Smart Tips for Wearing High Heels

High Heels

Smart Tips for Wearing High Heels

  • Wear a shorter heel. a 2-inch heel causes less problems than a 4-inch heel. A shorter heel will give an elongated appearance if it is a thin stiletto type rather than a thick or chunky heel.
  • Try to save the use of your high heeled shoes for functions where you will not be on your feet for extended periods of time; treat them as a limited privilege accessory.
  • Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon

    Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon

    The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body and derives its name from the legendary hero of Homer's Iliad who as a child was dipped into the river Styx conferring invulnerability on all but his heel. Ruptures of this tendon most commonly occur in individuals engaged in competitive sports, but can occur with slips or falls. The injury generally occurs in males in their 30's and 40's.

    Revision Total Knee Replacement

    Revision Total Knee Replacement

    Revision total knee replacement involves re-operation on the knee due to a variety of potential causes including:

    Mini Incision Total Knee Replacement

    Mini Incision Total Knee Replacement

    The "mini incision" total knee replacement has recently gained much exposure in the media, and acceptance in the orthopaedic community. Other related terminology includes minimal incision surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. (MIS)

    Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement

    Arthritis of the knee is a disease process involving destruction of the normal cartilage gliding surfaces. Degeneration or, "wear and tear," is by far the most common cause. This usually occurs over time, but can result from trauma or injury. Another cause is rheumatoid arthritis, which involves the aggressive attack of the cartilage by the body's own immune system. Either of these processes ultimately lead to varying symptoms of pain, stiffness, swelling or instability.

    Treatment Options

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

    The Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    The Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    What is a cruciate ligament?

    The knee, which is the largest joint in the body, relies on four ligaments, as well as muscles and tendons, to function properly. There are two ligaments on the sides of the knee: the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL). In addition the knee contains two crossed ligaments, which run through the center of the knee: the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL).

    Computer Assisted Surgery

    Computer Assisted Surgery

    Balancing the Hype: Orthopedic Marketing in Joint Replacement

    Balancing the Hype: Orthopedic Marketing in Joint Replacement

    Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)

    Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)

    2012 AAOS Balancing the Hype

    Do You Really Need Computer Navigation for TKR: "My Perspective"
    Author: Ranawat

    Computer assisted surgery (CAS) was introduced in TKR 10 years ago to achieve mechanical alignment within 3 degrees. Based on claims and supporting data, to date, CAS has not been able to show the improved quality of results and durability. It is certainly not cost effective.

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