Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues Podcast
In orthopedics, an MRI may be used to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles, and tendons for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, such as tumors, inflammatory disease, or muscle fatigue. MRI may be used to assess the results of corrective procedures.
Bone Densitometry Podcast
Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. The testing procedure measures the bone density of the bones of the spine, pelvis, lower arm, and thigh.
Rotator Cuff Repair Podcast
If the rotator cuff is injured, it may need to be repaired surgically. This may include shaving off bone spurs that are pinching the shoulder, or repairing torn tendons or muscles.
Hip Replacement Surgery Podcast
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip with an artificial joint. This surgery may be considered for someone with a hip fracture or severe arthritis.
Bone Marrow Biopsy Podcast
A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.
Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.
Muscle Biopsy Podcast
In a muscle biopsy, tissue and cells from muscle are removed and viewed microscopically. The procedure is used to diagnose diseases involving muscle tissue.
Bone Biopsy Podcast
A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
A myelogram is used to evaluate abnormalities of the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other tissues.
Bunion Surgery Podcast
A bunion is an enlargement of the bone or tissue around a joint at the base of the big toe or at the base of the little toe. The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and correct as much deformity as possible.
In arthrography, a series of X-rays is taken with the joint in various positions after contrast dye is placed in the joint. Find out more about this procedure and what you should do if your doctor orders this test.
Knee Ligament Repair Podcast
Surgery to correct a torn knee ligament involves replacing the ligament with a piece of healthy tendon. A tendon from the kneecap or hamstring, for example, is grafted into place to hold the knee joint together.
Joint Aspiration Podcast
Joint aspiration is usually performed under a local anesthetic to either relieve swelling or to obtain fluid for analysis to diagnose a joint disorder and/or problem.
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine Podcast
In computed tomography, the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the spine. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the data and displays it in a two-dimensional form on a monitor.