Salt. The familiar taste trickles down your rough, cracked lips in small beads of sweat from your upper lip. With each new strike of the foot, small dust clouds rise ...
Arthro…what? The term arthroplasty may not be as familiar to you as the term “total joint replacement,” but they are related. Total joint replacement is a very common form of arthroplasty, but partial joint replacement and joint resurfacing also fall into this type of procedure. Every year there are approximately 713,000 arthroplastic surgeries performed in [...]
Do You Knee-d that Surgery? Pain makes it hard to function and hard to focus. Whether it’s your knee, back, shoulder, hip or somewhere else, it’s hard to be in pain all the time. Orthopedic medicine treats the musculoskeletal system of the body including bones, joints, and muscles. While some conditions react well to surgical [...]
There’s a reason car manufacturers tell you to change your oil often. (And it’s a different reason than oil companies have for telling you the same thing.) It’s simple: Metal, rubbed against metal, wears down. A good coat of fresh oil allows metal parts to slide by each other without damaging friction. Bone is no [...]