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Coping With Arthritis Pain in Your Shoulders Nov 2nd, 2022

Stiffness and pain related to shoulder arthritis can affect your ability to complete even the simplest tasks. For instance, you may find it difficult to comb your hair, open a door, or even hold a cup when your shoulders don’t move as expected due to pain and joint damage related...

How PRP Is Alleviating Joint Pain and Restoring Mobility Oct 5th, 2022

Dr. Sumit Dewanjee at FXRX Orthopaedics & Bracing in Tempe is often hailed as one of the Phoenix, Arizona, area’s top orthopedic surgeons. He has extensive expertise in sports medicine at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels.  He’s also known for incorporating the most effective treatments for a full...

When Does an ACL Tear Require Surgery? Sep 9th, 2022

Surgery is typically the last thing a specialist considers when treating musculoskeletal conditions that cause chronic pain or affect your mobility. But a surgical fix may be your best option for an ACL tear if you’re active and want to maintain full pain-free mobility. Sumit Dewanjee, MD, is a leading...

The Amazing Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopy for Treating Shoulder Pain Aug 1st, 2022

Arthroscopy offers outstanding treatment results for age-related wear-and-tear, overuse, or painful shoulder injuries that don’t respond to conservative therapies. Dr. Sumit Dewanjee is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon in practice at FXRX Orthopaedics & Bracing in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona. Dr. Dewanjee and our team answer questions about shoulder arthroscopy and when we might recommend this...

These Factors May Be Contributing to Your Knee Arthritis Jul 1st, 2022

Several types of arthritis can affect your knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common. If you’re experiencing morning stiffness and achy knee discomfort that lessens as you get started with your day, you’ve likely progressed beyond Stage 1 osteoarthritis to Stage 2.  Most people require knee replacement by Stage 4. Our team at FXRX...

How To Tell If You Are Suffering from a Rotator Cuff Injury Jun 27th, 2022

Dr. Sumit Dewanjee at FXRX Inc. in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona, is an award-winning surgeon who provides top-level orthopedic services for shoulder injuries and rotator cuff problems. The FXRX team discusses common signs and symptoms of rotator cuff injuries, what causes them, and treatments that relieve pain and restore shoulder mobility. What is the rotator cuff?...

Have a Torn Meniscus? The Most Effective Treatment Options to Consider May 1st, 2022

Board-certified surgeon Sumit Dewanjee, MD, and his team at FXRX Inc offer top-level orthopedic care to individuals in and around the communities of Chandler and Tempe, Arizona. Our patients greatly appreciate his significant surgical skill and medical expertise as well as the patient-centric atmosphere he promotes in his practice. Read...

Torn Elbow Ligament Oct 8th, 2020

If you are feeling numbness or tingling in your hand and/or elbow stiffness, you may have suffered atear in the ulnar collateral ligament in your elbow. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Ligaments are bands of tissue connecting bones to each other at joints. A tear in the ulnar collateral ligament is...

Do I Need Wrist Surgery? Sep 24th, 2020

Certainly, patients in our modern times are permitted and even expected to understand the cause of their discomfort or pain and the various options available for treating a condition. They have a well-educated staff of nurses and doctors to attend to them who are fully aware that communicating well with...

What is PRP therapy for knee pain? Sep 4th, 2020

Patients are often looking for options to avoid a knee replacement surgery. While surgery is recommended only when other treatment options have failed, some patients can still benefit from knee injections. One such knee injection treatment option is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. Platelet-Rich Plasma Knee Injections Platelets are one of...

Know More About Paget Disease Sep 3rd, 2020

Paget disease is a chronic condition that affects your bones. The most striking characteristic is unnecessary bone growth that includes deformities. While the bones can enlarge, they can also grow weaker. Paget disease most often occurs in adults over 50-years of age. It can also occur concurrently with osteoporosis, which...

