Surgery while you’re awake, it can be quick, easy and pain free. It’s for the growing number of patients struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome, pain in the arm and hand often linked to heavy computer use. When physical therapy and medications don’t work, surgery is the only option. Now patients have a new option.
A Rothman Institute physician is one of two local doctors who have been tapped to supervise the care of NHL Players skating on the Olympic Hockey teams of various countries.
The nice thing about these specific vitamins is very low side effect profile, they’re water absorbed so the body takes what you need and expels the rest.
Seven needy patients were receiving valuable holiday gifts at Rothman Institute in Bensalem: free knee and hip surgeries.
International experts meeting in Philadelphia have just written a set of guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections encountered during joint replacement surgery.
Centerfielder Ben Revere will have surgery on a broken right ankle Tuesday at the Rothman Institute, and will miss between six and eight weeks.
Dr. Nicholas Taweel says flip flops and other casual shoes can lead to injury. “Tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and it flares up arthritis.”
The U.S. Open is underway in Merion and there are many members of the area medical community present to attend to any emergencies that arise, either with the athletes or spectators.
Peter Sharkey of the Rothman Institute at Riddle Hospital stops by Talk Philly.
Tis the season for Achilles tendon injuries. A local orthopedic expert says, especially in the spring months, this injury is more common than you think.
According to one local expert, there are certain steps adults can take to minimize risk of injury to children on the playing field.
Medicines like Boniva and Fosamax are prescribed to help build bone strength and prevent fracture. But the FDA review, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that after three to five years of use, the risks may outweigh the benefits of this class of drugs called bisphosphonates.
A Philadelphia doctor is taking some extra steps to make sure patients getting painkillers from him don’t become addicted.