Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJIs)

PERIPROSTHETIC JOINT INFECTIONS (PJIS) While infections after knee arthroplasty occur at low rates, roughly 1/100, periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) pose serious complications to patients [1]. For example, Bozic et al. found that infection was the causal factor of 25.2% of total knee arthroplasty revisions [2]. Additionally, PJI may necessitate a course of antibiotics [3]. Medications and surgical […]

Painful Thumb? Could Be Arthritis. Hand Doctor Can Help.

PAINFUL THUMB? COULD BE ARTHRITIS. HAND DOCTOR CAN HELP. by Courtney Gittins Thumb arthritis occurs when the cartilage that covers the bones of the thumb joint wears away. The thumb joint is also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Thumb arthritis is most common with aging but can also occur from having a previous thumb injury. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease.  There is […]

Play It Safe! How to Avoid Throwing Injuries

PLAY IT SAFE! HOW TO AVOID THROWING INJURIES by B. Rodney Comisar, MD As winter turns to spring, it marks the beginning of another baseball season. Spring training is upon us, and it is often accompanied by sore arms as a result of all the increased throwing.  Overhead throwing injuries are commonplace and primarily involve […]