What is Kyphosis? Aug 27th, 2020

Kyphosis is a seldom-occurring genetic disorder of the spine marked by a forward curvature in the upper back. Technically kyphosis is diagnosed for a spine with an upper back curvature of 50 degrees or greater. In comparison, a normal spine can bend between 20 and 45 degrees. The spinal curve...

Hip Dislocation Aug 18th, 2020

A dislocated hip can be a very painful experience that requires medical intervention as soon as possible. The hip joint is located where the femoral end of the thighbone is joined to the hipbone socket. When the bone is dislocated it is pushed or forced out of the socket, most...

Shoulder Arthritis Treatments Aug 4th, 2020

Experiencing shoulder pain when performing daily tasks, such as while brushing your hair or putting on your coat, can be a sign that you need to see an orthopedic specialist. Arthritis in the shoulder is a common cause if shoulder pain and it can lead to stiffness, pain, swelling, and...

Blood Clots – No Concern Or Scary? Jul 23rd, 2020

Blood clots, which are diagnosed as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism (PE) are a very dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and damage to the lungs. If large enough, the PE type of blood clot can block blood from getting to your lunges, which causes...

Treating Shoulder Injuries with Arthroscopic Surgery Jul 13th, 2020

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and that leaves it vulnerable to injuries. While conservative, non-surgical treatment options, such as rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy are able to treat a number of shoulder injuries, serious shoulder injuries may require surgery, especially if they do not...

Concussions Hit Hard – Take Precautions Jul 2nd, 2020

Concussions sustained while participating in sports, especially in contact sports, has been a frequent topic for news media outlets in recent years. This occurred after it was discovered that many former professional football players were suffering from devastating effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which occurs after repeated concussions inflicted.  Thankfully,...

You Love to Bike – Stay Safe Jun 24th, 2020

Riding a bicycle is one of the most pleasant and appealing global pastimes. In the minds of many, bicycling ranks right up there with taking a nap and hiking in the woods among the most pleasant activities. A pedal bicycle is quiet, gets you where you want to go, and...

Stretching Tips To Help Prevent Injury Jun 19th, 2020

It is safe to say that stretching before you exercise is one of the most under-appreciated health tips. Yes, it’s popular to establish a cardio-style exercise regime. Yes, it’s helpful to improve muscle tone by lifting or with other isometric practices. But stretching? Who has time for that? The fact...

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Affects Mostly Women, But Men Too Jun 11th, 2020

It has been postulated, casually and clinically, that there will be a sudden rise in childbirths nine months after the initial COVID-19 lockdown date in each country. If this is true, congratulations are in order. However, one study has shown that 37.1 percent of pregnant women experience some degree of...

How to Fit Exercise into a Busy Life Jun 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown has reminded many of us that you don’t need New Year’s Eve to establish new priorities in your life. Many people have re-established their connections to nature, taking long walks that may have faded from memory before the crisis began. Others have dusted off their neglected home...

Joint Health during the Pandemic Jun 3rd, 2020

With age, bones are constantly undergoing change in their structure and composition. Old bone is being resorbed and new bone formed. However, after about 30 years of age, new bone formation tends to slow down, causing reduced bone density and pain and stiffness in the joints. While regular exercise can...

Advantages of PRP Therapy May 5th, 2020

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a ground breaking treatment for many ailments, considered untreatable so far. One popular application of PRP therapy has been minimizing downtime after injury and allowing quick return to active play in high-level athletes. PRP treatment utilizes and boosts the body’s natural healing mechanism...

Difference between Sprains and Tears? Apr 8th, 2020

While sprains and tears are similar injuries, they are not exactly the same. Sprains When a ligament is overstretched or torn upon an injury, such as falling, twisting of a joint, or an impact to the body, it is referred to as a sprain. Sprains oftenheal in a period ranging...

Does Your Child Have Sever’s Disease? Mar 12th, 2020

Sever’s disease is a common affliction of the back of the heel that is brought on by stress on that area during childhood and adolescence. The dynamics of Sever’s disease, named after the doctor who first described it in 1912, makes logical sense when you look at the basic conditions...

