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Standard Shoulder Replacement Vs Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Standard Shoulder Replacement Vs Reverse Shoulder Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
Your shoulder joint is composed of four joints and three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humorous (upper arm bone). An edge of the scapula, called the acromion, forms the top of the shoulder. Your shoulder happens to encompass the most movable joints in your body, but can become unstable and the site of many injuries, such as sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, torn rotator cuffs, bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
Like everybody else, you rely on the use of your hands for almost everything you do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, when you start to experience constant pain and discomfort in your hands and wrists, these simple tasks often become uncomfortable and more difficult. Two big culprits of this type of pain are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and both conditions are infamous for the pain and discomfort they bring to the hands and wrists. Since both of these conditions lead to a similar type of pain, they can be easily confused. You should know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis are different conditions, and ultimately may have different treatments and outcomes.

Preparing to Run a Marathon

Preparing to Run a Marathon

by Stephanie Meadows
Gearing up to run a marathon takes a lot of guts, preparation, and hard work. If you are running in your first marathon, give yourself a major pat on the back. Running is an enjoyable sport for many people, and a race or marathon is like taking it to the next level. Marathons take patience and endurance, but with the right training plan and a positive attitude, you will achieve your goal – whatever your reasons are for doing one.

Cracking Knuckles: Is it bad for you?

Cracking Knuckles: Is it bad for you?

by Stephanie Meadows
Around 25 - 54 percent of people possess the habit of cracking their knuckles. Although a lot of people love cracking their knuckles, the habit is poorly understood. Likewise, many people believe that cracking your knuckles may cause a number of health problems.

What is a Hip Arthroscopy and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Hip Arthroscopy and Why Do You Need One?

by Shearly (SU)
A hip arthroscopy is a type of surgery that helps your doctor get a clear view of the inside of a joint. An arthroscopy may help doctors diagnose and treat joint problems. During an arthroscopy, a small camera, or and arthroscope is inserted into the hip joint. The camera allows the surgeon to visually see any damage to the joint.

Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence redesigns website with a blog

Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence redesigns website with a blog

by Chris Hamm (SU)
Announcing the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence Blog

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