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 […]
One of the most important things to consider when having an ACL reconstruction is what tissue to use as the graft. In a recent article out by Lynch et al there is some data about this from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, which is a large, multi-center, collection of data […]
According to a study by Wojahn et al the long term success rate for a one time steroid injection for trigger finger is forty five percent. They did look at outcomes for patients with and without diabetes and they found no significant change in outcome for the group of patients […]
According to a long term study but Wojahn et al there is good data to suggest that a single injection can improve your trigger finger symptoms. This study showed a success rate of a one time steroid shot to be forty-five percent, and if you are female this increases to […]
This will be up to the individual orthopedic surgeon, however, it may be indicated in patients with severe bone loss, severe deformity and advanced arthritis affecting both the ankle and subtalar joint.
It is a combined fusion of the ankle joint and subtalar joint.
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.
Yes, as far as thoracolumbar injuries, a burst fracture in this region has been shown to make up 20 per cent of all thoracolumbar injuries.
There is always a high risk of infection associated with bites as mouths of mammals tend to carry a high number of bacteria. Human bites are no exception. The major concern with human bites is also the chance of infectious diseases transmitted through the bite, but if your son is […]
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 […]
Universal ultrasonography screening of newborn infants is not recommended in the current guidelines, however, performing an imaging study before they are six months old is recommended if there are significant risk factors present such as breech presentation, family history and a history of clinical instability.
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 […]
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition in which the body’s immune system attacks it’s own tissues, in this case the small joints in your body. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage in joints wears down over time.
This will be up to your supervising specialist as many individual factors need to be considered first. If surgery is appropriate they may look at options such as arthrodesis (fusion of the ankle joint) or total ankle replacement.
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 […]
It is a series of gentle manipulations and casting as well as a bracing regimen that is performed for children with clubfeet usually within the first few weeks of life.
Ultimately this is up to the treating physician. Recent research has demonstrated that stable benign osteoporotic compression fractures treated without a brace did not result in inferior outcomes in patient disability as compared to soft or rigid-brace treatments.
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
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel through your wrist whose boundaries are created by fascia, bone and tendons. Two of the major nerves to the wrist and hand run through this tunnel. The ulnar nerve runs outside of the tunnel so when the ulnar nerve is compressed it is a […]
You possibly could be having ulnar nerve compression due to trauma. Vibrations from grinding can be traumatic to nerves and can cause swelling, which can then cause swelling. This swelling can cause a brief compression of the nerve as it courses through a small tunnel in your wrist. It is […]