Orthopedic

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It worsens with time, beginning gradually. Having a stroke or mastectomy can increase the risk of developing frozen shoulder. Treatment involves exercises, numbing medications and corticosteroids. In some cases, surgery is required to help the shoulder joint regain its former mobility.

Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement surgery is performed to replace a dysfunctional or arthritic joint with a man-made joint. The surgery is done when joint pain and/or dysfunction is not relieved by non-invasive therapies or treatment. Joint Replacement is quite common nowadays, with knee joint and hip joint surgery being the most common surgeries.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is caused by decreased bone density, and when there is less bone production in the body. Decrease of bone density might occur after menopause, when estrogen levels become low. Alcoholism, kidney disease, anorexia, hyperthyroidism, certain medications, chemotherapy, exercise and smoking can lead to osteoporosis. Age may also be the reason behind osteoporosis.

Peripheral Nerve Tumors

These are growth near or inside tissue strands (nerves) which transmit signals from the brain to the body. Peripheral nerves control the muscles so that you can blink, walk, pick up things, swallow etc. Peripheral Nerve Tumors may or may not be malignant, and can cause nerve damage, pain as well as stopping the function of the area. Surgery is usually recommended.

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