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What is Compartment Syndrome?

Compartment syndrome happens when pressure in the muscles builds to dangerous levels. Think of a shaken can of soda. This decreases blood flow to the affected area, which prevents nutrients and oxygen carried in the blood from reaching nerve and …

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New Guidelines on Concussions: What You Need to Know

It’s September, which means youth, high school, collegiate, and professional football are all in full swing, and there have been two publications regarding concussions. One from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the other from the Aspen Institute, …

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What type of Ankle Support or Brace is best for your injury?

Commonly when you have injured your ankle, your treating physician will place you into an ankle brace or support to help while you are recovering from your injury. So what’s the difference between a brace and a support, and when …

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Traveling with the Team

One of the unique benefits of being a team physician with the University of Arkansas is accompanying the teams on certain away games. This week Dr. Yakin, Dr. Ylanan and myself travelled with the Razorback Women’s Basketball Team to Nashville, …

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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery uses a thin tube with a camera attached (endoscope). The endoscope is guided through a small incision in the wrist. The endoscope lets the doctor see structures in the wrist, such as the transverse carpal …

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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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