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Hip Arthroscopy; A Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Hip Pain Apr 27th, 2022

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI - also known as 'Hip Impingement') occurs due to slight changes in the morphology of the two bones that make up a hip joint, the ball or femur and the socket or acetabulum, respectively. These slight alterations are fairly common, occuring in between 10 and 15% of...

Meniscus Injuries: Rehabilitation, Resect, or Repair? Dec 25th, 2021

The knee is made of two main weight bearing bones, the femur on top and tibia below. The top of the tibia forms a table top type structure or ‘plateau’ that creates a stable base to support the lower extremity’s weight. The tibial plateau is divided into a ‘lateral’ outer...

Shoulder Arthroplasty Explained: Anatomic and Reversed Replacement Dec 18th, 2021

A Shoulder Replacement or ‘Shoulder Arthroplasty’ procedure is an effective treatment for pain, loss of range of motion, and decreased function in patients with advanced shoulder arthritis. Shoulder replacement patients are expected to experience early and predictable pain relief, with improving range of motion and function occurring in the months...

Graft Choice in ACL Reconstruction Surgery Nov 10th, 2021

What is an ACL graft? A graft is a strip of replacement tissue used to recreate a torn or non-functional ACL tendon.  Why a graft at all? A common question is why can’t a repair be performed with my own ACL? The answer, in short, is that the current standard...

The Shoulder Labrum: Three Zones of Injury Oct 13th, 2021

Function The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Shaped as a ball and socket, the shoulder or Glenohumeral Joint has two main components, the top of the arm’s Humerus (ball shaped) and the oval shaped concavity of the Glenoid (socket), projecting from the shoulder blade. The labrum...

Five Facts to Understanding ACL Injury Oct 9th, 2021

1) Natural History: ACL injuries are among the most common sports-related knee injuries resulting in significant disability among athletes. Injury to the ACL can occur either due to a trauma or, more commonly, secondary to a ‘non-contact’ twisting injury. The latter is often experienced by athletes who plant and rapidly...