There are around one million knee replacements that happen every year in the United States alone. A majority of people who undergo knee replacement surgery report having far less pain. The average age of a person undergoing knee replacement surgery is 70, although there are patients who have the surgery who are much younger or
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 –
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
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
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
Many of will notice our joints grow stiffer, click more often and are more painful as we grow older. However for some this may become a debilitation and chronically painful condition. Osteoarthritis – also known as degenerative or wear and tear arthritis – is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 Americans over the age
What is an Achilles tendon rupture? There is a tendon that connects the muscles of your calf to the heel bone (in medical jargon this tendon joins the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus). There are a number of activities that are common for Achilles ruptures, these include: Squash Tennis Football Soccer
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