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… By now almost everyone reading this post has either seen the video of or heard about the unfortunate injury sustained by Alabama University’s starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. I don’t have any direct information...

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...