Parents: Do You Have A First Aid Kit Ready? You Should Mar 2nd, 2020

It is five in the morning, and you’re sound asleep, dreaming of lambs and butterflies, but a persistent drumming sound is pounding your eardrums. You start to gain consciousness when you realize it’s your child out in the driveway once again practicing layups. Then the drumming stops, and you know...

Seven Strange Symptoms of Dehydration Feb 26th, 2020

Dehydration, in a mild form, is a common occurrence in the United States due to the relative accessibility the public has to clean drinking water. However, it remains a serious public hazard in many parts of the world and is a significant cause of death when associated with other conditions,...

Swelling of the Knee Feb 20th, 2020

A common complaint among knee injuries is a condition frequently called water on the knee or sometimes, simply, swollen knee. A doctor might refer to this as an effusion of the knee, which indicates the movement of fluid. There are many causes for water on the knee, and it will...

Sciatica Causes and Treatment Feb 12th, 2020

Sciatica is a condition marked by pressure put on the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, through your buttocks to the back of each leg. It is often caused by a herniated disk, which is the term given to the movement of the cushioning tissue between each of...

Is Your Toddler Toe-Walking? Feb 5th, 2020

When you see a toddler walking on his or her toes, you might assume it’s just a strange phase in the path towards learning how to walk. In this case, most of the time, you would be right! Many toddlers learn to walk and feel comfortable up on the balls...

Restless Leg Syndrome Jan 30th, 2020

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that occurs in a person’s limbs, most frequently in the legs, that gives many sensations that contribute to the need – or the perceived need – to move your legs. The sensations are varied, running from a tingling sensation to a slight aching sensation...

What is Physical Therapy? Jan 21st, 2020

Physical therapy involves the use of a variety of techniques designed to promote healing, reduce pain, or adjust behaviors and skillsets to adapt to a permanent condition that is affecting someone’s life. Physical therapists deal with a lengthy variety of conditions that range from a sports injury to heart disease....

The New Epidemic: Sitting Down Jan 17th, 2020

There are several serious health risks that most adults already know. There’s are serious risks associated with obesity, smoking, addictions to many well-known substances (alcohol, illegal drugs, etc.) and exposure to various illnesses and carcinogenic substances. However, health officials are considering adding a new concern to our list of problematic...

Play Safe! Jan 7th, 2020

There are some rough sports associated with fall and winter. Football – ouch. This is frequently viewed as one of the most violent sports around, but football has plenty of rivals. There’s rugby, basketball, hockey and good old soccer isn’t for the faint of heart, either. Beyond that, any sport...

What’s Wrong If Your Knee Is Buring? Jan 2nd, 2020

Burning knee pain is the sign that something is wrong that requires medical intervention. The burning feeling, usually accompanied by knee pain, could be the result of an injury to the front of the knee, the back of the knee or the side. The location of the pain will help...

Treating Common Knee Injuries with PRP Therapy Dec 27th, 2018

Meniscus tears are the most common knee injuries. These injuries can affect either the medial or lateral meniscus. Tears may occur because of a sudden, twisting motion resulting in – pain swelling ‘catching’ or ‘locking’ sensation If the physical examination by the orthopedic surgeon shows a torn meniscus, an MRI...

Wrist Splint for Fracture Dec 18th, 2018

The wrist is subject to fractures due to falling with outstretched or flexed hand. This can happen in a car, bike, skiing accident or with certain other sports activities. There are two bones in the forearm including the radius and ulna. The radius is on the thumb side. A fracture...

Femur Fracture Complications Dec 14th, 2018

The femur is the biggest and generally the strongest bone in the human body. Fractures take a long time to heal. Normal activities of daily living are impacted as it is the main bone used for walking and standing. Depending on the type of fracture and potential complications the impact...

