Common Injuries As We Age – Michael B. Cannone, D.O.


The aged population is starting to become more active.

The typical things that I see that we take care of are rotator cuff tearing, labral tearing, and non-surgical stuff such as bursitis and overuse type of injury. 

In an older patient, I would have them rested for at least a week. If you don’t have cardiac disease or GI issues, you can start taking an anti-inflammatory.

If they’re doing that and their symptoms persist after a week, then they should be seen. 

Or if they’re losing motion in the joint whether it be a knee or a shoulder, if the knee’s locked up, they can’t straighten it out, they should come in sooner.

Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJIs)

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...

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