Can I drive in a sling?

Can I drive in a sling?

Article Featured on AAOS Patients seem to suffer from amnesia after shoulder surgery in one specific area: driving. I tell my patients before they undergo shoulder surgery that, if I perform a repair, they will be in a sling for a minimum of four weeks — and this means no driving. I realize how difficult […]

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome

Article Featured on AAOS Compartment syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. This pressure can decrease blood flow, which prevents nourishment and oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Article Featured on AAOS Sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is a common condition that many people develop during middle age or older. In 2011, more than 28 million people in the United States were estimated to have osteoarthritis. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such […]

Arthritis of the Wrist

Arthritis of the Wrist

Having painful arthritis in your wrist can make it hard to do many everyday activities. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are several treatment options available to help relieve your painful symptoms and stay active.

Top five tips for getting through a sports injury

Top five tips for getting through a sports injury

Article Featured on AAOS Most athletes will suffer an injury at some point in their sports career, but almost all obstacles can be overcome.

Ankle sprains: What's normal and What's not?

Ankle sprains: What’s normal and What’s not?

Article Featured on AAOS Ankle sprains are the most common sports injuries, with an estimated 25,000 occurring every day in the US. Sprains can happen with any sport, including just walking across the yard! Ankle sprains are most common in ball sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and others.

Elbow Fractures in Children

Elbow Fractures in Children

Article Featured on AAOS Elbow fractures are common childhood injuries, accounting for about 10% of all childhood fractures. In many cases, a simple fracture will heal well with conservative cast treatment. Some types of elbow fractures, however, including those in which the pieces of bone are significantly out of place, may require surgery. Other structures […]

A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes

A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes

Article Featured on AAOS For young athletes, sports activities are more than play. Participation in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork.

First Good Sam robotic-assisted knee surgery patient excited for future

First Good Sam robotic-assisted knee surgery patient excited for future

For as long as she can remember, Janis McClain loves to swim. “I love the water – I love swimming!” exclaims McClain. “I feel it’s totally part of relaxing. It’s the best on my joints – that’s the reason I do it.”

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

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 […]