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Tiny Bursa Balloons to Bursitis

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

A bursa is a thin, fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates between bone and surrounding soft tissue, such as skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It’s like a tiny water balloon with only a few of fluid wedged between two surfaces.   An adult body contains about 160 bursae with 11 around the knee joint. When […]

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Funny Bone Syndrome is No Laughing Matter

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Funny Bone Syndrome is No Laughing Matter Have you ever hit the inside of your elbow in just the right spot and felt a tingling, weird pain? That’s your funny bone, which got its nickname because of that funny feeling.   The funny bone is not really a bone at all, but rather the ulnar […]

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Arthritis of the Shoulder

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

More than 50 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, according to the National Health Interview Survey.   The number of people estimated to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by 2040 is more than 78 million. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability.   The most common form of […]

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Conventional vs. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Although shoulder joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, it is successful in relieving shoulder joint pain and improving arm mobility. About 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.   The shoulder is made up of three bones: upper […]

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ACL Pop and Tear Repair

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The ACL is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee.   The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at 250,000 to 300,000 annually with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year.   The incidence of ACL injury is higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, soccer, […]

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