Posts Tagged: orthopedic medicine

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

During pregnancy, a lot of different things happen to women’s bodies that don’t occur at any other time in their life and that men will never experience. One occurrence is that the pelvic bone alignment tends to become relaxed, and even stretchy, due to a hormone called Relaxin. A woman’s body releases this hormone so… Read more »

Sacroiliac Joint Disease: 5 Things You Should Know

Sacroiliac Joint Disease is a serious case of inflammation that affects the sacroiliac joint. In the past, the sacroiliac joint has been thought to be the cause of lower back and leg pain; however in the past three decades, that pain is now associated with herniated disks. Estimates suggest that sacroiliac (SI) joint pain affects… Read more »

PRP Injections and Ligament Tears

PRP Injections and Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Uses for PRP or “platelet-rich plasma” continue to expand. Plasma is the liquid part of our blood that transports our platelets, and red and white blood cells. Platelets generally comprise about 10% of our blood. The next frontier in orthopedic medicine is the field of orthobiologics where we as physicians… Read more »

Torn Meniscus and Meniscal Injury – Comparing Children and Adolescents

More and more children are competing in sports, and with increased participation there is an increase in the number of knee injuries. A knee injury like a torn meniscus can affect a young athletes knee for the rest of their life. Studies have confirmed early onset osteoarthritis in patients with ACL injuries and meniscal tears…. Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… 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 »

Clavicle Fracture

What is a Clavicle Fracture? One of the most common types of fractures is the broken collar bone or clavicle fracture. Your clavicle is the long narrow bone that is responsible for connecting your arm to your body. It is situated between your shoulder blade and your ribcage. When you experience a clavicle fracture, it… Read more »

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Treatment of a Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capsulitis   A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, happens when a person has a stiff shoulder and it cannot be moved through a full range of motion passively or actively. It is not painful as long as the arm is not being moved around. If the shoulder is… 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.