Osteoarthritis vs Osteoporosis Part 2
Osteoporosis sounds like osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis is greek for “porous bone”. Osteoporosis is weakening of the bones; this makes the bones in the body more susceptible to fracture(s). Bone tissue is simultaneously being built and reabsorbed which is completely normal. The bones get larger while we are growing. Once growth has stopped, the bone tissue becomes more and more dense with calcium and collagen. The process is in the positive that is more building than resorpti
Osteoarthritis vs Osteoporosis Part 1
Hello again! During a recent presentation on shoulder pain, a participant asked me what the difference was between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Although they may sound and spelled similar, they are two very different diagnoses. Each is treated with different medications and sometimes surgery is needed. Bone meets bone at a joint. There are lots of ways this can happen. The most common issue with people is where bones meet to form joints like in fingers, knees, hips and
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excerpt from the Lake Charles American Press Aug 18, 2015 #study #ligament #knee #arthroscopickneesurgery
Does an ACL tear need surgery?
This week a 16-year-old girl came into the office with a torn ACL. Wow, what a devastating injury to have. Her initial reaction was to say that she wanted to continue her sport while wearing a brace. She knew that there were braces for knees after an ACL tear and she wanted to know why she could not wear the brace and delay having surgery. Good question! Why is the surgeon so anxious to recommend surgery for an ACL tear? Why not apply a brace and let the athlete continue t