Orthopedic Specialists' doctors are often featured in news media as leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists in providing high quality care in virtually all areas of the body. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events on Orthopedic Specialists, its expert team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists, and its line of orthopedic services.

Meniscal Tears

One of the most common knee injuries are meniscal tears. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are most at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus....
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Exercise Away the Cold and Flu Season

The cooler, dryer weather season is fast approaching as well as the cold and flu season and we are still in the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers have found that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects that boost your immune system. Some theories why exercise helps your...
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Total Knee Arthroplasty

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities of daily living, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using...
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X-rays - What Are They and Why So Many?

If you have ever been to an orthopedic surgeon’s office, you know that quite often an X-ray is performed. Roughly 1/3 of all orthopedic office visits include an X-ray. Here are the reasons for X-rays and a few of the things physicians can learn from these pictures. X-rays were discovered...
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Can You Exercise Too Much?

We all know how important it is to exercise as part of your health regimen, to stay active and get some heart-pumping activity several times a week. There is an extensive list of benefits of a regular exercise program. But can you overdo this exercise? How do you know if...
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Fall Clean Up

Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures and wind are bringing the beautiful color mix of changing leaves tumbling down on lawns, sidewalks, and into eaves. Unfortunately, that signals the beginning of the fall clean up in our yards and the tasks of preparing for colder weather. Raking...
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Balance - It's Important for Everyone!

Falling actually kills more women every year than breast cancer. As we get older, falling becomes a more serious problem. Balance falls into the same “use it or lose it” category that you associate with movement. There are many things you can do to maintain your muscle strength and flexibility...
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Do You Follow Doctor's Orders?

At the end of a doctor visit or hospital stay, a list of Do’s and Don’ts is usually given to patients to provide them with the tools they need to have a successful outcome, be it from an injury or a surgical procedure. These Do’s and Don’ts are developed over...
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Are You "Double Jointed"?

We all know that kid from elementary who was able to bend their fingers back more than we thought was humanly possible. When you reacted, they would respond “Oh, I’m double jointed”. The term double jointed implies that a person with unusual flexibility has twice the average number of joints...
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Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

Summer time may be winding down, but there are still plenty of sunny days left for those outside activities! Please review the following tips to prevent sunburn, sun damage, and even skin cancer that can result from long exposure to the sun. Times to avoid If you can avoid it,...
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