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A Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise

A Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise

WELCOME TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! For our patients (and us!), effecting a healthy change in lifestyle is a daunting challenge. It can be overwhelming to confront a lifetime’s ...
Dental Prophylaxis

Dental Prophylaxis

DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS AFTER TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY? Total joint replacement is considered one of the most effective and lifestyle-changing surgical procedures. In contrast, ...
Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

WHAT IS IT? Frozen shoulder is one of the most painful and common conditions that I see. I will typically see at least four or five every day, associated with a variety of ...
Wrist Injury

Wrist Injury

 The wrist is the link between the hand and arm and is responsible for positioning the hand in space so that it may perform the functions we expect. A complex set of bones and
Ice or Heat for Injuries?

Ice or Heat for Injuries?

Every year, about the time when the fall sports season is in full swing, I often get the question of whether it is better to use ice or heat for an injury. Ice packs and ...
Issues In Knee Arthroplasty

Issues In Knee Arthroplasty

According to the CDC, 43 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. Another 23 million have chronic arthralgia. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the ...
Garden & Lawn Mower Safety

Garden & Lawn Mower Safety

Each year, more than 74,000 small children, adolescents and adults are injured by rotary, hand and riding power mowers due to improper handling.
Total Hip Arthroplasty

Total Hip Arthroplasty

CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN TOTAL HIP ARTHOPLASTY According to the CDC, 43 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. Another 23 million have chronic arthralgia. ...
Pumpkin Carving Safety

Pumpkin Carving Safety

Every Halloween season patients are injured while carving pumpkins. The resulting injuries to the hand and fingers can be severe and may require three or four months of ...
Sprained Ankle Treatments

Sprained Ankle Treatments

WHAT IS IT? Ankle sprains, believed to be the most common sports-related injury, occur approximately 23,000 times a day in the United States during both sports and everyday ...
Claw Toes & Hammer Toes

Claw Toes & Hammer Toes

WHAT IS IT? Hammer toes, mallet toes and claw toes are in the category of toe disorders that range from minor and asymptomatic to painful and disabling. They are extremely ...
Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

WHY VISIT A HAND SURGEON? Hand surgery is necessary to fix problems with hand bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements ...
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

WHAT IS IT? The supraspinatus tendon is the most susceptible to both traumatic injury and age-related attritional changes (see Figure 1). While traumatic injuries may occur ...
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the proximal plantar fascia and its origin (see Figure 1). While common, it can be a very painful and ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WHAT IS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Compression of the median nerve as it enters the wrist is found in 1%-10% of the population (often bilateral) and leads to symptoms of pain, ...