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Packing Back-to-School Backpacks

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.   The Challenges of School […]

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partial vs total knee replacement surgery

Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

DOC’s orthopedic surgeon will be specifically concerned with the location of the knee pain. If the pain is located almost entirely on either the inside portion or outside portion of the knee, then the guest patient may be a candidate for a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement. If the pain is throughout the entire knee […]

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The Next Step: Hip Replacement Surgery

Friday, July 21st, 2017

If common activities like walking and getting in and out of a chair become difficult and painful and medications, changes in everyday activities, and walking supports do not relieve the symptoms, hip replacement surgery may be the next step. The Anatomy of the Hip The hip, a ball-and-socket joint, is one of the body’s largest […]

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elbow injuries in the throwing athlete

Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow, which can lead to serious overuse injury. Overuse injuries develop when an athletic movement is repeated during play and when these periods of play are so frequent that the body does not have enough time to rest and heal. Although throwing injuries in the elbow most […]

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