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First MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted knee replacement performed at Flagler Hospital

St. Augustine, FL: March 17, 2020 – Dr. Paul Roettges, with Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, performed the first MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted knee replacement at Flagler Hospital earlier this month. The patient was Flagler Hospital’s first patient to receive a knee replacement using this technology. The MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides orthopaedic surgeons with the […]

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Common Pickleball Injuries

Pickleball is a racquet sport that blends the principles of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The game is played either outdoors or indoors on a badminton-sized court with a net that is similar to a tennis net. Players use a paddle that is much smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle and […]

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What Is a Foot Doctor?

Whether you need quick treatment for a traumatic ankle fracture or long-term care for your diabetes-related foot issues, specialized medical care is the most effective way to overcome your ailment. Depending on the details of your condition, however, you might not know which doctor offers the right type of treatment: a foot doctor or an […]

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Knee Injury Prevention Tips for Joggers

Orthopaedic advancements have made it possible for athletes to quickly resolve some of the most common knee ailments through conservative treatment regimens. Nevertheless, a minor injury might still feel like a significant setback for any committed jogger. There’s no absolute way for joggers to offset the risk of knee injury; however, there are a number […]

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Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There is a collection of factors that can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): age, hormones, family medical history, and wrist use. Depending on the severity of each patient’s symptoms, however, there is also a collection of treatment options to alleviate the numbness, tingling, and pain that accompanies it.   Diagnosing CTS  Hand and […]

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What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Whether the cause of a minor injury or a long-term condition, frozen shoulder affects patients in what are known as the “freezing,” “frozen,” and “thawing” stages. As the lining around the shoulder joint gradually thickens due to inflammation, it tightens the surrounding scar tissue causing prolonged loss or reduction of mobility. While this common condition […]

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Can Weather Affect Joint Pain?

For patients with joint issues, it can sometimes feel like their daily forecast comes in the form of aches and pains. Although many experience a strong correlation between the onset of inflammation and the onset of inclement weather, researchers still struggle to prove that the two are actually connected. In fact, the causes most often […]

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Factors That Affect Recovery After a Meniscal Tear Operation

A potential result of intense physical exertion or arthritic inflammation, a meniscal tear in the knee can affect patients of all ages and lifestyles. Following a meniscal tear operation, however, each patient shares the same desire to make a complete recovery as quickly as possible. Notwithstanding, there are countless variables that can determine whether their […]

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Diagnosing and Treating a Labral Tear of the Shoulder

Whether they’re the cause of fall, age, or exercise, most shoulder injuries present a lot of the same symptoms: stiffness, pain, and a lack of strength. Therefore, recognizing a specific shoulder impairment often requires a methodology more complex than a simple visual examination. With regards to labral tears specifically, diagnosing and treating the injury can […]

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Why Injuries to Seniors Should Always Be Evaluated by a Doctor

While a fall might not be enough to slow a young athlete, it can be a health-altering setback for a senior citizen. With aging, recovery and rehabilitation become increasingly complex and timely priorities. Because trauma in elderly patients can reveal underlying conditions and prompt significant symptoms, it’s essential for senior injuries, both major and minor, […]

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