There are around one million knee replacements that happen every year in the United States alone. A majority of people who undergo knee replacement surgery report having far less pain. The average age of a person undergoing knee replacement surgery is 70, although there are patients who have the surgery who are much younger or
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.
The knee is the largest joint of the body and it plays a vital role in weight-bearing and movement of the body. It is also one of the most complex joints of the human body. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones. There are two sets of ligaments in the knee: the cruciate ligaments –
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Frozen shoulder is a painful, chronic condition characterized by loss of motion and inflammation. This condition results from injury, trauma, or previous shoulder surgery. How common is frozen shoulder syndrome? Frozen shoulder syndrome is not common among young people. However, it is usually found in the 40+ age group,
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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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The biceps tendon attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder and arm bones. If you tear the biceps tendon at the shoulder region, you could lose arm strength and experience pain. While many people can still function with a biceps tendon tear at the shoulder, surgery is required for complete recovery of strength and mobility
Meniscal Tear Meniscal injuries are the most common type of knee injuries. Meniscus tears are usually related to trauma, but they can occur from a sudden twist or repeated squatting. How common are meniscal tears? In a study involving 100 patients with suspected meniscal tears, researchers found meniscal tears in 57 patients with symptoms, and
According to an estimate, nearly 10.4 million patients visit doctors’ offices due to knee injuries, such as sprains, dislocations, fractures, and ligament tears. Here is a brief look at some common sport knee injuries along with their treatment options. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL) An ACL sprain may result from a collision or sudden twisting
Imagine you are an adult who plays recreational soccer, or a high school student who plays basketball in his/her free time. At one particular game, you land awkwardly after a jump and feel your knee wobble and buckle, followed by immediate swelling and pain when your weight is put on that leg. A necessary trip
Chondroplasty is a procedure performed on the damaged cartilage of the knee by the top orthopedic surgeons in Phoenix and Scottsdale. This procedure lessens friction in the joint. Knee chondroplasty can be performed via arthroscopic method to decrease complications, risks, and recovery time. Who is a candidate for this procedure? The end of the bones
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