When dealing with an orthopedic issue – whether it’s back or neck pain, a faulty knee, a stiff shoulder, or any other troublesome joint – choosing a surgeon to address your problem may seem like a stressful chore. However, selecting the right specialist is just as important as seeking the appropriate treatment. Naturally, you’ll rely […]
A Guide To Choosing An Orthopedic Surgeon
As we age, the risk of developing an orthopedic problem increases – especially if you lead an active, physically demanding lifestyle or engage in sports or exercise. Accordingly, you may find yourself in need of the services of an orthopedist. Choosing an orthopedic surgeon can be a daunting task. It is important to research your […]
What Happens if Osteoarthritis of the Knee Is Left Untreated?
Do you feel an ache whenever you simply bend your knee a certain way? Does your knee joint feel stiff or creaky? If so, these could be early signs of the degenerative joint condition known as osteoarthritis, which is usually called just “arthritis.” Osteoarthritis literally means bone (osteo) + joint (arthr) + inflammation (itis). Whether […]
Types of Surgeries an Orthopedic Surgeon Performs
Orthopedic medicine can cover a wide range of issues related to our human musculoskeletal system. This system includes muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and additional connective tissues that provide structural support to your body. As we have 206 bones, approximately 4,000 tendons, 900 ligaments, and 600 muscles in the adult body, the field of orthopedics […]