Tennis Elbow (And How to Treat It)

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is the most common injury of patients seeking medical attention for elbow pain. It is a painful condition involving inflammation of the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the outside…

Meniscus Tears: What you need to know

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. It can be extremely painful and debilitating, but it doesn’t have to sideline you completely. With the proper diagnosis and treatment, you can get…

Cubital Tunnel Surgery

Cubital tunnel syndrome is one of the common conditions that we treat at Michigan Surgery Specialists. This painful chronic condition makes it difficult to work and enjoy your favorite activities. In this post, we’ll discuss…

Scaphoid fracture surgery: what you need to know

Stretching your hands out to protect yourself is instinctive. But when your hands take the brunt of a fall, they can be injured. If you have been feeling pain after breaking a fall with your…

5 Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel (That Aren’t Typing)

When you hear “carpal tunnel,” the first thing that pops into your head is likely a keyboard. The link is so common, we use it as a joke. “If you keep working any longer you’re…

Do You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery?

The shoulder is one of the most critical, yet often overlooked joints in the human body. It plays a role in virtually all movements of the arm, whether you’re playing a game of catch or…

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