Doctor Advice

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 […]

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 […]

Athletes: Do You Need Tommy John Surgery?

The elbow is a complex structure comprised of bone, muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When something goes wrong with the ligaments and nerves in the structure, the elbow loses stability, and the speed and control in throwing is heavily impacted – and painful. An Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury is usually the result of repetitive throwing motions […]

5 Trail Cycling Tips from Orthopedic Surgeon, Eric Heiden

Dr. Eric Heiden is a Salt Lake City and Park City based orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. As a former USA pro-cycling champion, he enjoys staying active riding his bike on the road and trails. As Summer winds down, Dr. Heiden tries to hit the trails as much as possible. Here are his top […]

Are You Experiencing Pain, Numbness or Weakness in Your Hand? You May Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pain, numbness or weakness in your hands? Do you notice a tingling sensation when you’re holding things like your phone or the steering wheel? Does this happen more frequently at night or when you first wake up? You may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. It develops slowly, usually in your dominant […]

Hip Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

Hip surgery recovery is very important to understand after your procedure. In other words, hip surgery recovery is vital to regaining the movement of your hip so that you can get back to the activities you love, pain-free. There are many types of hip surgeries, from Partial Hip Replacement to Revision Hip Replacement to Total […]