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Surgery Is An Option for Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy

Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy

Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy

Athletes who continue to suffer pain and loss of knee function from patellar tendinopathy can benefit from surgery. Significant pain relief and return to full sports participation is possible. These are the reported results from a recent European study.

Sixty-four patients with patellar tendinopathy who did not get relief from their […]

Why rubbing it better makes pain go away

Rubbing a sore knee or arm after a bump really does help make the pain go away, say scientists.

Researchers have discovered that gentle stroking activates “pleasure” nerves beneath the skin, which then reduce the sensation of pain from other nerves.

They found that people who were exposed to painful temperatures on the surface of […]

Wrist Sprain


Description A wrist sprain is an injury to the bones and ligaments of the wrist that results in pain from an incomplete ligament tear. No associated long-term disability Because many serious injuries are easily confused with wrist sprains, the patient with substantial swelling or persistent pain should be suspected of having a more serious […]

Wrist Pain


Description Wrist pain, a common symptom, may be caused by different conditions, including trauma, overuse, and infection. It is important to obtain a detailed history to make the correct diagnosis and to provide appropriate treatment. The history should include onset, duration, frequency, and location of the pain. Information regarding swelling, erythema, abnormal clicks, aggravating […]

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear


Description The TFCC: A group of ligaments and cartilaginous structures that stabilize the distal radioulnar joint during pronation and supination of the forearm Extends from the ulnar styloid to the sigmoid notch of the distal radius Central portion: More cartilaginous than its periphery Acts as a meniscal homolog, similar to the menisci of the […]

Thumb Arthritis


Description Degenerative joint disease commonly presents in the hand and is associated with pain, swelling, loss of motion, and, later, deformity. Frequently, the thumb is the earliest site of involvement, with the CMC joint affected 1st, especially in osteoarthritis. The 1st CMC joint is considered the most important joint of the hand. Thumb arthritis, […]

Subtrochanteric Fracture

Basics Description By definition, subtrochanteric hip fractures (or, simply, subtrochanteric fractures) extend into the region between the lesser trochanter and a point 5 cm distally. Classification: Multiple systems exist, but prognostically the most critical factor is fracture stability, which is based on the degrees of comminution of the medial and posteromedial cortex. The Russell […]


Basics Description Sprains refer to damaged ligaments, and they are the result of overstretching of the tissues. Injuries to the ligamentous structures of movable joints are among the most common complaints seen in primary care medicine, as well as in the subspecialty areas of orthopaedic surgery. Sprains can occur in any movable joint. Classification: […]

Spinal Stenosis

Basics Description Compression of neural elements secondary to osteoarthritic changes (bone spurs, hypertrophied ligamentum flavum, disc space narrowing) at intervertebral levels and facet joints Characterized by back and/or lower extremity pain, numbness, weakness, and possible bladder/bowel dysfunction. General Prevention No known preventive measures Epidemiology Symptoms develop during the 5th and 6th decades. No gender […]

Shoulder Instability

Basics Description Because of the shoulder’s extensive ROM, it is prone to instability. The term encompasses a spectrum of disorders of varying degree, direction, and cause. Instability should be distinguished from laxity. Laxity is the symmetric translation of the humeral head over the surface of the glenoid without symptoms. Instability occurs when the degree […]