Elbow X Ray

Elbow X Ray: Definition X ray is an imaging technique that uses small amounts of electromagnetic radiological waves, called “x” waves, to capture images of internal body structures like bone. An x ray image of the elbow joint provides information for assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of elbow joint disease process or injury, such as fracture […]

Knee Swelling After Meniscus Surgery

Many people may experience swelling around the knee as a result of their meniscus surgery. While this can be concerning, swelling can also be a normal part of the healing process. It is important to understand swelling, how to reduce swelling and when to recognize if it is problematic after meniscus repair surgery. People in […]

How to Unlock a Locked Knee

The first step in treating or unlocking a locked knee is to determine the cause of the locking. Treatment depends largely on the cause as there can be a variety of reasons a knee “stiffens up,” is locked in the bent position, “freezes,” is unable to straighten, or will not move. The main causes for […]

Hip Dip Surgery

Hip dip surgery is a cosmetic procedure done to inject, remove or transfer fat, around the hip and thigh region to minimize the appearance and presence of hip dips (the indentation found in some people between the hip bone and thigh bone). What is hip dip? Hip dip refers to the naturally occurring inward curve […]

Labral Tear Hip Surgery: Success Rate

The success rate for labral tear hip surgery is high in most cases, however, depending on a variety of factors and the cause of the labral injury, a repeat procedure may be necessary after the primary surgery. One study found that 17% of patients required a second surgery. In addition, physical activities after surgery in […]

Hand X-Ray

Hand Bone X-Ray (Radiography) uses small amounts of electromagnetic radiation for imaging of bones in the hand and wrist. Bone X-Rays are painless, quick and simple ways of viewing bone and joint abnormalities for assessment, diagnosis and treatment purposes. Hand X Ray: Definition A hand x-ray is an imaging technique used to take pictures of […]

Knee X-Ray

X-ray of the knee, otherwise known as startradiology, is the use of small amounts of radiation to capture an image of the bones in and around the knee joint. Bone X-Ray: Definition Bone X-Ray (Radiography) uses small amounts of electromagnetic radiation for imaging of any bone in the human body. Bone X-Rays are painless, quick […]

Knee Brace after ACL Surgery for Sports

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL surgery? Ask your doctor if you will need to wear a knee brace after your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery. Some physicians require post-operative knee brace use while others do not. Many of the research studies comparing the use of a knee brace after an Anterior Cruciate […]

Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) ICD 10

The code for types of atrial fibrillation (afib) and flutter in the ICD-10 is I48. It is located within the section known as “other forms of heart disease” which includes codes I30-I52. Definition: What is an ICD code? ICD: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems The International Classification of Diseases is a […]

Knock-knee Surgery Cost

Surgery is not always indicated for persons suffering from pain, stiffness or discomfort due to genu valgum (knock-knees). In severe cases, both children and adults may need surgery to correct their knee alignment, but many cases are able to correct with physical therapy and exercises. Cost of this type of surgery will depend on factors […]