• Rotator Cuff Tears:What are they and what do you do about them?

    Problems with the rotator cuff are the most common cause of shoulder pain in adults. Of the roughly 4.5 million people that seek medical care for shoulder pain each year, about 40 percent have rotator cuff pathology. Tears in the rotator cuff can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder and arm, and they can occur suddenly or gradually over a long period of time.

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  • Face of Defense: Deployed Doctor Quarterbacks Medical Team

    Dr. Bonds was featured in the following article by the US Department of Defense
    Air Force Dr. (Maj.) Cale Bonds, an orthopedic surgeon with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, poses for a picture in his office at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2015. Bonds had played starting quarterback for the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcons football team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau.

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  • Reducing Tourniquet Time During Total Knee

    Replacement Offers Post-Operative Benefits for Patients

    As the population of the United States ages, knee replacements have become more and more common. In fact, it is estimated that by 2030, almost 3.5 million adults in the US will receive a knee replacement each year. Surgery is usually the final option after patients with osteoarthritis have tried anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy without getting the relief they need.

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  • Our Patient, Sean, Discusses His Experience After Tourniquetless Total Knee Replacement.

    Our Patient, Sean, Discusses His Experience After Tourniquetless Total Knee Replacement.

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  • Snapping hip

    Snapping hip a very common complaint in runners, dancers and athletes with repetitious use of their hips. Most people only feel or hear an unpainful snap, in which case, there is nothing to worry about. However, pain and/or weakness may be a sign of a true problem. Some sort of painless hip snapping happens in about 5-10% of people. Many times a physician will need to be consulted to help determine the cause of the snapping. An exam will be done and hopefully reproduction of the snapping will lead to the diagnosis. Many times externally rotating and abducting the leg will reproduce a snap. An xray may be done to look at the hip joint and determine if there is a bony loose body in the joint. For some conditions an MRI with dye (arthrogram) may be necessary. Ultrasound has become a mainstay in diagnosing snapping hip and can be used in the office to visualize tendons while the hip is in motion.

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  • Recovering from long runs

    There is nothing like finishing a long training run, better yet, discussing it with your running buddies. But there is no joy in talking about the run where your legs feel like concrete blocks. What is the trick to recovering well? Recovery is essential in allowing your body to increase mileage, build speed and strength. How does the recovery process of training work? What can we do to maximize our recovery? It turns out those high school biology classes are useful here. (If the thought of biology makes you want to stop reading – just skip ahead a few paragraphs) Endurance exercise especially running causes adaptation in many systems of our bodies, including cardiac, skeletal muscle, bone and respiratory.

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