Regenerative medicine is based on the utilization of your own cells to repair damaged tissues effectively and safely. This medical specialty focuses on stimulating your own body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself. There are two main types of regenerative medicine that is used for orthopedic treatments – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy —
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Musculoskeletal injuries often result in back pain, stiff muscles and joints, and arthritis. Proper assessment, accurate diagnosis, and timely intervention in such conditions are essential. This can be carried out by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons are experts in injuries and disorders of the body’s musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat a wide
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The biceps muscle allows you to flex your arm (bend it). The muscle is attached to the bone in two ways – either by the shoulder or the forearm (shoulder = proximal biceps tendon whilst the forearm attaches to the distal biceps tendon). Proximal biceps tendon tears are more common but distal biceps tendon rupture can
The clavicle is a bone that runs from the part of your ribcage known as the sternum to your shoulder joint. It is the only bony connection between the arm and the central skeleton. Fractures in the clavicle are a common sports injury and account for around 2.6% of all fractures in the United States
What is Patellar instability? Patellar instability is a range of conditions. It refers to the kneecap (known in medicine as the patella) sliding out of its groove and dislocating. According to some estimates, it affects 7 in 100 000 US Citizens each and every year. Those who dislocate their kneecap for the first time
Frozen shoulder – also known as adhesive capsulitis – is a common condition and self-resolving condition that can have a significant impact on your day to day life. It happens in somewhere between 2 and 5 percent of the population and it is most common in your forties and fifties. It is also significantly more
Sprains and strains are not uncommon among individuals with an active lifestyle. But few people understand the differences between the two. While both of these conditions are painful, they are the result of damage to different tissues of the body. Sprains and Strains While sprains are ligament injuries, strains are injuries to either muscles or
A dislocated shoulder refers to a condition in which the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket. This is painful condition that results due to an injury to the shoulder and often affects athletes. A dislocated shoulder can severely impact your quality of life for several weeks. Shoulder dislocations may be
Cortisone is a steroid medication that is used to treat inflammation in the body. Your orthopedic surgeon may prescribe cortisone injections reduce inflammation in case of an injury or a chronic condition like knee arthritis. Reduction in inflammation allows pain patients to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation so that they can return to their pre-injury
Cartilage restoration procedure is used to repair damage cartilage in the knee. Diagnosis Before you undergo cartilage restoration, your orthopedic surgeon will diagnose your injury or condition to determine whether knee cartilage restoration is the right treatment for you. The work up may include an MRI to assess the severity of the injury, its exact
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