Posts Tagged: orthopaedic surgeon

Achilles Injuries: Everything You Need To Know

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The Achilles tendon is the most common tendon to rupture spontaneously. In athletes, it is the most commonly hurt tendon of the lower extremities. About 24% of competitive athletes and 40% of runners experience an Achilles tear at some time. In short, injuring the Achilles is certainly not rare. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t… Read more »

Understanding Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a condition in which the hip joint is not properly formed in newborn babies and infants. Found in every 1 in 1,000 babies, DDH is a treatable condition, detected and diagnosed through a physical exam. Hip Physiology The hip joint is a “ball-in-socket” joint, meaning that the rounded… Read more »

Arthrogryposis: An Overview

Arthrogryposis, also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), is a condition characterized by multiple joint contractures throughout the body. Arthrogryposis is a congenital condition. Doctors often diagnose it at birth, and it doesn’t progress or worsen over time. It is heterogeneous, meaning it differs from case to case. It is a descriptive term or symptom… Read more »

Understanding Different Types of Medical Imaging Tests

When your doctor needs to see what’s going on inside your body, they’ll likely order a medical imaging test for you. Medical imaging tests, such as MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans, use different kinds of energy to provide detailed pictures of the inside of your body. In doing so, the imaging tests can help experienced… Read more »

Torn Rotator Cuff: An Overview

Can a torn rotator cuff heal on its own?  Did you know that over 3 million Americans experience rotator cuff injuries like a torn rotator cuff every year, making it one of the most common points of injury? The rotator cuff is engaged when you use your arm to carry, pick up, push, or bear weight… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic Physician?

When it comes to seeking diagnosis for chronic pain or an activity-related injury, it’s important to choose the type of medical specialist that’s right for you. Consulting with your primary care physician is the first step. They can provide a diagnosis through x-rays and tests, and, based on your condition, a recommendation for a relevant… Read more »

Osteoporosis in Men – 6 Facts You May Not Know

Osteoporosis is a disease marked by a loss of bone mineral density and bone mass. Generally induced by skeletal changes, osteoporosis weakens your bones, putting you at risk of fractures and injuries. As a man, it’s possible to discount the possibility of experiencing osteoporosis. To begin with, the condition is far more common in women,… Read more »

Experiencing Calf Pain? Learn More About Medial Gastrocnemius

If you have a sharp or sudden pain in your calf muscle, you may be experiencing medial gastrocnemius. Commonly referred to as “tennis leg,” medial gastrocnemius is an injury found especially in middle-aged and older athletes. In this condition, there is a tearing of the medial head of the gastrocnemius (calf muscle), which occurs when… Read more »

Patient of the Month Trey Mattingly

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Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Trey Mattingly! Currently, Trey is a junior in High School and plays baseball for the South Spencer Rebels. However, in the fall he tore his ACL playing football. “During our second varsity game of the season, I ran down the field on kickoff and ran over a kid… Read more »

What is a Growth Plate Fracture?

How does a bone get longer? Growth plates. They are responsible for bone growth. Children can experience a growth plate fracture with a traumatic injury. Read along to learn more. Growth Plates Each long bone in the body has a growth plate. The growth plate is the area where bones get longer. After children reach… Read more »