Back pain affects 80% of Americans at sometime in their lives. Common causes include degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and muscle and nerve problems. The skilled neurosurgeons at Arkansas Surgical Hospital can help diagnose and treat your chronic pain, returning you to work and other activities.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the US, according to Centers for Disease Control. About 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer. The good news is that for those who are diagnosed and treated during the earliest stages of breast cancer, 100% can expect to achieve a five-year survival rate. Dr. Dana Abraham, M.D. is a breast oncology specialist who offers the highest quality medical treatment available.
Pain is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. Studies indicate that acute pain, left untreated, can lead to chronic pain, which disables more people than cancer or heart disease. Chronic pain persists for months or years and affects your physical and emotional well-being. It may result from an injury or infection or be psychogenic, meaning it is unrelated to injury. Our pain management physicians are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality, cost-effective interventional pain management. Let us treat your chronic pain and improve your physical and mental well-being.
Of all the areas treated by orthopedic surgeons, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Five million Americans seek medical help every year for knee pain. Knees are complicated mechanisms that absorb shock. Their extreme flexibility allows for change in direction while moving at high speeds. Our knees are made of ligaments that provide support and muscles for strength. It is a well-lubricated, reliable mechanism unless unduly twisted, bruised or broken.
Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Hips are very stable. When healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include strains, bursitis, dislocations and fractures. In older people, osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion; osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily.
Your shoulder is composed of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula) and your collarbone (clavicle). The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in your shoulder blade. A variety of muscles and tendons (rotator cuff) keep your arm bone centered in the socket. They cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade. Most shoulder problems fall into four major categories: tendon inflammation or tendon tear, instability, arthritis, or fracture.
Podiatry is a branch of medicine that provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails, corns and calluses, plantar warts, and arthritic deformities. Additionally, Arkansas Surgical Hospital physicians have expertise in the management of sports injuries, and trauma to the foot and ankle.
Hand surgeons deal with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. They care for these problems with and without surgery. They are specially trained to operate when necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems.