Patient Education



Introduction Arthroscopic Surgery is a procedure that allows surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The procedure, also called an Arthroscopy, requires only small incisions and is guided by a miniature viewing instrument or scope. Before arthroscopy existed, surgeons made large incisions that affected the surrounding joint structures and tissues. They had [...]




Introduction Arthritis is a common disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, immobility, and swelling. Arthritis is actually a term for a group of over 100 diseases that affect the muscle and skeletal system, particularly the joints. Arthritis alters the cartilage in joints. Cartilage is a very tough, shock absorbing material that covers the ends of [...]


Aquatic Therapy


Orthopaedic conditions, medical conditions, and neurological disorders may reduce your ability to bear weight on your legs, tolerate the impact exercise on land, or move against the forces of gravity.  Aquatic therapy is a rehabilitation option that allows people to exercise in a water environment.  The water provides support, buoyancy, and gentle resistance during exercise.  Aquatic therapy [...]

Aquatic Therapy2018-12-04T14:08:28-05:00



Introduction Your appendix is a small tube-like structure that extends off your large intestine. While the appendix does not have a known function, if it becomes inflamed or infected the result is appendicitis. Appendicitis can be quite dangerous as there is no way to medically treat it. If it occurs, it is considered an emergency [...]


Aortic Aneurysm


Introduction An aortic aneurysm is a condition that results from the swelling of a weakened wall in the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in your body. It branches off your heart and distributes blood throughout your body and organs. An aortic aneurysm may enlarge and burst. Emergency medical treatment and surgery is necessary [...]

Aortic Aneurysm2018-12-04T14:06:13-05:00

Anorexia Nervosa


Introduction Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. People with eating disorders have problems with their eating behavior, thoughts, and emotions. They have a distorted body image and attempt to control their weight by controlling their food intake. People with anorexia nervosa barely eat and are underweight. They think they are too fat, when [...]

Anorexia Nervosa2018-12-04T14:04:40-05:00

Ankle Sprain & Instability


Introduction Ankle Sprains are a very common injury that can happen to anyone. Our ankles support our entire body weight and are vulnerable to instability. Walking on an uneven surface or wearing the wrong shoes can cause a sudden loss of balance that makes the ankle twist. If the ankle turns far enough, the ligaments [...]

Ankle Sprain & Instability2018-12-04T14:03:31-05:00



Introduction Anemia is a blood disorder characterized by a lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells. Anemia results if not enough normal hemoglobin or red blood cells are produced, too many red blood cells are destroyed, or if too much blood is lost. There are many types and several [...]


Anaphylaxis & Anaphylactic Shock


Introduction Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction with rapid onset of symptoms. Anaphylaxis usually occurs in people after they are exposed to a substance they are severely allergic to such as foods, medications, and insect stings. It has been estimated that up to 15% of the population is at risk for anaphylaxis. If you [...]

Anaphylaxis & Anaphylactic Shock2018-12-04T13:59:47-05:00

Anal Cancer


Introduction Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. It results when cells in the anus grow abnormally and out of control. The anus is the opening at the end of the rectum through which waste products pass when you have a bowel movement. Treatment for anal cancer may include radiation, chemotherapy, surgery or a [...]

Anal Cancer2018-12-04T13:58:06-05:00
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