What are menisci? The medial and lateral menisci are two large C-shaped cartilages that are positioned on the top of the tibia bone in the knee joint. Torn meniscus It can be damaged because of a single event or it can gradually wear out because of age and overuse, causing degenerative tears. A torn
Shoulder and knee replacement surgeries are complex procedures. Fortunately, advanced technology and surgical techniques allow the orthopedic surgeons to achieve targeted outcomes in a minimally invasive and highly effective manner. Yet the key to success in any joint replacement surgery lies in the skill and expertise of the orthopedic surgeon. Thus, it makes sense for
What is Tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a strain or partial tear in the muscles and tendon tissues that are attached to the elbow joint, causing an intense pain in the outer elbow area. The strain occurs when the muscles and tendons are overworked, making tennis elbow a treatable disease.
If your knee pain is so severe that it makes you limp when you walk or try to climb up or down the staircase, you are not alone. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that makes millions of people suffer from knee and other joint pain. However, knee pain should not restrict you from going
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The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and provides movement in multiple directions. All types of people can incur shoulder injuries that require surgery. Sports-related injuries include a torn rotator cuff. Traumatic falls on the shoulder or dislocation of the joint can also result in a tear that requires surgery or repair.
A broken ankle (or a fractured ankle) can vary from a simple break in one bone to several fractures. There may be associated damage to ligaments and other soft tissue as well. Types of Ankle fractures Ankle fractures are classified according to the area of bone that is broken. A fracture at the end of
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Drop foot is the general term used to describe the difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot. This results in dragging of the foot on the ground when an affected individual is walking. Drop foot isn’t a disease but rather a sign of an underlying anatomical, muscular, or neurological condition or problem.
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The main role of the tendon of the bicep is to attach the bicep muscle to the shoulder and elbow of the arm and to allow for extension and rotation of the limb. When this tendon ruptures, a sudden popping noise is heard which is followed by a sudden sharp pain and swelling over the
PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has shown great potential in treating musculoskeletal disorders. In case of an injury or damage to tissues, the platelets in your blood release factors that attract stem cells to the site of injury to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue. If an injury fails to heal on its
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You probably know that arthritis is a painful condition, regardless of whether it is osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. However, some arthritis patients experience the pain of arthritis more severely than others. Here are some specific characteristics that can add to a patient’s pain. Age Although arthritis can affect people of all ages, it is more
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