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Should We Perform Immediate Range of Motion After a Total Shoulder Replacement?

Should We Delay Range of Motion After a Total Shoulder Replacement?

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.

Knee Arthritis

Muscle Impairments in People with Knee Arthritis

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.

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Viscosupplementation for the Treatment of 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.

The Use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Knee Arthritis

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 […]

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation or Microfracture?

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, […]

Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Athlete

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 you have arthroscopic knee surgery for arthritis?

“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 […]