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Weak in the Knees:  Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

Weak in the Knees: Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

by Shearly (SU)
ACL injuries account for 40% of all sports injuries.1 According to a study by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), there has been an epidemic of ACL damage among young athletes – with many of these patients requiring subsequent surgeries later in life.2 So, why is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament so susceptible to damage?

Five Things That Can Help Strengthen a Weak Shoulder

Five Things That Can Help Strengthen a Weak Shoulder

by Shearly (SU)
The shoulder is the most pliable joint in the body – but that also makes it extremely vulnerable to injury. Its wide range of motion allows us to do everything from lifting groceries to swinging a tennis racket, and that’s why shoulders are especially prone to overuse trauma, injury, and general wear-and-tear due to time and use.

Reasons to Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Reasons to Consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

by Holly (SU)
Have you or a loved one been battling knee pain that just won’t go away? Have you been to the doctor to determine its cause but haven’t had any luck?

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

Tackling Long-Term Chronic Pain with Your Orthopedic Team

by Holly (SU)
Pain is no fun, but do you know what’s worse than pain? Chronic pain.

Five Disorders that Podiatrists Can Treat

Five Disorders that Podiatrists Can Treat

by Holly (SU)
There’s an Irish proverb: “Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.” But what about when your feet are hurting? Taking that first step to where your heart is can be harder than you think.

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

by Yenny (SU)
When you have a problem with your foot or ankle that needs medical attention, where do you go – to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? And does it make a difference?

FAQs for Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Hip Surgery

FAQs for Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Hip Surgery

by Yenny (SU)
If you need hip surgery, it’s important to have as much information about the procedure, recovery and what kind of outcome you may expect. In addition to researching a practice and the surgeon’s reputation, these are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) for your orthopedic surgeon before having hip surgery.

Non-Surgical Options Before Considering Joint Replacement

Non-Surgical Options Before Considering Joint Replacement

by Yenny (SU)
Joint replacement, or arthroplasty, has helped millions of people by restoring pain-free movement and range of motion to severely damaged and painful joints. Most of the time, people undergoing joint replacement surgery have osteoarthritis, caused by general wear and tear from years of use.

Preparing for Elbow Surgery

Preparing for Elbow Surgery

by Shearly (SU)
If you are an athlete, weekend-warrior, or all around active person, then you may find yourself in the painful chokehold of agonizing elbow pain. Elbow pain usually occurs due to overuse of movements, when you grab something, or even when you just slightly move your arm when doing something that’s part of your daily routine. When it comes time to have surgery to fix a problem with the elbow, being informed and prepared will ensure a positive outcome.

The Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and Regular Urgent Care

The Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and Regular Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
You’ve just sustained an orthopedic injury. You need medical attention, but the injury probably doesn’t warrant a trip to the emergency room. So, where do you go – to the nearest urgent care facility or an orthopedic urgent care center?

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