Silver Orthopedics Blog
What Are the Symptoms Of A Torn Ligament In The Ankle?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Torn ligaments in the ankle are commonly called sprained ankles. These incredibly common injuries may range from inconvenient to excruciating, depending upon the extent of the tears.
How Do You Fix Carpal Tunnel?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the term for a painful condition affecting the median nerve. The median nerve runs the length of the arm and is responsible for feeling and movement of the forearm, wrist, and your fingers. This nerve is housed inside the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway of ligaments and bones located at the base of the hand.
When Should You Have Surgery for A Torn Meniscus?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Surgery for a torn meniscus will be indicated after an Dr. Silver uses an arthroscope to view the inside of your knee, to confirm the medial meniscus tear. A medial meniscus tear occurs frequently in athletes who play high contact, or high collision sports including football and hockey.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Lateral Meniscus Tear?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Injuries to the knee such as a meniscus tear won't heal on their own. Also known as "torn cartilage," the meniscus is located between your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).
What Is the Best Treatment for a Rotator Cuff Injury?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Rotator cuff tears are very common, and very successfully treated with arthroscopic surgery. Rotator cuff injuries are often seen in men and women in the San Fernando Valley who perform overhead motions repeatedly.
What is Shoulder Decompression Surgery?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018As far as shoulder pain goes, the culprit is generally a rotator cuff injury. However, when you're experiencing shoulder pain with limited motion, popping noises, and/or grinding when you move your shoulder the cause is often an A-C joint injury.
What Is Arthroscopy ACL Surgery?
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018Arthroscopy refers to a type of surgery, wherein a tiny camera is inserted into the body to provide your orthopedic surgeon with the best opportunity to view sports or orthopedic injuries from multiple angles. However, there are additional benefits to arthroscopy as well, particularly when it comes to treating a torn or injured ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament).
Viscosupplementation For Arthritic Knees
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics December 25, 2017Men and women in the San Fernando Valley who suffer from arthritis of knee may find relief from chronic stiffness and pain through a medical solution known as viscosupplementation. But first, you may be wondering: What is viscosupplementation?
Back Pain Causes And Treatments
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics November 30, 2017We've all had it and would like to know what's causing it and how get rid of it. I'm of course talking about BACK PAIN.
What You Need to Know About Below Knee Amputation in Southern California
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics November 15, 2017In this week's blog I'm going to discuss what many people know nothing about unless you're an amputee, know an amputee, live with an amputee, or take care of an amputee such as a prosthetist, orthopedic surgeon, or vascular surgeon.
Treating Shoulder Pain and Stiffness in the San Fernando Valley
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics October 12, 2017Expert Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dan Silver explains the causes and treatments involved for those with sudden or ongoing shoulder pain.
Growth Plate Knee Injuries, Ligament Injuries & Treatments in the San Fernando Valley
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics September 26, 2017Now that it is football and hockey season I can't help but think about knee injuries. There are all degrees of knee injuries that occur - from the very minor tweaks to major ligament (ACL, MCL, etc.,) damage and fractures. These injuries caused by sports affect young people (such as professional athletes) in a very different way than they affect older adults.
Causes and Treatments for Pain and Stiffness in Your Shoulder
Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics January 16, 2017At Silver Orthopedic Center in Encino, we see a lot of patients who are experiencing new pain or stiffness in their shoulders. While any type of trauma or injury can lead to pain and stiffness in the shoulder, often times this type of orthopedic condition seems to arise out of nowhere.