What Is Tommy John Surgery?

Thursday, 12 March 2020 by

Tommy John surgery is a very common surgery that many orthopedic surgeons perform.  Formally, Tommy John surgery is called ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.  It is a surgery used to repair a torn ligament inside the elbow.  While the surgery is relatively common, athletes who undergo surgery will take time to recover to their normal type

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition in the United States.  It occurs when the median nerve is comprised of bones, tendons, or ligaments that surround the narrow passageway for the nerve.  The anatomy of the wrist is naturally prone to problems.  Now add repetitive motion and overuse; it explains the prevalence of the

Marathons have gained popularity in recent years.  What once started as an event designed for the most physically fit athletes has turned into an event for everyone.  Some people run marathons to be the first person across the finish line.  While others hope to just make it across the finish line regardless of the time,

Why See A Sports Medicine Doctor?

Thursday, 13 February 2020 by

Often, when a person experiences an injury to a muscle or bone, they visit their general practitioner.  If the injury is really bad, they may visit an orthopedic specialist.  But most people do not consider visiting a sports medicine doctor.  Sports medicine doctors are for more than just athletes.  They can help any person who

Benefits of Arthroscopic Procedures

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 by

 As medicine has advanced over the years, surgical techniques have been trending towards less and less invasive procedures.  The goal is to minimize the invasiveness of surgical procedures in an attempt to reduce risk to the patient.  Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to help doctors diagnose and treat joint conditions.  Arthroscopic procedures

Many people will go through physical therapy at least once in their lives, and often more than once.  Physical therapy is performed by a professional and consists of the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of those people with limited mobility.  The goal of physical therapy is to gain as much mobility as possible.  Sometimes full mobility

A fractured elbow essentially means the fracture of the olecranon process of the ulna. It’s the tip of the elbow that typically breaks in an elbow fracture as it is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much intervening soft tissue. Therefore, it is susceptible to fracture as a result of direct trauma,

Elbow Hairline Fracture

Saturday, 17 November 2018 by

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that happen as a result of stress from overuse but could be related to trauma from falls or accidents as well. Bones tend to be slightly elastic and can bend a little bit to absorb some of the less severe impacts. This is especially true

The biceps muscle allows you to flex your arm (bend it). The muscle is attached to the bone in two ways – either by the shoulder or the forearm (shoulder = proximal biceps tendon whilst the forearm attaches to the distal biceps tendon). Proximal biceps tendon tears are more common but distal biceps tendon rupture can

The clavicle is a bone that runs from the part of your ribcage known as the sternum to your shoulder joint. It is the only bony connection between the arm and the central skeleton. Fractures in the clavicle are a common sports injury and account for around 2.6% of all fractures in the United States