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I tore my meniscus and ACL, should I try to have the meniscus repaired?

Borchers et all studied meniscus and cartilage injuries in primary ACL and revision surgeries through the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network and the Multicenter ACL Revision Study. This research found that meniscus injuries are the most common additional injury found in both primary procedures and revision. Having history of meniscectomy is […]

What is a burst fracture and why does it occur?

A burst fracture is a more severe form of compression fracture that typically occurs from a high energy axial load (i.e. car accident, fall from a high height). The vertebral body can be crushed in all directions causing a bursting of fragments which can cause neurologic deficit.

My 12 year old recently was bitten by our cat and now has a red track running up into his forearm.  Should I be concerned about this?  If I took him to the doctors, what could they do for him?

You should seek immediate medical attention for your son.  Cat bites typically carry a higher risk of infection rate and it sounds like your son has a well-developed infection that is quickly spreading.  The physician will begin him immediately on antibiotics and be able to determine how deep the infection […]

What is developmental dysplasia of the hip?

In a normal hip the ball at the upper end of the thigh bone fits firmly into the socket. In babies with DDH the hip joint is not formed normally and the ball is loose in the socket so it’s easy to dislocate. The degree of hip instability will vary […]

What is idiopathic congenital clubfoot?

Congenital means that the patient is born with it and idiopathic means it is of unknown cause. Clubfoot is known as Talipes Equinovarus – where the ankle and foot are in an atypical position (talipes) in that the foot points downward at the ankle (equinus) and the heel of the […]

What is an osteoporotic compression fracture?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and become more prone to breaking. Compression fractures due to osteoporosis most often occur in the vertebrae and are caused when too much pressure is placed on a weakened vertebrae and the front of the vertebrae cracks and loses height