The literal meaning of arthritis is “joint inflammation”. It is an autoimmune disease that tends to cause chronic swelling of the joints. There are various forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused when the covering on the end of the bones becomes damaged. It basically affects one joint which bears a lot of weight.
Your knee is giving you the toughest time and the pain is becoming totally unbearable? The question that arises here is whether you need a knee replacement or not. This question cannot be answered alone by you. The consultation of your orthopedic surgeon is very important. Most of the time people want to continue with their medications or therapies because knee replacement does not seem to be a very nice option. Surgeries sometimes become unavoidable no matter how much somebody is afraid of them. There are certain signs and symptoms that let you know that it is about time to replace your knee.
At some point in all our lives we will require the need for some sort of medical treatment. Some might require more than others. We recently received an inspiring letter from one of our patients describing her medical triumphs throughout life.
The rising trend of orthopedic surgeons has taken surgical science by storm. Good knees are an essential part of a healthy and active lifestyle and it is no secret that patients suffering from knee problems want to know the recipe of good and strong knees. However, when the common phenomenon of arthritis occurs, your ability to flex your knees and follow common rhythms of movement gets restrained. You find yourself unable to do the common day to day tasks that previously crowded your schedule, and even if you manage to muster up your strength to make use of your knees you are unable to do so without life becoming more difficult and painful for you. According to research, approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Out of these statistics, nearly 40 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis with over a quarter million children suffering from the same.
For a healthy lifestyle it is important to have healthy bones. Any severe pain in any joint or ligament can affect our whole living style. If things get serious, we might need help from orthopedic surgeon.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open draws in hundreds of thousands of fans every year. These are die hard fans who LOVE playing the game of golf. Golf involves a wide variety of movements between our muscles and joints. Our joints are similar to car tires... the tires on our cars are built to last a certain amount of time, well so are our hips, knees and other joints in our bodies.
Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held in late April to commemorate the day Pat lost his life in Afghanistan serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Pat’s Run is a 4.2 Mile Run/Walk that winds through the streets of Tempe, AZ to Sun Devil Stadium, symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore as an ASU Sun Devil. Since 2005, Pat’s Run has grown from a 5,000 person race to honor Pat’s legacy to over 35,000 participants committed to empowering the Tillman Scholars through academic scholarships.
Dr. Tony Rhorer incorporated Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons in November of 2005 during his fellowship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons actual first day
Fractures occur in athletes and dramatically influence performance during competitive and recreational activities. This is usually due to the result of repetitive stress, acute sports-related trauma and trauma outside of athletics.
Dr. Tony Rhorer was faculty at the Smith and Nephew Masters Fracture forum this last week in New York. This is one of his favorite courses to teach at! World class orthopedic trauma surgeons like Hassan Mir, MD, MBA, FACS were there and his friends at Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics.