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. The human muscular system is complex and has many functions in the body. These include mobility, stability, posture, circulation, digestion, and more. There are several different types of muscles that enable these roles, including skeletal and cardiac or heart muscles. We explain all about the muscular system here.
  2. Cuboid syndrome is an injury related to a dislocation of the cuboid bone in the middle of the foot. Cuboid syndrome often results from injury or overuse and is more common in athletes and dancers. It causes pain in the outside of the foot. Learn more about diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, and recovery here.
  3. Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This condition can be treated at home, and in severe cases, with surgery.
  4. Currently, fixing bone fractures is no easy feat in the absence of a suitable adhesive. But researchers from Sweden may have just solved this problem.
  5. The tibia or shinbone is the most common long bone in the body for someone to fracture. The severity of symptoms depends on how it breaks, which is usually from a traumatic injury or overuse injury. Recovery takes 4 to 6 months, and treatment includes rest, leg braces or cases, surgery, and sometimes physical therapy.
  6. Finding a lump on the collarbone can be concerning. While anyone with a suspicious lump should see a doctor, there are many simple causes of a lump in this area, including swollen lymph nodes from a cold. Other causes include cysts, fractures, and infections. Learn about treatment options and when to see a doctor.
  7. Feeling stiff, tired, or a weighted sensation in the legs can have a range of potential causes. Poor nutrition, obesity, and pregnancy can all contribute to this feeling. There is a variety of home remedies people can try for relief, but treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about heavy legs here.
  8. A plantar fibroma is a non-cancerous growth in the foot. It grows in the plantar fascia, in the arch of the foot. It has a range of potential causes including genetics and chronic liver disease. Diagnosis is often achieved through X-ray. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about plantar fibroma here.
  9. Exostosis is a bone spur or outgrowth from the surface of a bone. Exostosis can affect any bone, including the knee and heel of the foot. The spur can occur inside the skull, for example, in the mouth, sinuses, or ear canal where it is called surfer’s ear. Hereditary exostoses can increase the risk of osteochondroma.
  10. A new study investigates the effect of diet on the symptoms of osteoarthritis. They found that small changes could relieve pain and reduce damage.
  11. People may feel aches or pains in their bones for a variety of reasons. Many people worry when they experience bone pain because it can be a sign of bone cancer. For this reason, prompt diagnosis is essential. Learn more about bone pain symptoms, the signs of cancer, and when to see a doctor.
  12. A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here.
  13. Tricompartmental osteoarthritis, or osteoathrosis, is a form of osteoarthritis that affects all three compartments of the knee. It can be more painful and debilitating than other forms. Here, we give an overview of tricompartmental osteoarthritis, including what causes it, and how it can be treated to ease symptoms.
  14. While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them.
  15. Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here.

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...

AffordableCareAct

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.  

ALS Run

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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