Distal Biceps Rupture

Tears of the distal biceps account for 10% of biceps injuries. The are most commonly seen in men in their 40s after an attempt to contract the muscle with the elbow fully extended. This causes the tendon to tear off from the radius bone where it attaches on the radial tuberosity. Patients may report hearing a “pop” and will have... Continue Reading

Distal Radius Fracture

Fractures of the distal radius are very common injuries to the upper extremity. People who are at high risk are the elderly, people with osteoporosis and specifically women who have already undergone menopause. Fractures of the wrist can cause patients to miss work and prevent the use of the hands and wrist due to pain or immobilization in the cast.... Continue Reading

Femoral Neck Fracture

Femoral neck fractures are a serious injury that either happen in elderly patients with poor bone quality or in younger patients who sustain a high energy trauma such as a serious motor vehicle accident. These fractures need to be treated with surgery, but even then then there are a high risk of possible complications like non-union (lack of healing of... Continue Reading

Hip Fracture

Hip fractures are one of the most common surgically treated fractures of the lower extremity in the United States and are most likely to be seen in elderly people after a fall from standing. While they are low energy fractures that happen due to poor bone quality, they can prevent patients from being able to walk and can lead to... Continue Reading

Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis can be significant cause of pain and disability in the upper extremity. Cartilage helps allow for motion in the joints of the body, but it can be degraded over time. The glenohumeral or shoulder joint is no exception: the actions of daily life can cause the cartilage to be irreparably damaged leading to pain decreased range of motion.... Continue Reading