Arthritis is a widespread condition for people to develop as they age. There are over 53 million people affected by arthritis just in the United States alone. Arthritis itself is not a disease. Rather, it is a collective term for a variety of joint conditions affecting people of all ages, but especially in the older
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a joint disease characterized by loss of bone under a piece of cartilage. It primarily occurs because of loss of blood supply to the area which leads to loosening of the thin layer of bone and cartilage. This results in overall joint instability and the typical symptoms include pain and feelings
Knee replacement surgery is one of the major breakthroughs of modern medicine. It was first performed in 1968, and since then several improvements in surgical materials and techniques increasing in overall safety and success rates. Approximately, 267,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The most common indications for knee replacement
Intercostal muscle strain is an injury affecting the muscles between the ribs. These muscles help build the chest wall and assist in breathing by lifting the rib cage and thereby expanding the chest cavity. An intercostal muscle strain occurs when an intercostal muscle gets twisted, strained, or stretched too far. Signs and symptoms and the
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition associated with autonomic, motor and trophic changes. It most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot), typically after an injury, which causes damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is rare in extremes of ages but can occur at any age, It
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Parkinson’s disease causes severe tremors in patients, and can even affect speech and the brain. As it progresses, it can begin to decrease your quality of life and limit your mobility. There is no known cure for this condition, only medications, and potential brain surgeries to manage or improve your life-long symptoms. Stem cells therapy
Shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the most common shoulder complaints that doctors see every year. It can limit mobility and greatly decrease a patient’s quality of life from chronic pain. It may cause pain when you move your shoulder, shooting pains down your arm, stiffness of the shoulder, and pain during sleep. Shoulder bracing
Unicameral bone cysts sound quite scary but can be easily managed with the right treatments. They are very common in children and teenagers because their bones are still growing. While they are treatable, sometimes they grow in size and become more of a problem because they can weaken the bone. Corticosteroid injections, bone marrow injections,
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Tendons are strong cords of fibrous tissue that attach muscles to bones, and therefore constitute a very important part of the musculoskeletal system. Quadriceps is one of the strongest and bulkiest muscles in the body and is located in the anterior compartment of the thighs functioning as a sole extender of the knee joint to
Clavicle fractures occur commonly, especially in children and young adults. They constitute 5 to 10% of all fractures. Clavicles are susceptible to injuries due to their superficial location, thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it. The management of clavicle fractures is determined by the location and nature of the injury. Group I (midshaft) fractures
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