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Easing Into Activity Following Knee Replacement

The recovery time from a knee replacement procedure varies for each patient based on the patient’s overall health, type of procedure, and activity level prior to surgery.

When the procedure is complete and patients have returned home...

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Are You Ready for Joint Replacement?

Although joint replacement surgery is a major procedure, if you’re experiencing the following signs, you may be ready for a joint replacement.

  • You’re experiencing joint pain that keeps you awake, or awakens you, at...
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Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well...

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How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle

A pulled muscle occurs when the muscle is strained or stretched too far, creating small tears within the muscle. This generates aching, tightening, and stiffening in the muscle, which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The hamstring is...

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Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints (the glenohumeral and the acromioclavicular), the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can...

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Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a very common and easily incurred injury. It is so common that approximately 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day. Ligaments in the ankle hold the...
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How Do Meniscus Tears Affect Athletes?

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee....
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Don’t Let Your Shoulder Freeze

Frozen shoulder is a condition of stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion due to a soft tissue contracture. The condition generally affects middle-aged adults and can be associated with rotator cuff tears and degenerative arthritis, as well...

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Advancing Rotator Cuff Repair

For some patients, surgery remains the only option when symptoms of a rotator cuff tear become too severe. Thankfully, surgical treatment options have advanced in recent years...

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Are You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and...

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