28 October 2020
If you recently had a leg amputated, then you may be starting to think about getting a prosthesis. Not everyone who loses a leg gets a prosthesis, but many do. You will need to go through some healing, both mentally and physically, before being fitted for a prosthesis. So how do you know when it's the right time? Start by asking yourself (and maybe your physician) the questions below. How healed is the skin on the end of your remaining limb?
16 July 2020
Chronic orthopedic-related pain does not typically warrant the same aggressive or intrusive pain management options as more acute conditions, such as surgery or powerful pain medication. However, chronic pain does deserve to be addressed. While the health of the patient, the site of the injury, and the patient's lifestyle factors all influence what type of pain management methods are best suited, some standard practices are typically relied on. Injections Injections are a common option for chronic orthopedic-related pain.
29 May 2020
Certain medical conditions can cause severe pain in your hips and knees. Pain can be accompanied by inflammation, limited mobility, redness, increased temperatures over the affected area, and diminished range of motion. If you have one of the following conditions, your physician may refer you to a physician that offers joint replacement services to learn more about your surgical treatment options. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis can cause extreme joint pain and inflammation.
24 January 2020
When it comes to breaking a bone, it is always considered a serious injury, and this is true even if the break is a minor fracture. Due to the fact that broken bones need immediate medical care, it is important that you do not wait to see a physician, even if you are unsure whether or not there is a break. If a cast is necessary, the following are a few dos and don'ts to help ensure that the healing process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
25 October 2019
When you break your arm and have to go to the ER, you aren't necessarily going to leave the hospital with a cast on your arm. They may only give you a splint at that time and tell you to schedule with an orthopedic surgeon in order to get your arm taken care of. There are several reasons why the hospital will send you home with a splint instead of a cast.
26 January 2019
If you are going to be undergoing rotator cuff surgery, then you are going to want to be prepared for what will come next and that is the recovery period. It is going to be very important for you to know that you are prepared for the recovery period and that you know what not to do in order to prevent yourself from destroying all of your surgeon's hard work. Here are some things that you are going to want to know about the recovery period.
20 January 2017
If you're expecting a baby and an ultrasound has recently suggested that your little one has a clubfoot or your newborn had that issue at birth, it's important to know that both non-invasive and surgical procedures exist to treat the issue. For instance, if consistent stretching and casting of the affected foot over a significant period of time hasn't reversed the condition, surgical intervention may be required. Surgery may also be necessary if the clubfoot was very severe and the orthopedic surgeon thinks that treatments other than major surgery on the affected area will fail.