Monthly Archives: December 2016

For the Heel of It! Haglund’s Deformity

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What Is Haglund’s Deformity? Haglund’s deformity is a bony bump on the back of your heel.  Haglund’s deformity typically develops in people who wear shoes with stiff, closed heels. Your risk of  developing Haglund’s deformity also depends on the shape …

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Torn ACL, Now What?

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What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary stabilizer to the knee. It offers stability to the knee during running and cutting activities. In the United States there are about 95,000 injuries per …

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Radiculopathy…What’s That?

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Radiculopathy (pronounced ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy) What is it? There are multiple types, but the two most common are cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a dysfunction of nerve roots of the neck. The seventh (C7; 60%) and sixth (C6; 25%) cervical …

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PRP and Sports Medicine

What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)? PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a biologic injection used in the sports medicine and orthopedic world to aid in injury healing. Biologics such as stem cells or PRP (which fall under the umbrella of …

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