A common malady of the thumb in the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as basal thumb arthritis or trapeziometacarpal (TMC) arthritis. This affliction is often the result of ligament laxity or injury to the thumb, which then creates a cascade of arthritic effects.
By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Most physicians practicing musculoskeletal medicine appreciate the importance of testosterone and growth hormone in health and wellness. The significance of these hormones in the earliest phases of wound healing and tissue repair recently has been elucidated. Testosterone and growth hormone play key roles in regulating cell functions, from stimulating protein production more »
By Forest Tennant, MD, DRPH ABSTRACT Anabolic hormone therapies and Prolotherapy are innovative approaches to treating chronic pain. They are complimentary and can be simultaneously administered. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(4):489-494. INTRODUCTION Hormone administration is progressively becoming more and more important in treatment of chronic pain.1, 2 Some specific hormonal therapies offer the patient real opportunities to greatly reduce more »
By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Hilary J. Phillips, & Havil S. Maddela, BS ABSTRACT Meniscus injuries are a common cause of knee pain, accounting for one sixth of knee surgeries. Tears are the most common form of meniscal injuries, and have poor healing ability primarily because less than 25% of the menisci receive a direct blood supply. While surgical more »