Orthopedics Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Metacarpal Fracture - Treatment for a Broken Hand
A metacarpal fracture is an injury to one of the small bones in the hand. The bone is located in the palm of the hand.

Navicular Stress Fracture of the Foot
Find out about navicular stress fractures, how the injury commonly occurs, and what are the most common diagnosis and treatment.

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement - Mini Hip Replacement Surgery
A new technique in orthopedics is called a minimally invasive hip replacement. This 'mini hip replacement' uses two small incisions, and x-ray to guide the prosthesis into proper position. Some surgeons feel the mini hip replacements are inferior to standard hip replacements.

Pros and Cons of a Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
A new technique in orthopedics is called a minimally invasive hip replacement. This 'mini hip replacement' uses two small incisions, and x-ray to guide the prosthesis into proper position. Some surgeons feel the mini hip replacements are inferior to standard hip replacements. Page 2.

McMurray Test - Knee Examination - Orthopedics
A McMurray test is performed with the patient lying flat and the examiner bending the knee. A positive test is a sign of a meniscus tear.

What Is a Meniscal Cyst - Knee Joint Injuries
A meniscal cyst is a collection of joint fluid outside of the knee joint. The joint fluid escapes, usually through a meniscus tear, and forms the cyst.

5 Orthopedic Problems That May Be Normal
Not every abnormal test result is a cause of pain or a source of disability. In fact, some abnormalities may be expected.

10 Things To Know About Your Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery can be a terrific solution to hip pain, but there are some important things for patients to know before they undergo this procedure.

How Hand Fractures are Diagnosed and Treated
What happens next when you break your hand or finger? Most hand bone fractures can be treated with a simple cast, but some cases require surgery.

Should Patients Play Golf After Knee Replacement?
After knee replacement surgery, patients should use caution with activities to ensure implants last as long as possible. Should patients play golf?

4 Types of Bursitis - Diagnosing a Common Cause of Joint Pain
There are four common types of bursitis that can occur. Learn about these different conditions and what treatments can help with pain.

Fracture or Break? Is One Worse Than the Other
What is the difference between a fracture and a break? The words fracture and broken bone mean the same thing.

Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Treatment of plantar fasciitis can most often be accomplished with some simple steps, including stretching exercises. Learn a few of the foot stretches...

Plantar Fasciitis - Calf Stretching Exercises
The muscles and tendons in the back of the foot must be stretched along with the bottom of the foot. A simple calf stretch is to push against a wall to stretch the back of the leg. Page 2.

Plantar Fasciitis 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 plantar fasciitis and can easily be done along stairs or a curb.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches - Cross Leg Stretch
The cross leg stretch allows you to stretch and massage the bottom of your foot. This is an excellent stretch for the arch, and has been shown to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. Page 4.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches - Towel Pull
A towel pull is a way to stretch both the bottom of your foot and the back of your leg. Page 5.

Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Treatment of plantar fasciitis can most often be accomplished with some simple steps, including stretching exercises. Learn a few of the foot stretches...

Broken Finger - Fracture Treatments and Recovery
Finger fractures require appropriate treatment to ensure that function of the hands and fingers is not limited after healing.

Tests to Diagnose the Cause of Knee Pain
Examining the knee is a critical part of finding the cause of knee pain. What is your doctor looking for when he pushes and moves the joint?

Custom Knee Replacement
A custom knee replacement uses specialized instruments that allow a patient-designed fit of the artificial joint implant.

CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) Definition
A CPM is an abbreviation for continuous passive motion. A CPM device is a machine that bends a joint that is often used for rehab after surgery.

Elbow Dislocation Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
An elbow dislocation occurs when the arm bone separates from the forearm bones. When a dislocated elbow occurs, the joint must be put back into position..

Surgical Debridement to Remove Unhealthy Tissue
A debridement is a surgical procedure to removed dead, infected, or contaminated tissue from a wound to promote prompt healing.

Surgery and Bone Healing: Does It Speed Fracture Repair
Does surgery make broken bones heal faster. No. This is simply not true. In fact, broken bones, or fractures, will heal fastest without surgery.

Electrical Stimulation to Accelerate Bone Healing
Electrical stimulation is used by patients to help broken bones heal faster. Patients with fractures that are not healing well may use this technology.

Ege's Test - Detecting a Meniscus Tear
Ege's test is a physical examination maneuver used to detect a meniscus tear. This test can help to increase the accuracy of diagnosis.

Drew Brees - Shoulder Dislocation
Drew Brees is a professional football player. He sustained a shoulder dislocation and subsequently required surgical treatment for this injury.

Cartilage Transfer Surgery - Mosaicplasty and OATS
Mosaicplasty and OATS are procedures used for treatment of cartilage damage, called cartilage transfer surgery.

