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Apr 15, 2021

Providing stability and mobility to the joint, the ligaments of the knee are also commonly involved in sports injuries, particularly in sports which require sudden stopping, starting, cutting and changes in direction. The ligaments of the knee includ...

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Apr 08, 2021

Founded in 2010, the Careplex Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center (COASC) is an outpatient surgery center specializing in a variety of ambulatory surgical procedures as well as joint replacement & revision pro...

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Apr 05, 2021

Patients who suffer from painful and limiting shoulder arthritis may be candidates for a procedure called a total shoulder replacement, also called a total shoulder arthroplasty. A total shoulder replacement is successful in returning the overwhelmin...

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Apr 01, 2021

A distal biceps tendon rupture, often treated by a sports medicine physician, also referred to as a distal biceps tendon tear, is a complete separation of the tendon from its bony insertion in the forearm. The bicep muscle is anchored to the bone at...

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Mar 30, 2021

Carpal tunnel syndrome often causes numbness, tingling, weakness and discomfort of the hand. These unpleasant sensations occur when the median nerve, a nerve which passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist, becomes compressed. Untreated, carpal t...

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Mar 22, 2021

In the not-so-distant past, outpatient total joint replacement was far from prominent. Instead, virtually all patients could expect an inpatient surgical procedure, a night or more in a hospital bed, possible transportation via ambulance, possible in...

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Feb 23, 2021

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the...

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Feb 16, 2021

Most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports like football, but can occur from taking a...

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Feb 09, 2021

Are you suffering with bunions? A bunion is a bony growth that develops at the base of the big toes joint. When this happens, the bump pushes the bones of the big toe toward the other toes. Bunions deform the feet and usually cause discomfort. Gene...

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Jan 06, 2021

January is the season of New Years resolutions! As we strive to make 2021 better than 2020, many people will undoubtably want to improve their physical health.  Before trying new and different movements for your body here are some helpful tips...

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