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Dr. Tallman Orthopedic Ankle Expert Surgeon

Orthopedic Ankle Expert at DOC

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Dr. Garrett Tallman, orthopedic surgeon with Direct Orthopedic Care, Carlsbad, California, specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, such as ankle sprains and fractures. Sprained ankles are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. It is estimated that 25,000 people in the U.S. suffer an ankle sprain every day. However, the ankle joint can be […]

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Hip Resurfacing or Replacement

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Guests with advanced osteoarthritis of the hip may be candidates for hip resurfacing or hip replacement if all non-surgical options have failed. Surgery should be discussed with the DOC orthopedic surgeon if the hip causes severe pain, negatively affects quality of life and interferes with normal activities.   The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The […]

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Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip Hip Hooray

Monday, June 4th, 2018

You can protect yourself from hip fractures by eating a diet that includes calcium and Vitamin D, creating a safe home environment and regularly participating in a program of moderate exercise. Most hip fractures are caused by weak bone and the impact from a fall. Hip fractures are breaks in the thighbone (femur) just below […]

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Clinical Peer Review Improves Care

Monday, June 4th, 2018

“Clinical peer review is the process by which health care professionals evaluate each other’s clinical performance.” Peer review is a way to objectively evaluate the quality of a colleague’s work in a candid, confidential and professional manner. Providing the highest quality care is the main objective of our medical team at Direct Orthopedic Care.   […]

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Stem Cell Treatment for Athletes

Look Who’s Using Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are widely used in sports medicine. It is estimated that hundreds of NFL players across 32 teams have used regenerative medicine, averaging at least six players per team.   The NFL and Stem Cell Therapy  New York Jets running back, Chris Johnson, tore his meniscus and caused damage to […]

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FDA Stem Cell Research

FDA Stem Cell Studies

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

“The safety and efficacy of the use of stem cells derived from peripheral blood or bone marrow for hematopoietic reconstitution are well established.” FDA commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said in a commentary recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hematopoiesis is a combination of two Greek words, meaning “to make blood.” All cellular […]

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Amniotic Tissue Promotes Healing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Cryopreserved biologic amniotic tissue has an emerging role in orthopedics. Amniotic tissue can be used in conjunction with regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell and PRP therapies, to help improve outcomes Doctors at Rush University School of Medicine wrote in 2016 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine: “Amniotic membranes have many promising applications […]

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Regenerating Aging Rock Star Athletes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Playing sports can cause wear and tear on the body. The list of professional athletes who have confirmed or been reported to receive stem cell or PRP therapies is a virtual who’s who of athlete recipients. For hundreds of professional athletes, regenerative medicine is a regular part of their comeback from injury or a chronic […]

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Choosing DOC allows you to avoid high ER bills!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Important Information for Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy Holders Texans may want to think twice about their next visit to the ER or freestanding ER. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the largest health insurer in the state, is changing their policy on June 4, so that some policy holders, fully insured groups and […]

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Study: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

STUDY: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate — By: Terry Stanton Findings suggest need for more orthopaedic training for ED residents and personnel A study of how orthopaedic conditions are diagnosed and managed by emergency department (ED) personnel at one Level 1 trauma center found that a significant number of them […]

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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 28

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, under Collection Site Near You for information in […]

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Matching Healthcare to Injury

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

If you have a scrape or bruise, you treat the minor injury at home.   If you have the flu, a cold, or a fever, go to the urgent care clinic.   If you have breathing difficulties, feel faint, unable to move, severe burns, chest pain, seizures, heavy bleeding, serious allergic reaction, poisoning, or overdose, […]

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Miniature Surgery

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Arthroscopy comes from two Greek words: “artho” meaning joint and “skopein” meaning to look. So Arthroscopy means to look within the joint. Arthroscopy involves a miniature incision and pencil-sized instruments with a lens and light to magnify and illuminate inside the joint.   The DOC surgeon is able to see inside the joint, including bones, […]

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A Pain in the Rear

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The sacroiliac joint, SI joint, connects the hip bones (iliac crests) to the sacrum, the bone shaped like a triangle between the lumbar spine and the tailbone (coccyx). The main function of the SI joint is to absorb shock between the upper body and the pelvis and legs and help to bend forward and backward. […]

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Get in the Swing for Golf

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated for golf-related injuries in 2015. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion, stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. The three most commonly injured areas of the body from playing […]

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