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Arthritis Tendonitis and Other

Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are several different types; the most common is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear, usually from age or overuse. Other kinds of arthritis can be caused by genetics or illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • X-ray
  • Arthroscopy
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue) is caused by reduced blood supply to the bones. Symptoms include painful joints and high risk for fracture. Causes include medications, alcoholism, autoimmune disease, cancer and other illnesses.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • X-ray and other radiographic imaging techniques
  • Medical management
  • Surgery, Core decompression, Total hip replacement
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Bone Spurs

Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are lumps that grow onto the bone, typically caused by repetitive stress or trauma. They can occur anywhere but usually are found in joints.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation in the bursa, fluid-filled sacs acting as cushions between joints. Usual causes are injury, repetitive stress or pressure.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Elbow

The complex elbow joint not only controls the in and out, up and down movement of the lower arm, but also controls rotation of the wrist and hand.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery: Total Elbow Arthroplasty
    • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Tendonitis

Inflammation of the tendons anywhere in the body, often due to overuse.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is loss of bone mass, typically associated with age, that causes bones to become weak, brittle and subject to easy breakage. Though it occurs more commonly in women, men get osteoporosis too.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, which affects people of all ages, is a chronic inflammation of the joints.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy

Orthopedic Conditions and Treatment