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Knee Popping after Meniscus Surgery: What does it mean?

Many people experience knee pain, popping or cracking, or swelling following their meniscus surgery. While these symptoms can be uncomfortable and irritating, usually they resolve with time as the knee continues to heal.  This article will briefly review the anatomy of the knee, meniscal injury, treatments, and common symptoms that you may experience following surgery. […]

Using a Hip Brace After Surgery

If you have had a hip surgery or have dislocated your hip, you will likely be required to use a hip brace for about two to four weeks after your surgery or dislocation. Will I be required to wear a hip brace? Ask your doctor if you will need to wear a brace after your […]

When to Order an MRI with Contrast

MRI with contrast should be ordered when a more detailed view of organ structure and function is needed; a detailed view of inflammation, analysis or diagnosis of a reported tumor, or to analyze blood flow and supply. Contrast allows for more detailed and clearer image capturing and is useful in the assessment and diagnosis of a […]

SUPERPATH® Hip Replacement Surgery

SUPERPATH® is a relatively new technique used to replace the hip joint. For the past 25+ years surgeons have been improving techniques for hip replacements and as a result, Arizona surgeon, Dr. Jimmy Chow, has encountered this SUPERPATH® technique by combining two previous hip replacement techniques (Dr. Brad Penenberg’s SUPERCAP and Dr. Stephen Murphy’s PATH). […]

Hip Pain Symptoms and Treatment

Causes of Hip Pain Hip pain symptoms and treatment are a very common reason for doctor visits worldwide. There are many reasons that people of all ages may experience hip pain. From arthritis to fractures (breaks in bone), there are a very large number of reasons why hip pain occurs. Pain can also result from […]

Legg-Perthes disease

Legg-Perthes Disease Causes Legg-Perthes disease is a rare disorder with very few cases diagnosed each year worldwide. Most researchers and physicians alike agree that there is no known cause for Legg-Perthes disease. It is thought that this disease may have genetic origins and may run in families. This can also be a congenital anomaly like […]

Bursitis Facts and Treatment

Bursitis Causes Bursitis facts and treatment information are provided in this article to assist you in your understanding of what bursitis is and how it is commonly treated. Before moving any further into the discussion of bursitis, we need to first understand what a bursa is (pl. Bursae)  Bursae are fluid filled sacs lined with […]

Hip Fracture in Older Adults

In general, hip fractures refer to fractures (broken bone) of the part of the femur that is closest to the hip joint.  All of the following are considered hip fractures: femoral neck fractures, intertrochanteric femur fractures, and subtrochanteric femur fractures. You may hear these terms used if you or a loved one ever sustains a […]

Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen Shoulder

Anatomy/Pathophysiology – Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen Shoulder Adhesive capsulitis, or “frozen shoulder”, is a painful condition which results in a severe loss of motion in the shoulder. It may follow an injury to the shoulder, but may also arise gradually with no warning or injury. The shoulder actually “freezes up” due to a severe inflammation of the […]

Congenital Dislocation Causes and Symptoms

Congenital Dislocation Causes Many children are born each year with congenital hip disorders that will require treatment. These disorders are caused by incomplete development of the hip before birth. This makes the hip joint vulnerable to injury and reduces the stability that is usually found in the hip or pelvis. This condition is more likely […]