Knee replacement surgery is one of the major breakthroughs of modern medicine. It was first performed in 1968, and since then several improvements in surgical materials and techniques increasing in overall safety and success rates. Approximately, 267,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The most common indications for knee replacement
Intercostal muscle strain is an injury affecting the muscles between the ribs. These muscles help build the chest wall and assist in breathing by lifting the rib cage and thereby expanding the chest cavity. An intercostal muscle strain occurs when an intercostal muscle gets twisted, strained, or stretched too far. Signs and symptoms and the
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition in which the supraspinatus tendon at the top rotator cuff and bursa get impinged between the humerus and the acromion process of the scapula. It is characterized by pain at the front and/or outside of the shoulder and upper arm, which tends to be worse at night when sleeping
Hallux Rigidus (HR) is is a type of degenerative arthritis involving the joint located at the base of the big toe. HR causes pain and stiffness in the joint, which progressively worsened with time. It can be a very disabling condition as it makes it very difficult and painful to walk, stoop down, climb up
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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