It Strikes One in Two
Will You Develop Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Timothy Sitter, M.D., Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Nearly half of Americans will develop painful knee osteoarthritis over their lifetime, suggests a large government study.

Marathon Runners
Steps to Avoid Overuse Injuries
Ray R. Valdez, M.D., Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Running 26.2 miles in one stretch may seem like an inhuman task, but the human body has an incredible ability to adapt to such physical stress – that is, with proper training and preparation. Doing too much too soon and using improper technique can lead to overuse injuries that can easily sideline runners and derail marathon plans.

Fractures in Children
When Your Child Breaks a Bone
Christopher K. Smith, M.D., Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

Children are active, adventurous and not always careful. That combination, unfortunately, often leads to broken bones or fractures – among the most common injuries sustained by children and a leading reason to see an orthopedic surgeon.

Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain
When Summer Sports Take a Toll
Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Hand Surgeon

Summertime sports are full of arm, wrist and hand motions. Whether throwing a baseball, hitting a home run or swinging a golf club or tennis racket, the elbows, wrists and hands are all getting a harder workout than usual. This seasonal overuse of joints may result in pain, swelling or injury.