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Jun 03, 2021

The Rotator Cuff is known as the group of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. These tendons and muscles are meant to keep the upper arm bone firmly within the shoulder socket. A Rotator Cuff tear is when one of these tendons or muscle...

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May 05, 2021

Spinal vertebrae, or the bones that make up the spine, are cushioned by small, round discs between the vertebrae which act as shock absorbers. These discs have a tough outer layer which surrounds a softer center nucleus. When the nucleus pushes throu...

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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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