You might notice a pain in your knee, or it might look deformed. Either way, it’s hard to miss a patella dislocation. It’s estimated that almost around 2 in 100 000 people will dislocate their patella each year. This is highest in young patients (often between 15 and 19 years of age). Here we look

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Rotator Cuff tears is a painful shoulder condition that may occur as a result of broken or fraying tissue on the shoulder ball socket. Fortunately, rotator cuff tears can be treated and the pain can be relieved. For severe tears, your orthopedic doctor may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery, depending upon your specific condition.

A significant number of patients over the age of 60 suffer from osteoarthritis (also known as wear and tear or degenerative arthritis). Symptomatic osteoarthritis occurs in 10% of men over 60 and 13% of women according to a 2010 study of US citizens. For many, the pain is unrelenting and chronic. Because of its prevalence,

What to Do About Skiers Thumb

Saturday, 17 February 2018 by

Skier’s thumb is an acute version of a condition known as gamekeeper’s thumb. The name gamekeepers thumbs make little sense anymore – as very few gamekeepers present with pain in their thumbs from killing pheasants with their bare hands anymore. It is, quite predictably, common in skiers as well as gamekeepers, Scottish fowl hunters, and

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The world of medicine is incredibly competitive. Just to get into a medical school is an achievement in itself, with some of the top schools like Stanford accepting just 1-2% of all applicants. But if you are one of the lucky few to be accepted into a school, the fierce competition doesn’t stop there. To

Many professional and amateur athletes alike are struck down in the primes of their careers due to painful, recurring injuries that just won’t go away. These types of chronic injuries can be incredibly frustrating because rest often doesn’t work – and treatment with a family doctor can seem painstakingly slow with little to no guarantee

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Ulnar neuritis, also referred to as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm. Facts about the ulnar nerve include the following: The ulnar nerve travels through a tunnel of tissue, known as the cubital tunnel, which runs under the bony aspect on the inner side of

Did you know that almost 5% of adults will develop frozen shoulder at some point in their lifetime? The incredibly debilitating disorder can leave people in constant pain with little movement on their shoulder. But now a new technique could provide almost instant relief!   What Is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is known in the

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What is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? Did you know that injured tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints, can be repaired with components of your own blood? PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma can be extracted from a person’s own blood and injected into the injured area. PRP is plasma with a high

Can Knee Arthritis be treated?

Monday, 29 January 2018 by

The knee joint is composed of three bones – the patella or kneecap, femur or thigh bone, and tibia or shin bone. The ends of these bones are covered by a smooth tissue called articular cartilage, which allows the bones to glide smoothly over each other during knee movements. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of

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