Orthopedics

Sports and athletics play an important role in the lives of many people here. Not only are sports a fun pastime, but the regular activity keeps bodies healthy and strong. Unfortunately, there are risks associated with nearly every athletic activity, from running and swimming to swinging a golf club or tennis racket. The goal of…

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Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows surgeons to peer inside the hip joint without making a large incision or causing significant damage to the underlying tissues. During the procedure, a tiny optical device is guided into the joint, where a camera provides internal imaging of the joint, tissues and fluid within. Using…

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Viscosupplementation is the injection of hyaluronate into the knees to cushion them and provide lubrication. These injections are comprised of a thick substance with the consistency of jelly that helps to cushion the joints and lubricate them. Known as hyaluronate, this substance is a naturally occurring protein in the joints that is elastic and thick…

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Degenerative disc disease is a painful condition that causes recurring discomfort and interferences in nerve function. It occurs when the soft, spring-like discs of the spine begin to wear down, losing their ability to absorb shock. Although it is a normal condition associated with age, degenerative disc disease can be debilitating for some patients. Ranging…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a progressive disease that causes spinal vertebrae to slowly begin fusing together – especially those in the lower back near the base of the spine. The inflammation that affects the joints can also gradually affect other areas of the body, such as the hip and shoulder joints, the eyes, or the…

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Therapeutic injections are joint injections administered for the relief of chronic pain and inflammation. They are used in patients who are experiencing either acute or chronic discomfort but are usually reserved for patients who have not achieved desirable relief from more conservative measures like physical therapy. There are several types of therapeutic joint injections, the most…

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Cartilage degeneration is a major cause of joint pain in America. Many factors, including age, genetics, overuse, and disease, can contribute to the development of cartilage tissue deterioration. Juvenile cartilage tissue transplantation is a revolutionary procedure used to treat this condition, eliminating pain and joint stiffness. During the surgery, new cartilage from a juvenile donor…

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Fractures occur every day among people of all ages. In most cases, bones naturally heal on their own with little or no medical intervention. But some breaks require ongoing fracture care and oversight from an orthopedist. Whether a patient has stress fractures caused by overuse or multiple breaks caused by a car accident, an orthopedic…

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The hip is one of the body’s most important joints. It plays an important role in nearly every basic function, from sitting and standing, to walking and bending. Most people are born with healthy hip joints that facilitate a wide motion range without pain or discomfort. But over time, one or both hips can develop…

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The joints are a silent, but important part of everyday life. They facilitate the most basic of motions, ideally without pain or stiffness. But the reality for millions of Americans is that physical injuries, degenerative disease, or years of repetitious movements cause chronic joint pain and discomfort. When the joints are not healthy, they can…

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Orthopedics is a specialty branch of medicine pertaining to conditions and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Everyone is born with many muscles, bones and connective tissues that work together to form the support structure of the body. Orthopedists work to ensure these components remain strong and healthy, and the patients are free of pain and…

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Orthopedic surgeons often perform knee replacements for patients who are limited by diseases and conditions like osteoarthritis or joint injury. But not all patients require a total replacement. Instead, a partial knee replacement can be used to replace only targeted bones and tissues while preserving as much of the natural joint as possible. Most patients…

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The spine is quite literally the backbone of the body. It serves as a complex system through which the brain controls all functions of the body. But when disease or injury causes problems within the spine, it can rain down uncomfortable symptoms on the rest of the body as well. Orthopedists work hard to free…

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Physical therapy is a valuable tool to doctors and orthopedists who are helping their patients rehabilitate injuries or recover from major surgery. It is a non-invasive method that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with other treatments. Physical therapy is a term used to describe a collection of therapeutic methods, such…

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Millions of people suffer from knee pain and stiffness – often due to degenerative joint disease like osteoarthritis. Physical traumas and joint diseases can significantly impair mobility and quality of life during even the simplest of activities. Although conservative measures are the first line of defense, many patients require extensive medical intervention to achieve relief…

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Visco supplementation is the use of specialized injections to reduce pain and inflammation in the knee. The injections are composed of a dense gel that contains hyaluronic acid, a biological protein that helps lubricate the joint. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, though quantities diminish with age. When this gel is injected directly into the…

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An arthroscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the health of problem joints – particularly those in the knees, shoulders, wrists, hips and back. The procedure uses an arthroscope, which is an endoscopic device complete with a camera and light at the end. Inside the joint, the arthroscope transmits images of the joint to…

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Sports physicals serve as a foundation to safety and health during physical activity. By getting periodic sports physicals – especially before beginning a new sport or fitness routine – you can verify that you are in good health and assess your overall fitness level. Sports physicals are also helpful for identifying underlying conditions that could…

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