January 25, 2023
By Ryan Katz, MD, Hand surgeon at the Curtis National Hand Center
Do you have persistent pain in your hands or wrists? Is it difficult to complete daily tasks that require putting pressure on your fingertips or use of your thumb? Hand arthritis is a common conditio...
December 30, 2020
By Kevin O’Malley, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
The wrist is a small space with a lot of moving parts. Slender tendons pass through it, transferring power from the muscles in our forearms to our fingers and thumb. These tendons are bundled with th...
November 03, 2020
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute has a uniquely qualified team dedicated to spine surgery. The spine specialists here are specially trained and experienced in caring for the entire spine,...
September 22, 2020
By Maria Leber, PA-C, Director of Advanced Practice Providers for Surgery and Chief APP for Orthopedic Surgery
Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), particularly those who specialize in Orthopedics, found themselves in unfamiliar territory during the height of the pandemic this past spring. As elective surgerie...
September 16, 2020
By John A. Kuri II, MD, Orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
We use our shoulders to do just about everything, from pushing and pulling to lifting and carrying. That’s why it’s common to feel tension—or even pain—in our shoulder joints, especially after doing t...
September 10, 2020
As patients age and their concerns about maintaining a better quality of life grow, joint reconstruction surgery becomes a reality for more and more of them. Nationally, there are over a million join...
August 13, 2020
By Wiemi Douoguih, MD, Director of Sports Medicine
COVID-19 may have recently put a damper on some team sports, but weekend warriors—athletes who practice a sport on weekends or otherwise infrequently—are making their way back out to golf...