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The monthly medical podcast emphasizes surgical and medical management as it relates to the foot, spine, hip, shoulder and ankle injuries. The podcast is focused in the reduction of pain solutions using regenerative injection therapies to treat all varieties of musculoskeletal conditions. Content is exclusively focused on Regenerative Injection Therapies and non-surgical pain management for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Inside Orthopedics Today with focus on reconstruction & regenerative medicine in sports Dr Amanda Johnson

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The monthly medical podcast emphasizes surgical and medical management as it relates to the foot, spine, hip, shoulder and ankle injuries. The podcast is focused in the reduction of pain solutions using regenerative injection therapies to treat all varieties of musculoskeletal conditions. Content is exclusively focused on Regenerative Injection Therapies and non-surgical pain management for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

    Swollen Knees: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Sports-related Acute Knee Injuries ACL,PCL, MCL

    Swollen Knees: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Sports-related Acute Knee Injuries ACL,PCL, MCL

    Due to the nature of a hinge joint structure & weight-bearing requirements the knees are easily subject to injury. This is especially true when it comes to playing sports and athletics that can inflict trauma on the knee.

    Managing Acute Knee Injuries

    The supporting structures of the knees(medial and lateral collateral ligaments), the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, hamstrings, surrounding quadriceps, pes anserine tendons and iliotibial band. The medial and lateral menisci protect the articular cartilage surfaces. Given the complexity of the knee, taking a thorough history of the patient’s injury and symptoms is perhaps the most important part of making the diagnosis

    Knee Injury types and testing

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) originates from the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle, twists degrees (adding tensile strength), and inserts onto a tubercle along the anterior tibial plateau. MRI scans for a possible torn ACL is done with the knee in 30 degrees flexion with the thigh stabilized, exerting a forward motion on the tibia. Any more than a few mm of motion would be abnormal. The pivot shift test is performed by lifting the distal leg, allowing the tibia to fall posteriorly, and adding mild internal rotation and valgus stress. If abnormal, the tibia will sublux further. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is tested in a posterior direction and feeling for a firm or soft endpoint feel, which might indicate a partial or complete tear

    Links from the show notes:


    The acute swollen knee: diagnosis and management
    Knee Injury (ACL, MCL, LCL) Symptoms, Signs
    Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Injuries
    Management of acute knee injuries
    Common Knee Injuries

    Previous Episodes:


    Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder & Elbow Pain : Do You Need Surgery?
    Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury 
    Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease 
    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    Hip Replacement Alternatives
    Failed Back Syndrome
    Neck & Lower Back Pain

    Disclaimer - Nothing you hear on the Inside Orthopedics Today Podcast is intended as medical advice. You should always consult a physician before making any changes to your health plan. If the podcast has helped you to live better please tell someone else how to find the show and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

    • 25 min
    Common Causes of Neck & Lower Back Pain and how Stem Cell therapy can stop the Pain without surgery

    Common Causes of Neck & Lower Back Pain and how Stem Cell therapy can stop the Pain without surgery

    Back and neck pain are  the most widespread and most disabling types of pain and it can occur in a number of areas of the cervical and lumbar spine. The most common type of back pain is lower lumbar spinal stenosis.

    Self-management of Shoulder & Neck pain
    Another common form of pain that affects people of all ages and levels of mobility is sciatica. This pain often happens suddenly, radiating down the leg or foot and can result in peripheral neuropathy

    This week on our podcast we discuss neck and back pain solutions. If however your problems are severe and continues, your orthopedic doctor may offer alternative solutions for pain management. In some cases you may also need surgery to relieve pressure on the cervical spine or other treatment to treat problems that can cause this type of pain. Surgery can be very painful. However, if you have weak shoulders, back or pain in the hips. The issues may recur and it may become more severe over time.

    Links from the show notes:


    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/back-pain/
    https://medlineplus.gov/backpain.html
    https://stemcellthailand.org/therapies/degenerative-disc-disease-ddd/
    https://frankhealth.e-monsite.com/
    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/back-pain

    Previous Episodes:


    Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder & Elbow Pain : Do You Need Surgery?
    Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury 
    Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease 
    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    Hip Replacement Alternatives
    Failed Back Syndrome

    Disclaimer - Nothing you hear on the Inside Orthopedics Today Podcast is intended as medical advice. You should always consult a physician before making any changes to your health plan. If the podcast has helped you to live better please tell someone else how to find the show and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

    • 40 min
    Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: When The Pain Comes Back - What You Need to Know About FBSS

    Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: When The Pain Comes Back - What You Need to Know About FBSS

    After having spine surgery, most expect your back or neck problem to be solved. But, sometimes, it doesn’t happen. Pain and other symptoms may return in a phenomenon known as failed back surgery (FBS). Also called failed back surgery syndrome and post-laminectomy syndrome, FBS can affect any level of your spine, and it can be a frustrating experience for patients and doctors alike.

    Risk Factors That Increase Chances of FBSS
    Several factors may influence whether you have failed back surgery syndrome after your spine surgery, and they may occur pre-operative (before your surgery), intraoperative (during your surgery due to complications), and post-operative (after your surgery)

    Treatments That Improve Your Quality of Life After Failed Back Surgery
    Haaving another spine surgery might not produce the outcomes you expected & can be extremely disappointing, but stem cell therapies may help reduce back pain and restore your ability to function in everyday life. Not all patient pain complaints can be fixed with spine surgery.

