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Biceps Tendon Tears

The biceps muscle of your arm has two tendons that come off the top end of the muscle and attach to different parts of the scapula and then then one tendon at the bottom end that attaches down near the elbow onto the radius bone in the forearm. The biceps acts to supinate your forearm… Read more »

What is a Physician Assistant (PA) and What Do They Do?

The physician assistant (PA) profession first began in 1965, and has flourished, and growing every year since. Physician assistants are medical professionals trained in general medicine with the option for working and specializing in a specific field. Often, people have a misunderstanding about what exactly we do. A common question we receive is “So are… Read more »

Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures

I recently saw a 32 year old male patient in the office who said he was weight lifting when he felt a tearing sensation and had immediate pain and later bruising and swelling in his chest wall and arm pit area. Furthermore, when he flexed his chest musculature, there was an obvious deformity. He had… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Tears

With summer here, patients are out enjoying activities such as golf, paddling on the river, tennis and fly fishing. I often see patients in the office who present with shoulder pain after participating in these sorts of overhead activities. Typically patients do not report a particular injury but just notice that the shoulder pain has… Read more »

Spontaneous Nerve Pain Still Misunderstood, Treatments Improving Article

It’s hard to imagine suddenly losing sensation or muscle function or having extreme nerve pain occur without reason. Unfortunately, some nerve injuries or nerve abnormalities can happen without warning. Nerve palsies are rare but can be debilitating. Generally, nerves are injured due to a specific incident, such as a fracture or dislocation. However, nerve palsies… Read more »

Stem Cells, PRP, And Regenerative Medicine

There is a great deal of interest and research in the field of regenerative medicine especially as it relates to sports performance and the treatment of sports injuries. The term regenerative medicine and the use of “biologics” broadly refers to natural products that are harvested and used to supplement healing. In orthopedic sports medicine, the… Read more »