Davide Bardana MD FRCSC

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have surgery for an Achilles tendon rupture. Describes different types of treatment and when surgery is the best option. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Knee replacement surgery

Normal knee joint Inside a normal knee joint, thick cushioning (cartilage) covers and protects the ends of your bones. This is called hyaline cartilage. Another type of cartilage, called meniscal cartilage or meniscus, acts like a shock absorber between the bones and keeps the knee joint stable by spreading out the load…

Strengthening exercises for tennis elbow

Ball or sock squeeze Hold a tennis ball (or a rolled-up sock) in your hand. Make a fist around the ball (or sock) and squeeze. Hold for about 6 seconds, then relax for up to 10 seconds. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Switch the ball (or sock) to your other hand and do 8 to 12 times. Wrist deviation Sit so that your arm is…