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Main Causes of a Rotator Cuff Tear

As it is the most flexible joint in the body, the shoulder is at risk for many different types of injuries. On the top of the shoulder, right where it meets the top arm bone is a grouping of tendons and muscles that work together as the rotator cuff. Serious tears in the rotator cuff… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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Study Says Young Girls at Higher Risk for ACL Injury Than Boys

A new study suggests that young girls are more prone to ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries than boys. The study reports that lack of physical training for young athletes and puberty are to blame. Let’s take a closer look at the link between ACL injuries and young athletes. What causes ACL injuries? Sports that involve… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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What is the New Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Many of those suffering from chronic shoulder pain, arthritis and other conditions often turn to total joint replacement to help alleviate the pain. However, the traditional techniques and technology used in this procedure does not benefit patients with torn rotator cuffs as effectively as many orthopedic surgeons would prefer. Now, there is a new type… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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Top 5 Most Common Sports-Related Orthopedic Injuries

It’s no secret that athletes are at risk for getting hurt during training, competitions, and games. Help keep yourself safe and explore the top five most common sports-related orthopedic injuries. Pulled Muscle. An athlete can pull almost any muscle in his or her body. The most common muscle injury is to the hamstring which is… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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Pros and Cons of Autograft or Allograft Use in ACL Reconstruction

The two most common approaches to arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL surgery is the use of an autograft or an allograft. Each approach has its own set of risks and benefits, so let’s take a look at the differences between these two methods. Autograft What is an autograft? An autograft is a part of a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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How Can Arthritis Be Treated?

Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with arthritis, a disorder characterized by swollen, stiff, and painful joints. Arthritis can occur in any of the joints, such as the hands, legs, or feet, and the primary symptoms are severe joint pain, stiffness, and a decreased ability to walk and move joints comfortably. These symptoms can… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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Rehabilitation FAQ: Your Common Questions Answered

  Orthopaedic physical therapy can help an athlete following an injury, allowing them to return to their sport as safely and quickly as possible. This type of therapy also applies to rehabilitation following amputation, surgery or other invasive procedures, and can be combined as part of a treatment or recovery plan.  Keep reading to learn… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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What are the Most Common Knee Injuries?

Each day, we rely on our knees for basic activities, like walking. Constant use of knees mean they are always at risk for injury and pain. Knee injuries are quite common, and can occur at any age. Perhaps the most common knee injury is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. This common knee injury usually occurs… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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How can an ACL Injury Be Prevented?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. When this ligament is torn, the result is often a severe knee injury. Normally, the ACL is torn while playing a high-impact sports activity, such as football or soccer. ACL injuries are most common among athletes 25 and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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How to Select the Best Running Shoes

Running is an excellent way to keep in shape and stay healthy. Each year, countless runners invest in shoes to help them succeed in the sport. While runners often worry about a variety of injuries, they should never have to worry about uncomfortable shoes. So, how can you choose the right running shoe? Visit a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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