The Truth About K-Tape Does It Work? If It Does, How Well?

So, we’ve all seen the hundreds of Olympic athletes, professional sports players, and even high school athletes with bright colored fabric taped to their muscles, joints, arms, and legs. The tape freely bends and stretches with their movements and takes on the aesthetic of an integral uniform component designed to accentuate the muscles of the…

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Can Surgery Within 48 Hours After Injury Result In Positive Outcomes?

Is Immediate Surgery Better For Patients With Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture? New Study Claims That Surgery Within 48 Hours After Injury Results In Positive Outcomes In the world of sports and fitness, an Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) is a fairly common occurrence. And every athlete or individual who has ever experienced a rupture or a…

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The Slopes are Open! Time to Get Your Body In Shape For Ski Season!

The snow is flying and it’s time to head up to the high country! How To Properly Prepare Your Body For A Day On The Slopes If you’re looking to plan an early winter trip to the mountains for some fun family skiing, now is certainly the time. However, have you put much thought into…

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New Wearable Device To Protect Soccer Players

Is This New Wearable Device The Solution For Soccer Related Head Injuries? As the school year moves into full swing, the large and extensive array of youth sporting events and practice will plague our calendars. And while it is certainly among ours and our children’s busiest time of the year, it is also one of…

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Ever Wonder Why Your Children Have More Energy Than You’ve Ever Seen?

It’s Because Scientists Believe Our Children Are As Fit As Endurance Athletes! Yes, you read that title right! So, you’ve asked yourself, your parents, and your grandparents, “Did I really have this much energy as a child? Did mom and dad? Did you?” And then you go on to ask yourself, “How can my children…

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What Hurts Soccer Players More? Collisions or Heading?

If someone asked you about your opinion on collisions in soccer, what would you say? You’d probably talk about how they’re inevitable, but that they’re probably the number 1 cause of injury, the number 1 cause of concussions, and the number 1 cause of serious, traumatic head injuries, right? While you’d certainly be safe to…

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It’s Snowing in the High Country! Are You Ski-Fit? Here’s How To Get There!

The leaves are changing and so has your body since last winter! How can you get ready to ski or ride this fall and avoid any trips to see us at Orthopedic Associates of Denver?  There are many components to getting slope-ready! Balance, strength, flexibility and agility play a key role in preventing injury and…

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Can My Artificial Hip Set Off Metal Detectors At Airports?

Are You Nervous About Traveling Due To Your Recent Knee/Hip Replacement? So, you’ve recently undergone a total knee replacement or total hip replacement surgery and are planning on traveling sometime in the future. You’re absolutely certain that your new artificial implanted joint isn’t plastic, so it must be metal, right? But wait! Every type of…

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(When) Can I Play Tennis Again? By Joel B. Gonzales, M.D., Orthopedic Associates

This is usually one of the first questions people ask after they become injured and/or are contemplating surgery.  The most common orthopedic injuries and surgeries will be listed below as well as general guidelines for return to tennis. I would emphasize that these are “average” times assuming no complications and a strict adherence to a…

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Resuming Physical Activities After A Knee Replacement

When Can I Start? – How Can I Get Into Sports Again? Total knee replacement (TKA) surgery is not an easy surgery to go through. Not only is the pre-surgical process a tough mental challenge, the post-surgical process also has its mental challenges that many patients are presented with. For non-athletes, these challenges come in…

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