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I have a friend that had a total knee replacement and went home the same day. Is it an option for me?

Total knee arthroplasties are one of the most common orthopedic procedures done in the United States today. Not only is it a very common procedure, but it also is an extremely rewarding procedure if done appropriately. Studies have shown that …

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Mallet Finger

What is a mallet finger? Mallet finger is an injury to the tendon that straightens the last (distal) joint of the finger or thumb. In an extensor tendon injury affecting that joint, the tendon is either torn from its attachment …

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Concussion Testing

Concussion has been a hot button topic for the last several years. From NFL lawsuits to Hollywood blockbuster movies, concussion is everywhere. The trouble is, concussions present in very different ways. Some presentations are obvious with loss of consciousness, amnesia …

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I Dislocated My Kneecap, What Should I Do?

Patellar dislocations are common injuries that are seen at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists. A patellar dislocation is whenever the kneecap (patella) dislocates from the femur (trochlea). This is relatively common in teenage athletes. It most commonly occurs with a twisting mechanism …

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Return to Sport Clearance After ACL Reconstruction

How important is return to sport clearance? Prior to starting sport activities after ACL reconstruction an athlete needs to be cleared by their orthopedic surgeon. Research shows that returning to sports activities without surgeon clearance can almost double chances of …

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Hip Bursitis

Cool gel pack on a swollen hurting hip.

What is hip bursitis? Hip bursitis, also known as greater trochanteric bursitis, is a condition that affects the outside region of the hip. The greater trochanter is the bony prominence on the lateral side of the leg and the attachment …

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Patella Tendon Rupture

What is it? Patella tendon rupture is a disruption of the tendon which attaches the knee cap to the tibia, which is the main bone in the lower leg. The patella tendon works with the quadriceps muscle to straighten the …

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I have arthritis in my knee. What are my options?

Arthritis of the knee is a condition which is commonly suffered by millions Americans each year. Technically what arthritis is, is any inflammation or damage to the knee cartilage. There are two types of cartilage in the knee. The meniscus …

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Concussion

What is a Concussion? The definition of a concussion is always evolving and the latest definition published in the British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine from the 5th International Conference on concussion in Sports held in Berlin during October 2016 …

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Giving 100% – 10% AT A TIME

When progressing a runner or triathlete back to sport I often emphasize that it is better to undertrain rather than to over-train for a race. The downside to an undertrained endurance athlete is a missed personal record (PR) or feeling …

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