Sports medicine is an area of medical practice concerned with the treatment of injuries resulting from athletic activities. These activities cause injuries to the upper and lower extremity joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones of the human body.
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Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
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A fracture is a broken bone. Most fractures range from a thin crack to a complete break. Bones can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or into many pieces. Most fractures happen when a bone is impacted by trauma, pressure, or sudden force greater than the bone support.
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More than 50,000 people have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to AAOS, which removes and replaces the damaged portions of the joint. The surgery can either replace just the head of the humerus bone or replace both ball and socket of the joint.
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Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, you may want to consult Dr. Hansen at West Idaho Orthopedics.
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