Interrelated Joints – Ying Chen, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.


When the spine wears out, you compensate for it using other joints, such as the hip joint, the knee joint, the shoulders; it can affect the carpal tunnel and so they are all interrelated. 

And many times, actually, the patient will come in for an evaluation, let’s say, for a hip or knee, but they actually have a back problem or vice versa. 

And so that’s up to us as clinicians to try to figure that out so we know how to best treat the patient.


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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