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Orthopedics August 2012 Archive

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Knee Replacement More Challenging in Patients Used to Pain Medication

Tuesday August 28, 2012
Knee arthritis can be painful.  In managing this pain, many patients will seek different treatments, including knee replacement surgery.  One treatment that should be used with caution is narcotic pain ... Read More

Delay Rehab After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Friday August 24, 2012
A recent report has challenged the initiation of therapy soon after undergoing rotator cuff repair surgery.  One of the reasons surgeons advocate for minimally invasive rotator cuff surgery is that ... Read More

Kids Who Walk on Their Toes

Thursday August 16, 2012
Watching a child learn to walk is amazing!  Seemingly right before your eyes, toddlers go from crawling to walking, in a short amount of time.  Of course, they don't get ... Read More

Risk of Heart Attack Increased After Replacement

Sunday August 12, 2012
A recent Danish study looked at the risk of having a heart attack, myocardial infarction or MI, after undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery.  The study found that patients who ... Read More

Flexor Tendon Infections

Wednesday August 8, 2012
Infections of the flexor tendons, the tendons that pull the fingers into the palm of the hand, can have serious consequences.  These tendons pass through a protective sheath that allows ... Read More

Safety of Donated Tissue Used In Surgery

Sunday August 5, 2012
The safety of cadaver donated tissues for use in surgical procedures is of great concern for many patients. Tissues used for ACL surgery, cartilage transplants, and other orthopedic procedures may ... Read More

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