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Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

by Yenny (SU)
More than one million Americans – the majority of whom are 50 or older – choose to undergo joint replacement (or arthroplasty) each year. Arthroplasty restores the integrity of your joints and improves function using an artificial joint, or prosthesis.

What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Whether you’re a teen athlete, a soccer mom, or an adult weekend warrior, it’s good to have an understanding of sports medicine. After all, you never know when you or your child might need it.

How to Deal with an Orthopedic Emergency While at Work

How to Deal with an Orthopedic Emergency While at Work

by Yenny (SU)
Just because you sit at a desk all day doesn’t mean you can’t experience an orthopedic emergency on the job. Hazards are everywhere! Slipping over spilled coffee; straining your back while lifting a box of printer paper; suddenly experiencing frozen shoulder.

Exercises that Strengthen Your Hand and Prevent Injuries

Exercises that Strengthen Your Hand and Prevent Injuries

by Yenny (SU)
As an athlete or active individual, you know how to power your game and keep your body at its fighting best. Workouts and cardio work keep your arms, legs, and torso ready for action – but have you thought about your hands?

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.

Tennis Elbow: Not Just from Tennis

Tennis Elbow: Not Just from Tennis

by Yenny (SU)
If you are an active person, or enjoy playing sports, you are automatically more prone to injury. Due to overuse, trauma, and excessive stress, our musculoskeletal system – made up of tendons, ligaments, bone, muscles, nerves, and connective tissues – can experience exhaustion and irritation. This is especially true for the hands and elbows, where repetition or whipping motions can lead to injury.

One on One with Rob Quirk: Top Docs at US Olympic Training Center

One on One with Rob Quirk: Top Docs at US Olympic Training Center

by Yenny (SU)
As we draw closer to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February, the realization of years of training is finally coming into focus for our elite U.S. athletes.

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

by Yenny (SU)
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell hard during practice sessions, causing a large blood-filled lump to form on his hip. On his Instagram story Friday, Kenworthy shared video of the bump before doctors drained it.

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