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery Nov 21st, 2018

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery differs from standard replacement because the ball and joint of the shoulder switch places. In essence, the socket rotates on the outer side of the ball. This is a complicated surgery warranted by certain conditions. It provides significant pain relief and helps improve range of motion...

What does your Knee Pain indicate? Nov 16th, 2018

The Knee Joint The knee is the largest bone joint in the body that allows you to run, walk, stand, sit, bend your legs, pivot, swivel and more. The knee joint consists of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all working together. Three bones – the tibia (shinbone), the femur...

Nursing Management of Fracture Nov 14th, 2018

Fracture stabilization is the use of a variety of processes to enhance the healing of bone fractures. There are several methods including surgical, non-surgical, minimally invasive (vertebroplasty, fusion, kyphoplasty). Fracture stabilization gives pain relief and prevents further damage to soft tissue and bone. There are closed and open fractures. With...

Arthroscopic Surgery – Going Inside the Body Oct 31st, 2018

Arthroscopic surgery uses a tiny camera (arthroscope) to examine, diagnose and repair damaged tissues inside or around joint like the shoulder or knee. A small incision is made into the skin and the arthroscope is inserted into the area being examined. The number of incisions needed is determined by what...

Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms Oct 24th, 2018

Shoulder dislocation is a painful injury. It is common among athletes and may result from a fall or other trauma to the joint. Because the shoulder is a highly mobile joint, it is also at risk for easy dislocation. Shoulder dislocation can be 2 different types – partial dislocation or...

Everything About Kneecap Fracture Oct 19th, 2018

The patella is one of three bones that make up the kneecap. It is covered in cartilage on the underside and is important in maintaining the strength of straightening the knee joint. A fracture is a break in the bone. A fracture usually happens when there is a direct fall...

A Variety of Treatment Options for Closed Fracture Healing Oct 2nd, 2018

Let’s discuss what a closed fracture is and then look at the list of treatment options. Be open to choosing the best healing protocol for you! Closed fractures are classified as “simple fractures” that do not puncture the skin. Although the skin is not penetrated, soft – tissue injury can...

How to Deal with Emotional Issues During Orthopedic Treatment Sep 29th, 2018

Feeling a bit under the weather, during times of physical impairment?Have you ever wondered if these midday blues will ever go away? You might be asking yourself, what is the problem with me? This is all normal during times of physical pain and treatment. You just had surgery or are...

All you need to know about Rotator Cuff Tears Sep 26th, 2018

Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons around the shoulder joint. They keep the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) secure in the shoulder socket. A shoulder injury can affect the rotator cuff, causing a dull ache in the shoulder, which may worsen when...

Who is at Risk for Injuries and what Treatment Options Should I Choose Sep 20th, 2018

Accidents happen all the time and people get injured for numerous reasons! Athletes fall while running, sports stars twist ankles or bash their knees in, the elderly tumble while shuffling in the driveway, kids fall off their bikes and crack an elbow, weapon mishaps occur to anyone not being careful,...

Comminuted Fractured Treatment – How is it Beneficial to Patients? Sep 13th, 2018

Are you clumsy? Do you easily fall or break bones? Getting older and your bones seem to be brittle? Middle of the night, hospital visits are your norm? Typically, we would relate this to the elderly or those with brittle bone (osteoporosis), but it can happen to anyone. I can...

Knee Treatment – You Have Many Options to Heal Sep 5th, 2018

Living with pain is not an option many are willing to tolerate, especially when life becomes unbearable and debilitating. There are many treatment options that are available to our patients, highly effective and will get you on the road to recovery, quickly. Knee pain is very common and treatable. It...

Are you suffering from a Tennis Elbow? Aug 24th, 2018

If you were surprised at your Tennis elbow diagnosis or think that it happens only to Tennis players, this isn’t always the case. While Tennis elbow is certainly common among tennis players, it is essentially an overuse injury. Tennis elbow is often the result of activities that use the same...

