Osteoporosis is Greek for “porous bone,” and a disease characterizedby low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue leading tobone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures. Thesefractures occur most commonly in the spine, hip and wrist, but canoccur in any bone.
Background It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), an often painful condition in which the articular cartilage, which serves as a cushion and gliding surface between the bones, deteriorates and wears away. With the aging of our population, it is anticipated that this number will double over the next two
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which is brought on by increased pressure in the wrist causing a nerve to be pinched. The nerve reacts to this pressure by sending signals of numbness, tingling and pain to the hand and occasionally the forearm.
Improvements have been made in the medical management of diabetes; however the diabetic foot remains vulnerable. In fact, undiscovered diabetics are frequently “found” when a healing ulcer on the foot, patch of gangrene, or minor trauma brings them to the attention of a physician. Of the 12 million diabetic persons in this country