The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and connects the femur in the thigh to the tibia in the lower leg. If you tear it, most likely you will know it. You will likely hear it, too–patients often hear a loud “pop” when the ligament snaps, and sometimes even people nearby will
Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability. Bones and
The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the scapula (shoulder blade). The broad ligament that surrounds the shoulder joint is the capsule, which stabilizes the joint. Along with the capsule are four muscles and their tendons, which make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff helps
Shoulder pain can interfere with usual activities and become a chronic problem. The shoulder is a complex joint that can move through many ranges-of-motion. Injury to the shoulder can quickly be a problem even at a desk job. The shoulder can become injured in isolation or in conjunction with the arm, neck, back, or chest.
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
Labral Tear Repair Labral repair is a surgery use to correct damage to the shoulder joint cartilage. Labral tears are a common type of sports injury, and they often occur along with shoulder dislocation. Overhead throwing athletes are at high risk for labral tears. What is the labrum? The labrum in the
Shoulder Sports Injuries When someone has a shoulder injury, the trunk and spine are also affected. The main goals of treating a shoulder sports injury are to regain proper shoulder joint stability and to re-establish the patient’s kinetic chain (muscles and joints extending from the core of the body to the hand). All trunk
Running, jumping, swinging, pivoting, catching, throwing– Sports provide a diverse and exciting range of fun physical activities in our world. Practicing and participating safely is of course very important, as players always face the risk of injuries during their sports activity. Some sports may inherently carry a greater risk than other ones, given the different
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Stem cell and PRP procedures for rotator cuff bursitis are counted among the most advanced medical treatment modes. It prevents pain and disability from taking over your rotator cuff while initiating natural healing. An alternative to surgery, stem cell therapy for rotator cuff bursitis is minimally invasive and facilitates faster recovery. What are stem cells?
Shin splint is a term used to the pain along the inner edge of the tibia (shin bone). The pain associated with shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) often develops after physical activity, such as running. The pain is often worse when the athlete is just starting the fitness activity. What are the symptoms of
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