Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic provides quality
care for arthritic conditions caused by degenerative diseases
or trauma. Our physicians are involved in continuing education
throughout the United States to provide you with state-of-the-art
of arthritic conditions include:
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease,
is a condition which affects the lining on the end of bones.
The cartilage becomes worn and no longer allows smooth movement
of the joint. The bony surfaces may touch, causing a grinding
feeling. When this happens, pain, stiffness, swelling, and
functional disability can result. Treatment options include
splinting, cortisone injections, medication, and surgery.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the tissue (synovium)
that lines the insides of joints. Synovium normally produces
a slippery fluid that lubricates the joint. With this condition,
howerver, the synovial lining is abnormal. It becomes thicker
and secretes abnormally large amounts of poor quality fluid
which also contains destructive enzymes that can dissolve
bone, cartilage and tendons. The result is a joint that is
inflamed, stiff and deformed.
Trauma, such as a severe fall or accident may cause premature
cartilage breakdown, severe pain and disability.