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The Truth About Bone Fracture Healing: Myths vs. Facts

The Truth About Bone Fracture Healing: Myths vs. Facts

Bone Fracture Healing: Myths vs. Facts Fracture healing is an intricate process that comes with its fair share of myths and misunderstandings. It's time to sift through these misconceptions and lay bare the truth about healing broken bones. Myth: Fractures and Breaks...

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Understanding Osteoarthritis: The Leading Cause of Joint Pain

Understanding Osteoarthritis: The Leading Cause of Joint Pain

Understanding Osteoarthritis: The Leading Cause of Joint Pain Table of Contents Introduction to Osteoarthritis Causes of Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Diagnosis Treatment Options Prevention and Management Conclusion 1. Introduction to Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, the...

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Top 10 Questions Patients Ask About Knee Replacement Surgery

Top 10 Questions Patients Ask About Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a life-changing decision for many individuals suffering from chronic knee pain and limited mobility due to various joint-related conditions. The prospect of undergoing surgery can be daunting, and patients often have numerous questions and...

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How Does Medical Marijuana Help with Chronic Pain?

How Does Medical Marijuana Help with Chronic Pain?

How does medical marijuana help with chronic pain? "Doctor, my back is killing me!" "Well, have you considered medical marijuana?" That might sound like the beginning of a stoner comedy, but in reality, it's a conversation happening more and more often between...

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The Advantages of Choosing an Independent Orthopedic Surgeon

The Advantages of Choosing an Independent Orthopedic Surgeon

The advantages of choosing an independent orthopedic surgeon Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. We play a crucial role in helping patients regain their mobility, reduce pain,...

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Am I Too Young For a Knee Replacement?

Am I Too Young For a Knee Replacement?

Deciding whether a patient is too young for a knee replacement requires carefully weighing all of the pros and cons that come along with such a major surgery. Potential quality of life implications must be considered on both sides of the argument. In this article, we...

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Aging Joints

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Aging Joints

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been used in recent years as a treatment for aging joints, particularly osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage that cushions the joints wears away over time, causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness....

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Medical Marijuana May Help You Avoid Opioid Painkillers

Medical Marijuana May Help You Avoid Opioid Painkillers

Two new studies have shown that medical marijuana could be a viable alternative to opioid pain medication. Many patients who are prescribed opiates such as hydrocodone (Vicodin®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), oxymorphone (Opana®), morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®),...

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ACL Sports Injury: Getting Back in the Game Faster

ACL Sports Injury: Getting Back in the Game Faster

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a strong band of tissue that connects your thigh bone to your shin bone and provides essential joint stability in your knee. ACL sprains and tears are leading sports injuries that put athletes out of the game. In fact, up...

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Herniated Disc: What are your Options?

Herniated Disc: What are your Options?

A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft tissue inside the spinal column pushes through a crack in the tougher outer layer of the disc. In a healthy spine, vertebral discs cushion your bones as you move, but an acute injury or...

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What is Bursitis?

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is a condition that occurs when the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) near the joints become inflamed. Bursae are small sacs that contain a small amount of fluid and cushion the joints and bones, allowing them to move smoothly over one another. When a bursa becomes...

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When do You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor?

When do You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor?

It can be difficult to know when it's time to see an orthopedic doctor. Is it just a small injury that will go away on its own, or are you dealing with something more severe, that could potentially get worse if left untreated? Many people put up with daily aches and...

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