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

The shoulder is the most mobile joint and has a great range of motion as it is a ball and socket joint. It is however, shallower than the hip joint (also ball and socket) and this causes it to be more unstable. The shoulder joint consists of the head of the humerus (arm bone) and

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What is Osteonecrosis?

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 by

Osteonecrosis is a condition that causes severe disability and pain. This condition occurs from overuse of corticosteroid agents or from drinking too much alcohol. Osteonecrosis can occur in any bone of the human body, but the bones most often affected are the hips, knees, and shoulders. Osteonecrosis, often called aseptic necrosis or avascular necrosis, is

The most flexible joint, the shoulder, is also the most vulnerable due to repetitive motion or trauma. The most common shoulder conditions include rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, labral tears and clavicle fractures among others. Modern shoulder treatments can provide lasting relief from shoulder pain. The leading shoulder surgeons can provide specialist shoulder treatments. Dr.

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