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  • Ready to Get Outside? How to Care for Your Prosthesis This Summer

    If you're like most people, you've been stuck in the house for a few months. You're probably ready to get out and enjoy some of the warm summer temperatures. If this is your first summer with a prosthesis, you'll need to take some extra care and precautions before you head out. These steps are especially important if you haven't been wearing your prosthesis as often while the stay-at-home orders were in effect. [Read More]

  • How Can An Orthopedic Physician Treat Wrist Pain?

    Wrist pain may seem like a small inconvenience, but it can worsen if you don't take it seriously. When you initially see your doctor because of wrist pain, they may suggest wearing a wrist brace to stabilize the joint. If rest and self-care don't cure your symptoms, your doctor will probably send you to a specialist. An orthopedic physician specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. Wrist pain can be caused by arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or an impinged nerve. [Read More]

  • Orthopedic Surgery Might Be Necessary When You Have A Broken Arm

    If you've recently broken your arm due to an accident or injury, you may be nervous about what your treatment and healing will entail. When the bone in your arm is broken bad enough, or if the skin is cut open by the bone, the orthopedic surgeon will probably do surgery right away. If the skin is still intact and the nature of your injury is agreeable, your doctor might recommend waiting to do the surgery. [Read More]

  • What To Look For In An Artificial Leg

    You have had part of your leg amputated, and while you have had opportunities to have an artificial limb in the past to replace the part of your leg that you've lost, you've been content to deal with the missing limb up until recently. Whether you are more active, just want to see what your options are, or you have other reasons for wanting to entertain getting a prosthesis, you can do your part to have a healthy body and get a custom artificial leg without much issue. [Read More]

  • Joint Replacements: What To Know

    If you've already been talking to your doctor about joint replacement services involving one of your knees or hips, you may be in lot of pain and want to go forward with a procedure immediately. However, you must become aware of these details and work with your physician to make the joint replacement a success. Weight Loss Could Be a Requirement People who are overweight or obese are sometimes more likely to seek and need joint replacements. [Read More]

  • Causes, Prevention, And Treatment Of Rotator Cuff Injuries

    It can be very easy to injure your rotator cuff if you engage in certain repetitive activities and have other health risks. Rotator cuff injuries make life difficult as you likely rely on your shoulder for reaching and lifting. However, there are some things you can do to make injury much less likely to happen. Here is more information about the risk factors for rotator cuff injury and things you can do to prevent damage. [Read More]

  • Modern State-Of-The-Art Orthopedic Procedures Offer You Better Options For Fractured Bones

    Orthopedists have certainly come a long way in treating fractured bones. Period history reminds you that the ancestors of present-day orthopedists skilfully managed treating fractured bones by using wooden sticks to immobilize a fractured limb. They artfully placed an injured extremity in a filled sandbox for good measure. As technology evolved, plaster-of Paris method was a great improvement in the form of a cast. The scientific objective of fixing fractured bones was always about immobilizing fractured fragments as best as possible. [Read More]

  • 2 Tips for Recovering from Knee Replacement Surgery

    Knee replacement surgery is a great way to reduce pain and regain mobility in your legs, but it also requires a healing and recovery process. You can have a successful recovery if you are willing to listen to your doctor, as well as your body. This article will discuss two tips for recovering from knee replacement surgery.  Have Someone There to Help You with Basic Tasks  When you first go home after your knee surgery, it is going to be quite difficult for you to do most basic tasks on your own. [Read More]

  • Have You Had A Knee Injury? 3 Benefits Of Seeing A Physical Therapist

    If you have had a knee injury, it can take a while to get back to normal again. Your doctor will likely send you to a physical therapist to have orthopedic rehab as part of your recovery process. If so, below are three benefits of going to a physical therapist so you can understand how helpful it will be for you. Get Your Knee Function Back The physical therapist doing the rehab will work with you to ease your knee inflammation. [Read More]

  • Physical Therapy For Your Arm And Hand After A Stroke

    Your doctor will start you on physical therapy as soon as possible after you've had a stroke. Keeping the arm and hand muscles flexible is an important step to regaining function in that affected side. The longer the muscles go unused, the harder it is to gain back the use of your arm. Here is what to expect from your physical therapy after having a stroke. The Good and Bad of Compensation [Read More]