Once interested only in the hearts and minds of surgeons, orthopedic device manufacturers are now taking full aim at the patient as a consumer. While not as common as ads for erectile dysfunction medications, patients and doctors alike are seeing more ads for “the latest and greatest orthopaedic device.” One ad currently running shows a … Continue reading Is Advertising Changing the Practice of Orthopedic Surgeons?
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won’t be scoring baskets in this year’s NBA playoffs, instead he’ll be having surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Not great timing when you’re trying to help your team win an NBA Championship. So if his team advances to the next round of … Continue reading Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Injury
Your knees are the largest joints in your body. And while you may not give them much thought day to day, you couldn’t jump, squat or even bend your legs without them. That’s why protecting your knees is so important. And the best way to do it, is by strengthening the muscles that surround them. … Continue reading 10 Minutes to Stronger Knees
It was one of the most gruesome injuries to happen to an athlete during a sporting event. Even those of us who rubberneck on the highway to see what the accident looks like, are fighting hard to get the images of Kevin Ware’s injury out of our heads. The Louisville point guard suffered a compound fracture … Continue reading Is Kevin Ware’s Leg Injury Career-Ending? Not Necessarily
As we get a little older, we may be faced with some medical decisions we never thought about as an active 20-year-old. Yep, joint replacement surgery can happen to the healthiest of us baby boomers. Don’t stop reading because this might be important information sooner than you or I think. Orthopedic surgeons can offer a … Continue reading A Different View of Hip Replacement
Have you heard? Sarah Jessica Parker is telling all, and talking smack about high heels. (Say it isn’t so!) She became synonymous with incredible shoes when she starred as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City.” But she recently told Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, high heels have permanently damaged her feet. “For ten or so years, … Continue reading Sarah Jessica Parker Says High Heels Ruined Her Feet. What About Yours?
Men and women are different in a lot of ways, but one area of difference that may surprise you concerns their knees. Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it’s not just athletes who are at risk. Although female athletes at the high school and college … Continue reading Knees: What a Woman Needs to Know
Cracking your knuckles or leaning over in your chair to crack the joints in your back may feel good in the moment, but too much of a good thing may be detrimental to your overall joint health. Scott & White orthopedic surgeon, Russell J. Clark, MD, dispels some myths about “popping” your joints and explains … Continue reading Popping your knuckles: Not all it’s cracked up to be
If it has become harder to bend over, grip small items like jars or scissors or put weight on your hips and knees, you may be suffering from osteoarthritis. And you wouldn’t be alone. One in two Americans will get some form of OA in their lifetime and 27 million adults currently have it, according … Continue reading Leading an active lifestyle could help lessen osteoarthritis pain
Find Out How To Get Tested And How To Protect Yourself From Fragility Roughly ten million individuals over the age of 50 in the United States have osteoporosis of the hip , and by 2020, one in two Americans over the age of 50 is expected to have or be at risk of developing osteoporosis, … Continue reading Millions of Americans could be at risk of developing osteoporosis