurts to throw.
Shoulder Chondrolysis From Arthroscopic Surgery
One serious complication of arthroscopic shoulder surgery is called chondrolysis, a condition that causes rapid disintegration of joint cartilage.
Surgery for Shoulder Instability - Capsular Shift
Shoulder instability can cause dislocation and may need surgery. Learn how capsular shift and plication surgeries are done and which may be preferred.
SLAP Repair - Shoulder Arthroscopy for Torn Labrum
A SLAP repair is a surgical procedure performed to reattach the torn labrum into its proper position. This is a type arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Shoulder Apprehension - Sensation of Instability
Shoulder apprehension occurs when a patient feels as though their shoulder is about to come out of socket. This is a sign of a recent dislocation.
Sacral Fractures: Injuries to the Pelvis and Sacrum
FSacral fractures occur in different patient populations, and treatment depends on the type of injury to the sacrum.
Septic Hip - Joint Infection in Children
A septic hip is a bacterial infection within the hip joint. Infections of the hip are serious as they can damage the cartilage of the joint.
Rehab After Meniscus Repair Surgery
Following a meniscus repair surgery, patients must be compliant with their post-operative rehabilitation schedule in order to have the most successful outcome.
Should My Child Have ACL Surgery?
Surgical reconstruction of ACL tears used to be avoided until a child had mature growth plates. This is changing, see why it may be the right choice.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of ACL surgery. Learn about the steps of ACL rehabilitation and what to expect.
Rehab After Microfracture Cartilage Surgery of the Knee Joint
Microfracture surgery is a treatment options for patients with cartilage damage. Proper rehab after surgery is essential for good results.
A Non-Displaced Scaphoid Fracture
Scaphoid fractures may not be seen on the initial x-ray evaluation. Here is the treatment of a patient with a nondisplaced fracture, and normal x-rays.
MRI of Scaphoid Fracture
A MRI image of a patient with normal x-rays. The patient has a scaphoid fracture seen on the MRI study.
Surgery to Fix A Scaphoid Fracture
A metal screw was used to fix the scaphoid fracture seen in this x-ray image.
Stages of Frozen Shoulder - Freezing, Frozen, and Thawing
The stages of a frozen shoulder can be painful. Learn how long the average recovery is from this condition.
Know if Something Is Wrong With Your Cast
Is something wrong with your cast? Use these tips to know when to call for help with your cast.
Knee Feels Better After ACL Tear - Still Need Surgery?
Symptoms of pain and swelling often improve after sustaining an ACL tear. So do you still need ACL surgery, even if the knee is feeling better?
Women's Knee Replacements - Gender Specific Implants
A gender specific knee replacement is a special type of of implant that is made specifically to match the size of joint of a woman's body.
Kneecap Dislocation - Signs and Treatment
When you dislocate your kneecap the patella slips out of its groove and it damages ligaments. Learn why it happens and how it is treated.
Double-Jointed: Having Extra Joints or Loose Ligaments?
People use the term double jointed to describe people who can bend their joints excessively. In truth, though, these people do not have extra or double joints. The reality is these
Posterior Drawer Test for PCL Function
If you have a PCL tear, you may need a knee pain examination. The posterior drawer test is the best test to diagnose a PCL tear. The test places stress on the PCL. Knees with a damaged PCL may have more translation, and a less firm endpoint with a posterior drawer test.
Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Knee
Posterolateral rotatory instability occurs when there is damage to the supporting structures of the outside of the knee joint.
Pavlik Harness - Treatment Hip Dysplasia
A Pavlik harness is used in the treatment of hip dysplasia. This treatment is used to hold the hips in proper position. Proper use of a Pavlik harness is important for effective treatment.
What Are Proprioceptive Exercises?
Proprioception is the sense of knowing where a body part is in space. Proprioceptive exercises teach your body to control the position of an injured joint.
Olecranon Fracture - Broken Elbow Bone
An olecranon fracture is an injury to the prominent bone of the elbow joint. Surgery may be necessary to restore the alignment of the broken bones.
Packing List - What to take to the hospital for surgery
Do you know what to take to the hospital and what to leave behind? Here is a helpful list to ensure you show up to surgery with everything you'll need.
Orthopedic Implant Supply Companies & Manufacturers
Orthopedic implant supply companies manufacture orthopedic implants and prosthesis. These companies make joint replacement implants, metal rods, screws and plates, and other types of orthopedic implants. Use this information to find more details about a product you may have had used during surgery.
Nursemaid's Elbow - Radial Head Subluxation
When a child sustains a nursemaid's elbow injury, the radial head subluxes, or slides out, from normal position in the elbow joint.
Os Trigonum Definition - Posterior Ankle Impingement
The os trigonum is a small bone just behind the ankle joint. In some people, the os trigonum causes posterior ankle impingement and pain.
