Friday, 27 March 2015
Orthopedic surgeons often harp on the importance of patient involvement in the post-surgical healing process. When you’re dealing with bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, cartilage and other aspects of the musculoskeletal system, it’s no wonder that a surgeon would want his or her patient to be fully educated and prepared to take on the recovery process with energy and commitment.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
The human spine is strong and complex, able to withstand the impact and stress of a wide variety of movements and weight bearing responsibilities. With each bending, twisting and compressing of the spine, the soft, fluid-filled discs between the vertebrae work to absorb the shock and keep the bones safe.
Monday, 23 March 2015
They can be open or closed, intra or extra articular, comminuted or displaced. The symptoms can include immediate, severe pain, numbness in the hand, loss of color to the hand/fingers and even possibly deformity of the wrist or protrusion of the bone. Read More »
Friday, 20 March 2015
Cartilage may be a small part of our body’s overall anatomy, but it plays a big role in helping us move and complete basic, everyday activities. When healthy joints move, there is very little friction, therefore, no pain. However, when joints are affected by cartilage injuries or degeneration, the most immediate result is pain and swelling.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
The spinal vertebrae, the hips and the wrists are among the most commonly fractured bones in the human body. And when a break occurs in one of these bones, the injury should be addressed by a highly trained and specialized orthopedic doctor.
Monday, 16 March 2015
If you or someone you love has suffered a distal radius fracture, you know firsthand that the onset of symptoms is immediate. First, of course, there is pain. Accompanying that pain is often tenderness, swelling and eventually, bruising. Depending on the severity and location of the break, the wrist may even become deformed as the bone protrudes in an unnatural direction.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
If you or someone you love has experienced a cartilage injury, you are not alone. Sometimes, they happen over time as a condition like rheumatoid arthritis affects the cartilage which cushions and supports the joints. In other cases, the cartilage injuries can happen in an instant, perhaps during direct impact to a joint during a sporting event or a motor vehicle accident. No matter how it happened, though, there is no doubt that these injuries can have painful effects and limit your mobility. Fortunately, there is quality help available for cartilage injuries in Media from the orthopaedic specialists at Rothman Institute. We want to help you understand the steps it takes to fix your cartilage injuries.
Monday, 09 March 2015
If you’re not yet familiar with the concept of total shoulder replacement, you may be surprised to learn that it is a reasonable and highly successful option that tens of thousands of patients throughout the U.S. choose each year. Without all the facts, you may be inclined to think of shoulder replacement as a scary or intimidating surgery or assume that this sort of procedure isn’t for you.
Friday, 06 March 2015
What do you know about treatment of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and recovery from ACL surgery? If you are an athlete who regularly participates in sports that involve running, pivoting, and jumping, you are probably familiar with the frequency of injuries to the ACL. The ACL is one of the four ligaments which stabilize the knee joint. The ACL, in particular, helps to provide rotational stability during activities like running and jumping.
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Philadelphia is an iconic city for many reasons. Throughout the country, Americans know it as the “city of brotherly love” and, of course, the home of the best cheesesteak in the U.S. People have their opinions about Philly sports fans and Philly drivers, but no one can deny that there’s something truly unique about this city. Visitors from all over the world find themselves in Philadelphia to take in its culture and get a glimpse into its history.