Electrical Stimulation in Spinal Fusion

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN SPINAL FUSION by Hunter Pharis Each year there are approximately 400,000 spinal fusion surgeries that account for $13 billion in aggregate hospital costs, the highest of any procedure in the United States [1, 2]. Diseases that often lead to fusion include degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis.  Posterior spinal fusion surgeries generally do well with […]

Why Is MRI Useful in Determining ACL Tear? How Is A Tear Treated? 

WHY IS MRI USEFUL IN DETERMINING AN ACL TEAR? HOW IS A TEAR TREATED? by B. Rodney Comisar, MD The MRI is diagnostic in determining whether the ACL is torn. Partial tears are rare and occur most commonly in younger adolescent athletes – the ACL is comprised of two bundles and thus an injury to […]

Hurt Your Wrist? Common Signs You May Have a Broken Wrist

HURT YOUR WRIST? COMMON SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A BROKEN WRIST by Courtney Gittins Injuries to the hand, wrist, and fingers account for over 10% of all visits to the emergency room.  Your wrist is made up of eight bones in two rows between the bones in your hand and forearm. The bones are held […]

Meniscal Tears

vector illustration of the types of meniscus tear

How to Identify and Treat Meniscal Tears Meniscal tears are common knee injuries. These tears can occur while twisting or turning quickly, usually when your foot is planted. This can sometimes cause you to experience intense knee pain and swelling in your knee joint. If you are experiencing this kind of knee pain, schedule an […]

Knee Pain: Is robotic assisted knee surgery right for you?

KNEE PAIN: IS ROBOTIC-ASSISTED KNEE SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? by Heather Benjamin More than 600,000 total knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States, and more than 90% of these patients experience a dramatic relief in knee pain and are better able to perform everyday activities.  OrthoNeuro offers partial and total knee replacement through robotic assistance […]

What is Spinal Stenosis?

WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS? by Hayley Flynn, OMSII Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results in compression of the spinal cord. To have a clearer picture of what spinal stenosis is, it is important to understand the anatomy of the human spine. The spine consists of 33 vertebrae stacked one on […]