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This year, in the US alone, the number of total knee replacements will exceed 600,000. Eighty percent of these are unnecessary. Here is why.
The rotator cuff of the shoulder has four major tendons. The supraspinatus—the one on top—is the one most often torn. Here is a look at the controversies about this injury and its repair.
The increasing number of injuries in all sports for all ages begs the question: Is the risk worth it? Can the risks be decreased? How do we increase the fun/time ratio without the injury cost?
Get wet this summer:
Birth tissues products such as membranes, cells, and fluids donated by the mothers when they give birth are the new fountain of youth used in many fields of medicine. Here is a brief, biased guide to what you may hear at your next orthopedic (and almost every other medical) office visit.
Ever find yourself wandering into the gym only then trying to decide what workout to do? You feel the eyes of others scanning you in a judgmental way and allow their imagined opinions to seep into your mind. At that point, a cloud of self-doubt begins to form. You may end up hiding out on the cardio machine or in a remote corner of the gym. Or you might just turn around and say, “No one I know saw me…I’ll just go home.”