Topic Info:Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk.
Please join Summit Medical Group orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Abrutyn on April 26, 2018 at 12 p.m. for an online event entitled “The Aches and Pains of Life: Keeping Your Joints Healthy,” presented by Friends’ Health Connection and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Dr. Abrutyn will be discussing the fundamentals of healthy joints for people of all ages and from all walks of life. There will be something for everyone in this webinar! What: The Aches and Pains of
Meniscal repairs are some of the most commonly performed knee surgeries in the United States, especially among older people. However, the surgery is often complicated by arthritis in people over the age of 65. Older people may be able to avoid the surgery by making healthy lifestyle choices. Summit Medical Group's Eric Mirsky, MD spoke with CNBC.com about meniscal repair surgery, when it could be helpful and what older people can do to protect their knees. Read Dr. Mirsky's advice here.
Topic Info: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball can be more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. Listen to SMG’s interview with orthopedic expert Dr. David Abrutyn, as he explains the ABC’s of the ACL.
When you have a problem with your foot or ankle, you have a choice to make: Should you see an orthopedic surgeon with a foot and ankle subspecialty or a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon? Both medical professionals are highly trained and extremely knowledgeable on conditions pertaining to the foot and ankle. Learning more about these specialties can help you make the best decision for your care. What Is Training Like for These Doctors? Orthopedic surgeons obtain either an MD (doctor of
A Common Knee Injury The knee is an extremely complex joint. It has to be. It’s responsible for flexing, extending and rotating the lower leg, and it carries most of the body’s weight. The knee is a meeting of three bones–the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (kneecap)–surrounded by muscles. Holding it together are tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bone) and ligaments (tissue that connects bone to bone). With between 120,000 and 200,000 per year in the U.S.,