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By Administrator on Feb 20, 2010 10:07 AM

From the 28-year old professional baseball pitcher to the 55-year old golfer, rotator cuff tears cannot be regarded lightly for those suffering from shoulder pain.   The presentation is often slow in onset, with the pain typically located in the front and the side of the shoulder.  As the disease progresses, there may be increased pain with reaching above the shoulder.  For some patients, the pain can be so severe that they have a hard time sleeping at night.   The diagnosis is based on a detailed physical examination and further imaging such as an ultrasound a...

By Administrator on Feb 17, 2010 8:53 PM

Arguably the most exciting development in orthopedic surgery recently has been Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).  The early results in tendinosis of the elbow have been impressive.  The use of PRP is increasingly expanding to other regions of the body including the shoulder and the knee.   Anecdotally, there are many cases where the outcomes have been superb.  For patients, the idea is also very attractive.   By using the patient's own blood and separating out the layers, a highly active and concentrated component is then reintroduced into the target j...

By Administrator on Jan 27, 2010 8:33 PM

One of the most common complaints to present to an orthopedic surgeon is shoulder pain.  As a joint with intricately related structures, the shoulder has many structures that may contribute to pain, either individually or concurrently.   Perhaps more than any other joint, the art of medicine including the history and the physical examination is critical in the diagnosis of the painful shoulder.   An Xray or the MRI may be "normal", but there may be very real painful pathology in the shoulder.  The leading culprits are : shoulder bursitis, rotator...

By Administrator on Jan 07, 2010 7:47 PM

As one of the most common causes of knee pain, meniscus tears are often misdiagnosed as arthritis.  Although the two conditions may coexist, the treatment for either can be vastly different.  The meniscus acts a shock-absorber within the knee and is prone get torn, particularly with a twisting injury.   Tears in the central part of the meniscus can have a difficult time healing because of the relatively poor blood supply in this region.   By treating a meniscus tear with physical therapy and pain medications, certain...

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