Portfolio Tag: orthopedic

Arthritis

Arthritis What is arthritis? Arthritis occurs when the cartilage lining the joint thins. The coating of the joint (knee, hip, wrist) is made of smooth cartilage that allows painless movement. Injuries to the joints can cause early arthritis. Over time from wear and tear most patient develop arthritis as they age. Arthritis can cause stiffness,…
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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine What is Sports Medicine? Sports Medicine is the treatment of sports related injuries. Many non-sports related soft tissue injuries can be treated in the same manner. Sports medicine involves the practice or both surgical and non-surgical treatments. The goal of treatment is to return the patient to an active lifestyle.   What is…
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Fractures

Fractures What is fracture? Is it the same as a broken bone? A fracture is a broken bone. Fractures typically occur from injuries in which the force applied overcomes the strength of the bone (fall, car accident). Fractures typically hurt enough to seek immediate treatment, but many patients incorrectly assume they have a sprain or…
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Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement What is a joint replacement? Arthroplasty, or joint replacement, is a surgical procedure in which the arthritis is removed and replaced with a metal and plastic joint. We are able to resurface the joint to create pain relief and return to activities. Commonly replaced joints include the hip, knee, and shoulder- all of…
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