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Meniscus Transplantation

By Greer E. Noonburg, M.D. The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilage structure found within the knee. It functions as a shock-absorber, providing protection for the cartilage at the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). A torn…

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Osteonecrosis of the Hip

By Mark Jenkins, D.O. Osteonecrosis of the hip (ON), also known as Avascular Necrosis and Aseptic Necrosis, is a significant condition that affects young adults usually between the ages of 20-40 years old. The natural progression of the disease is…

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

By Spencer M. Wheeler, M.D. Over the past several decades many advances have been made in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Many of these advances have been the result of improvements in surgical techniques and diagnostic imaging. While it is…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Robert Dow Hoffman, M.D Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of pain and numbness in the hand. Estimates of its prevalence in this country are as high as 10 % of the population. But what is carpal tunnel…

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Heel Pain

By Mark Jenkins, D.O. Heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal complaint. There are multiple causes of heel pain. Posterior heel pain (the back of the heel) may be caused by retrocalcaneal bursitis, Achilles tendonitis or degeneration, Haglund's deformity and…

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