Total knee replacements are one of the most common and successful orthopedic procedures. The modern total knee replacement started to emerge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein explains, since then, improvements in materials and techniques have helped extend the success rates and longevity of replacements. Learn more about the history of knee replacement surgery and what patients having surgery can expect.
In the simplest terms, a bunion is a bump that develops at the big toe joint. Dr. Steven Jasonowicz explains that over time, the bump can grow in size, prevent your foot from fitting into certain shoes, and cause pain. Learn more about what can cause bunions, treatment options, and what to expect if you need surgery.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, pain, and tingling in the hand and arm. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the hand and wrist, is compressed. Dr. Christian Skjong explains how physicians diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome to prevent it from progressing over time, and what to expect should you require carpal tunnel release surgery.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, provides the knee the ability to do activities that require high degrees of cutting, pivoting, and accelerating. Dr. David Guelich explains, once the ligament is torn, the knee is largely rendered unable to perform these types of activities. Learn more about ACL injuries, how they are diagnosed and treated, what to expect if you need surgery, and about the typical timeline for recovery from ACL surgery.
Autoimmune and rheumatic disorders cause your own immune system, which should be protecting you, to instead attack your body. They can cause a wide array of symptoms, including hair loss, fatigue, joint pain, joint swelling, rashes and more. Learn about the causes and treatments for autoimmune diseases, as well as the positive prognosis for patients who have autoimmune diseases.
The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that originate off the shoulder blade and scapula and blend together and insert on the humerus. It essentially holds together the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears can be treated both surgically and non-surgically, and every patient who has a rotator cuff tear needs individualized evaluation and treatment plans. Learn more about diagnosing and treating rotator cuff tears, and what to expect if you need surgery.
The introduction of total hip replacement surgery revolutionized people's ability to walk, function and really carry out near-normal function from a condition that was debilitating. Learn about the history of hip replacement surgery and what patients having total hip replacement surgery can expect.