How are SLAP tears fixed?

SLAP tears are fixed arthroscopically. The torn labrum is sewn back to the socket or glenoid with a number of sutures. You will need to rest your arm in a sling for a few weeks to … continue reading

Do all SLAP tears need to be fixed?

Definitely not. Many people will develop SLAP lesions from normal use of the shoulder throughout their lives. Many post-mortem studies show that the vast majority of people have labral tears at the time of their death. … continue reading

What is a SLAP lesion or labral tear?

A SLAP lesion is a tear of the labrum or cartilage disc that encircles the “socket” of the shoulder. A tear can occur as a result of a single traumatic event. More commonly, though, a tear … continue reading

Which Knee Replacement system do you prefer?

Are all knee replacements the same? Each system has it shortcomings and benefits. We currently use knee replacement systems that will accommodate a woman’s unique anatomy, a patient witharthritis in only one compartment, a patient with arthritis … continue reading

What is cortisone and how do cortisone injections work?

Cortisone is a form of steroid. This type of steroid is a very strong anti-inflammatory — which is why it is usually successful at alleviating the pain associated with tendonitis. Cortisone has certain risks associated with it and … continue reading

Considering a Total Knee Replacement?

If you are considering a total knee replacement you no doubt you are in significant pain, you likely have a significant disability and your quality of life is probably suffering as well.   Nobody knows … continue reading