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The Symptoms Of A Torn Meniscus & How They Can Be Treated - Symptoms, Treatment & When Surgery Required

Meniscus tears are one of the most common cartilage injuries that can affect your knee. Causing pain, swelling, discomfort, and potentially preventing you from walking properly, they can be a serious short and long-term issue. But just what is the meniscus?…

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The Unique Challenges for Women Golfers – Here are 5 Ways to Avoid Injury and Play Better
Back Pain, Disc Replacement

The Unique Challenges for Women Golfers – Here are 5 Ways to Avoid Injury and Play Better

One factor that is consistent between both men and women golfers is that, back pain will often result when improper body mechanics and equipment is used for the sport. Dr. Scott Blumenthal, an orthopedic spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, has treated a number of men and women for back pain caused by playing golf. He outlined some gender differences that should be taken into consideration.…

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Successful Joint Replacement Surgery - What You Should Know
Joint replacement

Successful Joint Replacement Surgery - What You Should Know

"Our process can start before a patient even sees the doctor. We offer a joint replacement assessment and complete guide to joint replacement surgery on our website. Often patients reach out to ask questions about joint replacement and request assistance with finding a joint replacement surgeon. If the surgeon determines the patient is a surgical candidate, we reach out to the patient to schedule their Pre-Assessment appointment and their personal educational class. We offer both in person and virtual classes for the patients convenience. We are in contact with the patient every step of the way. We visit with them the day of surgery, we visit them in their hospital room and once they are discharged, we continue to follow up with them on their progress and give encouragement throughout their recovery."…

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Difference Between Partial Knee Replacement & Total Knee Replacement

Difference Between Partial Knee Replacement & Total Knee Replacement

Currently, around 7 million or so Americans are living with some variety of knee or hip replacement, with around 600,000 more undergoing a knee replacement each year. This number has been steadily growing in recent years for a variety of reasons; people are living longer and accordingly, may need some replacement parts as their originals wear out. Additionally, technology and surgical techniques are improving, which enables the procedure to be carried out less invasively and with a shorter recovery time. This makes it a considerably more attractive option than it might have been in previous decades.…

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Modern Medicine With Robotic Surgery

Modern Medicine With Robotic Surgery

For more than 35 years, surgeons have been enhancing their skills in the operating room with robotic technology. Whether it’s simple mechanisms used to hold patients in place or utilizing multifaceted systems to carry out delicate procedures, the intertwining of human and machine has helped surgeons perform better work — and deliver better patient outcomes.…

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Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain

Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain

Studies have indicated that as much as 80% of the population can expect to suffer from back pain at some point during their life, with some of the most severe cases primarily affecting the lower back. If you are currently experiencing problems and are interested in finding out how to relieve lower back pain or what is causing it, this guide should prove to be useful. However, we recommend that you visit a local spine specialist if you are suffering from chronic or severe lower back pain, so you can discuss all the treatment options and choose one that meets your needs.…

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What Are The Main Causes Of Upper Back Pain

What Are The Main Causes Of Upper Back Pain

There are a number of conditions that cause upper back pain, some of which are more common than others. In this short guide, we are going to look at the main causes and what can be done to alleviate the pain in each case. A qualified and experienced doctor should be consulted to find out what causes upper back pain and how best to deal with it in each individual case but the information below may help you to decide which type of doctor you should approach first.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Disc Replacement Surgery
Disc Replacement

Everything You Need to Know About Disc Replacement Surgery

Artificial disc replacement (ADR) offers patients suffering from chronic, severe back and neck pain the opportunity to retain mobility and resume their lives with minimal pain or discomfort. This type of arthroplasty is an alternative to the traditional surgical procedures that require a lengthy recovery period, loss of mobility and the potential for additional surgeries.…

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Why Joints Hurt and What You Can Do About It!
Joint replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Why Joints Hurt and What You Can Do About It!

If you are experiencing joint pain, it is important for you to discuss this with your doctor. A careful history and physical examination including X-rays of the affected joints are the main ways your doctor can help you make an accurate diagnosis. If the cause of your pain stems from osteoarthritis, treatment depends on how far the disease has progressed and how bad and how long your joints have been hurting.…

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Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Dealing with a nagging back or neck condition is stressful enough on its own. Finding a spine specialist or surgeon to treat that condition shouldn’t be. If you are on the hunt for an experienced spine specialist near you, these four tips can help you simplify your search to find a doctor who fits your unique needs best.…

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