Bones/Orthopaedics News From Medical News Today

Orthopedics involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Bone problems may include deformities, infections, tumors, and fractures. Problems of the joints may include arthritis, bursitis, dislocation, pain, swelling and ligament tears. Common orthopedic-related diagnoses focus on issues with the ankle and foot, hand and wrist, shoulder, knee, elbow and spine.
  1. Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
  2. Abnormal gait or a walking abnormality is when a person is unable to walk normally due to injuries, underlying conditions, or issues with the legs or feet.
  3. In a groundbreaking study, scientists uncover evidence of our body's internal weighing scales. Their findings may lead to innovative ways to fight obesity.
  4. A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has an operation to replace their knee joint. Learn about the causes and treatment.
  5. Learn all about hyperphosphatemia, when levels of phosphate in the blood are too high. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  6. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis.
  7. A look at supination and pronation of the foot — normal functions of the stride. Included is detail on complications, diagnosis, and how to prevent it.
  8. A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention.
  9. A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention.
  10. Myositis ossificans is a condition where bone tissue forms inside muscle or other soft tissue after an injury. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.
  11. A look at the xiphoid process, a tiny bone structure within the sternum. Included are details on the symptoms in this area and how to treat the problem.
  12. A look at tarsal tunnel syndrome, a condition where the foot becomes inflamed. Included are details on diagnosis and the outlook for people affected.
  13. A look at forearm pain, a condition characterized by pain between the elbow and the wrist. Included is detail on the treatment options and prevention.
  14. Battle’s sign is a crescent-shaped bruise that appears behind one or both ears. It can be an indication of a serious head injury. Learn more.
  15. Arachnoiditis is a painful neurological condition caused by damage to the tissues that protect the spinal cord. Learn more about the causes and symptoms.

News Highlights

COR Doctors Listed In Washingtonian's Top Doctor List For 2016

09 August 2008

Dr. Rockower and Dr. Barkin:  Washingtonian's "TOP DOCTORS"  again for 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010! Dr. Grossman was also a "Top Doc"

Congress Has FINALLY Changed Cuts Medicare Payments To Doctors

10 August 2008

April 2015 -  The SGR has finally been fixed and updated!  We have spent innumerable hours working on this in Washington.  We were "down" for 2 weeks at the beginning...

Mike Tabasko a Winner!

20 April 2012

Our own Mike Tabasko, PT recently won a major bicycle race in New York, the "Tour of the Battenkill".  He is an avid Biker, and we are VERY proud of...

Maryland FREE Rx Card

25 June 2012

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New Physical Therapists

29 September 2012

We are pleases to announce the addition of two additional Physical Therapists to our staff:   Suzanne Niksheresht and Gina Stewart.  They are both well trained, personable and fine additions...


30 September 2013

On October 1, 2013 (whether or not the Government shuts down) The new Health Care Exchenges will open for individuals in Maryland.  MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has been...

COR In The Media

21 January 2014

Dr. Stephen Rockower and Dr. Marc Grossman were recently featured on the Montgomery County Cable Network's health show, Housecall, hosted by Dr. David Doman.  


18 March 2014

On April 5th, Billing Supervisor, Elysia Mathias, will be participating in a 5.7 K run fundraiser in Baltimore through the Brigance Brigade to benefit patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS,...

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Our Doctors

Neil J. Barkin, MD, FAAOS*Ω
Stephen J. Rockower, MD, FAAOS*
Victor A. Wowk, MD, FAAOS
Christina L. Cervieri, MD, FAAOS
Victoria A. Lilling, MD

In Association with: Marc J. Grossman, MD, PC

* Certified Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Fellows of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ΩNo longer performing surgery

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