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.
What is a Physician Assistant?
What is a Physician Assistant or PA? These providers are becoming more and more prevalent in healthcare today. Have you seen a Physician Assistant for care? Often people do not understand the role that Physician Assistants play in healthcare today. Many physician assistants are the only provider available in small...Read More about What is a Physician Assistant?
Are You a Fall Risk?
We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...Read More about Are You a Fall Risk?
Ice, Heat, or Both?
You went a little overboard at your aerobics class and are feeling it in your knees. The arthritis in your hands is really causing achiness and stiffness today. Do you use ice, heat, or a combination of both? Here is some basic information to help you make the right decision....Read More about Ice, Heat, or Both?
How To Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
We all know that it takes “a long time” to become a practicing orthopedic surgeon. Many people shy away from undertaking the profession due to the length of time it takes to achieve the goal. Here is just what it takes to become an orthopedic surgeon. The educational journey for...Read More about How To Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
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....Read More about Meniscal Tears
A very common fracture, often associated with sporting activities, is a collarbone fracture. The collarbone, or clavicle, is the bone over the top of your chest between your breastbone (sternum) and shoulder blade (scapula). It is easy to feel the clavicle because unlike other bones which are covered with muscle,...Read More about Broken Collarbones
Shoulder Injury Prevention
The shoulder is one of the most amazing joints in the body. In fact, it is not really a “joint”, but rather a complex of 5 joints, over 30 muscles, and 6 major ligaments. The shoulder can assume 1,600 different positions! There is more movement at the shoulder joint than...Read More about Shoulder Injury Prevention
Dehydration and Joint Pain
Dehydration and Joint Pain Dehydration is so much more than just being thirsty. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. By the time you “feel” thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Not drinking enough water – not coffee or pop – but pure water, can lead to fatigue, slow down metabolism, affect...Read More about Dehydration and Joint Pain
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...Read More about Do You Follow Doctor's Orders?
The Benefits of Water Aerobics
Need another option for some exercise as the warmer weather sets in? Water aerobics are a great low impact way to get in shape and enjoy the water. Many gyms include pools and offer water aerobics classes. Some city swimming pools also offer special hours set aside for adults only...Read More about The Benefits of Water Aerobics