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...

Hip Dislocation: Tua Tagovailoa’s Injury

A hip dislocation is a devastating injury… Late in the 2019 collegiate football season, Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s star quarterback, projected to be the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft, was sacked while playing Mississippi State and sustained a violent injury to...

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...