5 Shoulder Replacement Questions You Might Have

5 Shoulder Replacement Questions You Might Have

Ready to Consider Shoulder Joint Replacement? Here Are Some Things You Should Know: Shoulder replacements are less common than knee or hip replacements, but more than 50,000 are still performed each year (SOURCE). The benefits, however, are the same potential benefits...
Bursitis of the Hip

Bursitis of the Hip

What are Bursae? A bursa is a fluid-filled space that acts as a cushion between tendons, bone, and skin. Bursae help your joints move with ease. There are over 150 bursae in your body. Several are found around the outer area of the hip near the portion of your thigh...
Understanding Osteonecrosis | Dr. Brad Larson

Understanding Osteonecrosis | Dr. Brad Larson

Understanding Osteonecrosis What is osteonecrosis (ON)? Osteonecrosis is a disease that results from a loss of blood supply to the bone. Without adequate blood flow, sections of bone eventually die, weaken, and collapse. Medical experience has shown that wherever...

Meniscus Tears

What is the meniscus and how can it be injured? The knee joint is surrounded by a layer of articular cartilage that caps the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). Another cartilage component, called the meniscus, forms an extra cushion where the leg...
Trampoline Related Injuries

Trampoline Related Injuries

Introduction The trampoline was developed and patented in 1936 by George Nissen, a circus acrobat. The device became widely used during WWII by the United States and Royal Air forces to condition and train fighter pilots. Now, the octagonal toy is a common find in...