Episode 34-Hoffman’s Sign, Hyperefflexia, Babinski sign and Clonus

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      In today’s podcast I explain how identifying an upper motor neuron lesion can be very important when evaluating your orthopedic patients. I will talk about the following: Hoffman’s Sign Hyperefflexia Babinski sign/reflex Clonus. I will explain how to perform them, why they are important, what you should evaluate next, what the test means…

Episode 33-Cervical Spine Basics

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Today I will be getting back to the basics regarding the cervical spine. I will talk about the following: The central spinal foramen Facet orientation Cervical discs Nerve roots and the foramen surrounding them The vertebral artery The structures that are compressed and/or opened with certain motions. This podcast will be the beginning of a…

Episode 32-Orthotics for healthcare providers!

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In Episode 32 I talk about what healthcare providers need to know about orthotics! When to request them, who is the right candidate for orthotics, different diagnoses treated with orthotics and much more! There are many different types of orthotics to go on many different foot types. I’ll help you sort through this so that…

Episode 31- Total Shoulder Arthropasty with Guest Dr. Jessica Aronowitz

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   Episode 31 of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast Today we dive into the depths of shoulder arthroplasty with Dr. Jessica Aronowitz. Dr. Aronowitz is a Fellowship trained orthopedic physician who specializes in the shoulder and elbow. In this episode we talk about who is the right candidate for shoulder arthroplasty, the differences between a…

Episode 30-Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuoroma

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In today’s episode I talk about how to recognize metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma. They can look alike but are very different. Here are a few pearls to go by when evaluating the forefoot. Metatarsalgia is most common between the 2nd and 3rd distal metatarsal heads. Loss of plantar fat pad can contribute to metatarsalgia A…