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ACL

ACL Injury: When is Surgery Necessary?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments that connects the femur to the tibia. The knee is a hinged joint held together by the lateral collateral (LCL), posterior cruciate (PCL), medial collateral (MCL), and anterior cruciate (ACL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in the knee’s middle and prevents the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur. It also provides rotational stability to the knee. The ACL is one of the commonly injured ligaments of the knee. In fact, ACL injuries are estimated at 200,000 yearly. ACL reconstructions performed yearly are also estimated at 100,000. Understandably, the incidence of ACL injury is generally higher in individuals who engage in high-risk sports like football, basketball, soccer, and skiing which involves a lot of pivoting. At least 50 percent of ACL injuries occur in combination with articular and meniscus damage.

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Bunion

Bunion Removal: When is it Necessary?

The painful and bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot (at the big toe joint) is called a bunion. It is also referred to as hallux valgus. Bunions develop gradually. Pressure on the joint of the big toe, like by tight pointy shoes, can cause the big toe to lean toward the second toe. When the big toe subluxates outwards over time, it results to a bunion bump.

While anyone can get bunions, the condition is more common in women.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

Minimally Invasive Repair for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Fast Facts

  • The rotator cuff is comprised of four musculotendinous units. The muscles help stabilize and move the shoulder joint.
  • Damage to any (or all) of the four muscles (alongside the ligaments that attach the muscles to the bones) can be attributed to chronic overuse, gradual aging, or acute weakness
  • The damage can result in -pain, decreased motion range (and use of the shoulder joint), weakness in raising the arm and in some instances, disability.

Anatomy

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. It makes moving the arm in several directions possible. It is made up of the upper end of the upper arm’s bone (humeral head) fitting into the shoulder blade’s (scapula) glenoid fossa. The labrum and the joint capsule keeps the humeral head in place. The rotator cuff muscles are considered the movers and the dynamic stabilizers of the shoulder joint. It also adjusts the scapula and humeral head’s position during shoulder movement.

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The Gout by James Gillray

Joint Pain: Here Are Some of the Likely Causes

Quick Facts About Joint Pain

  • Joint pain is otherwise referred to as arthralgia.
  • The condition can be caused by disease or injury of the adjacent tissues or the joint itself.
  • The area at which two ends of the bones meet to provide motion is called a joint.
  • The typical joint is made up of bones that are separated by the cartilage. The cartilage acts as cushioning pad and gliding surface for the articulating bones.

Likely Causes of Joint Pain

In essence, joint pain can pertain to the aches, soreness, and discomfort in any of the joints in the body. Joint pain is a common concern and typically does not require medical treatment.  However, sometimes, it can manifest as a result of injury.

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Hip Replacement

5 Things to Know About Joint Replacement Surgery

The surgical procedure where parts of a damaged or arthritic joint are removed and replaced is called joint replacement. The replacement device used is called a prosthesis and can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic, or a combination of all. It is also designed to replicate the movements (kinematics) of normal, healthy joints.

Unlike many years ago, joint replacements have now become very common. In 2011, almost a million joint replacements were carried out. And that’s in the United States alone. Knee and hip replacements are the most frequently performed procedures. However, replacement surgery can also be performed on other joints like the elbow, wrist, ankle, and shoulder.

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Shoulders

Shoulder Pain: When Is It a Cause for Worry?

The shoulder is made up of several joints that combine with muscles and tendons to allow a wide range of arm motion—from throwing the perfect pitch to scratching the back. However, sometimes, mobility has a price. In certain instances, it may result in causing problems with the impingement of the bony structures or the soft tissues in the shoulders, causing pain. Pain might be felt all the time or only when the shoulder is moved. The pain can be temporary or might linger and require medical treatment.

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Clavicle Fracture

First Aid for Fractures

The skeleton of the body is made up of bones.

Bones also function as attachment points for the muscles and makes typical activities like jumping, running, grasping, lifting, kneeling, and sitting possible because they are connected by joints.

What causes fractures?

When an outside force is exerted upon the bone (i.e. from falls or blows), there is a possibility that it cannot withstand the force and breaks.

The loss of integrity will result in a fracture. However, in some cases, the amount of force needed to cause a fracture may not be that great. For instance, a minor injury may create enough force to cause hip fracture or vertebral compression fracture of the back in people weakened by osteoporosis.

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Knee

Common Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are very common.

In fact, it has been identified as one of the most prevalent reasons people see their doctors. In 2010 alone, approximately 10.4 million patients in the USA visited the doctor because of knee fractures, sprains, dislocations, ligament tears, and other injuries. Since the knee is a complex joint, it is vulnerable to a variety of injuries.

Fortunately, many knee injuries can be treated successfully using conventional measures (rehabilitation exercises, bracing, immobilization, etc.). However, other knee injuries might require surgery.

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Hip Bones

5 Causes of Hip Pain in Women

As with most types of chronic pain, women tend to experience hip aches more often than men.

While hip pain can be attributed to different things, identifying the correct cause is important so the best treatment intervention is given. To ensure the diagnosis is correct, orthopedic surgeons need to make sure the problem is really in the hip. In some cases, women complain about hip pain when what they really have is pain in the upper buttock, lower back, the side of the thigh and even in the knee. This is known as “referred” pain. Hip pain is often experienced on the outside of the hip (directly over the hip joint) or in the groin.

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