The knee is not a single bone. It is a joint that comprises of the thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia), and patella (knee cap). Each bone varies in structure and shape that allows the knee to support and move the legs. The kneecap or patella is a unique bone. It protects the knee and

The rotator cuff in the shoulder joint carries out the vital function of allowing the shoulder to move while keeping it stable. If the rotator cuff is torn due to an injury or degeneration, you would experience pain, instability, and have a tough time performing activities of daily living. People who participate in sports or

There are many things to be considered before getting a joint replacement. If you have been recommended a joint replacement but are still on the fence about it, here are three signs it’s time for you to seriously consider a joint replacement. Your mobility is restricted Are you forced to stay home when you would

Fall-Related Knee Injuries

Friday, 23 November 2018 by

Knee joints are critical weight-bearing joints of our body. They are prone to several kinds of injuries from fall, overuse, disproportionate motion or strain, etc. Falls are a common cause of knee injuries. A fall causes the knee to be impacted from the direction of direct impact, which can cause multiple types of injuries –

Around the world, millions of people are living with chronic knee pain. Chronic knee pain can prevent people from living the lives they want and not allow them to carry out basic activities of daily living. While some chronic knee patients are able to find relief with medications and physical therapy, a knee joint repair

A fractured elbow essentially means the fracture of the olecranon process of the ulna. It’s the tip of the elbow that typically breaks in an elbow fracture as it is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much intervening soft tissue. Therefore, it is susceptible to fracture as a result of direct trauma,

Elbow Hairline Fracture

Saturday, 17 November 2018 by

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that happen as a result of stress from overuse but could be related to trauma from falls or accidents as well. Bones tend to be slightly elastic and can bend a little bit to absorb some of the less severe impacts. This is especially true

Ankle Surgery for Arthritis

Thursday, 15 November 2018 by

Arthritis of the ankle joint can occur with a wide range of severity, and the more aggressive forms can destroy the joint. Debridement is opted for milder cases.   Surgical Debridement If ankle arthritis is mild to moderate, surgical debridement may be performed to “clean out” bone fragments of cartilage from the joint. Bone spurs,

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 —

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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