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Swimmer’s Shoulder

What is Swimmer's Shoulder? Swimmer’s Shoulders comprises a range of painful shoulder overuse injuries that swimmer’s experience over time while training and swimming. In more detail, it is shoulder pain that arises when a connective tissue such as a tendon rubs against the shoulder blade. Consider that swimming is an unusual sport in that in [...]

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) A Minimally Invasive Approach for Degenerative Spinal Conditions The XLIF, short for eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, is an approach to spinal fusion in which the surgeon accesses the intervertebral disc space and fuses the lumbar spine (low back) using a surgical approach from the side (lateral) rather than from the [...]

Introduction to Common Sports Injuries

About Sports Injuries Athlete, fitness enthusiast or not, sports medicine can help you recover from a sports injury. Sports injuries are injuries or damages that occur to one or more parts of the body during sporting activities. These kinds of injuries can take place during any type of sport or situation and are very common. [...]

5 Signs You Might Need Sciatica Surgery

About Sciatica Surgery Sciatica is the term given to pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back. It is triggered by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Anything that compresses this nerve can cause discomfort and pain, ranging from mild to severe. Most of the [...]

Discectomy: Spinal Decompression

What is a Discectomy? Discectomy or microdiscectomy is the removal of a part of an intervertebral disc or the entire disc that is putting pressure or irritation on the spinal nerve(s) offering relief from chronic, often debilitating, back or neck pain. The success rate for discectomy/microdiscectomy spine surgery is generally high, with one extensive medical [...]

Laminectomy: Spinal Decompression

What is a Laminectomy? Laminectomy is a procedure that is performed to release (decompress) pressure on the nerve root or the spinal cord usually caused by spinal stenosis, a compression of nerves in the back. Laminectomy is a medical word taken from the Latin words ‘Lamina’ which is the bony root of the spinal canal, [...]

How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

What You Need to Know To fully understand how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) works, it is useful to know about the anatomical structure of your back. The spine, commonly known as the vertebral column is the set of bones that runs down from your sacrum (the bone in your lower back that is located [...]

Minimally Invasive Herniated Disc Surgery

Herniated Disc Surgery Traditionally, herniated discs could only be treated through an open approach, commonly known as ‘traditional open back surgery”. This means that the area of your back being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow surgeons a more comprehensive view and access to your spinal column. There are greater risks [...]

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Did you know that approximately 53,000 shoulder replacement surgeries are performed in the United States every year? Shoulder replacement also known as shoulder arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of damaged and degenerated parts of the shoulder joint and replacing them with prosthetics. The procedure is usually performed mainly [...]

Total and Partial Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery Partial or total hip replacement surgery are both common types of surgical procedures in which a damaged hip is either partially or fully replaced by a prosthesis (an artificial hip). The procedure is typically conducted to relieve pain caused by arthritis or to correct fractures. This type of surgery is normally done [...]
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