Urgent Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Surgeon Jul 23rd, 2018

Millions of Americans suffer from some type of musculoskeletal pain. While sometimes acute pain would resolve on its own, chronic, persistent pain can heavily impact your quality of life. So, the question is when you should seek the expert opinion of an orthopedic surgeon if you are suffering from pain....

Managing and Restoring Mobility of a Broken Arm Jul 5th, 2018

A broken arm is a painful and unfortunate event in a patient’s life. But after that initial pain subsides, one can often be left wondering will I ever get back to normal? Will my movement be affected by the broken arm? Will I be able to work? Can I go...

Implications Of An Untreated Stress Fracture Jun 26th, 2018

If you have pain in a bone that is unrelenting and associated with exercise or work then you might have suffered a stress fracture. These injuries seem innocent enough but can have significant implications if left alone and not looked at by a professional. What is a stress fracture? A...

Important Signs You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor Jun 19th, 2018

Are you suffering from stubborn joint pain that just doesn’t go away? Has your back been hurting for some time? Millions of people in the United States suffer from musculoskeletal problems every year, and they come from a wide variety of sources: overuse, strains, sprains, and simple back, knee, and...

When A Full Knee Replacement is the Only Option May 24th, 2018

No-one wants to undergo a knee replacement operation but, if you are experiencing a huge amount of pain and movement is drastically reduced, surgery may be the only option. There are various reasons as to why you may need one, arthritis could damage the cartilage so that it has worn...

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation May 18th, 2018

Physical therapy involves the use of certain maneuvers and exercises to restore your strength, activity, and motion following an injury, illness, or surgery. Physical therapists are trained professionals who identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of the body, they and teach stretches and techniques to address problems that can be managed....

5 Common Knee Injuries and Treatments May 14th, 2018

The knee joint may suffer damage during almost any activity, even sitting down. Here’s what you need to know about the five most common knee injuries, and their treatment. Meniscal Tears The meniscus is a thin cartilage rim that cushions the knee joint. The meniscus may become torn or ruptured...

How Can Knee Arthroscopy Help? Apr 23rd, 2018

Minimally invasive knee arthroscopic surgery has proven beneficial for patients with knee problems where surgery is recommended. Since arthroscopy requires smaller incisions, it doesn’t cause much damage to the surrounding soft tissues, reduces blood loss, decreases hospital stay and risk of complications. All these factors make recovery quicker and complete....

Giving Golfers a New Lease of Life Apr 1st, 2018

Golf is played by millions of people all around the globe. For many, playing two or three rounds of golf a week is the perfect exercise, but, it does come with some health risks. The shoulder joints are particularly at risk of injury due to the full range of motion...

3 Common Sports Injuries Mar 30th, 2018

Athletic activity is a great way to maintain fitness and is terrific for our overall health. However, any activity that causes stress on joints and soft tissues, can cause injuries. There are 3 common knee and shoulder injuries that athletes encounter. Meniscus Injuries The meniscus is a wedge-shaped cartilage in...

Benefits of Orthopedic Bracing Mar 22nd, 2018

Braces and splints are useful for chronic and acute conditions alike. They can also be used for prevention of injury. There is much scientific evidence that supports the use of braces and splints. Unloader Knee Brace The unloader (valgus) knee brace is often used for pain reduction in people with...

Common Shoulder Injuries and Conditions Mar 21st, 2018

Whether an injury occurs from paddling a canoe, throwing a ball, or lifting boxes, it does occur. We rely on our shoulders to do a number of activities, and with use of a shoulder, injury can occur. Normally, the shoulder has a wide range of motion, more than any other...

Common Knee Injuries Mar 2nd, 2018

Many people enjoy playing sports and participating in physical activity, whether playing for fun in the backyard or competitively on a sports tea. Sports participation is beneficial to your health, but there is always the risk of injury. The knee is very vulnerable to injury in sports and everyday life....