OATS - Osteoarticular Transfer System
The OATS procedure, or osteoarticular transfer system, is a type of surgery called a mosaicplasty. It is used treat focal damage to cartilage.
Orthopedic Statistics and Demographics - The Numbers Of Orthopaedic Surgery
Information about orthopedics, including the most common procedures, number of patients treated, and most frequent orthopedic problems.
Intramedullary Rod - IM Rod for Broken Bones
An intramedullary rod, also called an IM rod or intramedullary nail, is a device used to treat broken bones of the long bones, such as the tibia or femur.
Intersection Syndrome - Wrist Extensor Tendonitis Pain
Intersection syndrome is a type of wrist tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendons. Patients often have swelling and grinding with finger movement.
Clubfoot Deformity, Causes, Treatment, and Prognosis
Clubfoot is a congenital deformity seen in newborn children. Clubfoot causes the feet to point down and inwards. Proper treatment can usually address the problem.
Internal Impingement Shoulder
Internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury that is seen primarily in throwing athletes. Internal impingement consists of injury to the labrum and rotator cuff.
Infection After ACL Surgery - Treating an Infected Knee
Infection after ACL surgery is rare. It requires fast treatment, prolonged antibiotics and you may need surgical removal and replacement of the graft.
Infection of a Hip Replacement
Hip replacement infections are serious complications they may require additional surgery and antibiotic treatment to cure the condition.
Proximal, Mid-Shaft, and Distal Humerus Fracture
A humerus fracture is an injury to the upper arm bone. There are several types of humerus fractures, and most have successful treatment without surgery.
How To Avoid Long Waits at the Doctor's Office
Hate waiting around at the doctor's office? Here are a few simple steps that can help you avoid a long wait and expidite your trip to the orthopedic surgeon's office.
How Much Calcium Should I Consume Each Day?
A listing of recommended amounts of calcium to include in your diet. Recommended intake of calcium varies depending on factors including age and sex.
How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?
Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients with severe joint arthritis. While hip replacements can last a long time, they do not last forever. Often people are worried about their hip replacements wearing out in their lifetime. How long will a hip replacement last?
Proper Lifting Technique to Avoid Back Problems
A simple how to on proper lifting. Learn how lifting properly can prevent back pain and other problems.
Cure Athlete's Foot - Medications to Treat Foot Pain
A simple how to on treatment of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a common problem that can be easily treated. Try these simple steps for athlete's foot treatment and prevention.
Steps of ACL Surgery - How it is Performed
What are the steps in the surgery for ACL reconstruction in treatment of an ACL tear? While there are various techniques, these are the common ones.
How are Joint Replacement Implants Held in the Bone?
When they give you an artificial knee or hip, what keeps it in place? Learn how joint replacement implants may be cemented or press-fit and why.
Injuries in Tennis Players
Injuries are common in tennis players and other racquet sport athletes. Learn about the common problems and treatments available.
Understanding X-Rays of Broken Bones - Fracture Reports
Broken bones are often seen on x-rays, but making sense of x-ray findings can be difficult for patients.
5 Possible Complications of a Knee Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is considered a safe procedure, but there are possible risks and complications associated with this surgery.
Types of Ankle Fractures
Ankle fractures are classified by the specific bone that is broken as well as by associated ligament damage. Proper diagnoses can guide treatment.
Treatments for a Frozen Shoulder
Treatment of a frozen shoulder is best accomplished with a physical therapy program to stretch the tightened shoulder joint.
Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment typically starts with simple steps and progresses to more invasive treatments if the conservative steps are not helpful.
Treatment of Joint Replacement Infections
Infections of joint replacements, including hip and knee replacements, require aggressive treatment. Most infections can be cured when treated.
Pain After Knee Arthroscopy
Knee pain can be a persistent symptom following arthroscopic surgery. Here's why your knee may hurt after arthroscopy and what to do for treatment.
Athlete's Foot Treatments
Athlete's foot can be a frustrating and annoying problem. A few simple treatment measures can usually solve the problem of athlete's foot.
Mobile Compression Device - Prevent Blood Clots
Mobile compression devices are a new tool used by some surgeons to help prevent blood clot after major orthopedic surgery such as joint replacement.
Barefoot Running: The Medical Evidence
Barefoot and minimalist running patterns have become popular with many advocates promising lower injury rates. What does the evidence say?
Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Contracture
Needle aponeurotomy is a treatment option for patients with Dupuytren's contracture. This condition causes stiffness of the fingers and palm.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement or Standard Surgery
A minimally invasive knee replacement is a modification to a standard knee replacement. Are the results of a minimal knee replacement as good?
Magnets to Accelerate Broken Bone Healing
Magnets are often worn by patients to alleviate many types of aches, pains, and ailments. Some people advocate wearing magnets to help broken bones heal faster.