Bone and Joint Blog

Spina Bifida: Prevention & Treatment in Baton Rouge

Posted Mar 26, 2019 12:11:17 PM

Spina Bifida in Children: Prevention and Treatment

In the not so distant past, spina bifida was a condition for which treatment and prevention still required much advancement. Fortunately,..

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Shoulder Arthritis: Why it Starts and How it’s Treated

Posted Mar 4, 2019 1:44:49 PM

Arthritis is often considered to be an affliction of the elderly.  Images commonly associated with the condition typically show older patients suffering pain in their hands or knees, and while..

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Radiofrequency Ablation: The Key to Treating Chronic Pain in Baton Rouge

Posted Jan 30, 2019 12:21:58 PM

Chronic pain is a very real and debilitating condition for millions of Americans. Lower back pain, neck pain, and arthritis are among the most common sources of chronic pain and the leading causes..

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A Baton Rouge Doctor Specializing in Pain

Posted Jan 30, 2019 12:19:51 PM

There are few challenges in life more difficult than completing medical school. Low acceptance rates, complicated subject matter, and lack of sleep are just a few of the reasons why many people do..

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A Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon Focused on Positive Patient Outcomes

Posted Dec 20, 2018 11:51:40 AM

“I can handle it. I can handle anything.” These were the simple, familiar words that Dr. Arthur Hess heard over and over again in the trauma bays of the Harvard hospitals where he was a young..

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PAO and Hip Dysplasia: The Procedure and Benefits

Posted Nov 14, 2018 5:04:10 PM

Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is too shallow and does not fully cover the head (ball) of the femur, or upper thigh bone.  It can affect adults or children, but it is most..

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ACL Tears in Athletes: Risk Factors and Symptoms

Posted Oct 22, 2018 2:10:22 PM

Participation in sports is linked to many health benefits. Of course, athletes reap the benefits of physical fitness, but they are also more likely to make healthier choices, have higher..

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A Dual Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialist Returns to Baton Rouge

Posted Oct 22, 2018 1:55:53 PM

You can take an athlete off of the field, but you can’t always keep them off of the team. Dr. Julie Neumann of the Bone and Joint Clinic is a prime example of this. Her passion for athletics and a..

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Top 3 Foot Injuries: Causes and Treatments

Posted Sep 5, 2018 2:28:00 PM

While we are busy going about our lives and interacting with the world around us each day, we rarely consider the very things that carry us through it: our feet.  On average, Americans walk about..

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Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis: How It’s Performed and Who Needs It

Posted Sep 5, 2018 2:25:48 PM

Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain, affecting about 10 percent of the U.S. population.  It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running the length of the..

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