COVID-19, Our Metabolism & Our Orthopaedic Health

I noticed a strange phenomenon throughout the summer and into the fall and winter of 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic. My clinic usually deals with traumatic and nontraumatic orthopaedic problems. However, during much of 2020, there was a significant reduction in the...

Pain: Good, Bad or Other?

Whenever I think of the word “pain,” the first image that comes to mind, and I’m dating myself here, is that of Mr. T, who played Clubber Lane, the villain in Rocky III. When asked by a news reporter for a prediction of his upcoming fight with Rocky,...

What Ankle Fracture Treatment Is Right For You?

Ankle fractures are common. I discussed what they are, how they occur, and the symptoms of ankle fractures in previous posts. We will discuss ankle fracture treatment in this post.   There are two main types of ankle fracture treatment: Non-surgical and surgical...

Aging Happily And Healthfully

Everyone wants to age gracefully. Living to an old age, being financially and physically independent, and having lived a life well-lived, is on everyone’s bucket list. How to achieve all of this is way beyond my area of expertise. It involves focusing on many things...

Treating The Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear

In a prior post, I discussed what an irreparable rotator cuff tear was and why they can be so problematic. In this post, we will discuss the available treatment options. As with many other musculoskeletal issues, this problem can sometimes be treated...

The Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear

You’ve never had pain in your shoulder before.  Then you had a subtle injury.  It wasn’t even that bad.  But you are very uncomfortable, and you can barely lift your arm.  Your doctor told you that you have a large and very old rotator cuff tear.  You were...