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Do You Need A Cardiac Stress Test Before Joint Replacement?

If you’re scheduled for a total joint replacement procedure, some orthopedists may require you to take stress tests before the scheduled date. These heart stress tests often work to prevent any signs of heart problems during the procedure. Mainly used as a preventative method, many cardiac stress tests have begun falling out of favor by […]

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Understanding Benign Bone Tumors And How They’re Treated

The word ‘tumor’ is enough to strike fear into even the most stalwart patient. When that patient is a child, it can bring a chill to the bones of their guardian. It’s important to them to know that not all bone tumors are cancerous or even dangerous. Many of them are benign, meaning essentially harmless. […]

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Common Ankle Injuries And How Your Specialist Can Treat Them

Foot and ankle injuries are often treated at an urgent care center, primary care practice, and even at a podiatrist’s office. Pain, stiffness, and joint swelling are common symptoms of many ankle and foot conditions. When it comes to the more complex problems, your podiatrist will often be able to provide you with those answers. […]

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How To Know When To See Your Orthopedic Surgeon for Bunion Surgery

Bunions can be one of the most annoying aspects of your feet, especially if they have been interfering with your ability to walk as long as you’ve had them. These bumps at the base of the big toe can be painful, limit your ability to be active, and make your feet look odd to the […]

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The Types of Benign and Malignant Bone Tumors and Cancers

Bone tumors, like any form of cancer, are caused when the cells within our bodies divide uncontrollably, forming abnormal masses within our tissues. With bone tumors, the bone cells that control the growth of our bones divide and create massive lumps within the bone structure, called a tumor. Most bone tumors are noncancerous and will […]

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Hip Dysplasia: Its Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Our hips are the pivot points of our lives, and when our hips don’t work properly, many conditions could potentially lead to hip pain. Hip dysplasia is a condition that is often undiagnosed in older adults, as it primarily is noticed at birth or during a newborn’s first year. However, because of this assumption, this […]

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Why Conservative Treatment Works For Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Known as the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon works to provide ample amounts of support and withstand stresses while walking and running. However, ruptures in the tendon can happen, and the tendon fibers’ tearing can cause immense amounts of pain that prevent the leg from functioning normally. This thick, fibrous tissue can […]

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How 3D Printing Is Changing Bone Grafts

Three-dimensional printing has unlocked new possibilities when it comes to orthopedics; regenerative healing of bone trauma, tissue infections, and other abnormalities have heavily encouraged researchers and some of the leading medical companies to develop new forms of treatment that heal faster, save money and time, and give people longer, healthier lives. Bone grafts are just […]

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Common Orthopedic Procedures

Orthopedic conditions are those which affect the musculoskeletal system. If it has to do with the joints, ligaments, bones, tendons, or muscles, an orthopedic doctor can help you with it. Orthopedic conditions may be the result of sudden trauma, as in the case of broken bones or dislocated shoulders, or come about as part of […]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of an ACL Tear

An ACL tear, also known medically as an anterior cruciate ligament tear, consists of an injury to the knee’s ligaments. The anterior cruciate is one of the four ligaments that control the knee’s movement and connects the thighbone to the shinbone. This ligament plays an essential role in stabilizing the knee for rotational movement, and […]

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