Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a unique technique, currently used by a select group of surgeons in order to reduce muscle damage, pain and immobility associated with traditional hip replacements. The same “tried and true” implants are used, but this approach allows for a more anatomic exposure of the hip.
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One of the most common treatments offered to our patients is a steroid injection. A steroid injection is offered either as a primary treatment or in an attempt to avoid more significant treatments such as surgery. There is, however, an unrealistic fear of steroid injections that patients often have. Some fears and concerns patients have about steroid injections are founded, but most are unfounded. Many believe that there is an upper limit of steroid injections that they can receive.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when pressure builds up from swelling in this tunnel and puts pressure on the nerve.
The basal joint is the joint at the base of the thumb also known as the CMC (carpometacarpal) joint. This is one of the most important joints in our body as it gives the ability for the thumb to oppose to the other digits. Some opposition is what separates us from the animals. Because it is such a movable joint is prone to develop osteoarthritis even in younger people.
When patients first notice a trigger finger, they’re usually very concerned. Trigger finger causes a snapping, and sometimes pain, in the hand, and often leads to decreased movement in the finger. Most people think that this is a very uncommon condition. The truth is that is it is one of the most common conditions that hand surgeons treat.
Ganglion cysts are extremely common conditions that occur about the hand and wrist. They can be found on nearly every part of the hand and wrist. They can be large or small, are usually painless, but sometimes they can cause problems. Because the cysts may be painless, people may wait long periods of time before noticing them.
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the most common causes of pain. This condition is caused by the deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of your bones. As this hard, yet slippery, material wears away, the bone edges can be exposed and can rub against each other, causing swelling, fluid build up, loss of motion and pain. Osteoarthritis can affect all joints in the body, most commonly the hips, knees, shoulders, fingers and spine. Often described as the result of “wear and tear,” this painful grinding sensation may stop people from doing the activities they enjoy.
Flatback syndrome is a condition related to poor spinal alignment, which leads to symptoms such as back pain, bad posture with hips and knees flexed while standing and a tendency to stoop forward at the end of the day with increasing pain and fatigue in the back and legs. This syndrome is mostly related to previous scoliosis surgery and particularly the placement of Harrington rods extending to the lumbar spine.
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