Ankle injuries are one of the most common orthopedic problems, and while many do not lead to ankle surgery, proper diagnosis and treatment require the expertise of an orthopedic specialist. Learn why it’s so important to work with an ankle doctor who looks at surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
Also known as arthroscopy or keyhole surgery, arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure and one of the most common surgical procedures performed today on the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and wrist. Learn how it works and when it’s a good fit.
The foot is one of the most complex parts of the skeletal system, and 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another. Yet many people go far too long with pain that that restricts day-to-day activities like work, exercise and even walking. Find out when it’s time to see a doctor.
Alleviating pain and restoring function are the primary objectives of foot reconstruction, which is used to correct birth defects, diseases, and other foot ailments. Learn about the most common types of foot reconstruction surgery and other non-surgical options.
Orthopedic issues include muscle, bone and joint injuries. Proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal issues is key to support long-term success and patient quality of life. Learn how orthopedic specialists use customized treatment programs to get patients moving again.
Hands are one of the most sensitive, yet powerful and useful joints in the body, and there are numerous hand issues that require expert care from an orthopedic specialist or hand surgeon. In addition to treating broken bones, arthritis and more, learn how hand doctors treat carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects more than eight million people a year.
Neck pain can be caused by something as simple as sleeping in a weird position, poor posture, or too much screen time. But it can also come from diseases such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, or fibromyalgia. See why diagnosing the cause and treatment options puts patients on the road to recovery sooner.
Back pain is the single leading cause of disability around the world, preventing many people from engaging in everyday activities. Discomfort in the lower back affects up to 80% of Americans at some point. Back discomfort can be uniquely complex, so proper diagnosis and treatment require a skilled specialist.
The cervical vertebrae support the head and neck, and pain caused by cervical spondylolysis (aka cervical osteoarthritis) is present in more than 90 percent of people 60 and older. Typically caused by the wear-and-tear of aging, it involves changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck. Learn about symptoms and treatments.
Occupational therapy helps patients resume or improve the way they accomplish day-to-day tasks to work, learn and live more independently. Learn more about this therapy, which is primarily focused on the hand, wrist and elbow joints that are integral to the ability to perform daily tasks like eating, dressing, writing or typing, and driving.
Partial joint replacement is a less invasive surgery than a total joint replacement, but each procedure has various benefits and considerations. Learn more about the procedure, recovery and options for partial knee replacement, which replaces only the affected compartment of the knee.
A physiatrist, which is also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician focuses on the non-surgical enhancement and restoration of function for people with injuries, including occupational or sports injuries, or physical disabilities. Learn about the conditions treated tied to nerves, the spinal cord, joints, bones, and muscles.
Orthopedic physical therapy helps to build strength, improve range of motion and restore function. It is essential, both to help patients prepare for surgery, and part of a comprehensive treatment and recovery plan post-surgery, as well as for nonsurgical care of many injuries.
Also known as biologic therapy, regenerative medicine is a rapidly emerging orthopedic field for which there is considerable excitement and potential. It refers to “regenerating” human tissue and cells to fix a bodily function or condition and focuses on healing the underlying cause of the symptoms by using the body’s natural healing factors.
Shoulder pain can make simple acts like housework or getting dressed seem like a monumental task. Playing sports like tennis or golf can become impossible. Learn how shoulder pain is caused by overuse injuries, often from sports or work; trauma, such as dislocation or separation; and disease, like arthritis.
Sports medicine helps all types of active people recover from injury and get moving again. Specialists in sports medicine serve a wide range of patients, from amateur and professional athletes, to those with physical jobs, such as firefighters, military and other first responders, as well as active children and teens, whose growing bodies require special care.
Sports performance services are tailored toward athletes of all ages, skill levels and circumstances. Learn how these services help athletes return to peak performance after an injury; and how they can increase strength, speed, agility and endurance while maintaining a healthy routine and preventing injuries.
This procedure removes and replaces an arthritic, worn out or otherwise painful and damaged joint. Each year millions of people undergo total joint replacement with total hip replacements and total knee replacements being most common. Learn about these and other total joint replacement procedures.
The shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand comprise some of the most useful and important joints in our bodies, and they are known together as the upper extremity. Learn how physicians and surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity injuries and conditions.