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  • Osteoporosis


    Osteoporosis is a common disease that weakens bones. As it does, your risk of sudden and unexpected fractures goes up. Osteopenia is the forerunner of osteoporosis. It is a silent but destructive condition that robs bones during a woman's -- even a young woman's -- most productive time.

    No matter what your age or sex, osteoporosis and osteopenia can affect you. Your bones might seem sturdy now. You may be very active and doing the things you want to do. But osteoporosis and osteopenia are quiet, accomplished thieves. In fact, there are usually no visible signs. You may notice a loss of height or a Dowager's hump over time. But chances are good the first sign that you have one of these conditions will be a painful fracture.

  • Osteoarthritis


    Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. OA commonly affects the joints of the hips, knees, spine and fingers. Other joints affected less frequently include the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and ankles. OA can also be caused by work-related repetitive injury and physical trauma.

  • Sports Medicine

     

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  • A Torn ACL


    Ligament injuries in the knee - such as an anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL) -- are dreaded by professional and amateur athletes alike. They can be painful and debilitating. They can even permanently change your lifestyle.

    But there's good news. While an ACL injury or other ligament damage once ended the career of many an athlete, treatment is much more successful now.

    So what's behind these feared injuries? Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the bones in your body. Two important ligaments in the knee, the ACL and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), connect the thigh bone with the bones of the lower leg. But too much stress on these ligaments can cause them to stretch too far -- or even snap.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


    Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, tingling, and numbness in your hand from pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. Illnesses, pregnancy, and obesity can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest and exercises relieve symptoms.

    The tingling, numbness, and pain of carpal tunnel syndrome usually develop gradually. Symptoms often get worse if you do not stop or change an activity that is helping to cause the condition.

  • Hip

     

    Dr. Hummel sees patients who suffer from a variety of hip problems. One of the more common issues that he treats is hip arthritis. Dr. Hummel has expertise in many treatments, including arthroscopy, hip resurfacing and total hip replacement. Additionally, Dr. Hummel performs anterior approach hip replacement surgery, a less invasive approach that can reduce pain and recovery time of a total hip replacement.

  • Knee

     

    Dr. Hummel's expertise with knee problems includes treating patients who suffer from arthritis, ligament tears, meniscus tears, tendonitis, and more. Dr. Hummel performs hundreds of knee surgeries per year, including knee arthroscopy and knee replacements. Anyone experiencing a knee issue or knee pain receives comprehensive, highly specialized orthopedic care from Dr. Hummel.

  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Shoulder & Elbow

     

    Dr. Hummel treats a variety of shoulder and elbow problems, including shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, and more. Dr. Hummel performs hundreds of shoulder procedures per year, including many shoulder arthroscopies.

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