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THA survivorship with highly crosslinked liners was 93% at 15 years among young patients

Data presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed total hip arthroplasty performed with a highly crosslinked acetabular liner in patients younger than 50 years of age was associated with Kaplan-Meier overall survivorship of 93% at 15 years when revision due to failure was the endpoint. “The non-highly crosslinked group […]

Steriod Injections For Arm & Hand Pain

Description Steroid injections can be used to treat some problems in the arm and hand.  These can include trigger fingers, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendonitis. These injections usually contain cortisone and a numbing medicine.

What Is Olecranon Bursitis

Description The olecranon (oh-LEH-cruh-nahn) is the pointy bone at the tip of the elbow.  The bursa is the thin sac of fluid that lies between this boney tip and the skin.  It helps the skin slide over the bone smoothly.  Normally, this sac has only a tiny bit of fluid inside of it and lays […]

How To Treat MP Joint Arthritis

Description Hand bones are called metacarpals. The finger bones are called phalanges. The metacarpophalangeal joint (MP joint), or knuckle, is where the finger bones meet the hand bones. At the MP joints, the fingers can move in multiple directions. They can bend, straighten, spread apart and move together. MP joints are important for both pinching and […]

What To Do About Shoulder Pain?

Description The shoulder (Figure 1) is a ball and socket joint that allows a wide range of movement. Because it is composed of several key structures such as tendons, cartilage and bone, the shoulder can be affected by a variety of conditions.

Gout and Pseudogout – What Is It?

Description Gout and pseudogout are two types of arthritis that result in sore joints. With these types of arthritis, crystals form in the joint, causing irritation that is sometimes also present in the tendons near the joint. Joints can become swollen, painful, and red (Figure 1).

Do You Have A Ganglion Cyst?

Description Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons.  The most common locations are the top of the wrist (see Figure 1), the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of […]

Distal Biceps Tendon Problems

Description The biceps muscle is in the front of your arm (see Figure 1). It bends your elbow and twists your forearm to turn your palm upward. The biceps tendon connects the biceps muscle to your radius bone, which is one of the forearm bones. Such maneuverability may lead to distal biceps tendon problems. Causes […]

What Is Kienböck’s Disease?

Kienböck’s disease is a condition where the blood supply to one of the small bones in the wrist, the lunate, is interrupted. Bone is living tissue that requires a regular supply of blood for nourishment. If the blood supply to a bone stops, the bone can die. This is called osteonecrosis. Damage to the lunate […]

What Is Mallet Finger?

Description A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused when the tendon that straightens your finger (the extensor tendon) is damaged. When a ball or other object strikes the tip of the finger or thumb and forcibly bends it, the force tears the tendon that straightens the finger (see Figure 1a and 1b). […]