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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How to Unlock a Locked Knee

What is Locked Knee? A locked knee is a knee that cannot be bent or straightened — i.e. it is completely stuck in position and cannot be moved whether due to pain or a mechanical block. It may temporary (i.e. may resolve spontaneously or with the maneuvering of the leg) or permanent.  Understanding the anatomy … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Knock Knee Surgery Cost

Surgery is typically not required for knock knees and if it is recommended the cost varies by the type of surgery. Surgery options include guided growth-type surgery, osteotomies (corrective cutting of the bones), and knee replacement surgery and the cost of those procedures vary significantly depending on the surgery type. What are Knock Knees (Genu … Read more