Orthopedics Videos


Orthopedics Videos

AC Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the AC joint in the shoulder is common in middle-aged or older adults. This video explains how this condition develops and how you can minimize its effects.

ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee can be injured during sporting activities, particularly when an athlete pivots suddenly. The ACL is one of four knee ligaments that stabilize the knee. This video discusses how the knee works and what you should do if you sustain an ACL injury.

All About Arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of disorders that involve the body's joints and have similar symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn about the different types of arthritis and their treatment.

Ankle Arthritis and Replacement

The most common form of arthritis affecting the ankle is osteoarthritis. It can be caused by injury or by long-term wear and tear. Take a look at this condition and how it is treated, including surgery to replace the ankle joint.

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. It occurs when your foot turns in on itself, stretching and weakening the ligaments that bridge the ankle and foot bones. This video explains the possible causes, recommended treatment, and what you can do to prevent a sprain.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can lead to a stooped posture. In this video, you'll find out how this condition develops and the treatments available.

Back Health: Lifting

To protect your back when lifting an object, keep your spine in proper alignment. One way to remember this is to keep your ears over your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips. This video discusses other ways you can avoid back injuries.

Bone Fractures and Sprains

Broken or cracked bones are called fractures. Sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments, the fibrous bands that hold your bones together. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the same way. This video offers detailed information on these injuries.

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of a closed sac of fluid located near the joints called a bursa. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes joint pain and swelling. Learn about the causes and treatment of bursitis, as well as what you can do to help prevent its recurrence.

Burst Fracture

A burst fracture is a traumatic fracture of the bones of the spine often caused by a fall when a person lands on his or her feet. The fractured bones spread out and may damage the spinal cord. The video discusses the seriousness of this injury, which can lead to paralysis and other health problems.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness and aching in the hands and arms. It becomes worse with participation in some common sports or jobs. Learn how CTS develops and what you can do to prevent it.

Cervical Arthritis

Your neck is the upper or cervical part of your spine, a column of 33 bones called vertebrae. Cervical arthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage and vertebrae in the neck wear abnormally. This video explains how the condition develops and what treatments are available.

Cervical Disk Rupture

The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck the cervical area of your spine ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watch this video to find out the possible causes and recommended treatment.

CMC Arthritis

Arthritis in the small joint at the base of the thumb the CMC joint is a condition that can affect both strength and function of the hand. The condition is most common in women older than 40 and often affects both hands. In this video, you'll find out how this arthritis develops and the recommended treatment.

Costochondritis

The ribs are connected to the breastbone by cartilage. This connection is called the "costochondral junction." Costochondritis is chest pain and tenderness in this region of the chest. In this video, you'll find out the different types of this condition and the treatments available.

Crutch Training

If you have an injury or temporary disability that requires crutches, it's important to have them fitted by a health care professional. You will also need training and practice in using the crutches before going home. In this video, you'll learn about using crutches.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This condition occurs when pressure is put on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This video explains the condition, including its symptoms and possible treatment.

De Quervain's Disease

De Quervain's disease causes inflammation in the tissues surrounding the tendons of the muscles of the hand that cause thumb extension. This video examines what causes this condition and what treatment is recommended.

Dupuytren's Disease

In 1831, a French surgeon named Baron Dupuytren described a condition that produced nodules on the palm or palm side of the fingers. In this video, you will find out the possible causes of Dupuytren's disease and what can be done to relieve symptoms.

Elbow Arthritis and Replacement

When the cartilage in the elbow wears or is damaged, osteoarthritis can develop. This damage may be due to injury or advancing age. Learn more about osteoarthritis of the elbow and when replacement surgery may be advised.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that usually results in decreased range of motion of the shoulder joint. It may develop gradually or suddenly and severely. This video offers information on how frozen shoulder occurs, who's at risk, and what treatments are available.

Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion is a Greek word that means "a knot of tissue." Basically, a ganglion cyst is a bump or mass that forms under the skin. These cysts can occur at any joint or tendon sheath, but most often they appear on the back of the wrist or on the fingers. This video explains what can be done for a ganglion cyst.

Hip Arthritis and Replacement

When the hip joint is injured or develops arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be recommended. This video takes a closer look at hip arthritis and what to expect during hip replacement surgery.

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture occurs when the hip bone cracks or breaks. Hear about how a hip fracture is treated and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by an injury, a fracture, a tumor, or a disease such as osteoarthritis that affects the hip joint. This video explains other possible causes of hip pain and what you can do to cope.

Hip Revision

Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video takes a look at hip revision surgery.

Impingement Syndrome

If the bones and tissue in your upper arm are improperly aligned, you have impingement syndrome. This condition is often a precondition for many common shoulder ailments, including bursitis, tendonitis, and arthritis. This video explains the possible causes and recommended treatment.

Knee Arthritis and Fixed Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee. In this condition, the slippery cartilage that covers the ends of bones in knee joint wears down. This video also explores a treatment option called a fixed knee replacement.

Knee Arthritis and Mobile Knee Replacement

Arthritis comes in many forms, several of which can affect the knee. When the cartilage in the knee wears out or is damaged by arthritis, your doctor may recommend an artificial knee joint. This video explains knee replacement surgery.

Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain usually results from an injury or an accident and lasts less than a week. Chronic low back pain may last for more than three months. This video looks at how to manage back pain.

Low Back Sprain

A low back or lumbar sprain is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back. It occurs when the back muscles in that area are stretched abnormally or torn. This video discusses the possible causes and what you can do to prevent it.

