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An Image Is Not Always Worth a Few Thousand Dollars

Magnetic resonance images (MRIs) can be an invaluable medical tool to help discover serious pathologies such as tumors, developmental anomalies, and other abnormalities. However, they are becoming increasingly overused in orthopedic medicine and can often lead to more problems than solutions. One of the major problems with this imaging technique is that while MRIs are sensitive,…

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Got Back Pain?

Got back pain? If you do, you are among the almost 80% of American people who experience back pain at some point in their life. Most people attribute their pain to their neck or their low back, forgetting the important…

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Scapulothoracic Joint

The Scapulothoracic Joint

The scapulothoracic "joint" is made up of the scapula (shoulder blade) and its articulation with the ribcage. In between these structures are 2 muscles, namely the subscapularis (aka one of the rotator cuff muscles) and the serratus anterior. This "joint"…

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