Obesity and Orthopedics

Orthopedists (as well as other musculoskeletal specialists such as physiatrists, sports medicine physicians, and rheumatologists) see patients with osteoarthritis (OA) on a daily basis. It is a common degenerative disease process that affects the synovial joints in the body. OA of the hip and knee is the leading cause of walking-related disability in the United States.


Triceps Injury

The triceps brachii is the muscle at the back of the arm that extends (straightens) the arm at the elbow. The tendon inserts at the back of the elbow. Triceps injuries are pretty rare and are usually the result of injury.


ACL Injury

The ACL plays a critical role in knee stability, and injury to it is of great concern to athletes.


Epidemiology of Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks

The most common sources of norovirus outbreaks are leafy vegetables, fruits/nuts, and mollusks, with infected food handlers being the source of more than half of outbreaks, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


The Financial Cost of Concussions

Each year, over 1 million visits are made to the emergency department for traumatic brain injury (TBI), and about 75% of those injuries are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.