Lumbar Disk Disease

Your lumbar spine, or low back, is made of five vertebrae separated by cushioning disks of cartilage. Degenerative conditions or trauma can damage a disk, allowing the material inside to bulge into the spinal canal. This video discusses the effects of this bulging or herniated disk.

Lumbar Disk Rupture

The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your lower back or lumbar area ruptures, the result can be pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. In this video, you'll learn the possible causes and recommended treatment.

Lumbar/Lumbosacral Arthritis

This type of arthritis affects the lower back and pelvic area, causing pain, inflammation, and loss of motion. This video explains how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments are available.

MCP Arthritis and Replacement

The large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers are called MCP (metacarpophalangeal) joints. Over time, arthritis can damage these joints, causing pain. If other treatment options don't relieve the pain, your doctor may suggest artificial joints. This video discusses what to expect during MCP replacement surgery.

Medial / Lateral Collateral Injuries

Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that add strength and give stability to a joint. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments of the knee can be damaged when the knee is hit on the outer side, as can occur in football or hockey. This video looks at how these injuries are treated and what can be done to prevent them.

Meniscal Injuries

Knee injuries are common problems and not just in athletes. Oftentimes, the cartilage, called the meniscus, is to blame. The meniscus can be damaged when you twist your upper leg while keeping your foot in one place. Watch this video to learn how meniscal injuries are treated and how you can prevent them.

Olecranon Bursitis

Bursitis of the tip of the elbow occurs when the fluid-filled sac in the elbow becomes irritated or inflamed. In this video, you'll find out the possible causes of this condition and the recommended treatment.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and other weight-bearing joints in the body. Sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis, advancing age is a risk factor, but so are obesity and severe injury to the joint. This video discusses the symptoms, treatment, and steps you can take to minimize pain from osteoarthritis.

Osteonecrosis of the Hip

This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. This video explores other causes, as well as recommended treatment.

Paralysis: For Caregivers

Living with a disability is a family affair, and caregivers can feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Caregiving can be a very fulfilling job but also very draining. This video looks at the role of the caregiver and how a caregiver can cope with the emotional and physical demands of the situation.

Paralysis: Hands-Free Computing

The computer is one of the most liberating tools for people with disabilities. It can take information from not only a keyboard, but also a mouth stick, voice, Morris code, or other device. This video explores the options available for hands-free computing.

Paralysis: Independent Living Centers

For people newly disabled, independent living centers can be a primary resource. ILCs offer a range of assistance, including advocacy, information and referral, housing, and peer counseling. This video gives a comprehensive look at ILCs and how they can help you.

Paralysis: Paralysis Resource Center

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center promotes the health and well-being of both people living with paralysis and their families. This video offers a profile of the center and its mission to provide comprehensive information resources and referral services.

Patellar Instability and Arthritis

You may feel your kneecap slide out of place sometimes when you bend down. It might slip entirely out of place, or maybe it just seems to give out more than you think it used to. This video explains what can happen to the kneecap and how arthritis can affect it.

PIP / DIP Arthritis

Arthritis can occur in the hands, affecting the finger knuckles (the PIP joints) and the end joints of the fingers (the DIP joints). This video discusses the possible causes, symptoms, and recommended treatment of this type of arthritis.

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

Bursitis of the knee also called "housemaid's knee" is caused when the bursa that surrounds the kneecap swells. In this video, you will find out the causes of this condition, as well as what you can do to prevent it.

Pseudogout

Pseudogout is an abrupt and often very painful form of arthritis that affects people older than 60. It is called pseudogout, or false gout, because it resembles gout but has a different cause. This video takes a closer look at this condition and what can be done to prevent it.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The tendons of four muscles in the upper arm form the rotator cuff, blending together to help stabilize the shoulder. The rotator cuff tendons allow you to raise and rotate your arm. This video discusses what happens when these tendons are damaged.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tear

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.

Scoliosis (Long)

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

Shoulder Instability / Dislocation

Maybe you were tackled in a weekend football game and felt your shoulder give way in a burst of pain. Or perhaps you have noticed over time that, in certain positions, your shoulder just doesn’t feel "solid." Watch this video to find out what happens when your shoulder is unstable or becomes dislocated.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis often occurs in older adults, although younger people who are born with a small spinal canal may also develop symptoms. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recommended.

Spondylolisthesis

This condition occurs when one of the vertebrae in the lower back slips out of place, onto the vertebra below it. Arthritis or another degenerative disease is the most common cause. This video examines the symptoms, causes, and possible treatments.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is the term for a painful condition that causes pain and tenderness in the bony bump on the outer part of the elbow. This video discusses the possible causes and what you can do to prevent it.

Total Knee Replacement

Degenerative changes or injury to the knee can cause pain, swelling, and immobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement. In this video, you will learn about knee replacement surgery, its benefits, and its potential risks.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand that is characterized by a painful catching of the fingers or thumb. It is caused by an inflammation and narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendons that bend the fingers. In this video, you'll learn the possible causes and recommended treatment.

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is a condition affecting the side of the hip. This condition usually affects middle-aged or elderly adults, and women more often than men. This video looks at the causes of this bursitis and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Wrist Arthritis and Replacement

The two most common types of arthritis that affect the wrist are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. When other forms of treatment don't relieve the pain of your wrist arthritis, your doctor may recommend an artificial joint. This video discusses what to expect during wrist replacement surgery.

Wrist Fracture

Your wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones, allowing you to move your hand up and down, and side to side, as well as to rotate. A fracture can occur in any of these bones when enough force is applied—when you fall on an outstretched hand, for example. In this video, you'll find out other causes, as well as how a wrist fracture is treated.