    Links from the show notes:


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539777/
    https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/neuroscience-blog/2018/september/failed-back-surgery-syndrome
    https://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/member/1551164
    https://weillcornell.org/failed-back-surgery-syndrome

    Previous Episodes:


    Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder & Elbow Pain : Do You Need Surgery?
    Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury 
    Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease 
    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    Hip Replacement Alternatives

    Disclaimer - Nothing you hear on the Inside Orthopedics Today Podcast is intended as medical advice. You should always consult a physician before making any changes to your health plan. If the podcast has helped you to live better please tell someone else how to find the show and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

    • 44 min
    Osteoarthritis of The Hips - Symptoms, Causes w/ Surgical Replacement Techniques and Non-Surgical Cell Based Alternatives for Hip Pain

    Osteoarthritis of The Hips - Symptoms, Causes w/ Surgical Replacement Techniques and Non-Surgical Cell Based Alternatives for Hip Pain

    Arthroscopic joint replacement involves the doctor inserting a microdiscectomy through the hip joint and into the surrounding muscles and tissues. This helps to rebuild your cartilage and decrease pain but you may need to have more than one treatment.

    Medications that are used to treat hip osteoarthritis include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, and steroidal solutions. . These medications can also be used to treat other conditions besides osteoarthritis to reduce the stiffness and pain caused by arthritis in the knees, hips, and ankles.

    In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to replace the damaged cartilage in your hip osteoarthritis or non-surgical stem cell treatment for hip. The femoral head is then replaced on the opposite side of the hip joint so that the femoral head is placed on the underside of the tibial surface. This allows the femoral head to better absorb shock and reduce friction that can cause bone spurs in your hip joint.

    Links from the show notes:


    https://www.hss.edu/condition-list_hip-replacement.asp
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hip-replacement
    https://lwccareers.lindsey.edu/profiles/2679628-derrick-anderson
    https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/features/f_00001.html
    https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/hip-replacement-alternative-fd.html

    Previous Episodes:


    Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder & Elbow Pain : Do You Need Surgery?  
    Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury 
    Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease 
    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis 

    Disclaimer - Nothing you hear on the Inside Orthopedics Today Podcast is intended as medical advice. You should always consult a physician before making any changes to your health plan.  If the podcast has helped you to live better please tell someone else how to find the show and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

    • 23 min
    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis & the Role Adrenal + Hormone Insufficiencies Trigger Respomses for patients with RA, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout or Lupus

    Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis & the Role Adrenal + Hormone Insufficiencies Trigger Respomses for patients with RA, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout or Lupus

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is earmarked by systemic inflammation and damage to joints and surrounding tissues. This can be brought on by many different ways including injury and/or infection as a triggers, genetic predispositions and environmental factors to name a few. What is poorly understood is the role that hormones and mineral deficiency play in RA. We will also explore the impact of cortisol deficiency as a factor for chronic inflammation in shoulder/hip joints and immune function control. This is our first episode in 2022 so we want to start off with the most commonly asked subject and try to explain why patients with RA, Knee Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout or Lupus should have regular lab tests & assessments to better figure out optimal treatment options for regenerating tissues and eliminating deficiencies.

    Links from the show notes:


    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353648
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/causes/
    https://stemcellthailand.org/therapies/joint-inflammation-arthritis-osteoarthritis-gout/
    https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/types-of-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis/
    https://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/arthritis-info/rheumatoid-arthritis/ra-treatment/

     

    Previous Episodes:


    Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder & Elbow Pain : Do You Need Surgery?  
    Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury 
    Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease 

    Disclaimer - Nothing you hear on the Inside Orthopedics Today Podcast is intended as medical advice. You should always consult a physician before making any changes to your health plan.  If the podcast has helped you to live better please tell someone else how to find the show and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

    • 44 min
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease

    Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease

    Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in adults over the age of 50. Most of the time, it is caused by trauma to the spine resulting in a compression of nerves in the neck (cervical) or lower lumbar spine. This week on Inside Orthopedics Today Dr Jon Hauers discusses the latest trends and techniques for treatment of DDD. For many patients compression of nerve bundles can be due to a herniated disc spondylitis, spinal arthritis or acute injury to spinal nerve itself. It can also be caused by age, obesity, poor posture or other non-neuropathic factors. Unfortunately, traditional treatments are surgeries are not very effective for some types of DDD.

    The treatment for degenerative disc disease usually begins with non-invasive techniques which can offer enough symptom relief.  Non-invasive techniques of pain management can include manual manipulation, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections, electric stimulation, physical therapy and back braces. When medication does not work or is causing too much pain, then patients are treated by surgically removing the degenerative discs. If the bulges or herniations are large or severe, the surgeon may perform a cauterization procedure to stop the bleeding or use ultrasound to cauterize the area. After the procedure, most patients will experience severe pain in their legs, knees or feet, numbness in the arms and hands, weakness in the legs and toes or difficulty walking. If the bulges or herniations are in the cervical spine, the neck could become unstable and movement might become impossible. 

    Prevalence of spine degeneration diagnosis by type, age, gender, and obesity

    Cervical spine surgery ( spinal decompression) can also help avoid injuries to the shoulder joints due to poor posture. The procedure involves putting spinal decompression bracelets on the affected areas and gradually stretching them out until the patient experiences a full range of motion in the affected region.

    Degenerative disc diseases have been associated with a number of health risks, including pain, disability and even death. The symptoms normally develop slowly over time and the person may not notice any pain until it becomes painfully obvious. Some cases can also result in disc protrusion or herniated discs. Spinal decompression helps prevent the bulges and herniations from happening, but it does not reverse the problem. Therefore, it plays an important role in treating degenerative disc disease and preventing further damage.

    Links from the show notes:


    https://spine.keckmedicine.org/treatments-services/low-back-ddd/
    https://stemcellthailand.org/therapies/degenerative-disc-disease-ddd/
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32098249/
    https://www.verywellhealth.com/lumbar-disc-replacement-2548506

    • 40 min

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