Boyd W. Haynes III, MD I’m a Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physician and I regularly treat athletes who are injured while playing the sports they love. Each sport has its own “lingo” and sports medicine has its own lingo as well. If you are an athlete, you may have heard the terms “stinger”, “zinger” or “burner”… Read more »
Category: Sports Medicine
Is my Sciatica Caused by a Spinal Issue or my Piriformis Muscle?
Mark W. McFarland, MD Sciatica is a catch-all term that is used for pain that runs from the lower back through the buttock, down the thigh and calf, into the foot. It is named thusly after the sciatic nerve, which when compressed, inflamed, or irritated in some way, causes the tell-tale signs of burning, numbness,… Read more »
What is a Segmental Fracture and How is it Treated?
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD A segmental fracture is one where there are at least two fracture lines in a bone and a “segment” of separated bone in-between those fracture lines. Sometimes these medical definitions make sense! They typically happen in the long bones of the arms and legs but can happen elsewhere in the… Read more »
What is a Comminuted Fracture and How is it Treated?
John D. Burrow, DO One of the more complicated types of bone fracture to treat is the comminuted fracture. This is where the bone breaks into three or more pieces, typically caused by a high-force accident or trauma, such as a fall from a height, a motor vehicle crash, or a contact sports injury. Often… Read more »
Transverse Process Fracture of the Spine
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, CPE Most of you are familiar enough with human anatomy to know that the spine has bones called vertebrae that are stacked upon one another, sandwiched between vertebral discs that help us walk upright, bear our weight, bend, and even let us perform gymnastics if necessary. However, many people don’t know… Read more »
What is an Avulsion Fracture and How is it Treated?
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, CPE As an Orthopaedic physician, I’ve seen my share of broken bones in my years of practice. Surprisingly, there are quite a few ways that a bone can break. One of the less familiar to you may be an avulsion fracture, which I am going to discuss in this article. I’ll… Read more »
Five Bad Habits That Exacerbate Knee Pain
Robert J. Snyder, MD As an Orthopaedic physician, I spend my days looking at, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues, and believe me, I have seen and taken care of more knees than I can count. Let’s discuss the bad habits you should avoid if you want be good to your knees for life! Bad Habit… Read more »
Walking Now May Prevent Knee Pain Later in Life
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD A new study out of The Baylor College of Medicine seems to confirm what I’ve been saying for years – that motion is life! The study was published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology and found that for those persons who were over the age of 50 who walked for… Read more »
What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part I
Joel D. Stewart, MD As an orthopaedic physician who specializes in the treatment of the foot and ankle, I see many patients who come to me with swollen feet and/or ankles. I can treat those patients for whom there is a musculoskeletal reason for the swelling, but some patients have other clinical reasons for their… Read more »
The Top Three Most Dangerous Sports for Female Athletes
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As a Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physician, I am often asked what sports have the most risk for injury by adult individuals who are interested in sports and parents of children who want to participate in sports programs at school. The youth really don’t seem to care all that much, they… Read more »