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Oct 2 2013
Tips Up

By: Michael Vella  Blog: Care That Moves You

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As I sit here looking out the setting sun in the west, the colorful change of the leaves in the trees, I'm thinking this is the most beautiful time of the year.

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Dec 5 2012
St. Joseph's Health Musculoskeletal Minute

By: Michael Vella  Blog: Care That Moves You

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Welcome back to St. Joseph's Health Center's Musculoskeletal Minute! This video blog features doctors from St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY, speaking on orthopedic topics of interest. You will see a new video blog out every few weeks. In this edition, Dr. Michael Vella, orthopedic surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, speaks on hip pain, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing.

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Apr 23 2012
Patellofemoral Pain

By: Michael Vella  Blog: Care That Moves You

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Your knees carry the weight burden of your body and are subject to the rigors associated with that responsibility. When combined with the stress of high impact activities such as running, jumping, skiing, and other strenuous activities, a condition referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee) can develop. This condition is characterized by pain in the front of the knee which is caused by the irritation of the cartilage (flexible connective tissue connecting bones to bones) located on the back of the kneecap (patella).

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