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What Is A Patellar Tendon Tear? (Video)

Recently patellar tendon injuries have been in the news. What is the patellar tendon?  What does it do? And what is the problem with a patellar tendon tear? Let's take a look... What is a patellar tendon and what does it do? The patellar tendon runs from your kneecap...

What Are The Common SLAP Tear Symptoms?

SLAP tears are a unique type of labral tear.  The acronym S-L-A-P stands for Superior Labral tear Anterior to Posterior. In short, the labrum is a cartilage ring that surrounds the periphery of the cartilage surface of your shoulder socket (Glenoid).  The lower...

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

You have frozen shoulder.  Well, it is natural to wonder what the available frozen shoulder treatment options are. So let's take a look. In an earlier post, I discussed what frozen shoulder is and what you can expect the natural course of this disorder to be....But...

Two Boneheads Video Series: The MCL Sprain

An MCL sprain is a very common knee injury. These injuries frequently occur in contact sports like football and wrestling, but they can happen in nearly any activity.  If you've recently been diagnosed with one, usually there is no need to worry.  Read here and find...

Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears (Video)

Partial thickness rotator cuff tears are a unique type of rotator cuff injury. As you may recall from an earlier post, the rotator cuff is a group of four tendons.  These tendons start on the shoulder blade as mostly muscle and then extend out to the upper arm...

Impingement Syndrome: Two Boneheads Video

Impingement syndrome is one the most common sources of adult shoulder pain. Traditionally, it was thought that a spur on the undersurface of your acromion (the bone that makes up the roof of your subacromial space) dug into the underlying rotator cuff.  First, causing...

Ankle Fracture Symptoms: What Are They?

You've just twisted your ankle. You're having a lot of pain and it's very difficult to walk.  How do you know if your ankle is broken or it's just sprained? Knowing the common ankle fracture symptoms may help. Ankle Fracture Symptoms Many of the ankle sprain symptoms...

Two Boneheads Video Series: Second Opinions

Second opinions are common in medicine.  In fact they are common in many other areas as well.  I go to to multiple stores before buying shoes.  However, the specific purpose of second opinions in healthcare is particularly unique. Let's take a deeper look: Second...

SLAP Tears: Two Boneheads Video Series

SLAP tears are a frequently diagnosed source of shoulder pain.  Unfortunately, they are likely over-diagnosed.  As I have mentioned before, SLAP tears are a unique type of labral tear. The labrum of your shoulder is a cartilage ring around the socket of your shoulder....

Two Boneheads Video Series: Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a very common source of elbow pain.  Medically, it is referred to as lateral epicondylitis.  This term refers to an inflammatory source, but actually tennis elbow is a degenerative process that results from overuse of the tendons responsible for...

Sprained Ankle Treatment: Fast Or Slow

So you've twisted your ankle and suffered an ankle sprain.  Now you're wondering what is the appropriate sprained ankle treatment.  Well like most sports medicine injuries...it depends. As you may recall, a sprained ankle is torn ligaments around the ankle....

Ankle Fracture – Definition, Anatomy & Causes

Ankle fractures are very common injuries. An ankle fracture is a break in one or more of the three bones of the ankle.  Many think fractures and broken bones are different...they are not.  A fracture of a bone is a break in that bone. With that said, not all ankle...

I Have A Baker’s Cyst: Should I Worry?

You went to your doctor and they examined your knee or perhaps you had an MRI or ultrasound of your knee and were told you had a Baker's Cyst. Should you be worried?  No.  Well, at least not usually... A Baker's cyst (sometimes called a popliteal cyst) is a walled-off...

Do I Need To Stop Running? (Video)

If you exercise, you will get injured. It's unavoidable.  I tell my patients that if they want to absolutely avoid any injuries during their leisure activities, they probably should take-up chess.  Most other activities carry some risk. So if they are going to play...

Shoulder Arthritis Symptoms

For many of you who have advanced shoulder arthritis, your shoulder arthritis symptoms can often be disabling. Fortunately, not all who have arthritis have such severe arthritis.  For those with less symptomatic arthritis, your shoulder arthritis symptoms may be more...

Bucket Handle Meniscal Tears (Video Series)

Bucket handle meniscal tears are unique types of meniscal tears.  These types of tears are large, follow the shape of the meniscus, often along its periphery and result in a significant portion of the meniscus displacing into the joint.  This displacement usually...

When Less Is More – Two Boneheads Video Series

,We are an over-tested and over-diagnosed society.  Part of this is our doctor's fault, part is the fault of advertisers promoting various diseases, medications, hospitals and procedures and, I'm sorry to say, a large part is our fault, all of us patients....

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