Computer-Assisted Joint Replacement | Advances in Surgery
During a computer assisted joint replacement surgery, electronic probes are placed along the limb to ensure the implanted joint is properly posistion in the body.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Ulnar Nerve Compression
Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve as it passes around the elbow joint, causing tingling, numbness and hand weakness.

Dupuytren's Contracture - Causes and Treatment
Dupuytren's contracture is the result of tightening of tissue of the palm of the hand, bending the fingers. Find out its causes and how it is treated.

Bone Spurs of Joints - Osteophytes
A bone spur, or an osteophyte, is a common finding, particularly in patients with arthritis. Usually a spur is a sign of a problem inside a joint.

Fingertip Injury - 10 Days
A young woman cut off the tip of her finger. This series of images documents the healing of the fingertip over the course of just under two months time. As you will see, the tip of the finger heals very well, and appears almost normal.

Fingertip Injury - One Month
A young woman cut off the tip of her finger. This series of images documents the healing of the fingertip over the course of just under two months time. As you will see, the tip of the finger heals very well, and appears almost normal.

Fingertip Injury - The Injury
A series of images of healing of a fingertip amputation managed with non-surgical treatment.

Fingertip Injury - Two Months
A young woman cut off the tip of her finger. This series of images documents the healing of the fingertip over the course of just under two months time. As you will see, the tip of the finger heals very well, and appears almost normal.

Complications of Shoulder Arthroscopy - Risks of Surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is safe, but complications can occur. Here are five of the most common and concerning problems that can occur.

Carpal Tunnel Treatment - Night Splints
The first options for treatingcarpal tunnel syndrome are usually simple. One of the first treatments used is a wrist splint. In general, splints are worn at night to relieve pressure on the nerve compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome. Page 3.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatments
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a pinched nerve in the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, tingling and numbness. These symptoms occur in a specific part of the hand and fingers supplied by the median nerve -- the nerve pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery-Incision for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel release surgery may be recommended if other treatments do not adequately help relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel. This procedure is done to create more room for the median nerve pinched in carpal tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery - Carpal Tunnel Release of the Median Nerve
In carpal tunnel surgery, an incision is made over the carpal tunnel to see the ligament. Once the ligament is identified, it is released to allow more room and relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Blood Clot After Joint Replacement
Blood clots are a complication of major surgery including hip replacement and knee replacement. Learn how to prevent a DVT.

Get Moving
Movement and muscle contraction can help to stimulate blood flow and prevent DVT formation.

Wear Compression Stockings
Compression socks are an important step for patients susceptible to DVT formation. Wearing stocking after surgery can lower the chance of a clot.

Mechanical Pumps/Compression Device
Mechanical pumps, often called SCDs, can help lower the chance of blood clot formation.

Blood Thinning Medications
Blood thinning medications can help to prevent a DVT. These medications can also cause bleeding.

Other Risk Factors
The risk of developing a blood clot is largely dependent on your general medical health and the medications you take.

Bankart Repair Surgery
Surgery to treat a shoulder dislocation is called a Bankart repair surgery. This surgery is performed to reattach the damaged labrum to the shoulder socket.

Should I see a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon?
Should I have an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon perform my surgery? Deciding what type of doctor should manage your back or neck problem is a common question.

Are SLAP Tears Abnormal?
SLAP tears are a common shoulder diagnosis, and new information is demonstrating that we are probably over-diagnosing this condition.

Arthroscopic Capsular Release - Frozen Shoulder Surgery
Frozen shoulder is a condition that typically improves with noninvasive treatments, but in some situations a surgery can help to improve motion.

Is Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery Better?
Is anterior hip replacement surgery is a better treatment option for severe arthritis? Smaller incisions can mean a shorter recovery. Learn more.

ACL Tears Are More Common in Women and Girls
ACL tears are much more common in women and girls compared to males. Learn about the risk of ACL tear in female athletes, and why it is so high.

Baker's Cyst of the Knee Joint
A Baker's cyst, or a popliteal cyst, is a collection of fluid on the back of the knee. Treatment is aimed at the source of the fluid accumulation.

Latest Developments in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Rotator cuff repairs were traditionally performed through large incisions over the outside of the shoulder. Arthroscopy allows for small incisions.

Latest Developments in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
An arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a procedure that is done with a television camera and allows the surgeon to operate through small incisions. Page 2.

ACL Repair? New Surgical Techniques to Heal a Torn ACL
ACL repair has not been an effective treatment for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but a new surgery called Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair may change that.

Arthrocentesis - Joint Fluid Removal
Arthrocentesis is a medical procedure where a needle is inserted into a joint to remove fluid from the joint. This can detect infection and inflammation.

AC Arthritis - Acromioclavicular Arthrosis
Shoulder pain may be due to AC arthritis, is a common condition of the acromioclavicular joint. Learn why it develops and how it can be treated.

