Medical Tourism Tips from a Former Patient in Canada

I had a patient from Canada who underwent hip replacement surgery on both sides and he emailed me these tips to pass along… Get dental work done 8 weeks before surgery Talk to your family physician to ensure he/she is willing to do follow-up when you get home....

Covid 19 Update

In today’s circumstances, we at Complete Orthopedics are committed to our patients.  During this tough period of COVID-19 breakout and subsequent social distancing as needed to control the pandemic, we are working hard to bring optimal care to our patients right at...

Common Basketball Injuries & How to Treat Them

The basketball season is here! The NBA season has arrived, and National Basketball Day is November 6th. Unfortunately, with basketball, comes injuries. There are certain injuries in the game of basketball that commonly occur with players: some avoidable, some not so...

Dr. Vaksha on the Intervertebral Disc

Between each vertebral body there is an intervertebral disc. The disc allows to cushion the vertebral bodies, as well as allows movement. The intervertebral disc is made up annulus fibrosus, which surrounds a central gel-like material called the nucleus pulposus. Due...

Dr. Vaksha – Pain in the Shoulder Joint

  The most common complaints of patient with diseases of shoulder joint is pain. This pain is usually worsened with activity, especially with overhead activities. These patients may also complain of weakness or stiffness of the shoulder joint. Occasionally,...

Dr. Vaksha – Anatomy of the Cervical Spine

  A cervical spine is made up of seven vertebrae stacked over each other. The vertebrae have two parts, the front and the back. The front of the vertebrae is called the vertebra body. The back of the vertebrae is made up of a pair of joints, the laminae and the...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha Planning for Shoulder Surgery

  Shoulder surgeries are usually same-day surgeries. Patient are called in on the day of surgery and are taken in a holding area. Patients are usually given a brachial block, so as to numb their nerves of the shoulder as well as their upper extremity. In the...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha – The Shoulder Joint

  The shoulder joint is made up of three bones. The arm bone, or the humerus, the collarbone, or the clavicle, and the shoulder blade, or the scapula. The bones are connected to each other at two joints. The shoulder joint in itself in the acromioclavicular...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha Shoulder Tear & Instability

  Labral tear and shoulder instability is usually caused by injuries, especially in throwing athletes and people who do overhead activities. It can also be caused due to aging, or it may be of congenital origin. Patients with labral tear or shoulder instability...

Dr. Vaksha – Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff. It may involve any of the four tendons, but most commonly involves the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. This is caused by repetitive actions of the shoulder, especially overhead activities and...

Dr. Vaksha – The Intervertebral Disc

  Between each vertebral body there is an intervertebral disc. The disc allows to cushion the vertebral bodies, as well as allows movement. The intervertebral disc is made up annulus fibrosus, which surrounds a central gel-like material called the nucleus...

Joint Crepitus and it’s Relevance to Arthritis

Crepitus is a crunching or grating sound, or sensation felt in a joint on moving it. It is common in old age but not all joint crepitus signifies an underlying disease. However,  when associated with pain or swelling joint crepitus usually denotes joint damage....

Cryotherapy & Compression Therapy for Knee Surgery

The recovery outlook of a knee surgery involves pain, swelling and physical therapy for an extended period of time. Following knee surgery, patients typically show signs and symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and increased edema around or below the surgical site....

Authorizing Physical Therapy with Workers Comp

How do you handle authorization for physical therapy for a patient who is injured in a worker’s compensation injury?  We are going to get into real specifics here! At our office, where we treat workers comp patients, we use the MG-2 form which is the “Attending...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha – Why Does My Back Hurt?

This video appeared on local cable access TV in Long Island New York… Transcription: Larry Mikorenda: Hi. I’m Larry Mikorenda and welcome to Excelsior Forum, and with me today is Vedant Vaksha. He is a spinal surgeon and if we have heard that terminology,...

New York State Workers’ Compensation Claim Resolutions

In New York, Workers’ Compensation Law claim resolutions are very different than a personal injury law suit. Pain and suffering is not taken into account under the Workers’ Compensation Law and the amount of money you receive is based on the percentage of permanent...

Personal Injury Vs. Workers’ Comp

When you get injured, your first thought is how you will pay your medical bills and recover any lost compensation. A personal injury lawsuit is one way to recover financial losses due to an injury, and workers’ compensation is a way to help recover from an...