Rotator cuff tears are among the most frequent causes of shoulder pain and disability, impacting over two million people every year. A torn rotator cuff directly alters the shoulder and can make the most routine tasks such as bathing, reaching overhead, and sweeping the floor difficult and painful. A rotator cuff is a group [...]
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An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or sprain is a common knee injury suffered by athletes. Roughly 150,000 ACL injuries occur every year in the United States. Athletes that play certain high-demand sports are among the most likely to suffer an ACL tear, and female athletes who play basketball and soccer can be up [...]
With the holiday season in full swing, we want to be sure that our employees and patients enjoy the season. Therefore, our offices will be closed on the following days: Thursday, November 23 Friday, November 24 For scheduling questions, please call our office during regular business hours at (856) 848-3880. REQUEST APPOINTMENT [...]
Tennis elbow, called lateral epicondylitis, is associated with pain on the outer (lateral) part of the elbow and is a fairly common occurrence affecting between 1%-3% of the adult population in the United States. It is most frequently seen in individuals between the ages of 40-50. Tennis elbow is known to orthopaedic sports [...]
When a finger or thumb becomes locked in a bent-down position and is unable to straighten out on its own, there is a strong likelihood that it’s the result of trigger finger, known as stenosing tenosynovitis of the finger. Trigger finger is a painful condition resulting from the tendons in the hand becoming inflamed. [...]
With recent advances in medical technology, minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more widespread in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers across the country, but what are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for patients and why should you care? “Our array of treatment represents the whole gamut of what’s available,” says Thomas P. Obade, [...]
Also referred to as a slipped disc or a ruptured disc, a herniated disc occurs when a disc in the spine (the soft, jelly-like interior between the spinal bones, known as vertebrae) begins to protrude out of the spinal column causing chronic discomfort and limiting movement. What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc? While [...]
Bankart repair surgery is a minimally invasive surgery to repair instability and restore function of dislocated shoulders. To better understand what a Bankart tear or lesion is, an overview of the shoulder is needed. The humeral head (ball of the shoulder joint) is centered in the glenoid (the socket of the joint), which stabilizes the [...]
Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Anyone at any age can tear a meniscus, but athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at higher risk for meniscus tears. When an orthopaedic surgeon references torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. To understand a meniscus [...]
De Quervain's tendonitis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb become constricted or irritated. Swelling of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb and the side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when performing movements such as forming a fist, grasping or gripping something, or when turning the [...]