Finding the Best Orthopaedic Specialist: Options for Canadians 

Finding the Best Orthopaedic Specialist: Options for Canadians 

Finding a good orthopedic surgeon or any good specialist is certainly harder than it seems. Everyone deserves the best medical care and treatment for their illnesses or injuries. When the problem involves the knee, shoulder or hip, they require the attention of special doctors called orthopaedic surgeons. It may be confusing how to search for…

ACL Reconstruction: How to Find the Right Surgeon for Your Needs

ACL Reconstruction: How to Find the Right Surgeon for Your Needs

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located in the center of the knee and allows for proper knee movement. ACL tears, sprains, and injuries are unfortunately prevalent in recent years, especially in athletics and the heavy-duty labor force, individuals tend to overexert themselves during knee-strenuous activity. When considering ACL Reconstruction, a top question is How to…

Recovering From ACL Reconstruction: Tips for a Successful Rehabilitation 

Recovering From ACL Reconstruction: Tips for a Successful Rehabilitation 

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the major ligaments that aids in knee mobility and stability. Injury to this ligament takes months to years for the restoration of knee function. Different causes of ACL injury include trauma, rapid pivotal movements, deviation of the joint, etc. Following injury, a diagnosis is made, and depending…

ACL Reconstruction vs. Conservative Treatment: Which Is Best for You?

ACL Reconstruction vs. Conservative Treatment: Which Is Best for You?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament located in the center of the knee. It helps in stabilizing the knee joint by connecting the tibia and femur. ACL tear is common among athletes and the heavy-duty labor force. ACL injuries happen when there is a tear or overextension of the ligament. This can…

Different Types of Knee Implants for Replacement Surgery

Different Types of Knee Implants for Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement implants are artificial components surgically inserted into the knee joint to replace the damaged or worn parts of the knee joint. An orthopedic surgeon will operate on the knee during a knee replacement procedure, inserting artificial parts known as implants on a repaired injured knee. There are a lot of different types of…

Preventing and Managing Disc Herniation: The Role of Discectomy

Preventing and Managing Disc Herniation: The Role of Discectomy

People who have experienced constant pain and discomfort due to disc herniation will know how disabling it can be. Lumbar disc herniation is one of the most common causes of sciatica, or leg pain along the sciatic nerve which is experienced by some people during their lifetime. A herniated disc is an injury of the…

Common Shoulder Problems and When Shoulder Replacement Surgery is Needed 

Common Shoulder Problems and When Shoulder Replacement Surgery is Needed 

The shoulder joint has a structure that makes it susceptible to injury or problems. Common shoulder problems cause a wide range of issues including the following: Some common shoulder injuries include labral tears, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulder. Shoulder pain and disability can also result in the need for shoulder replacement surgery. What is…

Knee Replacement Recovery Timeline: What to Expect After Surgery

Knee Replacement Recovery Timeline: What to Expect After Surgery

After a knee replacement surgery, the process of recovering is quite gradual. A full recovery from a knee replacement can take anywhere from six months to a year or even longer. A lot of factors which vary according to the individual will impact the recovery time. However, after the surgery, efforts are made in limiting…

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