Acromioclavicular sprains (AC sprains) occur frequently in high-energy contact sports. The mechanism of injury is usually a direct blow to the side of the shoulder. The patient feels pain at the end of the collar bone. Dr. Bremner addresses this topic and some treatment options in a recent article with West Des Moines Living Magazine....
In these cold weather months, one common complaint hand surgeons hear is, “I can’t warm up my hands. It’s too cold!” Is it the weather, or is it a condition called Duputren’s Disease? Hand Surgeon Dr. Patrician Kallemeier discusses this condition and treatment options. Click here to learn more on Dupuytren’s Disease.
Patients frequently ask me “What exactly is arthritis?” In a nutshell, arthritis is wearing away of the cartilage, which is the protective coating on the ends of bones. Click here to read the full article.
“While menisci are very good at absorbing compressive loads, they can be easily torn with twisting or turning movements, as well as very deep bending, especially while carrying or lifting heavy loads,” says Dr. Chris Nelson, Hip & Knee Surgeon. To find out more about meniscus tears, please click here.