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Information for a torn meniscus. Conservative care, surgery and injections

Marc Darrow, MD Many people today are exploring meniscus surgery alternatives. One reason is that there is significant and controversial research to suggest that not only will meniscus surgery NOT help them, but is some instances, the surgery may leave them worse off. But what if you have been told that surgery is the only option? Research presented in this article may provide you with an understanding that perhaps there are more options than just surgery. When knee pain from meniscus damage is symptomatic, it represents a challenge since arthroscopic surgery provides unpredictable results Many people have very successful surgeries.

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Information on Frozen shoulder – Adhesive capsulitis and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Marc Darrow, MD., JD. Clinically we have seen many patients with various and diverse shoulder problems. One such problem is the problem of frozen shoulder. People with frozen shoulder are typically someone who had a shoulder injury or surgery that required immobilization or someone who suffers from diabetes. As we are dealing with treatments surrounding musculoskeletal repair, we will focus on post-traumatic injury or surgical cause of “frozen shoulder.” Below is also new research on the use of PRP shoulder injections in the frozen shoulder shoulders of diabetes patients. Many people contact us after they have had tradition treatments for

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New research June 2024

Current research we are reading: June 2024 Back pain Failed back surgery Shoulder pain Does prior cortisone injections increase risk of shoulder replacement complications? Who does reverse total shoulder replacement work for best? Glenohumeral osteoarthritis with intact rotator cuff. Frozen shoulder and cervical radiculopathy, links and misdiagnosis risks. Effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) with intra-articular lidocaine / steroid injection in individuals with frozen shoulder. Knee pain Pain in the front of the knee focusing on chondromalacia patellae. Decreased hamstring strength and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and patellofemoral pain. PRP combined with exercise therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

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Are spinal surgeries as successful as we think? Information on Failed back surgery syndrome.

Marc Darrow, MD, JD. In this article I hope to share with you three main thoughts from recent research. Who is at risk for failed back surgery? What happens to put people at risk for failed back surgery syndrome before the surgery? What can be done in situations for failed back surgery syndrome after the surgery? I have made it a point throughout this website to display my great admiration for surgeons. I went to medical school to become a surgeon. As I saw more and more failed surgeries I decided to change my practice over to providing non-surgical methods. There

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Dissatisfaction after knee replacement

Marc Darrow, MD, JD. This is recent research on knee replacement dissatisfaction. Some patients dissatisfied with their results of their knee replacement A May 2024 study looked to predict which patients would be most dissatisfied with their results of their knee replacement (knee arthroplasty ) surgery. The authors write: “Dissatisfaction after total knee arthroplasty is a prevalent and clinically relevant problem that affects approximately 10%-20% of patients. The aim of this study is to identify factors associated with dissatisfaction one year after total knee arthroplasty. A total of 236 patients who had total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were included in this

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Information on Surfer’s shoulder pain

Marc Darrow, MD, JD. Over the years we have seen many shoulder problems. Surfers are a particular group of interest in that many surfers have problems, not in one shoulder, but in both shoulders. While there are many articles on shoulder pain, it is surprising that there is not more specialized information available to the surfer about their shoulder injury. A January 2021 review article (1) from an international team of specialists points this out: “Chronic shoulder complaints are frequently reported amongst surfers, though literature researching its pathophysiology and prevention is scarce.”  The researchers then wrote that their review would

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