4 Signs your Shoulder Pain requires Urgent Medical Attention Feb 21st, 2018

Shoulder pain can happen for so many different reasons, it is important to know the difference between something that would go away by itself or something serious that requires medical attention. Let us understand when your shoulder pain requires an urgent trip to the doctor. 1. If your shoulder seems...

When Is Shoulder Arthroscopy A Better Option Than Open Surgery? Jan 29th, 2018

Subacromial decompression is a surgery that treats shoulder impingement syndrome and can be done through an open incision or arthroscopically. Surgeries such as open decompression or arthroscopy have almost the same results in a reduction in pain ranging in almost 77-90 percent of the patients. The methods to be used...

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Can Delay Knee Replacement Surgery Jan 25th, 2018

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that gradually wears away the protective joint cartilage. It is the most common form of arthritis and has no cure till date. However, several conservative and interventional pain management methods can help to reduce pain and delay progression. Treatment options include physical therapy, prescription pain...

Can You 3D Print Knee Cartilage? Jan 8th, 2018

Young or old, you’ve probably felt a nagging pain in your knee at some point. In fact, some studies suggest that knee pain has increased up to 65% in the over the past few decades. But for some that pain becomes constant and unbearable. That can be for a number of reasons including:...

What Makes an Orthopedic Surgeon “The Best”? Jan 2nd, 2018

Orthopedic surgery is one of the most competitive medical specialties. These surgeons work to fix musculoskeletal issues, for instance like a torn ACL in an athlete or perform a hip replacement in an elderly patient with osteoarthritis. If you have a sports injury or are in need of an orthopedic...

Top 6 Signs you may need a Knee Replacement Surgery Dec 28th, 2017

The number of total knee replacements continues to rise. Despite the long recovery process, an increasing number of people believe that a knee replacement surgery can help them live a better life. But how do you know you need a knee replacement surgery? Read on for answers. Patients, and doctors,...

What are Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury Symptoms that need Surgery? Dec 27th, 2017

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury often requires reconstructive surgery. LCL reconstruction is necessary to avoid rotational instability of the knee and cartilage damage. The extent of damage can affect the outcome of surgery. Certain symptoms exist that make surgery necessary. Our orthopedic surgeons are able to reattach the ligament with...

When do you Need a Bankart Repair? Dec 17th, 2017

A Bankart lesion is a common shoulder injury. This type of shoulder injury often requires Bankart repair. This lesion is when the anterior and inferior portion of the labrum (band of cartilage) is torn away from the glenoid (portion of the joint socket. Bankart repair recovery ranges from six to...

What is the Difference between Reverse Shoulder Replacement and Conventional Shoulder Replacement? Dec 13th, 2017

A shoulder replacement is used to replace the shoulder socket with a high-density metal or plastic cup. The upper part of the arm is fitted with a meal ball to allow the shoulder natural function. Two options for replacing a damaged joint is the conventional (traditional) shoulder replacement and the...

Reduce the Ongoing Risk of Arthritis – The Importance of Healing Damaged Knee Ligaments Dec 6th, 2017

As the largest and perhaps most important joint in the body, the knee joint is an easy one to injury. Through twisting or moving awkwardly, there can be a strain on the joint and even if overusing, this can create knee pain. The knee joint takes a great deal of...

Healing and Recovery for Shoulder Dislocations and Lesions Nov 29th, 2017

The shoulder joint is extremely mobile enabling the upper arm to move in most directions with ease but, this also makes it an unstable joint and easy to injure. When a dislocation occurs, the pain can be significant and when the shoulder is severely injured, the nerves and tissues around...

Suffering from Rotator Cuff Tear? Nov 22nd, 2017

A group of tendons and muscles over the shoulder joint hold the arm in place. They are referred to as the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is easily one of the most important parts of the shoulder. The rotator cuff makes it possible to freely move your shoulder and that...

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Broken Femur? Nov 22nd, 2017

A femur fracture is a crack, break or crush injury to the thigh bone. Smaller, simpler fractures of the femur do not typically require surgery. However, others that completely break the bone, cause the bone to be crushed or displaced need immediate surgery. Symptoms of a femur fracture A fracture...

