Persistent and Vague Shoulder Pain – Consider Posterior Inferior Labral Tear

Persistent and Vague Shoulder Pain – Consider Posterior Inferior Labral Tear   Case Example A 30 year old man presented with increasing deep seated shoulder pain for the past 1 year. It was attributed to a work accident where his left shoulder was forcefully pusshed backward while supporting against a heavy container. He did not … Continue reading

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tear – Treatment by Arthroscopy

Wrist Arthroscopy for TFCC Tear (Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain) What Is TFCC? Triangular Fibro Cartilage Complex Found in the wrist joint It is the ligamentous and cartilaginous structures that suspend the distal radius and ulnar carpus from the distal ulna Causes of TFCC Tears Falls onto pronated hyperextended wrist Power-drill injuries in which the drill binds … Continue reading

An Arthroscopic (Key-hole) Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of lateral sided elbow pain. Contrary to the given name, many sufferers of tennis elbow do not necessarily play tennis. The diagnosis is usually straight forward. The area of the tennis elbow pain can be identified with one finger and it is usually on the outer bony prominence of … Continue reading

Ankle Sprains – What to do it it is recurrent and unstable?

Ankle Sprains Some interesting statistics about Ankle Sprains: •1/10,000 persons/day •23,000 ankle sprains in the U.S. each day •40-45% of sports injuries are ankle injuries •85% of ankle injuries are sprains •85% of sprains are due to inversion with injury to the lateral ligaments Inversion sprains (where the foot turns inwards) are the most common … Continue reading