Category: Dr Robert J Snyder MD

Clavicle Fractures

by Robert J. Snyder, MD The clavicle, or better known as the collarbone, is a vulnerable site for fracture in the body. To go over the anatomical background, the clavicle connects the arm to the body, and is located between the ribcage and the shoulder blade. The clavicle is vulnerable to damage because of its… Read more »

Wrist Sprains are a Commonly Seen Orthopaedic Injury

by Robert J. Snyder, MD A marvel of engineering, our wrists are true workhorses, performing thousands of movements for us and bearing weight for us daily, without complaint. We use our wrists for so many activities. Think of all of the movements that require your wrists, like opening a door, brushing your hair, doing a… Read more »

Bone Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment by Robert J. Snyder, MD

Bone tumors are quite rare. Although this problem is not seen in very many patients, I want to educate you on what exactly a bone tumor is and answer other questions you may have. So what is a bone tumor? A bone tumor is an abnormal collection of cells confined to within the bone or… Read more »

Bone Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment by Robert J. Snyder, MD

Bone tumors are quite rare. Although this problem is not seen in very many patients, I want to educate you on what exactly a bone tumor is and answer other questions you may have. So what is a bone tumor? A bone tumor is an abnormal collection of cells confined to within the bone or… Read more »

Boutonnière Deformity – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Boutonnière (buttonhole) deformity happens when an injury occurs to the tendons that allow a person to straighten the middle joint of their finger. Although several tendons operate the joints of the finger, the one that runs along the top of the finger is the one that must be impaired for this condition to occur. This… Read more »

Your Doctor is Watching You! – Robert J. Snyder

Every once in a while, we have a patient who will say that they feel that their doctor did not do a thorough examination when they came in for a visit. When we ask why they feel this way, the patient usually says something like “Well, they barely touched me!” or “They asked me to… Read more »

Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist – Robert J. Snyder, MD

A ganglion is a small cyst, or sac of clear, mucus-like fluid that can grow in one of many locations on the wrist, although they are most common on the back of the hand at the wrist joint. Other sites, although less common, are the underside of the wrist, the base of a finger, or… Read more »

Weight Loss for Treating Arthritis of the Knee

by Robert J. Snyder, MD One day, when you are getting up from a chair, you feel it…that stiffness and soreness in your knee. You try to ignore it, but soon, your knee pain becomes a part of your daily life. So, you start taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, using muscle rubs and cut back… Read more »

When is it Time to See an Orthopaedist? – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Your lower back pain comes and goes, or your wrist only aches if you spend more time than usual at your computer. You manage fine day-to-day, but feel these twinges every once in a while. You might be wondering if you should make an appointment to get your problem evaluated. When it comes to the… Read more »

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Women – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Historically, tears of the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, have occurred more often in males than in females.  In the last twenty years, however, more and more women have participated in sports, and that trend seems to be changing.   Woman now sustain ACL tears at rates higher than their male counterparts.  Some people have termed… Read more »