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When Does an ACL Tear Require Surgery? Nov 11th, 2021

ACL injuries are common in the sports world, but you can also sustain this type of injury from a car accident or other trauma. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Sports Medicine Oregon frequently perform ACL reconstruction on patients who need surgical repair. Not all ACL tears require surgery to heal....

What Is Hip Osteoarthritis? Jun 14th, 2021

What Is Hip Osteoarthritis? The hip is one of the most important joints in the body. Its primary purpose is to bear and support the weight of the body during physical activity. A two-part “ball and socket” joint, the hip is the connection between the thighbone and the pelvis. The...

Discover Trigger Finger Surgery Jun 14th, 2021

Trigger Finger Surgery The human hand is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. When it works correctly, the hand is capable of performing many functions, such as gripping, lifting, aligning, opening, closing, and placing objects. Each hand normally has four fingers and one thumb. The fingers consist...

Discover Wrist Tendonitis & Treatments Jun 14th, 2021

What Is Wrist Tendonitis? The wrist joint, which connects the hand to the forearm, plays an important role in the overall function of the hand and arm. Damage to the wrist can severely impact an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks. Like any joint, the wrist relies on tendons—strong cords...

Fractured Ankle Symptom & Complications From Surgery Jun 14th, 2021

Ankle Symptom The ankle joint consists of three bones: the tibia, fibula, and talus. The tibia and fibula are the two long bones of the lower leg. The tibia is located on the inner side of the leg and ankle, and the fibula is located on the outer side. The...

Discover Arthritis Symptoms And Treatments Jun 14th, 2021

What Is Arthritis? The term “arthritis” simply means inflammation of the joints. In most cases, this inflammation occurs after the cartilage in the joint has been damaged. Cartilage is the flexible connective tissue that protects the joints by absorbing the shock and pressure imposed by movement. A decrease in the...

What Is A Stress Fracture Of The Hip? Jun 14th, 2021

A stress fracture usually occurs when a bone is subjected to repetitive strain or impact. For example, when a runner's foot strikes a hard surface, the vibration from that impact travels up the leg to the hip. After a time, the hip bone (which is actually he head of the...

Locked Knees Jun 14th, 2021

What Is A Locked Knee? The knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. It connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia), and also includes a smaller bone, the fibula, which is located next to the tibia, and the knee cap (patella). Tendons...

Jones Fracture Treatment Jun 14th, 2021

What Is A Jones Fracture? When a break occurs in the bone that runs along the outside of the foot, from the baby or pinkie toe to the ankle, it may be a Jones fracture. Named after Sir Robert Jones, the first orthopedic surgeon who reported and treated the injury,...

What Is Frozen Shoulder? Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Jun 14th, 2021

What Is A Frozen Shoulder? The term “frozen shoulder” refers to pain, stiffness, and loss of normal range of motion in the shoulder joint. While the cause of frozen shoulder is not fully understood, it is believed that most cases are related to overuse or acute injuries of the shoulder....

To Our Valued Patients Jun 14th, 2021

3/20/20 Update: SMO has now incorporated HIPAA secure TeleMedicine video conference visits with our patients. Instead of canceling or postponing your visit, you can still meet with our providers via video conference if you are more comfortable with that than an in person visit. On site, healthy patients are still...

What Is A Patellar Tendon Tear? Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Jun 14th, 2021

What Is A Patellar Tendon Tear? Patellar Tendon Tear Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Patellar tendon ruptures can occur during athletic competition and as a result of accidents around the home. These injuries may arise from sudden, traumatic incidents or from chronic overuse. Unfortunately, many individuals experience weakness and knee instability...

What Does A Hip Labral Tear Feel Like? Hip Labral Tear Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Jun 14th, 2021

What Does A Hip Labral Tear Feel Like? Hip Labral Tear Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Hip labral tears are a fairly common injury, both on the playing field and as a result of chronic conditions. Torn hip labrums are frequently seen in sports that require sharp cutting movements such as...

What Is A Heel Spur? Heel Spur Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Jun 14th, 2021

What Is A Heel Spur? Heel Spur Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery The average American takes more than 5,000 steps every single day. Over the course of our lifetimes, these small steps add up to tens of thousands of miles, and this mileage can wear on our feet, resulting in various injuries and...

Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery? Shoulder Replacement Recovery, Rehab And More Jun 14th, 2021

Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery? Shoulder Replacement Recovery, Rehab And More Although not as often discussed as hip or knee replacements, shoulder replacement surgery is a fairly common procedure in the world of modern orthopedics. In fact, more than 50,000 individuals in the United States now undergo shoulder replacement...

What Is Hip Impingement? Hip Impingement Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment Jun 14th, 2021

What Is Hip Impingement? Hip Impingement Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment Femoroacetabular impingement — also known as FAI or simply as hip impingement — is a common condition affecting competitive athletes and active older adults alike. With appropriate proactive treatment, many individuals with FAI are able to return to the playing...

