What Does It Mean To Tear A Rotator Cuff?

What Are The Symptoms? – What Are The Risks? – What Are My Options? Shoulder injuries are never enjoyable. Oftentimes, they can put us out of work for weeks and hinder our daily activities. Whether you believe it or not, an injured shoulder can really put a dent into your daily activities. For instance, even…

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Don’t complicate your healing… New study warns what to avoid while recovering from surgery. 

How Prolonged Opioid Use Prior To TKA or THA Can Complicate Your Recovery A recent study that explored this potential risk factor concluded that patients who have taken opioids for at least 60 days prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty or Total Hip Arthroplasty are at a significantly higher risk for finding themselves back in the…

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Is Surgery The Answer For Pain? Maybe…

Is Surgery The Answer For Pain? Maybe… And There Are Types of Surgeries That Could Even Shorten Your Stay In The Hospital In today’s day and age, new cutting-edge and innovative medical procedures, tools, and treatments are constantly making the rounds amongst surgeons, doctors, and orthopedics alike. However, choosing which form of treatment is right…

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Sports Conditioning 101… How To Create Your Own Conditioning Plan

How To Create Your Own Conditioning Plan & What Are The Potential Injury Risks? For any active child, teenager, or adult interested in maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle through sports, exercise, or any other sweat-inducing activity, maintaining a high level of conditioning is always going to ensure some good results! However, how can you be…

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Managing Your Pre-Surgery Anxiety – Will it Lead to a More Positive Surgical Outcome?

As It Turns Out – Maybe! Let’s face it, any type of medical procedure, especially surgeries and operations, can certainly instill intense feelings of anxiety for the patient about to undergo a major surgery. With an endless list of things to worry about and have anxiety over, it’s definitely not an easy task to simply…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Do I Have It?

In the world of orthopedics, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is among one of the most common ailments experienced by patients who step into our office, here at Orthopedic Associates. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbing, and tingling in the hands and arms. It can often create a tremendous sense of discomfort amongst…

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What To Do After You’ve Sprained Your Ankle

Spraining an ankle is more common than you think, and more often than not, a sprained ankle can go undiagnosed for months and mistaken for a badly twisted ankle. Sprained ankles are painful, upsetting, and can be difficult to overcome. And perhaps the most unfortunate part about spraining an ankle, is that it’s virtually unavoidable….

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Free Seminar by Dr. Larkin! Treatment Options for Knee Pain….

Free Seminar by Dr. Larkin! Treatment Options for Knee Pain…. Join the Rose Orthopedic & Spine Center to hear from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Larkin, who will share information about arthritis in the knee and explain different treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. It will be a great opportunity to ask questions of a leading…

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How To Tell When It’s Time To Consider A Hip Or Knee Replacement

Joint replacement surgeries are becoming a fairly common orthopedic procedure to help patients regain their ability to maintain complete mobility. While many factors come into play when determining if a knee replacement or a hip replacement surgery is actually necessary to fix the problems that someone is experiencing, orthopedics do seem very confident in the…

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Tennis and My Aching Knee

In this installment, we will discuss the non-arthritic causes of knee pain that may affect your performance on the court, the causes, and some treatment options.  Like everything in medicine there is some overlap though, and often a simple diagnosis of a meniscus tear masks a bigger picture of degenerative arthritis.  The two general categories…

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