- Sports-Related Injuries
- Joint Degeneration
- Complex Bone Disease
- Trauma-Related Injuries
- Fracture, Nonunion
Sports injuries are identified as either acute or chronic. Acute sports injuries are characterized by the sudden appearance of symptoms, usually associated with a single traumatic incident. Signs and symptoms of acute sports injuries include pain, swelling, and deformity in the affected area, and in the case of joint injuries, limited ability to move the joint. Common acute sports injuries include sprains and strains, contusions (i.e., serious bruises), joint dislocations, bone fractures, and concussions.
Degenerative joint disease in the spine affects the facet joints, which are the joints on either side of each vertebra that allow the spine to bend and twist. This condition is often referred to as facet disease, or arthritis of the spine. Symptoms will vary depending on which level of the spine is affected.
Complex Bone Disease
Our Complex Bone Disease services provides clinical care and treatment. Certain tests, specifically x-rays of the joint, may confirm that you have developed osteoarthritis. and related bone disorders. We provide advanced care for all aspects of Complex Bone Diseases.
Minor or severe accidents can happen at any time. Even well-fixed fractures can develop complications, including infection and failure to heal. We provide advanced care for all aspects of trauma related injuries, with specific expertise and interest in severe open fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures and high-energy joint injuries.
Nonunion is a serious complication of a fracture and may occur when the fracture moves too much, has a poor blood supply or gets infected. Patients who smoke have a higher incidence of nonunion. The normal process of bone healing is interrupted or stalled. In some cases a pseudo-joint (pseudarthrosis) develops between the two fragments with cartilage formation and a joint cavity. More commonly the tissue between the ununited fragments is scar tissue.