Orthopaedic Surgery

Understanding Bone Fractures

Your bones protect your heart, lungs and brain. Bones are tough, but even the strongest can break. Here's what you need to know about fractures and how to prevent them. Signs a bone may be broken Some fractures are obvious. But the signs of a stress fracture or cracked bone can be more subtle. Don't ignore these signs: • Swelling or tenderness. • Bruising or discoloration. • A limb that looks out of place. Types of fractures There are different types of bone fractures, includin...

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1/29/2024 10:13:00 AM Comments(0)

Total joint replacement surgery

If you experience joint pain that prevents you from doing routine activities, sports or hobbies, it may be time for a change. As dramatic as it sounds, completely replacing your aching joint could bring you some much-needed pain relief. What is total joint replacement? Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure. It is performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center. During the surgery, your doctor removes damaged cartilage and bone from the affected joint and replaces it with a devi...

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9/26/2023 12:15:00 PM Comments(0)

Tired of Living with Shoulder Pain?

Severe shoulder pain can greatly diminish your quality of life and prevent you from performing even the most basic daily tasks. A stiff and inflamed shoulder may be the result of arthritis, fractures or other injury. The first set of potential remedies will likely involve physical therapy or medications. But if these techniques fail to alleviate discomfort and elevate function, then shoulder replacement surgery might be an option. • Shoulder pain limits your daily activities, like getting ...

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5/23/2022 12:19:00 PM Comments(0)

Am I a Candidate for Hip Replacement?

Each year in the U.S., more than 330,000 people have surgery to replace diseased, injured or worn-out hips with new artificial parts, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The typical hip replacement patient is between 50 and 80 years old. But recommendations for surgery are based on a person's pain and disability, not age. Regardless of age, most people who have hip replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction in pain and a noticeable improvement in mobility and qu...

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10/25/2017 10:05:00 AM Comments(0)