Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Kelly Vittetoe

A Brief History of Arthroscopy

The Fathers of Arthroscopy

Taken from the greek roots “artho,” meaning joint, and “scope,” meaning to view, arthroscopy is not nearly as ancient as it sounds. In 1805, Dr. Phillip Bozzini was the first documented physician to use a camera-like

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 pictures of your body’s organs and tissues. MRI has a

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 being diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Of that number, knee osteoarthritis is

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). These medications differ from acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other analgesics,

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 about 5% of adolescents who do not play sports. The

Medial Epicondylitis (a.k.a “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 medial (inside) aspect of the elbow. Most wrist flexor muscles

What is a 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? The meniscus is two C-shaped pieces of tough