Posts Categorized: Osteoarthritis

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 »

Shoulder Dislocation Research Discovers Age as Biggest Threat

Competitive sports and accidents may result in shoulder dislocation injuries for some individuals. This type of injury is treated through rehabilitation, immobility, and sometimes surgery. Shoulder dislocations can be debilitating, uncomfortable and painful. Dr. Grossfeld has some of the latest research on shoulder dislocations to help you better understand this injury and further complications. The researchers evaluated… Read more »

Subchondroplasty or SCP for Bone Marrow Edema or Insufficiency Fractures

Many people suffer from bone marrow edema or insufficiency fractures. And the long term effects of these conditions can be serious. Edema and insufficiency fractures can injure a person’s bone marrow and cause a long list of medical complications. Fortunately, there are a variety of medical treatments available to treat bone marrow edema and insufficiency… Read more »

Manage Knee Osteoarthritis: Study on Nonsurgical Solutions

The experience of knee osteoarthritis is extremely common for active individuals. It is especially common in those that have suffered previous injuries, those with extra weight, and those that are older in age. There seem to be several precursors to developing this debilitating and degenerative disease, but there are also ways to manage knee osteoarthritis. According to the… Read more »

10 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and other discomforts in your hands and fingers. A pinched median nerve in your wrist causes these discomforts. The median nerve, along with other related tendons, travels from your forearm to your hand inside a small space called the carpal tunnel. This nerve… Read more »

10 Differences Between Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Tears

Osteoarthritis and meniscal tears are injuries that both occur in the knees. Both knee injuries tend to become more probable to occur with age; however, there are significant differences between osteoarthritis and meniscal tear injuries. The pain associated with both injuries require different treatment approaches. A big factor that decides treatment is if the pain… Read more »

What is Osteoarthritis? An Overview from an Orthopedic Surgeon

What is osteoarthritis? Simply stated, osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that make up your joints What is articular cartilage and what is a joint? Let’s start with the definition of a joint. Look at your body anywhere it bends. There is a joint located there…. Read more »

10 Facts About Osteoarthritis on World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day 2015 Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. And nearly 40 million Americans have some kind of arthritis including millions of children. Over 20 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease characterized by the degeneration of joint cartilage in your body. It can affect any of… Read more »

Fighting the Aging Process

The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process As we age, are there patterns of physical decline? Can those be slowed down or reversed with change in lifestyle? An excellent article was published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Bryan Vopat discussed the common physical changes that occur… Read more »

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Is Prophylactic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Indicated? A Systematic Review. One of the hottest topics right now orthopedic surgery is femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a term used to describe a medical condition where a person’s hip bones are not shaped normally. This causes the hip bones to fit together irregularly so that the… Read more »