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Choosing Orthopaedic-Friendly Shoes

If you’re treating some sort of acute or chronic condition, or you’re simply looking for a way to improve and maintain your foot health, orthopaedic-friendly shoes are a great asset. They can help treat and prevent everything from blisters, to bone spurs and arthritis — all of which can be caused by wearing improper or […]

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Decompression Surgery of the Spine

Spinal decompression surgery is not a single procedure, but rather an umbrella term that refers to a range of procedures that are designed to relieve symptoms associated with compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots within the spine. Surgical options include corpectomy, diskectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy, or osteophyte removal, and which is best depends on […]

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What Is Runners Knee?

Joints throughout the body – including the knees – are lined with a tissue called articular cartilage that allows the bones within the joint to move smoothly against each other while cushioning them during impacts. Over time, or because of an acute injury, that cartilage can begin to soften and break down in a condition […]

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Treating Meniscus Injuries in Adults

Acting as a shock absorber between the bones in the knee, the meniscus is a disc-shaped cushion of tough, rubbery tissue that helps cushion the joint during load-bearing activities. There are two menisci per knee, one on the medial (inner) side of the joint, and one on the lateral (outer) side. Injuries to the meniscus […]

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Arthroscopic vs. Open Rotator Cuff Repairs

Rotator cuff injuries that require surgery can be treated via open or arthroscopic surgery with similar long-term results, but there are some key differences between the two. Which method is best for you is highly dependent on the specifics of your injury. Arthroscopic Surgery In a shoulder arthroscopy, two to three small (less than ¼” […]

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Managing Pre-Surgery Nervousness

If you’re anticipating an upcoming surgery – whether it be major or minor – it is completely natural to feel some sort of anxiety or nervousness beforehand. Despite knowing you have the best team possible behind you or knowing that your procedure is commonly performed, it can be difficult to effectively reassure yourself. Here are […]

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The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy describes a type of procedure designed to diagnose and treat joint issues without the need for large incisions, and in turn, long recovery times. Arthroscopy offers the ability to confirm a diagnosis, visually inspect an area that cannot be x-rayed, and gives the chance to correct an issue while the patient is under anesthesia. […]

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Exercises for Developing Foot and Ankle Stability

For being relatively small, a person’s feet and ankles play an incredibly important role in everyday life. From allowing us to stand, walk, and balance to giving us the freedom to participate in our favorite sports, our lower extremities are complex systems that deserve more attention than they typically receive. The human foot is comprised […]

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Things You Should Know About Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

In the past, orthopaedic surgeons would need to make long incisions to access and repair a damaged shoulder. These incisions often left unsightly scars and took a long time to heal. Thankfully, most shoulder surgeries today can be carried out using minimally invasive methods. Arthroscopic surgeries utilize tiny incisions and a small scope in lieu […]

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Common Causes of Hand Pain and How to Find Relief

From gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard and everything in between, your hands and wrists are a part of nearly everything you do on a daily basis. These repetitive motions have the potential to create weakness, stiffness, and pain. There are 27 bones, over 120 ligaments, 29 joints, 48 nerves, and 17 […]

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