Neck pain is extremely common. Some studies estimate the 80% of people experience significant neck pain at some point in their lives with an annual incidence estimated at about 20% of the population at any given time and these numbers are higher in office and computer heavy occupations. The number of people experiencing neck pain continues to grow and is likely correlated with our increased use of computers, tablets and smart phones. “Tech neck” is an epidemic of increasing neck pain as a result of our increased dependence on technology and how it affects our posture and the structures that support our neck and spine.
Hyperlipidemia is a proposed, but unproven, risk factor for primary frozen shoulder. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between serum lipid profiles and primary frozen shoulder.
Shoulder joint stability mediated by proprioception is often quantified by arm repositioning tests (i.e., static end-position accuracy), overlooking ongoing movement quality. This study assessed movement quality by adopting smoothness-related kinematic descriptors. We compared performance of healthy controls with that of patients in arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and open shoulder stabilization groups. We hypothesized that arm kinematics after arthroscopic intervention would more closely resemble healthy movements compared with patients after open shoulder stabilization surgery.
Low incidence of tendon rerupture after distal biceps repair by cortical button and interference screw
The use of cortical suspensory fixation in conjunction with an interference screw to treat distal biceps ruptures has yielded favorable results. However, literature examining the incidence of fixation failure in a large consecutive series of patients treated with this technique is lacking.
This study evaluated recovery from chronic lateral epicondylitis after arthroscopic treatment. Arthroscopic surgery for lateral epicondylitis provides significant improvement in pain and functional recovery up to 3 months after surgery. However, it takes more than 6 months for the VAS score during activity to fall below 10 points.
An injury can instantly throw off a workout routine and cause fitness levels to spiral downward. But an injury doesn’t have to mean no exercise at all.
Dr. Badlani had the great pleasure of being on stage with Senator John Cornyn to recognize his friend and colleague, Dr. Devinder Bhatia, the first Indian-American on the Texas Medical Board