Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

MRI: The Magic Behind the Machine

MRI: The Magic Behind the Machine
What is MRI and what is it used for? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique which uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed, computer-generated
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Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease and the largest cause of disability in the United States. Nearly 50% of men and women over the age of 65 years report
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The Inside Scoop on NSAIDs

The Inside Scoop on NSAIDs
What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs, for short) are the most commonly prescribed medications for treating joint pain. Popular over-the-counter NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve).
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Osgood Schlatter’s

Osgood-Schlatter's
What is Osgood-Schlatter's? Osgood-Schlatter’s is an overuse injury that most commonly affects teenagers who are physically active and/or are experiencing growth spurts. It affects approximately 20% of athletic adolescents and
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Medial Epicondylitis (a.k.a “Golfer’s Elbow”)

Golfer's Elbow
Despite the condition’s name, it’s not only golfers who experience golfer’s elbow. Medial epicondylitis results from overuse and inflammation of the tendons of the forearm muscles that connect to the
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What is a Meniscus Tear?

Meniscus Tear
What Exactly is a Meniscus? You probably already know that the meniscus is an important part of the knee joint, but do you know exactly where it is and what it does?
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CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome)

CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome)
As I type this blog, I cannot but wonder if I’m contributing to my imminent onset of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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The Glenoid Labrum

The Glenoid Labrum
The Glenoid LabrumThe labrum is a cartilaginous structure attached to the rim of the glenoid. This structure helps maintain shoulder stability by creating a deep socket for the humeral head,
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The Rotator Cuff

The Rotator Cuff
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that function to move the arm and stabilize the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder.
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Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive Capsulitis
Adhesive Capsulitis (or more commonly known as “Frozen Shoulder”) is a condition identified by pain and stiffness of the shoulder without acute injury. Individuals with diabetes, thyroid disorders, and prolonged
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ACL Tear

ACL Tear
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the knee that prevents anterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur. Typically, ACLs are torn
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Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis: “Little League Elbow”

Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis: “Little League Elbow”
Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis – or Little League Elbow, as it is more colloquially known – occurs when the tendons and ligaments of the elbow are stressed by repetitive throwing motions
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