Patients are often confused with what a surgeon means by saying they are getting a customized knee replacement. Most surgeons are using advanced imaging (CT scans or MRI scans) for the production of cutting blocks, alignment aids or to use with a robot. However, these are not implants. A knee replacement implant is the actual …read more.
By Nate Christopher, PT, OCS, Physical Therapist The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. You can use your shoulder to reach overhead, behind your back, behind your head, and in many other directions. Imagine moving your knee in the ways that you can move your shoulder; you would be rushed to the …read more.
By Andy Stader, PA-C at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health Arthritis can be a real pain in the… shoulders, hips or knees. Arthritis is wear and tear of the cartilage at the ends of your bones. As the cartilage breaks down, you tend to have increased pain with daily activities. Some individuals are genetically …read more.
By Samantha Jordan, DPT, OCS, CSCS Unfortunately no matter how hard we try to take care of ourselves we will all experience physiological aspects of aging. Knowing what to expect and practicing some healthy lifestyle habits can help you stay looking and feeling young. The Effects of Aging Loss of bone and muscle mass cause decreased …read more.
By Joshua Lindsey, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health The clavicle or “collarbone” is an S-shaped bone that connects our arm to the body. It is therefore under a lot of physical stress. The clavicle is just like a strut in your car – a strut is what holds the …read more.
By Phil Burr, PA-C at The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health Almost everybody, at some point in their lives will experience the pain and frustration of a twisted ankle. And you’ll struggle with questions like “Is it broken or just sprained?” “Should I go to the doctor or just ice it?” “How am I gonna …read more.
by Julie Grabandt, PT What is the IT Band? The IT (Iliotibial) band is a long band of tissue that runs the length of the outside of your leg. It starts up at the hip and ends on the outside of the knee. This tissue is very dense and thick and can become irritated in …read more.
by Brad Vamstad, Director of Athletic Training and Sports Performance Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL injuries can be a devastating injury for an athlete of any age. In the United States alone, ACL sprains make up almost 200,000 reported injuries per year. Most common among those are athletes who participate in high demand sports like …read more.
It wasn’t so long ago that Kevin Kase reluctantly accepted the fact his hip pain restricted some of his favorite activities, such as horseback riding and other physical endeavors. But when the pain grew so intense that he couldn’t sit for long, found it difficult to move without severe pain, and was persistently ornery and …read more.
NO TWO KNEES ARE ALIKE Imagine a new type of knee replacement that’s totally you and totally custom. Your knees are complex. They’re the largest and most amazing joint in the human body. And now, your knee replacement can be just as unique as you and your original knees! Traditional knee replacements use “off-the-shelf” implants …read more.