Orthopedics

Enchondroma

Dr Ronald Hillcock MDOrthopedic SurgonAdult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology

Enchondroma (en-kon-DRO-ma) is a type of benign (noncancerous) tumor that begins in the cartilage found inside the bones. Enchondromas rarely cause pain or other symptoms, so most remain undiagnosed until x-rays are taken for an unrelated injury or condition.
In the majority of cases, enchondromas do not require treatment. In rare cases, however, multiple tumors may weaken the bone, causing it to fracture. When this occurs, surgery may be needed to remove the tumor and prevent additional fractures.  » Read more about: Enchondroma  »


Painful Conditions That Can Occur Days After a Car Crash

You’ve just been in a car crash and your adrenaline is pumping. You don’t feel any real pain at the moment, don’t think any bones are broken, and you feel lucky to have escaped any serious injuries, so you head home. In a few days though, you begin to notice pain and some strange stiffness in parts of your body.  » Read more about: Painful Conditions That Can Occur Days After a Car Crash  »


Could You Have a Disc Disorder?

Many assume their back pain to be a regular part of daily life, but it could be something more. There are a variety of specific medical conditions that can affect the back, and cause an individual to experience anything from dull aches to sharp bolts of pain.  » Read more about: Could You Have a Disc Disorder?  »


How Running Affects Your Knees

It is absolutely natural for your joints to take on some wear and tear over the years, but many individuals exacerbate this process with activities that can be hard on their joints.  » Read more about: How Running Affects Your Knees  »


Why Didn’t My Rotator Cuff Heal?

Healing of a rotator cuff is complicated and depends on a number of variables. Many rotator cuff surgeries will heal just fine, but others may not. The simple explanation is the shoulder is a difficult place for healing to occur, and the rotator cuff itself is a complex area.
Here are some more specific reasons why a rotator cuff didn’t heal.  » Read more about: Why Didn’t My Rotator Cuff Heal?  »


6 Common Causes Of Front Knee Pain

If you suffer from front knee pain in Las Vegas, you understand the frustration as you search for relief. Professional athletes, weekend warriors, and those who just love outdoor sports can all attest to how this directly affects daily activities.
To help grow your knowledge and seek comfort, here are 6 common causes of front knee pain, also known as anterior knee pain.  » Read more about: 6 Common Causes Of Front Knee Pain  »


Marathon Injury Prevention and Treatment

Thousands of people will be running in the 2017 Las Vegas Marathon next week. If you’re training for the race, here’s what you need to know about injury prevention and treatment.  » Read more about: Marathon Injury Prevention and Treatment  »