Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First Post

Really excited to get this blog up and running. Can't wait to tell everyone about hip arthroscopy and their options in South Florida.

Check back for more information soon!


Anonymous said...

I am so excited about the new Dr. Carreira blog ... keep it healthy out there.

Anonymous said...

Good tip Doc, Thanks (Fast)

Anonymous said...

Dr. Carreira,

I recently twisted my foot and believe I sprained my big toe. I've been Resting, applying Ice, and Elevating it, but I don't have any bandages for Compression. Any ideas on how I could complete the RICE method?

Andre S. said...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080624150654.htm - Please give me your opinion about the linked article.

Dr Carreira said...

The article is unclear as to which procedure exactly was done for the cartilage restoration. The issues involved in a successful restoration are much more complex than what has been discussed in this article. The resurfacing techniques which have demonstrated efficacy include ACI (Articular cartilage implantation) (with second and third generations now available), and autologous and allograft osteochondral grafting. Generally speaking, I like to start with a minimally invasive arthroscopic technique for both diagnostic and treatment purposes, and use these additional procedures as needed thereafter.

Andre S. said...

Dr. Carriera,

Thank you for reading the article and commenting, I really appreciate your time and it's refreshing to met a true professional that is responsive to their clients. I'm realizing things are not as simple nor homogenous as they read on the internet. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to getting your opinion once the tests are done. Thanks Again.

Andre S.