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 quadriceps tendon is a large fibrous structure just above the kneecap. This tendon is part of the complex extensor mechanism of the knee that includes the patella (kneecap), the patellar tendon, the quadriceps muscle, and the quadriceps tendon. A tear in the quadriceps tendon is a common athletic injury. What is the role of
The knee joint is comprised of three separate bones: the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap). Articular cartilage covers the entire joint surface and offers a smooth gliding surface for motion. Proper knee function depends on intact ligaments. There are four main ligaments of the knee: the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL),
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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
Combined knee ligament injuries represent around 15% of all knee sprains presenting in the emergency room for treatment. The concept of combined ligament injuries encompasses many combinations. This injury usually involves one of the cruciate ligaments and one of the collateral ligaments. What are the main knee ligaments? The knee is the largest joint in
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
Arthroscopic elbow surgery is used to treat degenerative joint disease and various injuries. Many elbow procedures are performed outpatient, which means the patient goes home the same day. Interposition Arthroplasty of the Elbow When a patient needs a joint replacement of the elbow, but is not a candidate, the surgeon can perform an interposition arthroplasty.
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Arthroscopic debridement and resurfacing of the glenoid joint is a form of shoulder surgery. The glenoid is a part of the scapula (shoulder blade) is a shallow, articular surface located on the lateral aspect of the scapula. Debridement is the process of removing debris, excessive tissue, loose bodies, and other structures from the shoulder joint.
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A distal clavicle excision is a procedure used for impingement in the shoulder. Shoulder impingement is a condition where the space between the joint structures narrows, causing parts to pinch or rub. Arthroscopy involves the use of a lighted camera to make necessary repairs to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Who needs distal clavicle excision? The
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