Doctor Advice

Your ACL and MCL are both ligaments in your knee. The two ligaments connect your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone) and protect the menisci that cushion the knee joint. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a tear can help you identify which of these two ligaments is injured and receive appropriate treatment. […]

Trigger Finger Causes, Treatment, and Surgery

You may have experienced trigger finger before if you felt a “catching” sensation when bending one or more of your fingers. In this condition, tension is experienced in one of more fingers and then suddenly released while other fingers extend in one fluid motion. Frequently it is simply inconvenient or uncomfortable, but other times it […]

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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? […]

Bunion Surgery: Bunionectomy Procedure & Recovery

A bunion is a painful bump that appears on the side of the big toe, and is caused by a misalignment of the neighboring joint. The condition is usually hereditary, but can be exaggerated or irritated by tight shoes or overuse. Bunions can be removed with a bunionectomy, which realigns the joint to reduce the […]

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 […]

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 […]