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Turf Toe

Turf Toe is the common name for spraining the main ligament of the big toe. While it can be found in any athlete who pushes of the ground to propel themselves forward, it is most often seen in football players and earned its namesake when artificial turf became more prevalent on...
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October 12th is World Arthritis Day

http://worldarthritisday.org/about-us Arthritis affects millions upon millions of people around the world each day. There are numerous times of Arthritis, and therefore many different types of treatments and approaches to living with chronic joint pain. October 12th is recognized...
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Growth Plate Injuries

In addition to sustaining sports-related injuries, such as fractures and muscle strains, pediatric athletes are also at risk of injuries to their growth plates. Growth plates are found at the ends of long bones, and remain open until a child reaches skeletal maturity.  Examples...
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Playground Safety

Did you know SCSM physicians treat pediatric injuries? That’s right, we see many children each year at our office.  And as the weather cools and children are able to play outside more in Charleston, we see a number of playground and sports related injuries. It’s...
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Before you jump, read this…

The Dangers of Trampolines With the growth in number of trampoline parks in the US, emergency rooms have witnessed an increase in trampoline-related orthopedic injuries (from both trampoline parks and home trampolines).  At SCSM, we treat many injuries annually to both children...
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A little inspiration….

While we want patients to understand that this gentleman’s story is not typical, we also want to share it to offer some inspiration to anyone considering a Total Knee Replacement.  Remember, each patient and their goals are different, so speak with your provider and ask...
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Are you ready for Labor Day?

We all love to have fun over a long weekend like Labor Day. But, it’s important to remember not to be too much of a “weekend warrior”! Stay safe and injury-free this weekend with some simple tips from the following article....
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Is it time for a knee replacement?

You may have heard friends or family members talking about having “bone on bone” knee and living in constant pain. If they’ve tried conservative treatment, with little relief, it is probably time to undergo a Total Knee Replacement. This surgery gives patients a...
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Does your body ache after a day at your desk?

Have you noticed neck and back pain after a long day  at work?  What about your wrists and hands after typing on a keyboard?  Check out this article for ways to prevent those every day pains.   http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00261
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