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  • Abdominal MusclesThe abdominal muscles are a group of muscles that form the abdominal wall.  These muscles support your abdominal organs and spine. When the abdominal muscles contract they produce spinal movement so you can bend and twist, or hold the spine stable so you can stand upright. This is called ‘core(...)
  • AbrasionAn abrasion is a partial thickness wound caused by damage to the skin and can be superficial involving only the epidermis to deep, involving the deep dermis. Abrasions usually involve minimal bleeding. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed because the dermis is(...)
  • Achilles TendonThe Achilles tendon is a band of tissue in the back of your leg that connects your heel bone to your calf muscles. The Achilles tendons are the strongest tendons in your body  and  can handle about four times a person’s body weight. But athletes often get Achilles tendon injuries and becuase(...)
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  • Deltoid MuscleThe deltoid muscle is a large muscle that encompasses the shoulder joint. The deltoid is divided into three different portions, or heads: The anterior deltoid is located at the front of the shoulder. The posterior deltoid is located at the back of the shoulder. The lateral deltoid(...)
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  • Scapholunate LigamentThe scapholunate ligament is a ligament of the wrist binding the scaphoid and lunate bones of the wrist together.  It is an important structure in the middle of the wrist and is critical for painless and full wrist motion.  The scapholunate ligament is commonly injured during a wrist sprain(...)
  • Second OpinionA second opinion is when a doctor other than your primary one reviews your medical chart and information to give you a diagnosis and treatment recommendation.  Second opinions are a way to learn from another doctor about your diagnosis and choices for treatment and surgery.  When the first(...)
  • Sports Medicine DoctorA sports medicine doctor is a primary care doctor who is specially trained to diagnose and treat injuries that are sustained while playing sports and any other type of  musculoskeletal injury. What is the difference between a Sports Medicine Doctor and an Orthopedic Surgeon? Both are well(...)