The Elbow Joint The elbow joint is made up of the ends of the humerus and ulna bones. Because the radius also articulates with the humorous it can also be considered part of the elbow. The annular ligament, which encircles the head of the radius and attaches to te ulna, […]

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Sports Medicine: The Strength Curve You breathe in and out. Your heart beats. You rear back and down, you squat down and stand back up. Your foot hits the ground and your knee bends in preparation for the next push-up in running or walking. This is movement, and we define […]

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MIS Total Hip Replacement The following is an excerpt from one of Dr. Mead’s talk about arthritis. As an orthopedic doctor eminence, Dr. Mead is always sharing the experience he has gathered throughout 20 plus years with his peers in order to improve the field and the experience of patients. […]

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  Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Approach | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Sports Medicine: Warm-Up & Cool-Down Warming up before working out or competing is essential to improve performance and avoid injuries. The benefits of a proper warm-up include: Increases in the rate at which muscles contract Increases in electrical activity of a muscle Increases in the limit strength of the muscle […]

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    Arthritis Facts | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Sports Medicine: Symptoms of Overtraining In the sports medicine field, one of the issues athletes run across when preparing for competition or while training to stay in shape is overtraining. Overtraining causes some of the following symptoms (see also graph above): Decrease in performance Increased number of infections Elevated heart rate […]

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Advantages Of A Partial Knee Replacement When knee surgery is required, a partial knee replacement can be the best option. Every case is different and must be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. If you are analyzing your case so you can get your knee replaced, this information might be useful. […]

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Rotator Cuff Tear Geometry | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Unilateral Knee Replacement Results from Dr. Mead’s Patients     The following video shows the results from some patients of orthopedic surgeon, Leon Mead, two to three days after receiving a unilateral knee replacement. As you can observe, they are able to walk almost right after the surgery with minimal […]

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