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 [...]
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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 [...]
The hand and wrist have many small joints that all work together to perform large actions, like opening a door or typing on a keyboard. Arthritis can affect the joints making even the most mundane of tasks painful, difficult or downright impossible. Without treatment, arthritis can lead to limited range of motion, increased pain [...]
Are ACL injuries more common in women? The answer is yes. When compared to men, women put greater stress on their knees as a result of differences in biomechanics. The space for ACL movement is more limited in women than in men, due to a narrower notch. Within this restricted space, the femoral condyles can more easily pinch [...]
One in every five adults has arthritis, which means more than 50 million Americans suffer from the disease. The disease not only affects adults and the elderly, it also affects more than 294,000 children under the age of 18. Arthritis is the leading cause for disability in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. [...]
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body and it allows you to rotate your arm in front, above and to the side and behind your body. The shoulder’s flexibility can also be its biggest weakness, making it susceptible to instability and injury. When a shoulder injury occurs, is is usually treated with [...]
Do you have a pain or numbness in your hand that has been there for months and won’t go away? If you do, don’t pass this off as a passing cramp or regular pain. This pain can be the result of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of an entrapped nerve in [...]
No one wants to see their child hurt. Sometimes children play hard and rough causing them to get injured, and one of the more common injuries to the musculoskeletal system is a sprain. What is a sprain? A sprain occurs when the ligaments overstretch or tear. Ankles, wrists and knees sprain more easily than other [...]