Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the Knee

Perry McLimore, MD., JD.   The knee joint is a hinge-type joint that allows for flexion and extension with a slight amount of rotation. It is one of the strongest and important joints in the human body. THE FOUR KNEE BONES Four bones make up the knee joint: the…

Turf Toe

 [icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Perry McLimore, MD., JD. Turf toe is an injury to the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MTP joint) in the foot. There are 5 metatarsal bones in the foot. Each articulates distally with the proximal phalanx of the toe. The big toe has a proximal and…

Musculoskeletal Springs and Stains: Ice, Heat or Both?

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Musculoskeletal injuries can happen to anyone at any time and can be very painful. In 2009, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reported that 3 out of 5 accidental injuries occurs to the musculoskeletal system including sprains…

Concusssions

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Concussion is a term we often hear especially as it relates to athletes and sports related injuries. Did you know that a concussion is also known as a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI and affects…

Gamekeeper’s Thumb

By Perry McLimore, MD., JD. Gamekeeper’s thumb was described in 1955 due to chronic laxity found in the joint in Scottish gamekeepers.1 The gamekeepers would break the necks of small game by placing the neck of the animal between the ground and their thumbs. Skier’s thumb is…

Tommy John Elbow Surgery

By Perry McLimore, MD., JD. ELBOW The elbow is a synovial joint, which means the joint has a synovial capsule and is bathed in synovial fluid for cartilage nourishment. The bones that make up the elbow joint are the humerus, which is the upper arm bone. Below or distal to…