Treating Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which a person’s spine curves to the left or right in an S or C shape. It can be so severe that it affects how someone walks and looks, though most cases are quite mild.

A diagnosis of scoliosis can sound frightening to people who are not familiar with the condition,


Signs of a Herniated Disc

Typically referred to as a “slipped” or “ruptured” disc, a herniated disc results when the softer inner material of a disc that cushions your spine pushes outward. It’s a fairly common source of back pain and one of the top reasons why a patient is referred to an orthopedic surgeon if initial treatments aren’t providing relief.


3 Common Orthopedic Problems in Teenagers

When it comes to the physical health of teenagers, there are a number of orthopedic issues that can significantly impact a teen’s ability to grow and develop normally. Areas of the body often affected by these issues include the spine, knees, and ankles. Although some orthopedic problems are easily recognizable by parents and children alike,

What You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Characterized by a stabbing pain in the heel area that’s often felt when you take your first steps of the day, plantar fasciitis is a common source of heel pain. The condition results from an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running connecting the heel bone and toes. An orthopedic surgeon can determine the extent of the irritation and offer treatment options likely to provide relief.


Understanding Bursitis

Joint pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat correctly. While joint pain can be tied to many different causes, one of the most common is bursitis. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, a sac filled with a special fluid produced by the body that helps cushion joint movement. It most often occurs in adults over 40 years of age.


An Overview of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder that damages cartilage and bone, and is primarily found in older individuals who need to seek treatment from an orthopedist. However, younger individuals are also diagnosed, and studies indicate that these patients have an inherited tendency toward this disease or have injured an affected joint previously.

Approximately 20 percent of females and 10 percent of males over the age of 60 are diagnosed with osteoarthritis each year.

Overcoming Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is an extremely common condition that, oddly enough, doesn’t always stem from running. While many runners are familiar with the condition and its commonalities, the condition is medically referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is simply an aggravation of the knee, but running is one of the most well-established triggers of the condition.

Common Orthopedic Problems in Children

Though often uncomfortable and bothersome, orthopedic problems in children are common. Whether congenital, developmental, or acquired, orthopedic problems in children can arise nearly anywhere on the body including the feet and toes, knees and legs, hips, spine, neck, shoulder, arms, and hands.

Issues Associated with the Feet
Orthopedic problems of the foot can arise due to congenital or developmental issues with the child.

Recovering From Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery requires patient compliance for complete and prompt recovery. Our surgery center nurse will send you home with postoperative instructions and medication. It is very important to follow these instructions completely and accurately in order to prevent complications.  Here are some of the common recommendations for recovering from orthopedic surgery:
1. Don’t lie around too long.