Hip Fractures

Hip Fractures The most common hip fracture occurs in the upper part of the femur (thigh). Fractures can also happen to other bones that make up the hip joint. The most common cause of hip fractures is a fall in older patients. As we age, the bones...

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Patellar Tendon Tears

Patellar Tendon Tears The patellar tendon is the tendon that is just below your kneecap. The patella works as a transition point for the quadriceps and patellar tendons to provide greater knee strength. After certain injuries, it is possible to...

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Quadriceps Tendon Tears

Quadriceps Tendon Tears Four quadricep muscles come together to form the quadriceps tendon, which is just above your kneecap. This tendon works as a big lever on the knee. It works to extend the knee, attaching to the top part of the patella...

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Tibial Shaft (Shinbone) Fracture

Tibial Shaft (Shinbone) Fracture The middle part of the shinbone is referred to as the “tibial shaft.” This part of the tibia is very strong and requires significant force to break. Therefore, a motor vehicle accident is the most common cause of...

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Tibial Plateau (Knee) Fracture

Tibial Plateau (Knee) Fracture The tibial plateau is the top part of the tibia (“shin bone”) and makes up part of your knee joint. A tibial plateau fracture often occurs due to a high-impact injury, such as a car accident or sports-related injury....

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About Dr. Michael Bercik

Dr. Michael Bercik is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in both Shoulder & Elbow surgery as well as Orthopaedic Traumatology.