About The OATS Procedure The OATS procedure known in full as the Osteo Articular Transfer System is used to treat cartilage defects. This procedure which is also referred to as the mosaic system or mosaicplasty was developed with the aim of encouraging natural cartilage damage repair. The procedure involves transplanting healthy cartilage into the damaged

The ulnar collateral ligament or UCL is an area of tissue on the medial side of your elbow. The UCL is made up of the posterior (back), anterior (front) and transverse ligaments. These ligaments work together to provide stability for the elbow. The posterior ligament provides additional stability when the elbow is extended, the anterior

Understanding the causes for Total Shoulder Replacement In a survey done in 2008, an estimated two million people in the US, specifically adults, went to the doctor to complain about the pain that they felt in their shoulders. This primarily due to the problem that the shoulder’s rotator cuff imposes. Rotator cuffs are responsible for

Sport injuries are not only painful, they take you out of the game and if not treated properly that could be the end of a career. That’s why it is so important that you see an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible after your injury. Trauma No one wants to suffer an injury but it

An elbow arthroscopy can be used to inspect the joint, diagnose problems or make repairs to the inner regions of the joint. During this procedure the elbow doctor in Phoenix will make a small incision and insert a camera into the joint which will display enlarged pictures of your elbow on a television screen. The

A posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear occurs is located in the knee area, and this injury can cause damage to both the thigh bone and lower leg regions. This type of injury occurs less often than other ligament tears, such as a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The PCL is almost twice as

A new study published in the journal Medical Science and Sports Exercise has looked at over 75,000 runners and whether or not they developed arthritis with long term jogging. It has long been thought that runners develop arthritis at a higher rate than the rest of the population. But it appears not to be the

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (also known as RSA) was developed in Europe in the late 1980s, in order to treat rotator cuff joint abnormalities in conjunction with degenerative arthritis of the shoulder. Only approved by the FDA in 2004, RSA has significantly improved rotator cuff and arthritis treatments. It has the potential to successfully treat insufficiencies

If you have a rotator cuff tear an orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery if other nonsurgical treatments do not relieve the pain. If your arms are overhead for sports or work, or if you are very active, your orthopedic surgeon may also recommend surgery. Surgery designed to repair a rotator cuff tear often involves the

A SLAP tear refers to a superior labrum anterior to posterior tear. In layman’s terms this means that the labral cartilage in the shoulder has been injured or torn. The labrum is a ring of tissue that surrounds the shoulder socket. This tissue is firm to help keep the shoulder bone sitting in the socket

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