Knee Popping after Meniscus Surgery: What does it mean?

Many people experience knee popping or other cracking sounds as a result of their meniscus surgery. While this can be uncomfortable and irritating, knee popping is fairly common and normal. This article will serve to provide more information on how to minimize knee popping, discuss why it happens, and provide other helpful information regarding knee […]

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

Hip Pain Causes There are many reasons that people of all ages may experience hip pain. If you’ve been experiencing hip pain you may wonder just what’s causing it. Many factors from arthritis to fractures may cause soreness around the groin, pelvis, or the hip joint specifically. You may also be experiencing muscle strains or […]

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 is provided her to assist you in preparing good questions to ask your healthcare provider. Bursitis of the hip can be caused by many factors including Rheumatoid Arthritis, overuse of the hip joint, surgeries, an injury to the hip or pelvis, and having one leg shorter than the other. These […]

Hip Fracture in Older Adults

Hip Fracture in Older Adults Causes Hip fracture in older adults can be caused or sustained from a variety of causes. It is quite common for fractures to be sustained from falls in older adults who may have already been having some form of mobility issues to begin with. Of course spontaneous fractures may also […]

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 […]