Advances in orthopedic medicine, sports sciences, and physical therapy have allowed for sustained, active lifestyles that only keep us healthier and heartier as we swim, bike, volley and swing our way into retirement. In particular, there has never been a better time for knees.
Keeping your knees healthy begins with maintaining motion and strength through regular exercise. The catch-22, however, is that the more we exercise, the more wear and tear builds up, leading to arthritis. Read more…
Interbody fusion surgery has been performed by spine surgeons for several generations. Indications range from disc herniations, infections, tumors, scoliosis, instability, and back pain. Traditionally these operations have been performed through a large incision across the abdomen or chest, in order to access the spine. Historically, interbody fusion surgery is a very effective method of achieving spinal fusion. However, with advances in technology, this procedure can now be performed in certain patients utilizing a minimally invasive surgical approach. Read more…
Dr. Richard Gilbert has recently had a book chapter on Boutonniere Deformity published in the textbook “Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving.”
You may purchase the book here.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition affecting millions of Americans each year. Nerve compression can cause pain, numbness, and weakness and can interfere with even simple daily activities. When non-operative care fails to control the symptoms, surgery may be indicated. This typically consists of spinal decompression, and possibly spinal fusion. Read more…