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2Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized knee replacement surgery as well as many fields of medicine. Its key characteristic is that it uses specialized techniques and instruments to enable the surgeon to perform major surgery without a large incision.

 

12Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

A conventional replacement device uses the rotator cuff muscles to function properly. In a patient with a large rotator cuff tear and cuff tear arthropathy, these muscles no longer function. The reverse total shoulder replacement relies on the deltoid muscle, instead of the rotator cuff, to power and position the arm.

 

shoulder-replacementShoulder Replacement Surgery

In shoulder replacement surgery, doctors replace the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) or cap them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic. Shoulder joint components may be held in place with cement, or they may be made with material that allows new bone to grow into the joint component over time.

3Hand Arthritis Surgery

The goal of joint replacement is to provide pain relief and restore function. As with hip and knee replacements, there have been significant improvements in joint replacements in the hand and wrist. The goal is to improve the function and longevity of the replaced joint.

 

11Pediatric Orthopaedics

A child’s musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, the body’s response to injuries, infections, and deformities may be quite different than what would be seen in a full-grown person.

 

Hip ArthroscopyHip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that gives doctors a clear view of the inside of a joint. This helps them diagnose and treat joint problems. During hip arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

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    The quarterly American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine In-Motion newsletter is now available, this quarter’s featured articles are: | The Magic of Stem Cells | Freezing Your Injuries with Cryotherapy—Good or Bad? | Patella Instability: When should surgery be considered? | Return to Play after ACL Reconstruction | You can click here to read/download it now.

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    Article by Richard J. Patterson, M.D.   Partial knee replacement is a procedure to address the arthritis pain in a limited area of the knee. Physicians divide the knee into three {compartments — patellofemoral compartment, medial tibiofemoral compartment and lateral tibiofemoral compartment. A patient with arthritis can have different compartments affected in a non-unifom fashion. […]

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    Article by James W. Larson, III, M.D.   The labrum is a soft ring of cartilage that circles around the hip socket. It’s purpose is to make the hip more stable. It can be torn either in a single accident where the hip is twisted forcefully, or by repetitive damage due to a syndrome known […]

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    The quarterly American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine In-Motion newsletter is now available, this quarter’s featured articles are: | New Treatment for ACL Repair | Stress Fractures in Basketball | Are PRP injections a magic wand for fixing athletes? | Keep Rowing Injuries at Bay | You can click here to read/download it now.

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