What to know about common ankle injuries

What to know about common ankle injuries

The ankle is a complicated joint that can be placed under a lot of strain when you are engaged in physical activity. The joint is made up of the ankle bone, the ends of the two bones in the lower leg and associated soft tissue. Ankle injuries are particularly common...
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Causes and treatments

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Causes and treatments

In today’s society, the increasing use of smartphones, tablets and computers has led to a notable increase in repetitive use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. While symptoms of wrist pain and discomfort may not appear to describe a serious injury, if left...
The basics of knee ligament reconstruction

The basics of knee ligament reconstruction

What is knee ligament reconstruction? The ligaments in the knee are tough bands of tissue that help to stabilize and support the joint. Damage to those ligaments, often from intense physical activity, can result in limited movement. Oftentimes, surgery is needed to...
Common orthopedic injuries

Common orthopedic injuries

Orthopedic injuries happen to the musculoskeletal system, and thus range from simple strains to broken bones. These injuries can be the result of overuse, athletic training issues or falls and other accidents. Doctors treat a wide variety of orthopedic injuries in...
The basics of knee arthroscopy

The basics of knee arthroscopy

What is knee arthroscopy? Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that helps doctors diagnose and treat knee injuries. During the procedure, your doctor will make a small incision and insert a tool with a camera at the end. The camera displays the...
Things to know about total joint replacement

Things to know about total joint replacement

Our joints are fragile — prone to injury and wear and tear. One option for treating severe joint pain that can’t be resolved any other way is total joint replacement. What is total joint replacement? Total joint replacement means that the surgeon removes the...
Prevent orthopedic injuries by choosing the right shoes

Prevent orthopedic injuries by choosing the right shoes

Before buying equipment for any work, you want to consider quality factors like effectiveness, durability and safety. Similarly, when choosing a pair of shoes for an activity, you should consider their suitability for what you are about to do. Here are some tips from...