Everything You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Surgery Jun 14th, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Surgery In the United States, approximately 12 percent of adults experience mobility limitations as a result of arthritis in the knee, leading to reduced independence and a lower overall quality of life. Fortunately, the spectrum of treatment options is wider and...

How To Tell If Your Hand Is Broken — Broken Hand, Finger, And Wrist Symptoms And Treatment Jun 14th, 2021

How To Tell If Your Hand Is Broken — Broken Hand, Finger, And Wrist Symptoms And Treatment According to recent estimates published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, approximately one-quarter of all sports injuries involve the hands or wrists. Hand fractures and broken fingers are currently on the rise due...

When To Use Ice Or Heat -- How To Treat Sprains, Strains, And Other Sports Injuries Jun 14th, 2021

Whether you’re on the playing field or in the house, the occasional bump, bruise, sprain or pang is inevitable. These injuries may be sudden or the result of overuse and gradual wear and tear. Fortunately, less severe aches and pains may not require professional medical attention. In fact, many common...

Common Ankle Injuries: How To Treat A Sprained Ankle Jun 14th, 2021

Common Ankle Injuries: How To Treat A Sprained Ankle Around the house, on the playing field, or somewhere in between, many of us will suffer a sprained ankle or two in our lifetime. In fact, it’s been estimated that approximately 28,000 Americans sprain an ankle each day. Interestingly enough, while...

Part Of The Timbers Army On And Off The Field Jun 14th, 2021

At Sports Medicine Oregon, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to make sure the members of the Portland Timbers remain healthy and competitive throughout the grueling MLS season. Our very own Dr. Edelson is Chief Medical Officer and Head Team Physician for the Portland Timbers. Additionally, Dr. Greenleaf and Dr....

What Causes Achilles Tendon Pain? Common Achilles Injuries, Treatments, And Prevention Jun 14th, 2021

Common Achilles Injuries, Treatments, And Prevention The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body, capable of supporting loads up to 10 times our body weight! This reliable tendon, however, is susceptible to acute and overuse injury.Approximately one million athletes suffer some type of Achilles tendon injury annually...

What Is Carpal Tunnel? Jun 14th, 2021

What Is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes, Treatment, And Prevention Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common nerve conditions in the United States, currently affecting nearly five million workers around the country. Unfortunately, with the advent of the “digital age” and the rise of computer usage,...

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Jun 14th, 2021

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED A HIP REPLACEMENT? Today, hip replacement surgery is one of the most common elective surgeries in the United States, with more than 400,000 replacements performed annually. While the contemporary replacement surgery was popularized in the 1960s, we’ve seen a revolution in techniques over the past...

Common Shoulder Injuries: What You Need To Know About Superior Labral Tears Jun 14th, 2021

Common Shoulder Injuries: What You Need To Know About Superior Labral Tears Over the past few years, we’ve seen a sudden increase in baseball and softball participation around the country. In fact, according to the MLB, more than 25 million Americans participated in baseball and softball in 2017. Unfortunately, due...

How Do You Know If You Tore Your Meniscus? Jun 14th, 2021

How Do You Know If You Tore Your Meniscus? The average person takes more than 5,0001 steps every single day. Over the days, months, and years, these strides add up to thousands upon thousands of leagues quite literally under your knees. As you might imagine, this mileage can erode your joints,...

Prevention Is The Best Sports Medicine Jun 14th, 2021

Prevention Is The Best Sports Medicine WHAT IS SPORTS MEDICINE? The human body is capable of incredible achievements, however, as we all know, we all have our own unique limitations (even if we don’t like to admit this). As the old adage goes, prevention is the best medicine. With this...

Recovering From Arthroscopic Surgery Jun 14th, 2021

Recovering From Arthroscopic Surgery WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY Arthroscopy is a very useful form of surgery that is used for the treatment of a number of problems. It is important to remember that every surgery may cause some limitations during the recovery period. The amount of damage,...

Bicep Tenodesis Surgical Repair: What To Expect Jun 14th, 2021

THE PROCEDURE You are having a bicep tenodesis. Bicep tenodesis is surgical repair of an injured or degenerative tendon through the use of sutures and fixative devices anchoring the tendon to bone. The repair will be done with a combination of arthroscopic portals (small incisions) to look inside the shoulder...

Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery: What To Expect Jun 14th, 2021

THE PROCEDURE You are having a rotator cuff repair. Surgical correction seeks to repair the cuff tear using anchors and sutures. There are cases in which the tear is either too large or too complicated to be done through the arthroscope and a larger incision is necessary. An acromioplasty, removing...

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery Basics Jun 14th, 2021

ACL Reconstruction ACL RECONSTRUCTION PROCEDURE You are having an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Surgical repair seeks to correct mechanical instability of the knee joint. One incision is made in the front of your knee from which tendons are harvested. These tendons are used to serve as the new ACL....