October 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s case presentation is that of a 65 year old woman who sustained a complex fracture of her shoulder. We recently performed surgery on her shoulder and the presentation highlights some of the unique tools, software, and techniques that we used to successfully manage her shoulder problem.

September 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s interesting case involves a 16 year old high school volleyball player with recurrent patellar instability, a symptomatic full thickness cartilage defect in her patella, and symptomatic loose bodies in her knee. She failed conservative treatment and elected to proceed with surgical intervention. She underwent a right knee scope with loose body excision x […]

August 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s case presentation is that of a young man that sustained a shoulder dislocation while experiencing a seizure. The violent muscle contractions that can occur during a seizure can result in a shoulder dislocation with considerable damage to the ligaments, muscles, and tendon of the shoulder, but can also damage the bones of the […]

June 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s interesting case is that of a man that injured his shoulder after becoming lightheaded and passing out or, possibly after sustaining a seizure. He came to see us about 1 1/2 years later. His shoulder motion and shoulder function were very limited. He was diagnosed with a fixed posterior dislocation of the shoulder. […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

There has been considerable information and interest over the past decade on the healing potential and benefits of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. The buzz has been accentuated by the stories of many celebrity and professional athletes that have made seemingly miraculous recoveries from injuries, with rapid return to competition. With anything new in medicine, […]

March 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s feature case is a young teenage figure skater that presented with chronic lateral sided knee pain following a surgical excision of a torn lateral meniscus. She was managed with an osteotomy ( cutting of the bone ) of the distal femur to correct her “knock knee” malalignment, along with a lateral meniscus allograft […]

February 2021 Case of the Month

This month’s case of the month is a 41 year old man who sustained a traumatic left shoulder dislocation. For most 41 year old people that dislocate their shoulder, the chance for recurrent instability is probably 10-15%. However, our patient broke off a section of the glenoid (socket) with his dislocation and he sustained several […]

Knee Braces for Football

Many people around the world will be tuned in to the Super Bowl tomorrow. As you watch the game, take notice as to how many of the players are wearing a brace on their knee/knees. In fact, the majority of the offensive lineman will be wearing braces. Some may be hard to detect, as they […]

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement

Hello everyone. I wanted to share a recent presentation and abstract that was presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons meeting. The study’s senior author and surgeon is Martin Roche, MD. He and his team assessed the outcome of robotic assisted medial unicompartmental arthroplasties with a mean of 10 years of follow […]

I have heard that you can only have 3 cortisone injections over a lifetime. Is that true?

Corticosteroids are steroid medications that are frequently used to help minimize inflammation.  They can be administered orally, topically, or by injection into a specific area or intravascularly.  In contrast to anabolic steroids, which are those steroids that are used to build muscle mass, corticosteroids are catabolic steroids, which “break down” as opposed to “build up”.  […]