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May 31, 2017

Your ankle supports a force about five times your body weight when you walk. Normally, the cartilage in the ankle joint cushions the bones, so walking is painless, something we often take for granted. But as you age, your ankles may develop osteoarth...

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May 24, 2017

Genetics, lifestyle, and shoe wear all come into play with the development of foot deformities. Hammertoes and bunions especially are the typical result of cramped, ill-fitting shoes worn consistently for long periods of time, and as such, they are m...

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Dec 30, 2016

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a hip replacement if you’re experiencing the following: You have hip pain that keeps you awake at night The pain in your hip prevents you from participating in your favorite recreat...

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Dec 29, 2016

Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to accept the...

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Dec 28, 2016

Total knee replacement surgery removes damaged and painful areas of the femur and tibia, replacing them with specially designed metal and plastic parts. In order to speed up recovery time, our experts suggest preparing for this procedure by performin...

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Oct 03, 2016

Dr. Michael Higgins is the first Orthopaedic surgeon in Virginia to use the Navio robotic system to perform partial knee replacements. He is performing this cutting edge technology at the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex. Blue Belt reaches 1...

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Oct 03, 2016

For patients with large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex type of shoulder arthritis called “cuff tear arthropathy”, a conventional total shoulder replacement may result in pain and limited motion.  Reverse total shoulder repl...

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Oct 03, 2016

Are you one of the many who have are regulars at the crossfit gym and looking at the WOD (workout of the day) but have injured yourself either by overuse or simply gashing your shin? If so take a look at the site below and find out how you can avoid...

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Oct 02, 2016

The Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country by Becker’s Review. The hospitals on this list have great orthopaedic programs that have earned considerable recogni...

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Oct 02, 2016

Tidewater Orthopaedics would like to welcome Paul B. Maloof, MD to Hampton Roads and our practice. Dr. Maloof comes to the area after completing his fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery at Duke Univiersity. Duke is known as a pionee...

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