Can Knee Cartilage Repair Without Surgery? Nov 16th, 2017

Can knee cartilage repair without surgery? Cartilage is essential for the free and painless movement of any joint. A common injury to the knee is to the cartilage in the joint. Cartilage – often referred to as hyaline cartilage – in the knee is soft and spongy and has a...

Being Managed by One of The Best for a Bicycle Knee Injury Nov 13th, 2017

kneeOne of the worst orthopedic pathologies one can experience includes a bicycle knee injury. The reason for this is because not only are there three potential bones that can fracture, but numerous another anatomy such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, and soft tissue can be damaged as well. What makes a...

What is a Shoulder Labral Repair? Nov 8th, 2017

This injury is common in the news as it keeps professionals athletes out of action for a long time. In 2017 Hyun-jin Ryu of the Dodgers, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts and Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers all spent extended periods of time watching from the sidelines as...

What are Some Torn Ligament in Knee Symptoms? Oct 27th, 2017

There are four ligaments in the knee out of which the lateral collateral ligament is crucial for providing stability. Injury to this ligament is a very common occurrence that can affect optimal knee functioning. As such, it becomes important for athletes and others to be aware of some notable torn...

Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in treating Knee Injuries Oct 25th, 2017

Platelet rich plasma therapy has been shown to be highly effective in healing painful knee injuries, using a person’s own blood! What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? Platelet rich plasma is derived from the patient’s own blood and injected into the knee. Platelets are blood cells that are best...

Finding an Orthopedic Doctor for Knee Pain in Tempe Arizona Sep 26th, 2017

If you have chronic knee pain, you should see an orthopedic doctor. The decision to undergo knee replacement is a major step toward reclaiming an active lifestyle. However, your knee pain may be treated without surgery. A knee doctor in Tempe Arizona can help you decide which treatment is best...

3 Phases of Post-Surgery Healing Sep 19th, 2017

Rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems and often present with non-specific pain. A skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon, such as Dr. Sumit Dewanjee at FXRX in Phoenix, has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of rotator cuff injuries with minimally invasive surgery. If you have been through...

Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment Sep 19th, 2017

Although researchers have not determined the specific causes of scoliosis, treatment with braces and surgery have remained the same for more than a century. Scoliosis is a very complex condition involving bone, muscles, ligaments and other body systems, and most cases are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause. The...

Swedish Study Regarding Use of Brace for Scoliosis Sep 13th, 2017

A study was conducted whereby Swedish patients had been involved in an SRS brace study had been invited for a long term follow up. The objective of this study had been the investigation of the rate of scoliosis surgery and its link to the progression of curves from baseline, as...

Corticosteroid Shoulder Injection for Shoulder Pain Sep 6th, 2017

Shoulder pain affects thousands of U.S. adults. According to clinical studies, shoulder pain affects 4% of the general population, and 1% of people age 45 years and older consult their family doctor each year with a new presentation of shoulder pain. Many individuals suffer from mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis of the shoulder....

Signs you are suffering from a Torn Meniscus Aug 30th, 2017

The knee joint includes several important components that allow movement involved in getting up, walking, pivoting and many more movements that your knee helps you make throughout the day. Often taken for granted, these movements can become a challenge if the meniscus is torn. The menisci are two small discs...

Orthopedic Bracing and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Aug 24th, 2017

A three-dimensional deformity of the spine is referred to as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Different research teams have made great efforts to actively get to the etiology of scoliosis, but it still remains unclear. Treatment of this condition requires a sound clinical judgment and also a thorough understanding of the natural...

Rehab Exercises after Total Hip Replacement Aug 16th, 2017

After a total hip replacement (THR), you must do hip and leg-strengthening exercises every day. These exercises are used to increase muscle flexibility, improve hip strength, and promote healing by increasing blood flow. Exercise Program A regular exercise program is used to strengthen weak leg and hip muscles. Your success with rehabilitation...

