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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.

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

Everyone has a different reaction to being referred to physical therapy by their physician. Some firmly believe in the benefits of therapy while others are a bit skeptical. Quite often in orthopedics, physical therapy is among the first treatments the physician will order to start the process of strengthening and...
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Get Up, Get Out, and Get Moving

Spring is finally here! The days are gradually waxing and waning into warm, sunny days and later hours of daylight. It’s time to begin thinking about all of those outside activities for you and your family. This is the time to make a habit of putting down all of those...
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Trochanteric Bursitis

Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. There are 2 major bursae in the hip...
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures

We are now offering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures. The information below can help you make an educated decision on if PRP is right for you. What is it? Blood is mainly a liquid called plasma. It also contains small solid components of red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets...
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Rebounding – Another Exercise Option 

Another exercise option gaining popularity is rebounding, and not with a basketball! Rebounding is most commonly done on a mini trampoline that can be done inside or outside, although some rebounding can also be done on a large trampoline. It is basically jumping on a trampoline, small jumps or large...
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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 doublejointed”. The term double jointed implies that a person with unusual flexibility has twice the average number of joints which...
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Get in the Game!

Studies have shown that men or women who continue to play sports and exercise in midlife continue to be more active as they get older. The benefits of a team sports session may even outweigh a run on the treadmill or a trip to the gym. Gym workouts boost cardiovascular...
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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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Osteoarthritis – Eat This, Not That

Did you know that you can help fight osteoarthritis and the associated pain, decrease inflammation, and improve joint flexibility just by choosing the right foods? Some foods tend to increase inflammation and some foods help to fight it. Inflammation produces free radicals, the cell-damaging molecules that are formed in response...
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Balance – It’s Good 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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