What causes an ACL tear? And did you know they are more common in females than in males? Dr. Ian Lin discusses this topic in a recent article. Click here to read the entire piece.
What are the causes and treatment options of knee arthritis? Surprisingly, there are many options, as Dr. Vittetoe discusses in his recent article.
Winter can be a hard time of year on the body, especially the back. Dr. Hatfield discusses precautions to take to avoid back injuries.
Patients with diabetes may not realize the complications that this can cause for their feet. Dr. Lee Evans helps to address some common questions he hears. Click here to read the story.
Pain around the knee cap is a very common problem which most people will experience at some point. The two most common causes are patellar tendonitis and patello-femoral pain syndrome. Click here to read the entire article.
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.
How do I know if it’s just a nagging pain in my hand/wrist or if it’s carpal tunnel syndrome? Dr. Gaffey addresses this common question. Please click here to read the entire article.