What is Hand Joint Replacement? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

What is Hand Joint Replacement? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Oct 3, 2017

  Q: What is Hand Joint Replacement? A: Hand joints, like any other joint of the human body, can become arthritic and painful over time. While not everyone will be subject to this, it is not unusual to develop a severe case of arthritis in one or more joints of the hands. With there being a high level of usage on the small joints of the hand, many people...

Total Knee Replacement | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Total Knee Replacement | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Sep 20, 2017

    Q: I’ve been considering a total knee replacement for years. What’s the latest in technology and technique improvements? A: Over the years, total knee replacement surgery has undergone many changes from the materials used in the prosthesis (the device that replaces the knee), to the instruments used, to the technology behind the whole process. First...

What is Compartment Syndrome? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

What is Compartment Syndrome? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Sep 7, 2017

    Q: I recently injured my lower leg badly. In doing some research, I came across the term “compartment syndrome”. What is that? Compartment syndrome takes place when some form of trauma has occurred in one of the lower extremities. A lot of trauma can happen without compartment syndrome developing, but the thought does cross the mind of many ER...

Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older?  | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Aug 18, 2017

  Q: Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older?  A: Multiple factors contribute to this health concern. The main reason is that our bones become less dense and more brittle with age. While not everyone develops osteoporosis, everyone loses bone density during the aging process. Our bodies are in a constant maintenance process of breaking down...

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Aug 2, 2017

  Q: It seems that you can’t read or listen to the sports news without hearing about someone tearing their ACL. What exactly is it, what happens and why is a person so prone to this injury? A: The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is located in the knee, which is a hinge joint. The knee is designed to bend back and forth to allow for smooth and fluid movement....

Trigger Finger | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Trigger Finger | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Jul 20, 2017

  Why is my finger not bending properly? A fairly common complaint we hear from patients in our clinic is that one or more of their fingers is catching or locking. This condition is referred to as “trigger finger”. It can initially be non-painful. However, if it is allowed to continue, it can worsen and become very painful over time.  Trigger finger may be...