Bone and Joint Blog

Treating Sports-Related Injuries with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Posted Nov 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Sports-related injuries can happen to anyone during the course of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be sidelined by a rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, or sprained..

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Spinal Fusion Myths: 4 Common Misconceptions

Posted Sep 28, 2020 9:59:00 AM

Spinal fusion is the most commonly performed spine surgery in the U.S. with over 350,000 cases each year. The procedures can address pain, instability, and even deformity of the spine from a wide..

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What is the Difference Between a Physician Assistant and a Doctor?

Posted Sep 25, 2020 11:14:00 AM

When the time comes to seek medical care for an orthopedic injury or condition, there are some key factors that everyone considers: convenience, skill and expertise, and bedside manner to name a..

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UCL Injuries in Youth Athletes: Causes and Treatment

Posted Sep 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM

Thomas Edward John, Jr., better known as Tommy John, played 26 seasons of major league baseball. Today, however, his name is less synonymous with greatness on the ballfield and better recognized..

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What Grade Ankle Sprain Do I Have?

Posted Aug 3, 2020 2:19:00 PM

When it comes to orthopedic injuries, there are few more common than the sprained ankle. Afflicting patients of all ages and levels of athleticism, a sprained ankle can occur whether you are..

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Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 5 Steps

Posted May 26, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Numb and tingling fingers, shock-like sensations through the hand – these are just a couple of symptoms that may indicate the presence of carpal tunnel syndrome. The condition which affects the..

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Epidural Steroid Injections: When are They Right for You?

Posted May 5, 2020 3:40:00 PM

When you think of an epidural, you may think of a woman during childbirth. However, epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a proven treatment for many forms of back pain and can make a..

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Numb and Tingling Fingers: Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome to Blame?

Posted Apr 9, 2020 12:52:00 PM

Have you ever felt a sensation of numbness or tingling in your fingers?  Perhaps your pinky or ring fingers have felt “asleep” when you wake up in the morning or after a particularly long day at..

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5 Ways to Prevent an Achilles Tendon Rupture

Posted Mar 4, 2020 10:58:00 AM

The Achilles tendon is the largest in the body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. It allows the foot to point downward and push off, making activities such as running and jumping..

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What are the Common Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

Posted Dec 16, 2019 1:03:00 PM

Osteoarthritis is a condition which affects millions of Americans, causing pain and inflammation of the joints. For an unfortunate few of this group, the condition will go on to affect the spine..

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