Seaside Surgery Center Blog

Sharing news of note and informative articles on joint conditions


  • Knee arthroscopy

    Knee arthroscopy may be the most common orthopedic procedure done today. It is a highly safe and reliable way to locate the source of knee pain. Researchers estimate that it is accurate over 90 percent of the time. Also, arthroscopy is more readily available to most patients than some other diagnostic procedures, such as MRI While MRI… Read More

  • Radial tunnel syndrome

    Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve is squeezed where it passes through a tunnel, formed by muscles and bone, near the elbow. This is called the radial tunnel. Passing through the radial tunnel, the radial nerve runs below the supinator muscle. The supinator muscle lets you twist your hand clockwise. This is the motion of using a screwdriver to tighten a screw…. Read More

  • Dislocated shoulder

    Dislocated shoulder injuries occur because of the very nature of the shoulder joint. It is the body’s most mobile joint, turning in many directions. That also makes the shoulder an easy joint to dislocate. Your shoulder may be partially dislocated, wherein the head of the upper arm bone is partially out of the socket, or it… Read More

  • Sprained ankle

    Sprained ankle injuries are quite common, usually painful, and, in most cases, simple to treat at home using the RICE protocol: Rest your ankle by not walking on it. Ice should be immediately applied to keep the swelling down. It can be used for 20 to 30 minutes, three or four times daily. Do not apply ice… Read More

  • Partial knee replacement

    Partial knee replacement may prove to be the answer to your knee pain. Not every patient with knee osteoarthritis needs a total knee replacement. Partial knee replacement is exactly what it sounds like it is! Only the part, or compartment, of your knee joint which is diseased will be replaced with an implant. The implant is… Read More

  • Tennis elbow

    Tennis elbow occurs when the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) tendon becomes inflamed. The medical term for “tennis elbow” is Lateral Epicondylitis, because the Lateral Epicondyle tendon is what secures the ECRB to the elbow joint. The ECRB tendon attaches your forearm muscles to the joint. Those muscles reach all the way down your arm… Read More

  • Rotator cuff tears

    Rotator cuff tears can make the simplest of movements, like reaching for something on a shelf, excruciatingly painful. The shoulder is a complex joint with great range of motion. However, it is not a stable joint, which makes it vulnerable to problems. Because rotator cuff tendons are key to the healthy functioning of the shoulder… Read More

  • Ankle fusion

    Ankle fusion is a procedure performed to combat degenerative arthritis in the ankle. The surgery is sometimes referred to as arthrodesis. Most people suffering from degenerative arthritis in the ankle develop the condition as a result of an ankle fracture. This type of arthritis is known as “wear and tear” arthritis. In the same way… Read More

  • Hip replacement

    Hip replacement used to mean long scars, long recoveries and a long list of restricted activities. That was before the minimally invasive direct anterior approach was pioneered and the specialized Hana operating table was developed specifically for the procedure. Although fewer than 40% of the nation’s orthopedic surgeons employ this approach, Seaside Surgery Center’s hip specialists… Read More

  • Knee replacement

    Knee replacement is the last line of defense against osteoarthritis. It also serves as a solution to serious knee injuries that cannot be resolved with conservative treatments such as corticosteroid shots, bracing, physical therapy, and other measures. It is estimated that more than 700,000 knee replacements are performed each year across the nation. That number… Read More