Most Frequents questions that are asked to a knee surgeon Oct 6th, 2015

Have you ever suffered a knee injury? No, no, not the mere cuts and bruises but one which is deep and cannot be treated from the surface. Such injuries can be painful. In fact, most of you won’t be able to take the pain and gobble down painkillers in one go....

How To Recover After Knee Arthroscopic May 25th, 2015

Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical process where the cartilage in the tendons in your joint are reviewed by a surgeon and repaired. The process begins with a small incision around your kneecap through which a small tube is placed. This tube contains a small camera. The camera is used to...

Do I Need Shoulder Replacement? Oct 24th, 2014

Many types of shoulder injuries are treated by noninvasive means. However, with some cases of severe arthritis, the damage to the joint is so extensive that a complete surgical replacement becomes necessary. Over the course of treatment, you and your doctor will need to be able to determine when that...

Common Workplace Injuries Oct 23rd, 2014

Depending on what type of industry you’re working in, you may be vulnerable to different types of workplace injuries. Some risks are more common than others, though. In some cases, these injuries lead to patients missing work, or cause varying levels of chronic disability. Along with knowing what to watch...

An Orthopedic Surgeon describes Throwing and Overuse Elbow Injuries Feb 17th, 2014

Elbow overuse injuries may cause pain and other problems in the forearm, wrist and hand and obviously the elbow itself. These issues typcially affect athletes along with those individuals who perform repetitive motions with their arms. It doesn’t have to be just athletes, but that’s what is mostly seen by...

Shoulder Injuries and SLAP Lesion Labral Tears Feb 17th, 2014

The SLAP lesion is a shoulder injury that is short for Superior Labral Anterior Posterior. It is an injury to the cartilaginous labrum in the shoulder joint, which is a structure that provides enhanced stability to the joint. It helps the shoulder to have its incredible range of motion that...

Anterior Shoulder Instability Info – Orthopedic Surgeon FXRX Feb 17th, 2014

There are 3 basic types of shoulder instability. These include anterior, posterior, and then there is multidirectional instability. Let’s review in this article Anterior Shoulder Instability.Anterior instability involves an issue where the shoulder will potentially dislocate out the front. This dislocation or just instability can occur because of repetitive overhead...

Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeon Describes ACL Reconstruction Feb 17th, 2014

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, known as the ACL for short, is an extremely important piece of anatomy for individuals participating in those sports that require a lot of cutting and twisting activities. These sports include the likes of soccer, gymnastics, baseball, and basketball. Decades ago surgeons tried to suture the torn...

Orthopedic Surgeon Phoenix AZ Discusses ACL Surgery -Yes or No? Feb 17th, 2014

Should you have your ACL reconstructed? When a person is in middle-age, such as in his or her 40s or 50s, it is not uncommon to tear the anterior cruciate ligament. This is especially true if the person is participating in athletic activities such as basketball, soccer, or even baseball....

Clavicle Fracture Treatment with an AZ Orthopedic Surgeon Feb 17th, 2014

The clavicle is a bone that connects the upper extremity to the torso. It is not a bone with a huge tolerance for deformity, it usually breaks rather than bends under significant stress. The most common way to sustain a fracture of the clavicle is either a direct blow or...

How bad is a scapula fracture? A Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeon answers… Feb 17th, 2014

In layman’s terms, the scapula is known as the wing bone. There are 2 in the normal human anatomy, and you can feel them on both sides of the upper back. There is a lot of soft tissue and muscle surrounding these bones, therefore, fractures of the scapula are fairly...

FXRX Dr. Sumit Dewanjee Discusses Suprascapular Neuropathy Feb 16th, 2014

This suprascapular nerve supplies two out of the 4 rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. These muscles allow individuals to effectively rotate there arm outward and to lift their arm up sideways. This nerve can see an injury in athletes most commonly who participate in repetitive overhead throwing activities. For...