Is Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Right For You?

The objective is for the patient to end up with a stable, comfortable hip that lasts a long time. Whatever the choice of surgical procedure, it should serve that purpose. Everything is minimizing these days. There is minimally invasive knee surgery, spinal surgery, and heart surgery. We are all minimalists, at heart. Our goal is…

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Pressure Mounts to Separate Kids & Football

What can you do when your son (or daughter) announces he’s made the football team and all you’ve been hearing is risk, risk, risky business? First, know and understand the risks. The evidence is growing and growing more serious about the longterm effects of football and head injuries. Players who’ve taken a hit to the…

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Retaining Cardio Fitness After an Injury

An ACL or any other lower-body injury is devastating because it removes the athlete from the field. One major challenge is how to maintain fitness while the injury heals. Whether you are a pro or a serious recreational athlete, your ability to bounce back from a sports-related injury depends to a great extent on your level…

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Knees Feeling the Effects of a Long Summer? Consider Knee Cartilage Reconstruction

Whether you are a major league catcher or a green thumbed gardener, you will likely be feeling the effects of an active summer season in your knees. Over time, excessive bending and stretching can wear down the cartilage in your knees, leaving them susceptible to inflammation and arthritic pain. Certain hobbies and habits are more…

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Tennis Elbow Affects Non-Players As Well

 Diagnosed with Tennis Elbow We’re frequently amazed at how many people are diagnosed at our clinic with tennis elbow— many more than actually ever pick up a racquet! But the name sticks. Well, maybe because the medical term, lateral epicondylitis, is definitely less catchy. In fact, you don’t have to know the business end of…

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Vehicle Accident Victims Need a Long-term Outlook

While there are a number of injuries that can result from a vehicle accident, a few principles should guide the patient. First, don’t dismiss those nagging aches and pains. Vehicle accidents, while their numbers have been falling over the past few decades, are still a common cause of neck and back injuries as well as a…

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PRP Therapy for Sports Injuries

At our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinic, we’ve noticed that professional athletes are often in the vanguard of medical treatment. Because they cannot afford to miss much time away from their sport, these athletes are open to unusual and new therapies. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is one such technique and true to form, Kobe Bryant…

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