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Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries. They can happen to anyone, not just athletes. Even a simple misstep can injure your ankle during everyday activities. Understanding the types of ankle sprains can help you recognize symptoms and seek help to heal your ankle as quickly as possible. What causes a sprained ankle? […]

Fully Torn Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is made up of four different muscles and tendons near the shoulder joint, including the subscapularis, the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, and the teres minor. Together, the tendons and muscles help to support the joint, promote fluid arm movement, and enable full range of motion. There is also a fluid-filled sac in the […]

Why You Need to Know What an AED Is and How to Use It

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation estimates that nearly 326,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. SCA is a condition in which the heart abruptly stops beating. This is not the same as a heart attack, which occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted. Although SCA may be more […]

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, or a total knee arthroplasty, involves removing damaged portions of the knee structure and replacing them with man-made prosthetics. Typically made of titanium, plastics, ceramics, or metal alloys, implants are designed to mimic the position and shape of natural bone allowing for a near normal range of motion. Common reasons for […]

Knee Surgery: Torn Meniscus Repair

The knee is complex structure, capable of withstanding shock and pressure and able to produce a range of motion. The meniscus is a strip of cartilage that provides a cushion between the thighbone and the shinbone. There are two menisci in each knee joint, on either side. While the knee can survive consistent pressure and […]