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Meniscal Tears: What You Need to Know

Meniscal Tears: What You Need to Know

by Yenny (SU)
A torn meniscus is an extremely common, and very painful injury, especially for athletes, although anyone can experience a meniscal tear. The meniscus is a C-shaped disc with a rubbery consistency that help to stabilize your knee, and balance your weight. Each knee has two menisci (the plural of meniscus) on the inner and outer sides of the knee. Menisci are often slow to heal because they have a notoriously poor blood supply when compared to other locations on the body.

Why Do You Need an Orthopedic Surgeon Trained Specifically In Treating Kids

Why Do You Need an Orthopedic Surgeon Trained Specifically In Treating Kids

by Stephanie Meadows
There is nothing worse as a parent then seeing your child in any sort of pain. Say your child breaks a bone on the playground, or they develop pain due to an underlying condition, or pain from growing. Truth is, dealing with an injured or sick child can be difficult and overwhelming for any parent, even though they may be educated and up to date on their child’s prognosis.

Bone Fractures

Bone Fractures

by Stephanie Meadows
A broken bone is defined medically as a fracture. When a bone receives a force that’s too great, it breaks or fractures. Broken bones typically result from a fall, physical activity, or a car accident. However, other fracture causes include those related to osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens bones due to low bone density, and fractures from overuse caused by repetitive motion that exhausts the muscles and puts more stress on bones than they can usually take.

Recovery Time of Hand Surgery

Recovery Time of Hand Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Hand surgeons are dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from traumatic hand injuries and disorders, as well as other defects and conditions affecting the entire body, through patient care, education, and research. The hands have a complex anatomy, necessary for the fine motor skills needed for everyday actions. When surgery becomes necessary for any hand or wrist injury or condition, the recovery process is a vitally important part of restoring form and function.

When to Need a Specialist for Hand and Wrist Conditions

When to Need a Specialist for Hand and Wrist Conditions

by Stephanie Meadows
The anatomy of our hands is complex, and they are a vital part of our everyday lives, allowing us to function and carry out our daily activities. The hand has many bones, along with muscles, joints, bones, tendons and ligaments. Any of these structures can become injured, whether by accident or do to overuse. Hand pain can also be caused by diseases, such as arthritis and blood vessel disorders. The wrist is the most commonly injured joint in the body. The wrist is composed of eight carpal bones. As the hand and wrist are connected, many problems affect the two together, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.