Category: Orthopedic medicine

  • A Case of Severe Nerve Pain

    A patient came to me in terrible pain, crying with frustration. She had recovered from a lumpectomy and removal of 26 lymph nodes, and suffered lymphedema in her left arm.   At some point during the surgery they had temporarily implanted a defibrillator. The 3-inch longitudinal scar just below the clavicle hurt more than anything from […]

  • New Anatomy – who thought it was possible after all this time?

    Surgeons have described a new ligament in the human knee.  After realizing that many ACL reconstructions did not fully fix the problems, the knee would give way during activity involving pivoting. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131105081352.htm This brings us to the concept of “new anatomy”, or a new way of looking at anatomy.  It has been postulated, by some, […]

  • Orthopedic medicine the Chinese way!

    I was treating someone who had recently had surgery. I was talking to the surgeon, and asked if there was anything he could prescribe post-surgery that would assist the patient in healing. I asked out of curiosity, to see if there was anything new I didn’t know about. The suggestion was to rest a lot […]