What Is Knee Arthritis?
What Is Knee Arthritis?
The knee is a very vulnerable joint that holds up a great deal of stress from everyday activities. Whenever you lift something or kneel down, you put strain on your knees
Surgery is not always for everyone. We look at each patient’s individual circumstances to determine the best path forward. Recently an elderly patient with a distal radius wrist fracture walked into our evening injury clinic.
The labrum is a soft tissue structure located in the socket-shaped joint in your shoulder bone, that along with other structures helps to maintain shoulder stability. Repetitive motion and injuries can tear the labrum, often causing pain.
About 3,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians developed the first functional prosthesis: an artificial big toe!
The rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction is long, grueling, and often harder than the actual surgery itself.
A broken bone is not only physically tough, but it's also mentally tough. Losing your mobility, the ability to perform basic tasks and the increased boredom can be very frustrating and might make you wonder what you can do to make your bone heal faster.
This week I introduce you to Kiran!
At your consultation, your doctor will ask you about how the injury occurred and what symptoms you’re experiencing. He will look at your medical history as well and will carry out a physical examination.
Playing sports or engaging in any regular physical activity isn’t just enjoyable but a great way to stay healthy, but sometimes injuries that can result from sports and other forms of exercise can happen.
Rotator cuff tears are a common type of sports injury.
There is a lot we do not understand about ACL injury...
Meet Mrs. Queen. A few months back she was reeling from a patella fracture after tripping in a parking lot and falling onto her knees.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments in your knee.
The chief symptoms of knee arthritis are pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Arthritis can make your knees ache much of the time, and cause intense, throbbing pain if you have a flare-up.
What's involved in the Achilles repair procedure?
Types of shoulder replacement surgery
Types of shoulder replacement surgery
Osteoarthritis is the most common condition that leads to shoulder replacement.
Treatments Of Achilles Injuries
Advantages Of Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
Humeral head fracture and repair
Risk Factors For Joint Pain
Another Successful Meniscus Repair: Congrats, Jackelin!
Another Successful Labral Repair: Congrats, John!
Another Successful ACL Reconstruction: Congrats, Yulisa!
Patients considering a total knee arthroplasty or replacement are naturally nervous and anxious about the recovery process. A total knee replacement is an invasive surgery that involves manipulation of the bones, ligaments and muscles surrounding the knee.
Another Successful ACL Reconstruction: Congrats, Allison!
Another Successful Meniscus Repair: Congrats, Stephen!
Another Successful Labral Repair: Congrats, Omar!
Another Successful ACL Reconstruction: Congrats, Jacolby!
Another Successful Meniscus Repair: Congrats, Davis!
Another Successful MPFL Reconstruction: Congrats, Lauryn!
Patella instability is a common problem we treat in my practice. The stability of the patella can be assessed with multiple physical exam tests performed in the office. The J sign is a physical exam observation that correlates with poor patellar tracking.
Another Successful ACL Reconstruction: Congrats, Alyssa!
Another Successful ACL Reconstruction: Congrats, Jayanna!
This was a bucket-handle meniscus tear we encountered in an active young adult. His knee was locked and he could not move therefore he needed surgery to repair the meniscus and restore the knee range of motion. We followed an aggressive therapy...
Preparing for surgery is a scary process. As a surgeon I consider it a privilege when a patient entrusts me with their health and safety for surgery. Developing repertoire with a patient is essential for a successful surgical outcome.
The knee is a dynamic joint with multiple moving parts and articulations. In addition to the thigh bone and shin bone, the kneecap is an important and often overlooked part of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations or patella instability represent 2% ...
One area of controversy in shoulder surgery is when to perform a glenoid/shoulder socket augmentation procedure for shoulder instability. Joint stability is dictated by the bony anatomy, surrounding ligaments, and supporting muscles.
This is the second in a two part series on shoulder labral tears. To learn more about the anatomy and function of the shoulder labrum reviewed in the first part, please see my previous post- Shoulder Labral Tear- Relevant Anatomy and Function.
In the first of this two part series, I review the anatomy of the shoulder relevant to a labral tear. In the second part- Shoulder Labral Tear- Labral Repair and Rehabilitation, I review the current treatment strategy for a labral tear.
18.6 million Americans develop knee pain each year per the CDC. 4 million Americans develop hip pain each year per the CDC. Joint pain is a significant problem for Americans today. Unfortunately until we figure out how to tap the fountain of youth...
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures or tears are a common injury among athletes. The ACL is an important ligament inside the knee that provides stability during certain motions. Many folks initially have significant pain and swelling after ...
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is within the knee joint with a limited blood supply. After it tears, it does not heal itself. The torn fragments may scar scar back together, but without the appropriate tension, the ACL is unable to provide...
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common shoulder injuries. More than 2 million patients seek help for rotator cuff injuries every year. The good news is a majority of rotator cuff tears DO NOT need surgery. A good orthopedic surgeon will recommend...
Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries. Ask around and you will probably find a few peers or colleagues that have experienced a meniscus tear. Over the years, there has been lots of confusion about when to operate on a meniscus tear.
Finding a good orthopedic surgeon, or any good physician for that matter, is significantly more challenging than looking for a good mechanic or finding the best restaurant. While many new physician review sites have emerged in the last 5 years, from...
French gymnast Samir Ait Said sustained a tibia fracture this past week while competing at the Olympic games in Rio. It was a gruesome reminder about the hazards our athletes face when participating in competition. Athletes at these levels push...
Excellent weekend screening our athletes for the forthcoming school year! People turned up in droves to get there annual school sports physicals completed. The lines were out the door, but they were moving, and a total of 770+ athlete physicals were...
Total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty surgery is one of the most common operations I perform. While everyone has their own unique questions and concerns about surgery, over the years, these are the top 5 questions I consistently hear people ...
Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are key to preventing one of the most common medical conditions, osteoarthritis. Today, more than 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the progressive breakdown of cartilage in...
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is one of the most common operations I perform. While everyone has their own unique questions and concerns about surgery, over the years, these are the top 5 questions I consistently hear...
On June 11, 2016, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, we will be hosting a Sports Medicine Summit at the Houston Texans Training Center. This will be an interactive continuing education event for area athletic trainers and physical therapists. I will be hosting a breakout...
Although it has been well known for some time that smoking increases the risk of complication in other orthopedic surgeries, a study recently published by Cancienne, et al. established the risk smoking poses for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ...