Stitches, Staples or Glue?

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Have you ever had surgery, or been treated for a severe cut? If so, you may have noticed that sometimes providers use stitches (also known as “sutures”); sometimes they use staples and sometimes they use medical adhesive (what the rest of us call glue) when closing up a cut.   Have […]

Repetitive Strain Injuries, a Risk at Work and on the Field

Performing the same motion, over the over, can cause a Repetitive Stress Injury, or RSI. One of the most commonly recognized RSI’s is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, but there are many others. They can affect many parts of the body, including the shoulder, elbow, hands, knees, etc. The constant vibration of […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery at RMH

Rotator cuff repair surgery is one of the more common surgeries done on the shoulder.  Most rotator cuff damage is caused by aging, but sometimes it can be caused by a fall, an attempt to jerk up on something  heavy, or repetitive motion such as painting, playing tennis or throwing […]

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

When talking about surgery, it is common to hear the term “laparoscopic surgery”. One easy way to remember what this means is to recall that a “laparoscope” is a big word for a very small thing: a miniature camera with a light source that is inserted into the body through […]