The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, providing strength and stability. Above the rotator cuff there is a bursa, or sac of tissue, that covers and protects the rotator cuff as it comes into close contact with bones around the shoulder. When the rotator cuff is injured or damaged it can lead to inflammation of the bursa (bursitis), causing pain and loss of motion.
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You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your knee has gotten so severe that non-surgical management has not been helping. By replacing the joint surfaces of the knee, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.
The knee is a joint made up of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), tibia (leg bone) and patella (kneecap). They both have joint surfaces that meet each other, and will be replaced. The actual replacement involves cutting off the diseased bone and putting metal in its place with plastic.
You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your hip has gotten very severe, and non-surgical management has not helped. By replacing the joint surfaces of the hip, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.
The normal, healthy spine is straight when seen from the front or the back. When seen from the side, the healthy spine has several mild curvatures. By obtaining an X-ray of a standing person, the exact contour of the spine can be measured and then compared to normal values to determine if a significant spinal deformity is present. Scoliosis is defined as a lateral deviation of the spine.
It is never too late to take action to protect the health of your bones. Osteoporosis can be detected, treated and even prevented.
Throughout your life, you are constantly losing old bone and forming new bone. Osteoporosis happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. About 10 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have osteoporosis, and approximately 32 million have low bone density.
What is Shoulder Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis or “degenerative joint disease” is the most common type of arthritis of the shoulder. The other less commonly seen types of arthritis in the shoulder are rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis and arthritis that occurs after severe trauma.
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs on the outside part of the elbow. Although described in tennis players who obtain this condition from a poor backhand stroke, the vast majority of people who suffer from tennis elbow do not play and may have never played tennis. The problem arises from overuse of the arm. It can happen with any sport and even those who don’t participate in any sports.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside a joint by using small incisions (portals) and instruments the width of a pencil. Most people are aware of knee and shoulder arthroscopy, but the elbow joint has many conditions that can be treated with arthroscopy as well. The elbow is the joint that connects the upper arm bone and the forearm bones. Because the incisions used with elbow arthroscopy are smaller and disrupt less soft tissue than conventional open surgery, pain, swelling and stiffness are minimized and recovery is often faster.
How Do We Prevent Back Pain?
Exercise, by walking, swimming, jogging, biking, or even gardening, at least 30 minutes each day. Maintain a good posture when walking, sitting, and even when sleeping. Don’t slouch – sit in a balanced and neutral position to avoid straining your spine.
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