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As a total joint surgeon for the past 20 years, I have spent a great deal of time counseling patients with hip and knee arthritis who are considering their alternatives. The two most common questions patients ask me are:1. “Will I need
Growth plates are the softer parts of a child’s bones, where growth occurs. Located at each end of a bone, they regulate and determine the length and shape of the mature bone. They are the weakest link in a child’s developing skeleton
Cervical radiculopathy is a disorder where a nerve in the neck is pinched. It manifests itself as pain radiating from the neck into the shoulder blade and typically down the affected arm. The exact location and pattern of pain varies depending on
Patients with larger, more severe rotator cuff tears may require surgery. Common surgical methods include traditional open repair; mini-open repair(using arthroscopy and a smaller incision); and allarthroscopic repair. In this procedure, I would
A rotator cuff tear is more acute than tendinitis and usually causes prolonged and worsening pain. An MRI can determine if a patient has a torn rotator cuff. Several treatments options exist so early diagnosis and treatment are critical, especially
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