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What You Need to Know About Knee Meniscus Injuries

One of the most common injuries our physicians at Space Coast Orthopedics see in young athletes is a tear of the medial meniscus. The knee contains two menisci. These function to distribute stress during weight bearing activities. When stress is distributed evenly, damage to the cartilage is reduced and ultimately arthritic degeneration can be reduced. […]

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Sprains and Strains

  Our practice treats a variety of ligament sprains/muscle strains resulting from injuries or overuse. A thorough examination by our physicians is necessary to recommend treatment options.    

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Elbow Injuries

  Elbow pain can be a result of overuse or acute injury. Our physicians treat many different elbow conditions non-operatively (e.g. physical therapy, injections) and occasionally with surgery depending on the severity of your condition.    

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Meniscal Tears

  The meniscus is a small cartilage cushion inside the knee which acts as a shock absorber between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). Injury or degeneration can cause damage to the meniscus. Once damaged, the meniscus does not repair itself and your surgeon may need to perform arthroscopic surgery to repair or […]

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

  Shoulder pain and weakness is very common. The rotator cuff tendon which moves your shoulder, can fail due to repetitive use or injury.The spectrum of injuries to your shoulder can range from inflammation, arthritis, instability, partial and complete rotator cuff tears. Your surgeon will examine you and perform tests to diagnose your condition and […]

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ACL Tears

  The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the knee. The ACL can be injured during sports or other twisting injuries. If the ACL is damaged, your knee will be more unstable. If you want to continue an active lifestyle, stability of the knee is crucial and ACL reconstruction […]

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Arthroscopy

  Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where your surgeon inserts a small camera inside the joint through a small incision. This procedure allows the surgeon to examine and treat different conditions, including cartilage damage (e.g. meniscal tears), ligament reconstruction (e.g. ACL tears), tendon repair (e.g. rotator cuff tears) and arthritic conditions. Arthroscopic surgery […]

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