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Tiny Bursa Balloons to Bursitis

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

A bursa is a thin, fluid-filled sac that cushions and lubricates between bone and surrounding soft tissue, such as skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It’s like a tiny water balloon with only a few of fluid wedged between two surfaces.   An adult body contains about 160 bursae with 11 around the knee joint. When […]

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If I Had a Hammer Toe

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

What is hammer toe? A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint so that it resembles a hammer.   If you have a hammer toe, the symptoms are visible with the hammer-like curling toe.   Other symptoms include: Pain in the affected […]

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ACL Pop and Tear Repair

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The ACL is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee.   The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at 250,000 to 300,000 annually with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year.   The incidence of ACL injury is higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, soccer, […]

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Exercises to Strengthen Knees

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Strengthening the muscles that support your knee keeps knees healthy, reduces stress on the knee joint and helps to prevent injury. Strong quadriceps muscles in the front of the thigh and hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh enable the knee joint to bend, straighten and absorb shock. Strengthening exercises strengthen the muscles to […]

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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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