Arch Pain - Causes and Treatment of Foot Discomfort
Arch pain is a common foot complaint. Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation under the foot.

The Right Way to Lift for Patients with Tennis Elbow
Lifting the correct way, with the hand in the palm up position, can help to alleviate and avoid painful symptoms in patients with tennis elbow.

The Wrong Way to Lift for Patients with Tennis Elbow
Lifting in the palm-down position may cause tennis elbow irritation by stressing the damaged tendons in patients with lateral epicondylitis.

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About Broken Bone Treatment With Casts
Casts are often used in the treatment of broken bones. If you have a fracture, and require a cast for treatment, here are some useful suggestions to care for your cast. It is important to know how to properly care for a cast for proper fracture treatment.

Taking Care of Casts - Treatment of Broken Bones
Having a cast can be an annoying experience. Especially because you have to figure out lots of ways to live your hectic life with this new cast in your way. Fortunately, we're here to help you learn from experience how to live your life with a cast.

Getting an Incision Wet After Surgery
After surgery, you will usually be asked to keep your incision dry. People often want to shower or swim, but have to wait until their incision can get wet.

Proper footwear can often be a solution for people who have developed foot pain or overuse injuries. Get some advice about finding the right shoes for you.

ACL Tears In Professional Athletes - What To Know
ACL tears in professional athletes cause many to speculate about prognosis of returning to sports. Here are some myths of ACL surgery in athletes.

Anesthesia Options for Orthopedic Surgery Procedures
Learn about commonly used types of anesthesia in orthopedic surgery. These include general, regional or nerve block, sedation and local anesthesia.

Types of Meniscus Tears
Meniscus tears are not all the same. Here you can learn about the different types of tears that occur and how that may change the treatment recommended.

Straight Leg Raise Test for Tendons, Bone, and Nerve Problems
A straight leg raise test can be performed to test for tendon and bone injury in the lower extremity, or be used to test for nerve problems causing pain.

Kirschner or K Wires - Surgical Bone Pins
A Kirschner wire, also called a K-wire, is a metal pin used to hold bone. Typically a K-wire is used for fracture repair to stabilize the broken bone.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee Anatomy
Image of the knee joint showing the bones, cartilage, and ligaments.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee Cartilage and Meniscus
The cartilage of the knee joint includes the articular type on the ends of the bone and the meniscus cushion between the bones. Page 2.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee Arthritis
Arthritis of the knee joint cause the normal smooth cartilage layer to wear away leaving exposed bone. Page 6.

Knee Images and Pictures - Bones of the Lower Extremity
The lower extremity includes the thigh, leg, and foot. Joints of the lower extremity include the hip, knee, and ankle. Page 3.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee X-Ray
AP x-ray of the knee joint shows the bones of the knee and the joint space between. This test is commonly performed to evaluate knee pain. Page 4.

Knee Images and Pictures - Lateral Knee X-Rays
A lateral view x-ray of the knee is used to see the side projection of the joint. This can help better show the kneecap, or patella. Page 5.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee Replacement
Images, photos, and x-rays of the knee. Page 7.

Knee Images and Pictures - Knee Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to look inside the knee joint to repair damage from injuries. Page 8.

Treatment of a Separated Shoulder- AC Joint Treatment
Treatment of a shoulder separation depends on the severity of the injury and may require surgical treatment in more severe injuries.

Cast Smells and Odors - What To Do About a Stinky Cast
Having a smelly cast is a common complaint--the odor under a cast can become quite awful. What can you do to prevent a stinky cast?

Tibial Plafond Fractures - Broken Bone at the Ankle Joint
Tibial plafond fractures occur in the end of the shin bone, just above the ankle joint. These fractures can require specialized treatment because of concerns with the cartilage surface of the ankle joint.

Cat Bite Injuries to the Hand and Fingers
Cat bite injuries to the hand are common, but can cause serious infections that may require aggressive treatment.


Can I Watch My Arthroscopic Surgery?
Many patients want to know if they can watch their arthroscopic procedure. When I am performing arthroscopic knee surgery, I enjoy having patients watch the procedure.

Physical Therapy - Information About Finding Physical Therapy Jobs
The physical therapist specializes in patient rehabilitation following injury or surgery to regain lost function. National organizations can be useful for learning about the profession, finding jobs, and more.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - RSD - Information About RSD and Treatment
Information about reflex sympatheic dystrophy, also called RSD, a condition that can cause pain and hypersensitivity. Learn about reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and treatment of this condition.

Amputations & Prosthesis - Information For Amputees About Amputations and Prosthetics
Find information for amputees, including resources for patients with amputations, support, and finding prosthetic information. Learn about prosthesis and amputation issues.