Patient Education

Patients that fully understand their treatment options and also their ailments will always be our goal.  Whether you are seeking more information about our services, or are researching one or more maladies or procedures, the library of material below can offer tremendous insight into your coming treatments.

For more information about a particular condition or treatment, please select from the list below:

From tendinitis or osteoarthritis, to fractures from a sporting injury, or in a child, these resources provide information on arm and elbow concerns.

Whether seeking information on corns and ingrown toenails or unidentified foot pain that has yet to be diagnosed, this area contains 35 entries for varied foot and ankle issues.

From wrist arthroscopies to nerve injuiries, click hand for dozens of points of information on hand concerns.

Hip restoration and replacement is common.  Learn how Mendelson Kornblum can help reduce recovery time, and why it’s important not to put off hip surgery.

HIP Resurfacing
Learn about this FDA-approved conservative alternative to total hip replacement. Used successfully internationally since 1997, it can benefit patients suffering from hip pain due to arthritis, dysplasia or avascular necrosis, and is ideal for younger and active people with good bone quality.

Playing team sports, jogging or doing other high impact activities that repeatedly pound, twist and turn the knees can stress aging joints. Highly active, middle-aged patients may develop painful knees as a result of osteoarthritis (OA). This painful condition happens when the cartilage lining on the ends of bones gradually wears away. It can affect one or both knees.  Learn more about treatments for the knee after the link.

Pain Management
Whether bodily pain, or head and headache pain, Mendelson Kornblum cares that you are comfortable, ensuring a swift recovery.

Physical Therapy
Learning to recovery takes practice, and we have the coaches you need.  Learn more about PT treatments and what to expect, following your procedure.

Shoulder pain is certainly no joke.  From rotator cuffs to muscular injury, Mendelson has the solution.  Learn about ailments of the shoulder area here.

Spine & Neck
From car accidents, causing whiplash or other acute pain, or longer term injury, we are spine professionals.  See a list of the most common ailments and learn about their treatments.

Articles are written and provided by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  As such, their content should be trusted, but also remember that no online reading can take the place of an in-depth question and answer session with your doctor.  Please do not treat this area as a replacement for in-person consultation.

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You may find this overview helpful as you begin to research a facility, physician, or procedure.  Our Practice Brochure can answer many initial questions our patients have.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Our highly experienced and regarded orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and nerves of the extremities and spine. They are proud to be affiliated with both St. Mary Mercy Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital..

Back, Neck & Spine

You’ll have the advantage of the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in back and neck pain. A team approach to your spinal problems may include physical therapy, medication, exercise, weight loss and therapeutic spinal injections. Additionally, we offer the area’s best orthopedic spine surgeons for repair or reconstruction of structural disorders.

Pain Management

The pain management / physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians at Mendelson Kornblum have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge regarding pain-relieving techniques and treatments. Areas of specialty include back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, post-surgical pain, cancer-related pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and rehabilitation for back and neck injuries. If you have acute or chronic pain that affects your mobility and ability to function, Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics can help restore your quality of life.

Physical Therapy

Our rehabilitation approach complements your surgeon’s intervention with continual sharing of diagnostic information that can help promote a speedy recovery. In addition, due to our exclusive dedication to orthopedic conditions, we have developed many techniques that can significantly reduce the amount of pain during your rehabilitation.