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Press Releases from Phoenix Shoulder & Knee (16 total)

Preventing and Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. The most common type of rotator cuff tear involves failure of the tendon to attach to the tuberosity. This usually occurs near the bicep tendon, or the supraspinatus tendon. Pain resulting from a rotator cuff tear can be felt over the outside of the shoulder and upper arm. Patients may find it difficult to raise the injured arm above the

Meniscal Tears in the Knee

Meniscal tears are a common knee injury and can occur in any age group. Treatment for a meniscal tear will depend upon the age and needs of the patient, whether arthritis is present, and the orientation of the tear. Knee and the Meniscus The meniscus is a C-shaped structure made of fibrocartilage. It lies between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are fixed to the femur, tibia, and

Difference between an ACL Tear and MCL Tear

Knee injuries are very common among athletes and individuals with an active lifestyle. One of the most common sports injuries to the knee are tears in the ACL or the MCL. The knee is a complicated joint. A number of muscles, bones and ligaments, along with the joint, work together to help you move. However, a tear in the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) or MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) can restrict

Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms and Treatment

Shoulder dislocation is a common shoulder injury that causes severe painful and limited movement. This injury is common in athletes and may also result from a fall or other trauma to the joint. Since the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, it is at risk to dislocate easily, especially as a repeat injury. There are two different types of shoulder dislocation – • A partial dislocation, or subluxation, occurs when the top

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Treatment

If you are suffering from rotator cuff tendinopathy, the tendon collagen in the rotator cuff of the shoulder has degenerated. This degeneration can cause chronic weakness, pain, limited range of motion and inflammation. While the breakdown of collagen can’t be reversed, the progression and symptoms of the condition can be managed through a combination of modalities. DIAGNOSIS Before treatment, you need an orthopedic doctor to diagnose the condition. Your doctor would begin by

When should I see an Orthopedic Doctor?

Many people are not aware when exactly they can benefit from seeing an orthopedic doctor. Here’s a look at how an orthopedic physician can help you and when you should see one. When should I see an orthopedic doctor? Orthopedic doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders, conditions, and injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tendons in the body. Just as

Patellar Tendonitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury to the patellar tendon or the strong rope like tissue that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). The patellar tendon and the muscles at the front of your thigh help to extend your knee, enabling you to kick, run and jump. Patellar Tendonitis Causes Patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is common among athletes whose sport involves frequent jumping, such as basketball and

How to avoid Infection after Knee Replacement?

Significant advances in technology and medicine have made it possible for most knee replacements to be successful. However, in a few cases, infection is possible. This is why it is important for patients, scheduled for knee replacement surgery, to be aware of the possibility, prevention and signs of infection so that they can be prepared in advance. Here are a few things to consider about knee replacement surgeries and infections. Risks After

How Serious is my Shoulder Injury?

The shoulder is a complex and highly flexible joint. These qualities also make it prone to injury. But when is your shoulder pain or discomfort serious enough to pay your orthopedic a visit? Here are the common symptoms that indicate the need to consult an orthopedic specialist about how you can find relief. Instability Shoulder instability may be a sign that your shoulder cartilage is degenerating. Repetitive movements or strain can mean

Treatment of Patellofemoral Problems

The first line of treatment of patellofemoral problems focuses on reducing the inflammation in the knee. This can be achieved with rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen. Physical therapy may be advised for patients in the early stages of treatment. The therapy therapist may involves icing, massage, and/or ultrasound to prevent pain and swelling. Your surgeon or physical therapist may also recommend orthopedic bracing or taping for your

How is Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery Different from Traditional Su …

For knee arthritis patients, whose pain and other symptoms do not get resolved with non-invasive treatments, minimally invasive knee replacement surgery may be the only treatment option. A minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is different from traditional, open knee surgery primarily because it involves smaller incisions and less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Vs. Traditional Surgery The minimally invasive knee replacement surgery utilizes the highest quality

Overuse Injuries of the Knee and the Shoulder

If you’re suffering from knee pain, you are not alone. Many people experience knee pain at some time or another, especially athletes and active individuals. Apart from common knee injuries and arthritis, overuse injuries are a common cause of knee pain. Overuse is caused due to repetitive mild stress, to the knee and surrounding structures, over time can cause knee pain. Common overuse injuries of the knee that affect athletes

6 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is an engineering miracle that allows a great degree of motion in your arm. This is made possible with several joints and a variety of tendons and muscles. But the mobility also makes the shoulder prone to injury. Due to injury and wear and tear, the shoulder may suffer from pain and weakness. From rotator cuff tears to AC joint pain, various shoulder issues may develop. Here are the

Treatment Options for Arthritis Patients

Arthritis can show itself as a dull ache, a sharp pain or a grip on your joints. It is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. It is important to know what the disease is, its causes and treatment options. Causes Arthritis can be the result of different causes, such as – • Age related wear and tear of articular cartilage • Injury that leads to degenerative arthritis • Abnormal metabolism that leads to gout and

4 Factors that determine whether You’re a Candidate for Meniscal Tear Surgery

The knee joint cartilage can take a lot of wear but still sometimes vulnerable to damage or injury. A specialized cartilage, the meniscus, protects the knee joint. When the meniscus tears, it can be treated non-surgically in some cases, but other cases require surgery. When it comes to meniscal tear, your orthopedic surgeon will evaluate the meniscal tear and determine whether it needs surgery or not. If you have been diagnosed with

Which Shoulder Surgery is Right for me?

With age, shoulder joint often gets worn out or damaged. This results in reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Imagine not being able to move your arm due to shoulder pain! It can prevent you from driving, playing sport or even performing simple tasks like cooking. When your shoulder pain becomes chronic and starts affecting your everyday life, shoulder surgery may become necessary. Here are the some of the shoulder

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