Orthopedic Blog

How nutrition can help in the healing process. It really is what you eat!

We perform a variety of surgery on a weekly basis, anything from tendon repairs to plating broken bones.  All patients having surgery have one thing in common--everyone wants their surgery to heal!  All surgeons want their patients to do well after operations.  So how can this be done?  Well although there are no guarantees, surgical...
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Osgood Schlatter Disease-It Hurts When I Jump!

Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs in adolescent athletes during growth spurts.  As my young cousin Kendyll can attest it hurts! Often found in running athletes like soccer and basketball players OSD can be frustrating to children throughout their childhood until they reach skeletal maturity. The bones of the body grow in areas called "growth plates."  Growth plates are...
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You Are An Ironman…

An Ironman is a 140.6 mile race that most would agree is the ultimate test of will and endurance.  2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run--it's all a bit crazy isn't it?  Well for the last year everyone in our office has been a witness to the preparation, skill, and unbelievable determination...
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Total Knee Replacements–Why so Spooky?

This topic is brought to you by popular demand!  I've had great deal of requests for a topic on total knee replacements or as we call them in the ortho world TKAs (Total Knee Arthroplasty).  TKAs can seem overwhelming and downright SPOOKY if you are faced with the possibility of surgery.  Let's see if we...
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Good vs Evil Internet Searches

If you search Google for the term "ankle sprain" you will get one billion hits, including anything from Wikipedia to what high profile athlete just hit the DL.  How do you sort for credible data through all the bad?  The internet is a great tool full of valuable information, however when it comes to looking...
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