Ankle fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, especially among young males and older females. About 50% of ankle fractures require surgery to reposition the bones for healing. Traditionally, casts are used to prevent the ankle from moving and protect it while it heals. The lack of movement can lead to ankle pain,read more »
Carpal Tunnel Surgery Appears More Effective Than Splinting
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, tingling, weakness, and numbness in the hand. It results when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated with non-surgical treatments, such as splinting or corticosteroid injections, or surgery, to release the pressure from the nerve. In a recent review,read more »
Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Replacement Surgery!
Are you one of the 16 million Americans with shoulder pain and function loss because of arthritis? Are you thinking about total shoulder replacement surgery, but fear it’s too costly or risky? A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that not only is total shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty) less expensive, but it is alsoread more »