Total Sports & Health Blog

Understanding Posterior Lateral Corner Knee Injuries

Posterior lateral corner (PLC) injuries aren’t as common as other knee ligament injuries. And, because they usually occur in conjunction with a more serious ACL and/or PCL tear, they aren’t talked about much.  But that doesn’t mean understanding them isn’t important....

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Hip Labrum Tears: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Hip labrum tears can limit your ability to not only play sports or go to the gym - but even walk comfortably.  The hip is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the femur (leg bone) and acetabulum of the pelvis. Because keeping the joint in place is essential...

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Clavicle Fractures: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Clavicle fractures are a common fracture sustained by patients in all population groups. Because the clavicle plays an important role in connecting the arm to the body, treating it when it’s fractured is important. Common causes, symptoms, and treatments for clavicle...

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The 5 Most Common Symptoms of a Meniscus Injury

The meniscus has the important job of cushioning and stabilizing the knee joint and anytime a meniscus injury occurs symptoms are usually severe enough to warrant a trip to an Orthopedic Surgeon. If you've injured your knee and are experiencing any, or any...

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Patellar Dislocations: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments

Patellar dislocation is a common and often painful injury.  The patella bone connects the muscles of the thigh to the front of the tibia, or lower leg. As the muscles work to aid in flexion and extension of the knee, the patella slides across a small groove, known as...

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How Do I Know When It’s Time for a Total Hip Replacement?

Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery helps thousands of patients every year. Because it’s an elective procedure, the decision to undergo surgery is entirely up to the patient. Which raises the question: How do I know when it’s time? A Total Hip Replacement is indicated...

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