Addressing Osteosarcopenia to Reduce Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
4d ago
As we age, we wear down our bones, joints, muscles, and cartilage. Some people experience arthritis, bone spurs, or osteoarthritis. Others might begin getting more injuries like tears, sprains, or breaks. Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are two common conditions that weaken bones and muscles as people age. They are very prominent in the aging community, as they contribute to a lot of injuries and pain. Osteosarcopenia is the combination of the conditions. These conditions make it harder to move around, increase the chances of falling and breaking bones, and create a large burden on healthcare. O ..read more
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Golfer’s Elbow Treatment, Symptoms, and Prevention
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
1M ago
Golf season upon us! With the warmer weather rolling in, more carts are out on the course than usual. With golfers swinging, putting, and driving, it’s the perfect time to prepare for potential injuries you might encounter. The most common one we see is golfer’s elbow. The repetitive motion of swinging a golf club often leads to overuse injuries. Whether you’re a professional and amateur golf player, understanding injuries can help keep players out on the putting green instead of watching from the sidelines. Learn more from Orthopaedic Specialists about golfer’s elbow treatment, symptoms, an ..read more
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Angel McDowell and Rhonda King: The Orthopaedic Specialists Office’s Billing Department
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
1M ago
If you’ve ever been to the Orthopaedic Specialists office, then you might know that it takes a village to keep things running smoothly. There isn’t a member of our office that we don’t appreciate and value! Today, we want to shine the spotlight on our billing department, which include our two gals, Angel McDowell and Rhonda King. About Angel McDowell: Having been working in the Orthopaedic Specialists office for 19 years now, Angel is a pillar of knowledge and a friendly face to everyone she meets. She graduated from the University of Louisville, and even started her medical office and insur ..read more
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Osteoarthritis vs Osteoarthrosis: What’s the Difference?
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
1M ago
When coming across the terms osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis, you might be wondering what these terms mean or whether or not they refer to the same condition. However, while osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis sound extremely similar, they are actually different orthopedic conditions!  First, it might be helpful to break down the terms osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis in order to determine what they mean and how they are different.  Osteoarthritis: “Osteo,” or the Greek word for ‘bone’ and “-itis,” which means ‘inflammation’ Osteoarthrosis: “Arthro-,” which is a prefix meaning ..read more
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MCL and ACL Tears
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
2M ago
Would you believe us if we told you there are over 300 joints in the human body? That’s right – adults actually have around 350 joints. Out of all 350 of those joints, the knee joint is actually the largest and one of the most complex. While every joint plays a vital role in the overall function of the body, the knee joint is especially important. It not only supports your weight, but is also what allows you to move and bend your legs. That’s why doctors emphasize the importance of proper treatment and recovery for injuries like MCL and ACL tears!  An Overview of Ligaments in the Knee P ..read more
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What is Palindromic Rheumatism?
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
3M ago
There are many types of arthritis that plague the population. However, one of the strangest has to be palindromic rheumatism. Other names for this rare condition include palindromic rheumatoid arthritis, palindromic arthritis, or palindromic inflammatory arthritis. This form of inflammatory arthritis is characterized by short periods of joint pain and inflammation flare-ups. However, outside of the ‘arthritis attacks,’ joints feel completely normal and do not experience any permanent damage. While palindromic rheumatism may target any joint(s), fingers, wrists, and knees are most common. Fla ..read more
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March Madness: Common Basketball Injuries
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
3M ago
With the Super Bowl closing out the NFL season in February, the month of March now rolls in. But that just means that basketball fans are rejoicing everywhere. After all, March Madness is soon approaching! However, when filling out those March Madness brackets, it is important to take into consideration athlete injuries. It’s true that basketball isn’t as aggressive as collision sports such as football and hockey. But basketball players actually have one of the highest injury rates out of all the contact sports. Keep reading along to learn about the most common basketball injuries that athle ..read more
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Achilles Tendon Injuries: Acute Achilles Rupture vs Chronic Achilles Tendinitis
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
4M ago
Did you know that the Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon that our body has? It’s true! It has to be, since it plays such an important role in our ability to walk, run, jump, and move. It’s located at the back of the leg and connects the calf muscles – or the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles – to the heel bone. All people use this tendon everyday, and those such as athletes use it even more at a higher intensity. With how much the average person relies on their lower body, heel, foot, and leg pain might not be new. However, with Achilles tendon injuries, addressing pain and other issues ..read more
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An Overview of Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis Treatment and Causes
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
4M ago
Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, is the death of bone tissue caused by a lack of blood supply. Avascular necrosis can cause tiny breaks in the bone, which can eventually lead the bone to fully collapse if the issue is not properly treated. While osteonecrosis can affect individuals of any age or gender, it is most commonly found in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. Additionally, osteonecrosis can happen to any bone in the body, but it most typically develops in the hip, knee, and shoulder. Learn more about avascular necrosis treatment and causes below! Avascular Necr ..read more
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Cycling for Knee Health
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by Orthopaedic Specialists
6M ago
Since our knees are both very important to our everyday lives and very vulnerable to injury, it’s crucial that we keep them in good health. There are several exercises out there that our knees love, but cycling happens to be one of our favorites here at Orthopaedic Specialists, since it’s a fantastic fitness activity that offers a multitude of benefits for knee health. Here’s 6 reasons why cycling is an excellent exercise choice! 1. Low-Impact and Non-Weight Bearing Cycling is a low-impact, non-weight bearing exercise, which means it places minimal stress on your knee joints. Unlike running ..read more
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