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

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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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How To Fix An Ankle Fracture   Falling awkwardly is often met with a cry of “I think I’ve broken my ankle!” – but how do you actually know you’ve broken it? And what treatment will you need if you have? Patients with an ankle fracture often experience a trauma (either falling on it awkwardly

What is a tendinopathy?   A tendinopathy is a disease of the tendons. Tendons are found throughout the body and are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. They are usually able to withstand significant amounts of tension. Tendinopathies are often tendinitis, whereby there is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and

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Rotator Cuff tears is a painful shoulder condition that may occur as a result of broken or fraying tissue on the shoulder ball socket. Fortunately, rotator cuff tears can be treated and the pain can be relieved. For severe tears, your orthopedic doctor may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery, depending upon your specific condition.

The world of medicine is incredibly competitive. Just to get into a medical school is an achievement in itself, with some of the top schools like Stanford accepting just 1-2% of all applicants. But if you are one of the lucky few to be accepted into a school, the fierce competition doesn’t stop there. To

Common Ankle Surgery Types

Thursday, 19 October 2017 by

The ankle joint is a common site for injuries that vary from an ankle sprain to ankle bone fractures. Here we will review some of the common types of ankle injuries and their specific surgeries. Achilles tendinosis is a condition in which the Achilles tendon degenerates and becomes inflamed. The tendon may swell and cause

Preparing for Total Hip Replacement

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 by

Months before your actual total hip replacement surgery date, you will begin preparing for the procedure. Good physical health and mental well-being are important for a successful total hip operation. In addition, you will need to get your upper body strength to use crutches or a walker after surgery. Performing strengthening exercises will make it

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Knee pain is the most common reason for primary care doctor visits. In addition, 30% of orthopedic complaints are related to knee pain. Overall, half of all athletes have some type of knee pain during their lives. The knee is considered an “at risk” joint. These means that the structure of the knee places mechanical

Rotator cuff repair surgery is used to repair a torn shoulder tendon or muscle, or to repair a group of tendons and muscles. This procedure is done with a large open incision, or through a buttonhole-sized incision via shoulder arthroscopy.   What is the rotator cuff?   The rotator cuff is a group of muscles

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