Patellar Dislocation (also known as kneecap dislocation) occurs when a twisting injury to the knee causes the kneecap (the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee) to move or slide out of place. This usually occurs in Basketball, Soccer or Football when an athlete makes a plant, then changes direction suddenly, or performs a cutting motion which leaves the foot firmly planted whiled the body twists around the knee. When the patella is dislocated, it can slip sideways and around to the outside of the knee.
The two most common overuse injuries in youth baseball players are Little League elbow and Little League shoulder. These injuries typically occur in athletes between the ages of 9 and 16 as a result of overuse of the pitching arm, which can cause multiple small injuries to the elbow and shoulder. These injuries are most common in pitchers but also occur in catchers, infielders and outfielders, as well as in other athletes who do overhand activities like volleyball and tennis.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is one of the most common causes of knee pain. A healthy knee has cartilage and lubricating joint fluid, called synovial fluid, to protect and cushion the bones, allowing the knee to bend and move. In knees with Osteoarthritis, the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones gradually deteriorates, and the joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities. Bones may to rub against each other, causing pain, stiffness, and loss of movement in the joint.
Ankle sprains are common injuries, usually occurring when the ankle is twisted or inverted. Sprains most often refer to injury in the soft tissue of the ankle, usually the ligaments. A sprained ankle can afflict both children and adults, and can occur during sports and physical activity, or when stepping on an uneven surface or down at an angle.
Non-invasive, outpatient injection therapy is growing in popularity as a nonsurgical alternative for adults with conditions like Dupuytren’s contracture.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a progressive hand condition that affects the palm and fingers, making it difficult to type, shake hands, wear gloves, reach into pockets, or perform numerous other tasks.
Non-invasive, outpatient injection therapy is growing in popularity as a solid, non-surgical alternative for adults with conditions such as knee osteoarthritis.
Non-invasive, outpatient injection therapy is growing in popularity as a solid, non-surgical alternative for adults with non-healing tendon injuries.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. Damage to these ligaments can require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation. Preventative measures and programs can be taken early to reduce the risk of serious injury.
Achilles tendon injuries can be defined as tendonitis or ruptures to the large tendon that runs down the back of the ankle connecting the two main calf muscles to the heel bone. These injuries are one of the more common causes of heel pain in active people usually from overuse, misalignment, improper footwear and direct blows to area. Achilles tendon injuries can develop into two different conditions, tendonitis or Achilles tendon ruptures.
Over the years, the anterior approach to hip replacement has revolutionized hip replacement surgery. Its key characteristic is the use of specialized techniques and instrumentation that allows the physician to perform this major surgery with less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility.