General Orthopedics

Lyme Disease

A Patient’s Guide to Lyme Disease Introduction Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by tick bites. It is the most common tick-borne disease in North America, Europe, and Asia. Connecticut has the highest annual rate of new cases of Lyme disease each year. The name Lyme disease was used […]


A Patient’s Guide to Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. In fact, more than 75 percent of people older than fifty-five show the joint deformations of OA on X-rays. But most of these people have no symptoms. For people who do have the joint pain and […]

Psoriatic Arthritis

A Patient’s Guide to Psoriatic Arthritis Introduction Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people […]

Arthritis Medications

A Patient’s Guide to Medications for Arthritis Doctors have only a few kinds of drugs to help treat the many different kinds of arthritis. The three classes of arthritis medications┬ádoctors prescribe are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Uses of NSAIDs The […]