Orthopedics Library

Back & Neck Pain

Filed under Orthopedics

Neck and Back Pain may be caused by a variety of injuries and degenerative conditions.  Injuries may cause inflammatory changes in the ligaments lining the spine or the muscles around the spine.  Ligament damage can also allow discs between the vertebrae to bulge and put pressure on the spinal cord.  Ligament swelling can also put […]

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Knee Problems & Arthritis

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Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage.  Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout, and infections — also can cause knee pain.  There are several alternatives to knee surgery such as injection of cartilage substitutes or steroids. Steroid […]

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Hip Problems

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Hip arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. Patients try to delay hip replacement surgery for as long as possible and often seek hip injections with steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long-term treatment since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of […]

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Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Problems

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Elbow, wrist, and hand problems from arthritis of joints of the upper extremity is a common form of degenerative joint disease that disables millions of Americans. Certain types of elbow and wrist joint problems including certain tendon problems and ligamentous injuries may not be amenable to cell therapy.  It is important to evaluate each individual […]

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