Total shoulder replacements are becoming more common, especially in younger patient populations that want to stay active. There is some conflicting information regarding the safety and efficacy of immediate range of motion following total shoulder arthroplasty.
There are several muscle impairments associated with knee osteoarthritis. Several recommendations are proposed to develop appropriate rehabilitation and fitness programs for people with knee arthritis.
Viscosupplementation is becoming a popular treatment for knee arthritis. It is important to have a clear understanding of what viscosupplementation is and what it means for our patients and clients that may be dealing with knee osteoarthritis.
A recent review from the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Arthroscopy reviewed the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee osteoarthritis. Considering the vast amount of people suffering from knee arthritis and the increasing cost of medical care for these patients, the use of any type of supplement to reduce symptoms is […]
The current issue of AJSM has two great articles regarding articular cartilage repair procedures that go very well together. I think this is an amazing aspect of orthopedics as we are making ground on developing ways to restore normal cartilage. The implications of this are staggering. If you share an interest in articular cartilage repair, […]
Arthritis of the glenohumeral joint is a challenging shoulder injury for athletes. As our generations change, we will continue to see less and less sedentary patients in the later stages of life. Their functional goals in rehabilitation will be much greater than in past decades. Traditionally, care for the older individual with glenohumeral osteoarthritis was […]
“Should I have arthroscopic knee surgery for arthritis or attend physical therapy?” is a common question that you may be faced with in your clinic. A recent AP press release has brought this to the attention of the general population after the publication of new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. This was […]
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