Illustration of arthroscopy for knee injury

What is Arthroscopy and Why is it Used?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.”

 

By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera,

Learning about Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pain is a frustrating thing to deal with, especially if you don’t know why it’s happening. Arthritis is a common type of pain that afflicts humans of all ages. The most common type of arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis but there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis. Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition and about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

Steroid injections

Helpful Information on How to Reduce Joint Pain with Injections

Joint pain is one of the leading causes for a visit to an orthopedist.  Joints in the upper and lower extremities can become painful and swollen.  The pain can hinder an individual’s ability to carry out even the simplest tasks such as walking, dressing, grooming, driving, or basic household activities.  Depending upon your diagnosis after a radiological assessment,

How to Relieve Your Knee Pain with Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment

One of the most common knee injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery is a torn meniscus.  Now, you may be wondering exactly what is a meniscus and more importantly what purpose does it serve.

 

There are two C-shaped rubbery discs called menisci located within the knee joint between the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone). 

How to Address Your Fracture and Informative Casting Facts

Breaking a bone can be a very traumatic incident.  However, fractures are extremely common resulting in millions of emergent visits to orthopedic physicians annually for care.  Perhaps you were active in the past and incurred multiple fractures from either participating in sports, climbing the monkey bars on a school playground, bike riding, skateboarding, or roller skating. 

Northwest Broward Orthopedics Physical Therapy Staff

What are the Best Official Alternatives to Cupping

Are you one of the estimated 25 million viewers who have tuned into the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics?  If so, undoubtedly you have noticed the round discolorations on the upper back of several of the Olympic athletes, including Michael Phelps.

These suction cup appearing patterns harken visions of the earliest Olympians being on the losing end of an epic battle with a Kraken! 

Dr. Bruce Fletcher

Focus on Growth from Undergrad to Orthopedic Medical Student

BACKGROUND

Dr. Bruce Fletcher was born and raised in south Florida.  He studied, as an undergrad, at the University of Miami where he found the journey to become a medical student very competitive.   Part 1 of our series revealed how only a fraction of applicants are accepted into medical school.  US News and World Report recently published an article with data that less than 7% of applicants to 115 ranked medical schools were accepted. 

Orthopedic surgeon gives valuable time and expert advice to students

BACKGROUND: 

Imagine you were in the top tier of your graduating class but in the midst of your second year at the University of Miami Medical School, you do not feel the same level of confidence appreciated as an undergrad.  Medical school is a whole different ballgame.  Nevertheless, your gross anatomy department has asked you to assist teaching extremity anatomy to the combined MD/PhD students. 

Dr. Bruce Fletcher and Dr. Elliott Hinkes

How to gain experience when you shadow in a medical setting

 

Getting accepted into medical school is not an easy task.  The application process is grueling for a reason.  Medical schools want only extremely motivated, intelligent individuals that will be able to withstand the rigorous educational demands of pursuing a path in medicine.  Having the ability to show the admissions committee that the student has outstanding academic grades and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores is not enough;

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