ligament

Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament injuries: Grade I sprain is an injury to the substance of the ligament causing pain but minimal or no instability. (Instability means laxity or…

knee

Normal Knee vs OA Knee – What’s different inside? A normal knee functions without problems. Normal cartilage provides smooth surface so bones can move easily across each other. The “OA” knee – OA stands for Osteoarthritis – is most of the time completely worn away, eroded cartilage may cause bones to scrape painfully against each…

football season

Football steps into high gear: The Super Bowl is upon us. Millions of fans watch the last game on television, excited to see their stars score and find the way to glory. Every little boy in America dreams to be the next big NFL star. And as parents we want to support that dream, but…

ligament

ACL Reconstruction – General Surgical Post-OP Protocol  So, you just had ACL reconstruction surgery. It’s a pretty serious procedure. And you need to take the post-op protocol seriously. Here is some advise on what to do after your ACL reconstruction. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: You will be scheduled as a short stay surgery patient. This…

ACL

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

knee

Hyaluronic acid injections might be the right treatment to help you with your osteoarthritis. Joints are like gears – they work best if they’re well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber, too. In people…

overuse

To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A little…

arthritis in the knee

Cartilage Restoration: How surgery can help you regain movement… The Cartilage Restoration Center is headed by Keith S. Feder, MD and Carol Frey, MD. These two orthopedic surgeons have further developed an advanced treatment center for post traumatic osteoarthritis chondral injuries and osteochondritis dissicans of the knee, ankle (talus), shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Feder…

Imaging Techniques

Imaging Techniques are used in our office on a daily basis. Often times patients are being confronted with terms like Bone Scan, CT, MRI without really knowing what these Imaging Techniques really entail. This blog explains the different techniques, and what they are used for. 1. X-Rays X-Rays use radiation to create a simple black-and-white…

ligament injuries

Ligament Injuries: A comprehensive study of how these injuries should be treated Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament injuries: Grade I sprain is an injury to the substance of the…

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