Many people who suffer from knee pain due to sports injuries, arthritis, or other debilitating conditions believe knee surgery is the only option. But the truth is, knee surgery is a risk, and as college-volleyball athlete Brittany discovered, even the best orthopedic surgeons can’t always prevent the risks.
Brittany hoped to […]
Anyone who has taken a gander at knee replacement pictures on-line knows that the procedure is not pretty. First there’s the demolition: The surgeon creates a long incision in the skin to access the knee joint and then amputates (or cuts out) all or part of the knee bones and […]
Old shoulder-surgery habits die hard, despite the side effects. This past week I posted the results of a study showing that adding in an acromioplasty surgery to a rotator cuff tear doesn’t help patients. One surgeon who loves the procedure protested […]