ACL Recovery: Your Return After Surgery

You had an ACL surgery.  Whew! The hard part is over…So you thought. Your ACL recovery takes a lot more than just surgery. The real work starts now. Your surgery is a significant component of your ultimate recovery, but it is only one aspect.  There are a number...

Root Tears Of The Meniscus (Video)

Root tears are unique types of meniscal tears. In previous posts, we have discussed the various types of meniscal tears, mainly degenerative and traumatic.  Additionally, we discussed a specific type of tear – the bucket handle tear. Now I’d like to...

Subchondroplasty – Is It Right For You?

Do you have arthritis?  Has someone told you that you might be a candidate for subchondroplasty?  What is subchondroplasty? What does it treat? How does it work? Let’s take a look… In a prior post, I described what osteoarthritis is.  In short,...

I Have A Swollen Knee. What’s Wrong? (Video)

A swollen knee… It is a common concern. First things first – What are we talking about when we say a “swollen knee”? As far as most joints are concerned, swelling outside the joint and swelling inside the joint have different meanings to your...

Distal Biceps Tear: What You Should Know (Video)

Your carrying something.  You feel a sudden pop in the front of your elbow.  There is immediate pain and a deformity of your biceps. What did you do?  Well, you may have torn your distal biceps. What is a distal biceps tear? A distal biceps tear refers to the partial...

Biceps Problems In The Shoulder

Your biceps is an atypical muscle.  Other than your triceps, it is the only muscle that crosses both your elbow and shoulder joints.  Along with its unique anatomy, comes unique function…and susceptibility to some problems. In this post, we will look at the...

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

The principles of golfer’s elbow treatment are simple. The great majority of cases will resolve with time.  If the damaged tissue heals, you will be fine.  If not, your symptoms are likely to persist. In that case, only surgical removal of the damaged and...

Is Exercise Enough To Correct Obesity?

This year is no different than others; every January, the gyms fill up with people trying to fulfill their New Years’ resolution – to “get in shape.” So there they are on the treadmill trying to burn off their holiday pounds and improve their...