Common causes and treatments for a separated shoulder
A shoulder separation is an injury to the acromioclavicular joint on the top of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is formed at the junction of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the arm bone (humerus). A shoulder separation occurs where the clavicle and the scapula come together.
Minimally invasive bunionectomy may successfully treat severe hallux valgus deformity
The exact prevalence of foot pain is hard to pinpoint due to the wide range of pain types and intensity, experts agree it affects more than one in 10 people worldwide. Three types of heel pain make up most of foot pain complaints.
Meniscal Repair Using Fibrin Clots Made From Bone Marrow Blood Wrapped in a Polyglycolic Acid Sheet
In recent years, we have performed meniscal repairs using wrapped fibrin clots in PGA sheet. We considered the use of wrapped fibrin clots with a PGA sheet to treat meniscus tears. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a step-by-step guide to our new delivery technique using fibrin clots.
Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip Linked to Rapidly Destructive Hip Disease
Although corticosteroid injections are commonly used to manage pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip, a new study adds to concerns about the potential harmful effects of these injections.
Welcoming new Orthopaedic Surgeon to Wilkes Medical Center
NORTH WILKESBORO – Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center welcomes Megan Wolf, MD to the Wilkes community. Wolf is an orthopaedic surgeon with many years of experience in all aspects of orthopaedic care. She specializes in adult and pediatric sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, cartilage restoration and joint preservation, complex knee surgery, ankle arthroscopy, sports foot and ankle surgery, and shoulder and elbow surgery.
In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?
Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.
Why strengthening your hip flexors is important, according to new research
When it comes to strengthening your lower-body muscles that power your running, most runners focus on quads and hamstrings—but are you showing your hip flexors enough love? A recent study in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics suggests that ignoring them could lead to mobility issues as you age.
What is water on the knee?
Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.
Dead arm syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Dead arm syndrome is a condition that affects the shoulder. It’s caused by repeated movements, which place stress on the joint.
Swollen feet and ankles: Treatments to try
Have you ever looked down at your ankles and feet and barely recognized them as your own because of swelling? It happens, whether it’s from long days on your feet, hours of travel, surgery or pregnancy.