Am I a candidate for Cartilage Transplantation in my knee?

The knee has two different types of cartilage:  articular cartilage, the substance on the ends of the bones, which allow for a smooth articulation, and the meniscus cartilages, or shock absorbers, that are between the two bones of the knee.  Tears of the menisci are  the most common orthopedic disorder treated by orthopedic surgeons.  A […]

I think I may have a Rotator Cuff tear. What are the common symptoms and findings of a Rotator Cuff tear?

While there are certainly patients that have a rotator cuff tear with no symptoms, most patients report an aching or throbbing discomfort along the lateral aspect of their shoulder.  The pain is worse and becomes sharper with activities overhead and away from the body.  Pain that awakens them at night is classic and very common.  […]

What is Frozen Shoulder?

 Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is an ailment in the shoulder that is not completely understood.  It is more common in middle aged women and those with underlying endocrine disorders like diabetes and low thyroid hormone.  The condition can occur without any known injury or activity or can be precipitated by an injury or overuse […]