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Diagnosing and Treating an Elbow Fracture

Elbow Fracture Related Anatomy Illustration 1- The elbow joint The elbow is a hinge joint made up of the distal humerus, proximal radius (not shown in Illustration 1), and olecranon of the ulna. Because the elbow has the important jobs of bending and straightening the...

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Shoulder Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Shoulder bursitis is a painful condition that has several causes as well treatments.  Below are the most common causes, symptoms and treatments. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the glenoid cavity of the...

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What’s a Baker’s Cyst and How’s It Treated?

The knee is a modified hinge joint that’s made up of the femur, tibia and patella bones. Ligaments, soft tissues and muscles help stabilize and move the knee joint. Cartilage covered in synovial fluid coats the ends of bones so that they may glide smoothly against one...

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Knee Surgery 101: Partial Knee Replacement

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition that’s characterized by the wear and tear of knee cartilage and soft tissue with age, overuse and/or injury. Once diagnosed, knee arthritis is typically treated using non-surgical treatment options, such as activity modification,...

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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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