Orthopedics

Hip Resurfacing Surgery – Advantages and Recovery Time

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 April 2016

Hip resurfacing is a conservative artificial joint replacement, where the hip joint is relined, instead of being completely replaced as in total hip replacement procedure. The goal of hip resurfacing is to provide a more active and improved quality of life. This is done by restoring functionality to the hip through replacing damaged bone and cartilage in the socket, while preserving as much natural bone as possible. In hip resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed, but is instead trimmed and resurfaced with a smooth metal dome.

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What IBJI Sports Medicine Specialists Want Parents to Know About Contact Sports and the Risk of Brain Injuries

Posted in In the News, Orthopedic News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics on Monday, 11 April 2016

soccer

A recent story in the Chicago Tribune drew attention to a growing body of research suggesting that young soccer players may be at risk for brain injuries, especially concussions. IBJI’s Dr. Gregory Portland and Dr. David Garelick contacted the Tribune after this important story ran to share additional information for parents and young players.

Tags Soccer injury, soccer injury treatment, physical therapy, concussion

Arthritis in Knee: 4 Stages of Osteoarthritis

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 January 2016

Doctor and patient with knee pain

 

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most commonly diagnosed type of joint arthritis disease, which can affect hands, knees and hips. Knee arthritis is known to affect joint functionality causing knee pain and even leading to disability as it progresses. There are different stages of knee osteoarthritis, with 0 assigned to a normal, healthy knee right up to the advanced stage 4 that is severe OA.


Is Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Causing Your Neck Pain?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 07 January 2016

As a natural part of aging, our vertebral discs dry out and lose their flexibility, resilience and shock absorbing capacity. This dehydration and shrinkage of the center of the disc can quickly lead to degeneration of the cervical discs causing pain and stiffness.

Tags degenerative disc disease, neck pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Bone Grafting: Bone Grafts and Substitutes

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Bone grafting is a common orthopedic procedure to promote bone healing, by providing a foundation for the patient’s body to grow new bone, and for structural support to the skeleton, by filling large gaps between bones. Bone grafting is required mainly due to injury and disease, in case of complex fractures, for spinal fusions, regeneration of bone lost to disease or infection (eg, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis) and for bone healing around implants, such as plates, screws, and joint replacements.

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Did You Know? 8 Interesting Facts About Bones

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 19 November 2015

The skeletal system in the human body is made of bones, tendons and ligaments, all of which are necessary for our body structure, movement and to protect our internal organs. We usually tend to take our bones for granted until one is injured, broken or they become brittle from old age. Here are few interesting facts regarding bones.

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Different Types of Shoulder Arthritis and Symptoms

Posted in Orthopedics on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Arthritis generally describes joint inflammation either from direct trauma injuries, medical illnesses, or regular wear and tear of an active lifestyle. There are over 100 variations of arthritis which can affect an individual in different parts of the body, and the shoulder is susceptible to different types of arthritis.

Although there are different types of arthritis of the shoulder, they all have some common symptoms such as joint pain in the shoulder, swelling and with time it will eventually limit range of movement.

Here are five distinctive forms of shoulder arthritis:

Tags osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post-Traumatic Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Arthropathy

Spinal Problems That May Cause Foot Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 15 October 2015

Foot pain is more often a result of injury, wearing ill-fitting shoes or physical issues within the foot, such as tendonitis, arthritis or bursitis. However, in some cases pain in your foot may be linked to problems in your spine. There are some revealing signs of foot pain caused by a problem in your spine, such as your foot feeling heavy, difficulty raising your foot up, leg pain, numbness, weakness and problem walking on your tiptoes.

Studies have shown that spinal dysfunction, like a narrowing of the spinal canal or spinal stenosis, pinches and squeezes on the spinal nerves in your lower back causing leg pain that radiates down to your feet.

Tags herniated discs, spinal stenosis, back pain

Bulging Disc Injury Recovery: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 24 September 2015

A bulging disc or slipped disc is a common spinal column injury in the intervertebral disc due to neck/ back trauma or age related injury. It can occur in your lumbar spine (lower back), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back) or your cervical spine (neck). The intervertebral disc is weakened so much that it protrudes into the spinal canal either in the neck referred to as a cervical bulging disc, mid-back known as thoracic bulging disc or lower back identified as lumbar bulging disc. The bulge pinches nerve roots along the spinal cord to put additional pressure on the surrounding nerve tissue. Along with back pain and spasms, the signs you should watch out for are tingling and numbness that spread along the upper and lower extremities.

Tags neck pain, Bulging Disc , back pain

5 Common Causes Of A Stiff Neck

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 17 September 2015

A stiff neck may last a few days or even weeks but it usually heals quickly because of the durability of the cervical spine. Sometimes, something as simple as sleeping wrong can cause a stiff neck and occasionally a stiff neck can have more serious implications.  

These are the usual culprits that can lead to a stiff neck:

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