Category: Shoulder

3110, 2020

Why is hand and arm rehabilitation a separate specialty?

People who have had surgery or who have suffered an injury that limits the movements of their shoulders, elbows, wrists, or hands benefit from specialized therapy.

The complex system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that allow your hands and fingers to grasp objects and your shoulders and wrists to rotate need a unique level of care.

A hand and upper extremity therapist knows how each joint and muscle connects to the next create the intricate movements of your arms and hands. He or she can help you gain and maintain a healthy range-of-motion.

Advanced care requires expert knowledge

Because the movements […]

3110, 2020

Stay safe and sound this hunting season

In Wisconsin, fall and hunting go together like Cheeseheads and the Green Bay Packers.

Hunting is not for everyone, but those who enjoy it are dedicated to the tradition. Hunters plan and prepare for the event months before the season opens.

Surprisingly, even though the sport of hunting uses equipment designed for deadly force, it is relatively safe when it’s done right.

Thanks to today’s hunter safety courses, people are 130 times more likely to be injured while playing football than bow hunting.

But arrows and bullets aside, here are a few tips to keep you moving all year […]

2008, 2020

Would an ergonomic assessment help you enjoy less stress while working from home?


Have you noticed a pain in your neck, back, shoulders, knees, or hands since the pandemic started?

It may be your workspace:

  • A low chair strains your knees.
  • A poorly positioned monitor leads to neck pain.
  • The wrong seat height or chair pitch can create painful back conditions.
  • Incorrect keyboard placement causes pressure and pain in the wrist.

Sitting for hours with your body in the wrong position plus the stresses and strains of working from home, and you have a recipe for tight muscles and pain.

Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment to work with the […]

1611, 2019

What is a reverse shoulder replacement?

Reverse shoulder replacement is a total shoulder replacement procedure.

The term “reverse” often causes a bit of confusion. Some people assume the surgery is performed on the back of the shoulder. But actually, the procedure gets its name from the placement of the ball and socket during the reconstructive surgery.

During traditional shoulder replacement surgery, a metal ball and plastic socket are placed in the same position as they occur naturally in the arm. The metal ball is placed on the top of the arm (humerus), and the durable plastic socket is placed on the end of […]

1611, 2019

What causes shoulder impingement?

Your shoulder aches. It hurts to move your arm to the side or lift it out in front of you. Putting your wallet or cell phone in your back pocket is almost impossible because of the pain. That tightness and pain when you move your shoulder.

The tightness and pain may be a sign of shoulder impingement due to bursitis or tendonitis.

Bursitis

Bursitis is actually the inflammation of the bursa, the jelly-like sacs found between your bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. Normally, this pod of fluid decreases the friction and irritation between two layers of tissue. However, when the bursa […]

1611, 2019

Meet Douglas Keele, DO

Douglas Keele, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who joined Bone & Joint in 2010.

Dr. Keele specializes in arthroscopy, direct and anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, dislocations, elbow and shoulder injuries, fractures, foot and ankle injuries, and joint reconstruction.

“Medicine is constantly evolving,” said Dr. Keele. “And today the delivery style of medicine has changed. My goal is to educate my patients. I want to make them aware of the multiple treatment options available to them and the risks and benefits of each. Then, together, we make the best decision […]

1611, 2019

Hoop it up!

 

From the jump ball that starts the game until the final buzzer, basketball sends ten players sprinting and dribbling up and down the court to sink a basket.

All the jumping, running and changing direction can take its toll on players’ bodies.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics Reports, based on 2011 to 2014 data, basketball injuries topped the list of injuries (343,000) for people between the ages of 15 and 24 and ranked third (264,000) for players who were 25 years old and older.

Basketball’s fast-pace puts players at risk for many types […]

1611, 2019

Meet Jeffrey M.K. Martin, DO

Jeffrey Martin, DO, is an orthopaedic surgeon who offers general orthopaedic care for foot, ankle, hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder conditions. In addition to Dr. Martin’s interest in sports medicine and fracture care. He performs total joint replacements and reconstructive surgery at both, Bone & Joint’s Surgery Center and Aspirus Hosptial.

As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), Dr. Martin can detect subtle misalignments of the bones and joints caused by inflammation, scar tissue or muscle tightness. Using osteopathic manipulative techniques, Dr. Martin can apply pressure to the muscles at specific points to help release tension […]

1611, 2019

What is a collarbone fracture?

 

Packer Fans watched in dismay as Aaron Rodgers hit the ground after being tackled by a Vikings’ player on October 15, 2017.

As they watched the slow-motion replay, even fans without medical training knew the angle of Rodgers’ throwing arm and the force of the hit probably meant he would be out the game for a while.

And they were right.

The injury put Rodgers on the injured-reserve list with a fractured collarbone for most of the season.

What happened to Rodgers’ collarbone?

While we do not know the exact details of Rodgers’ break, we can share some general information […]

1611, 2019

Meet Eric Thiel, MD

Eric J. Thiel, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine and adult joint reconstruction, offers services at the Bone & Joint Center.

Dr. Thiel performs total joint replacement on shoulders, knees, and hips, including direct-anterior total hip reconstruction. He also provides surgical and nonsurgical care for torn ACLs, meniscus repairs, cartilage restoration, rotator cuff repair, fractures, shoulder instability, and dislocations.

Dr. Thiel received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his orthopedic residency at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Thiel completed his sports medicine and […]

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