6 Do’s and Don’ts After Knee Surgery

6 Do’s and Don’ts After Knee Surgery

Article Featured on Active Implants After knee surgery, there is no doubt you will encounter challenges and pain on the path to recovery. While it will seem difficult, and maybe even impossible at times, try to remember that what happens after your surgery is just as essential to the overall success of the procedure as the surgery […]

What are the possible causes of neck pain

What are the possible causes of neck pain?

By Shannon Johnson  | Article Featured on Medical News Today Many people experience neck pain or stiffness from injury, overuse, or inflammation. There are many treatment options available for neck pain, depending on what is causing it.

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back

Article Featured on AAOS In spondylolisthesis, one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine). In some people, this causes no symptoms at all. Others may have back and […]

Meniscal Transplant Surgery

Meniscal Transplant Surgery

The meniscus is a C-shaped cushion of cartilage in the knee joint. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to torn meniscus. If a meniscus is so badly damaged it cannot be repaired, it may need to be removed or trimmed out. Without the meniscus cushion, persistent knee pain […]

How to tell if you have a Herniated Disk

How to tell if you have a Herniated Disk

Article Featured on AAOS A common source of back or neck pain is a herniated disk. Sometimes called a “slipped” or “ruptured” disk, this condition most often occurs in the lower back, as well as the smaller disks in the neck. Although a herniated disk can sometimes be very painful, most people feel much better […]

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures

Article Featured on AAOS As we get older, our bones thin and our bone strength decreases. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become very weak and more likely to break. It often develops unnoticed over many years, with no symptoms or discomfort until a bone breaks. Fractures caused by osteoporosis most often occur in […]

Activities After Knee Replacement

Article Featured on AAOS After having a knee replacement, you may expect your lifestyle to be a lot like it was before surgery— but without the pain. In many ways, you are right, but returning to your everyday activities takes time. Being an active participant in the healing process can help you get there sooner […]

Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery

Article Featured on AAOS Spinal fusion is one of the most common surgeries done in the neck or back. The basic idea is to fuse together painful bones in the spine so that they heal into a single, solid bone. In order for bones to fuse or heal together, additional bone is needed. This additional […]

Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery

Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery

Article Featured on AAOS Before your joint replacement surgery, your doctor will discuss anesthesia with you. The selection of anesthesia is a major decision that could have a significant impact on your recovery. It deserves careful consideration and discussion with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist.

Care of Casts and Splints

Care of Casts and Splints

Article Featured on AAOS Casts and splints support and protect injured bones and soft tissue. When you break a bone, your doctor will put the pieces back together in the right position. Casts and splints hold the bones in place while they heal. They also reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasm.