Sliding for the home run – by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

Sliding for the home run – by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

As our Houston Astros celebrate their first ever World Series win, the town is celebrating. The baseball fields are filled with excited and newly inspired baseball players of all ages. As they swell with pride for their home town, they are playing this amazing sport....
“Can You Get Me Back on the Court, Doc?”

“Can You Get Me Back on the Court, Doc?”

ACL reconstruction and Meniscus Repair. A very energetic 21 year-old patient was playing basketball one day. He went up for a rebound, and when he came down, he felt a pop in his right knee. He immediately knew something was wrong. He suffered extreme right knee pain,...
The Slip and Fall Wrist Injury by Dr. Amit Patel

The Slip and Fall Wrist Injury by Dr. Amit Patel

A fall from a standing height can result in a break of the wrist bone called the Distal Radius. This break of the wrist (fracture) is the most common break of the human body. These fractures can result from falls or car accidents. In the elderly, they typically result...
Scaphoid, the Achilles heel by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

Scaphoid, the Achilles heel by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

The Scaphoid bone has a funny name, because it derives it from the Greek word Scaphoides. This means boat shaped, corresponding to the shape of the bone. The function of this boat-shaped bone is to couple the motion of several other bones in the wrist. The reason,...
Can We Sew A Thumb Back On?

Can We Sew A Thumb Back On?

The thumb contributes approximately 50 % of the function of the hand. This is because the thumb is a strong and adaptable digit that opposes the rest of the fingers in the hand. The thumb can perform fine manipulation to grab small objects, for example pinch. It also...
Total Elbow Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Total Elbow Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Patient is a 52-year-old nurse with long standing history of Rheumatoid Arthritis managed with medications for over 10 years. She has had progressive decline in her abilities to perform her job, activities of daily living and has begun having chronic pain in her...