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Osteoarthritis of the Hand

How Do I Know if I Have it? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions that affect the aging population. It is by far, the most common disease that affects the joints, causing stiffness and pain. Although it may affect the joints of the knees and the back, the wrists and the hands are […]

5 Most Common Surgeries for Football Injury

Football is one of the most common team sports that is played on nearly every continent. Along with the increasing number of new players, the number of reported injuries increase as well. In the United States, almost 30 million kids and teenagers participate in some form of team sports, and more than 11.67% of the […]

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a form of surgery that is performed to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of a degenerated knee joint in a bid to reduce pain and increase mobility. There are several conditions and factors that can lead to the damage of the articular surfaces of the knee, arthritis being [...]

The Basics of Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is a specific branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. It also involves the application of scientific study methods to optimize health and athletic performance. Increased participation in sporting activities by amateurs (or so-called “weekend warriors”) has resulted in the need to not only prevent and treat [...]

Total and Partial Hip Replacement

About Hip Replacement Hip replacement is a very common type of surgical procedure in which a damaged hip is replaced by a prosthesis (an artificial hip). The procedure is usually conducted to relieve pain caused by arthritis or correct fractures. Usually, hip replacements are done when all other forms of treatment have failed to reduce […]

General Bone Fracture Care

When a bone experiences an impact that results in a crack or break in the length of the bone, it is called fracture. Fractures can either be a complete fracture or incomplete fracture. Fractures are grouped into open and closed fractures. An open fracture is as a result of heavy or profound wound which leaves […]

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Carpal tunnel surgery, also medically referred to as carpal tunnel release (CTR) and carpal tunnel decompression surgery, constitutes surgeries in which the transverse carpal ligament, found in the wrist, is divided. This surgery is the standard course of treatment for patients that have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as a condition in […]