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Rotator Cuff

Biologic Approach to Rotator Cuff Repair

Having a torn rotator cuff can be debilitating. It is considered one of the most common sources of pain experienced by adults due to how prominent our shoulders are in performing daily activities and tasks. When the tendons are torn, then the tendons begin to fray, and damage further progresses, especially for those over the […]

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What Are The Risks With Total Hip Surgery?

Having total hip replacement due to the presence of excruciating hip pain and discomfort can be both reassuring and frightening. Whether your hip’s been damaged from arthritis, an accident, or some other cause, it’s important to know how total hip replacement could help you find better relief, as more than 450,000 hip replacements are surgically […]

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Sciatica Pain

Can Surgery Help Your Chronic Sciatica?

Chronic sciatica can be painful and exhausting, radiating down your hips, buttocks, legs, and even down to your feet. According to studies from Harvard Health, as many as 40% of people will get sciatica throughout their lives. Those who suffer from acute to chronic back pain can become more affected by sciatica later on in […]

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What Women Should Know About Having Osteoporosis

Women over the age of 50 have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, and about 80% of women throughout the United States have osteoporosis already. When menopause begins, the hormonal changes often affect women’s bone mass, as women generally have smaller, thinner bones than men. These hormonal changes include estrogen, one of the main hormones […]

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Discovering If Your Symptoms Are Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic inflammation of the joints can result in a chronic disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA). In many cases, the inflammation of the joints can be severe enough to cause the joints to deform. This is particularly visible in the hands, where the movement of the fingers can be impaired. Another sign of rheumatoid arthritis is […]

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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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Woman holding aching foot

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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Woman with bunions on her feet

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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