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Patella Fractures: 3 Common Causes and Treatments

Patella Fractures: 3 Common Causes and Treatments

Understanding Patella Fracture The thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia), and patella (knee cap) are the three knee bones. Each one has a unique structure and shape that enables the knee to support and move the lower body. The patella is a unique knee bone. It has the...

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3 Common Causes of Shoulder Instability

3 Common Causes of Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the glenoid cavity of the scapula (shoulder blade). Because the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, it’s also the joint that is the most unstable. The following...

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What is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?

What is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition that’s characterized by the wear and tear of knee cartilage and soft tissue with age, overuse and/or injury. Once diagnosed, knee arthritis is typically treated using non-surgical treatment options, such as activity modification,...

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4 Most Common Gym Exercises That Cause Knee Injuries

4 Most Common Gym Exercises That Cause Knee Injuries

In many cases, patients who injure their knee think that their pain is due to a strained or torn knee ligament, tissue, and/or tendon. But what they don’t know is that they might not have a knee injury at all. The truth is that pain felt in the back of the knee is...

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Patellar Dislocations: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Patellar Dislocations: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Hip fractures are the most serious type of osteoporosis-related fractures. Because they usually occur in patients over 50, they can be life-altering, debilitating injuries. For this reason, it's important that patients educate themselves and take relevant...

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Hip Pointer Injury: Symptoms and Treatment

Hip Pointer Injury: Symptoms and Treatment

The patella bone connects the muscles of the thigh to the front of the tibia, or lower leg. As the muscles work to aid in flexion and extension of the knee, the patella slides across a small groove, known as the femoral groove, on the thigh...

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How a Torn Rotator Cuff is Repaired

How a Torn Rotator Cuff is Repaired

A hip pointer is an injury that’s characterized by bruising of the muscles and soft tissue of the upper hip. It’s usually caused by a direct blow to the hip or pelvis during athletics or physical activity. Although hip pointers heal quickly (1-3-weeks), they can be...

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Shoulder Labrum Tears: Symptoms and Treatments

Shoulder Labrum Tears: Symptoms and Treatments

Hip fractures are the most serious type of osteoporosis-related fractures. Because they usually occur in patients over 50, they can be life-altering, debilitating injuries. For this reason, it's important that patients educate themselves and take relevant...

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Hip Replacement: Everything You Want to Know

Hip Replacement: Everything You Want to Know

One of the most common shoulder injuries is a tear of the soft tissue, known as the shoulder labrum, that stabilizes the joint. These injuries can be aggravating at best, debilitating at worst. The hallmark is always shoulder instability. If your shoulder feels loose...

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How Osteoporosis Affects the Hips

How Osteoporosis Affects the Hips

hip replacement surgeries give hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to live quality, pain-free lives. If you’re suffering from hip pain that, despite non-surgical treatment, won’t go away, a hip replacement might be the treatment solution you’ve been...

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Runner’s Knee and Jumper’s Knee: Causes and Treatments

Runner’s Knee and Jumper’s Knee: Causes and Treatments

Osteoporosis is a condition that decreases bone integrity and strength. Most common in aging men and women, one the first—and only—signs that osteoporosis is present is a fractured hip. In order to learn more, let’s go over some osteoporosis-related physiology and...

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3 Common Hip Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Accident

3 Common Hip Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition that’s characterized by the wear and tear of knee cartilage and soft tissue with age, overuse and/or injury. Once diagnosed, knee arthritis is typically treated using non-surgical treatment options, such as activity modification,...

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What Is A Torn Hip Labrum and How Is It Fixed?

What Is A Torn Hip Labrum and How Is It Fixed?

In many cases, patients who injure their knee think that their pain is due to a strained or torn knee ligament, tissue, and/or tendon. But what they don’t know is that they might not have a knee injury at all. The truth is that pain felt in the back of the knee is...

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Is There Really Such A Thing As Golfer’s Elbow?

Is There Really Such A Thing As Golfer’s Elbow?

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the glenoid cavity of the scapula (shoulder blade). Because the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, it’s also the joint that is the most unstable. The following...

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