Category: Arthritis

Articles related to the treatment and diagnosis of arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Is it Time for my Hip Joint to be Replaced?

John D. Burrow, DO A question I’m often asked by my patients is “How will I know when it’s time for a hip replacement?” As their orthopaedic physician, I tell them, “You’ll know when it’s time and you’ll tell me when you are ready”.  Why do I say that?  I believe that my job is… Read more »

Do I have Hip Arthritis? The Two Main Symptoms to Know

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic specialist, I spent years in medical school learning how to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions.  Some issues are easily diagnosed with x-rays and a physical exam, and others require some detective work on my part.  Hip arthritis is one of those diagnoses where the symptoms can be misleading. Pain… Read more »

Three Non-surgical Ways to Treat Your Knee Arthritis

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Joint Replacement Specialist, I see people every day for consultations about their painful knee arthritis.  While I’m happy to expertly perform knee replacement surgeries for my patients who need them, I always advise against doing surgery until absolutely necessary.  “Absolutely Necessary” means different things to different patients, as… Read more »

Am I at Risk for Knee Arthritis? Five Factors to Know

John D. Burrow, DO Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a very common malady and is seen in folks as young as their twenties, but is more usually observed in middle age and beyond. It’s the “wear and tear” form of arthritis, which causes cartilage degeneration, swelling, stiffness and pain.  Statistics say that about 45%… Read more »

When is Knee Joint Revision Surgery Necessary?

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Adult Joint Reconstruction Specialist, I perform joint replacement surgeries of the knee and hip AND joint revision surgeries for both.  Knee replacement is a very effective way of treating painful arthritis in the knees and close to 800K are performed in the United States each year.  This… Read more »

November Community Lecture Features Dr. John Burrow – Effective Treatments for Hips and Knees

Are you suffering from knee or hip pain and need surgery? Community Lecture – Overcoming Arthritis Pain: Effective Treatments for Hips and Knees Join Dr. John Burrow as he discusses treatment options for painful arthritis of the hip and knee. Learn about the latest non-surgical and surgical options for relieving pain and restoring function. MAKOplasty,… Read more »

Nerve Compression in the Foot or Ankle

Raj N. Sureja, MD When we hear the term “pinched nerve”, we typically think of the neck or lower back.  But pinched or compressed nerves can occur anywhere in the body and the foot or ankle are no exception.  When a bone, tendon or ligament presses against a nerve, pain and dysfunction can result. Common… Read more »

Dactylitis or “Sausage Finger/Toe”

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Dactylitis is a symptom that is most often seen in patients who have inflammatory Psoriatic or Rheumatoid arthritis, which are auto-immune diseases.  It is also known as “Sausage Finger” or “Sausage Toe” because of the localized, painful swelling that causes digits to look like sausages.  The fingers or toes may also… Read more »

Dr. Raj Sureja Speaks on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain – Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

There are effective options to treat pain, other than surgery and medication.  Neurostimulation will be discussed at the June OSC Community Lecture with Dr. Raj Sureja! Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja and learn how Neurostimulation can be used to successfully manage pain of the back, trunk, and limbs, greatly reducing… Read more »

Mallet Toe

Mark W. McFarland, DO At OSC, we see patients with orthopaedic issues on a daily basis, including those with foot problems.  A common foot deformity condition we treat is called Mallet Toe. Here, I will describe the condition and explain how it is treated. Whenever a second, third or fourth toe bends abnormally at the… Read more »