Posts Categorized: Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery

Surgical Risk Factors of Obesity

Surgery, whether major or minor, comes with risks. Surgical risks factors can be either unprecedented and unpreventable, but others can. One of the most pressing and preventable surgical risk factors is obesity. The prevalence of obesity continues to rise and an estimated 35 percent of adults in the United States have a body mass index (BMI)… Read more »

Does Diabetes Affect The Outcome Of An Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

Diabetes affects individuals that have a high blood glucose or blood sugar. Either the insulin production is not enough or a person’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or in some cases both. This disease can lead to complications later in life if it goes undetected. Because diabetes can affect every organ in the body,… Read more »

Preparing for Knee Replacement? What Happens Before the Surgery?

For the most part, knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty is a very common operative procedure. In fact, in the last 20 years, knee replacement surgery has increased in volume by about 160%. And it’s projected that the number of total knee revisions is projected to increase by 600% in the next 15 years. A knee replacement revision occurs… Read more »

Arthroplasty and Shoulder Replacement in Young Patients

There are several surgical options for treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteonecrosis in the shoulder. The options include a total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, resurfacing procedures, and hemiarthroplasty.  Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a shoulder replacement procedure which involves replacing the broken humeral head with an artificial joint and reconstructing the fractured bone. Many studies have… Read more »

Slap Tear: An Overview of this Common Shoulder Injury

Your shoulder socket is surrounded by tissue called labrum. Sometimes this tissue is damaged or torn – and when this happens, it is called a SLAP tear, which is an abbreviation for “superior labrum anterior to posterior.” There are many different ways you can get a slap tear. For example, you can get a slap… Read more »

Labral Hip Injury among Rowers

Dr. Robert Boykin and colleages (2013) published research in Clinical Orthopedics on hip injuries including labral hip injury among rowers. Recognized as one of the first sports to be included in the Olympics, rowing is a rigorous sport where a team of racers in boats competes against other teams on rivers, lakes and even sometimes… Read more »

What is Arthroscopy? Three Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

                What is Arthroscopy? and Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery – Arthroscopic surgery is a common surgical procedure offered by orthopedic surgeons. For those wondering “What is Arthroscopy?” – arthroscopy is a very common orthopedic procedure performed on a number of different body parts. Most commonly arthroscopy is performed by an… Read more »

Elbow Arthritis and Elbow Pain – Learn More About Latest Research from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Elbow arthritis is painful and uncomfortable since it causes stiffness. Research by Papatheodorou (2013) and colleagues in the Journal of Hand Surgery analyzes current treatment options for elbow arthritis. This research suggests that in the earlier phases of the condition, elbow arthritis may be managed without surgical intervention. Surgery for elbow arthritis is contingent on… Read more »

Hip Arthroscopy – Learn More about Latest Trends in Hip Arthroscopy from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Hip arthroscopy is sometimes recommended to alleviate hip pain for conditions including synovitis, snapping hip syndrome and dysplasia. Researchers led by Dr. Scott Montgomery and colleagues (2013) looked at trends related to hip arthroscopy between 2004 and 2009. 

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Compared to Open Surgery

Researchers Walton and Murrell in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery recently published results from a 2+ year study comparing patients who had arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) with those undergoing open RCR. Results found that while pain measurements between the groups were similar, those with arthroscopic RCR experienced less extreme pain, lower rates… Read more »