Category Archives: Shoulder

Stem cells, PRP, and HA, oh my! We are not in Kansas anymore…

I just returned from our annual meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons in Orlando, and have been trying to pull together the most up to date evidence on the uses of these exciting new technologies for treating arthritic joints, and ultimately regenerating … Continue reading

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The $1000 bottle of Ibuprofen

After practicing for 32 years, I have finally had it. People complain all the time about how dysfunctional the health care system is. In many ways it is, with rules and regulations dictating choices caregivers have, and roadblocks for patients … Continue reading

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Should you take antibiotics after your total joint replacement?

Reprinted from J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013;21: 190-192 by David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA You have an orthopaedic implant (for example, joint arthroplasty, metal plates or rods) from a previous orthopaedic surgery. A potential complication of these implants is … Continue reading

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PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA), OTHER INJECTIONS AND ARTHRITIS

Over the last several years, a lot of exciting work has done in the use of concentrated platelets taken from the patient’s own blood, and putting in joints, tendons and inflamed areas. Platelets are the cells in our blood that … Continue reading

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Current Status of Injections for the Treatment of Arthritis

There have been some important papers published in the past year comparing the benefits of injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) and saline (placebo). These papers show statistically significant improvement in pain relief with platelet rich plasma … Continue reading

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What’s New

Our annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) was this week in San Francisco.  This meeting brings together almost 30,000 orthopedic surgeons, vendors, and sales people to provide intense education on the “latest and greatest” new technology as … Continue reading

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Rotator Cuff Part 4

In April, our annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America took place in San Francisco. This is the premier society for arthroscopic surgeons (I was the first woman admitted to the Association over 20 years ago). Approximately 2000 … Continue reading

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Rotator Cuff Part 3

A few weekends ago, our annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America took place in San Francisco. This is the premier society for arthroscopic surgery (I was the first woman admitted to the Association many years ago). Approximately … Continue reading

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Rotator Cuff Part 2

The last blog dealt with understanding what the rotator cuff is and basically an overview about rotator cuff.  How do I know if I have rotator cuff problems? Contrary to popular belief, history and physical examination is still an incredibly … Continue reading

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Rotator Cuff Tears

There was a pretty good article in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back on rotator cuff tears by Laura Londro.  I thought I will explain the next couple of blogs on rotator cuff injuries/problems.  The rotator cuffs are … Continue reading

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