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Opioids After Orthopedic Surgery: 4 Tips For Getting Off Them The Right Way

A Growing Concern The headlines surrounding opioid abuse and addiction sound a grim note and for good reason; according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), overdoses of these drugs accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in the country in 2016. [1] And while there are many factors at play, one of … Continue reading “Opioids After Orthopedic Surgery: 4 Tips For Getting Off Them The Right Way”

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New Research Highlights Risk Factors For Opioid Misuse Following Orthopedic Surgery

Troubling Trends There’s no shortage of media coverage when it comes to the opioid epidemic as growing numbers of people becoming addicted to these drugs, leading to health, personal, and legal troubles. And, unfortunately, the rise in these numbers is in part due to perfectly legal medical practices; many who become dependent start off taking … Continue reading “New Research Highlights Risk Factors For Opioid Misuse Following Orthopedic Surgery”

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

The Road to Recovery: The Post Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Workout

Ready To Play Knee injuries are tough for anyone, but they can be particularly challenging for professional athletes, whose success relies on health. The road back to the court for Philadelphia 76ers center, Joel Embiid, was a long one. After having to sit out what would have been his first two seasons due to foot … Continue reading “The Road to Recovery: The Post Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Workout”

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Life After Orthopedic Surgery: The Diet

Strong On The Inside: Strong On The Outside There’s no doubt that there’s a connection between diet and the health of bones and joints. Alongside other lifestyle factors like exercise, what you eat will significantly impact your knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, or wrists. And it should come as no surprise that, following orthopedic surgery, this … Continue reading “Life After Orthopedic Surgery: The Diet”

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Shoulder Surgery: The Myths & The Facts (QUIZ)

                If you or someone you love is considering treatment for shoulder conditions like rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, impingement syndrome, and others, you want to have a full and realistic sense of your options. While your doctor will certainly educate you on treatment approaches, it never hurts … Continue reading “Shoulder Surgery: The Myths & The Facts (QUIZ)”

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Tech As a Teacher: Virtual Reality To Revolutionize Orthopedic Surgery Training

The Importance of Training It’s no secret that a surgeon’s job is highly specialized; it requires technical expertise, a problem-solving mindset, as well as precise physical skills. The smallest error or miscalculation could lead to disastrous results, which can certainly be the case when it comes to orthopedic procedures. Notably, an estimated four to five … Continue reading “Tech As a Teacher: Virtual Reality To Revolutionize Orthopedic Surgery Training”

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When Is It Time to See a Doctor About Knee Pain?

Listening to the Body Aches and pains are a fact of life. It could be the result of injury, pushing too hard during your last workout, the impact of working while seated in the office catches up to you, or when the body rebels after too long spent on your feet. This is certainly the … Continue reading “When Is It Time to See a Doctor About Knee Pain?”

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Recent Study Points to a New Means of Osteoarthritis Prevention

A Debilitating Issue Osteoarthritis, also known as “degenerative joint disease,” is incredibly common; 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men over the age of 60 suffer with it. [1] In the general population, the numbers are equally galling, with an estimated 30 million adults experiencing the condition. In these cases, cartilage that cushions … Continue reading “Recent Study Points to a New Means of Osteoarthritis Prevention”

Are You a Good Candidate for Total Hip Replacement? (QUIZ)

                This procedure, in which an artificial hip joint is implanted is usually recommended for patients with hip arthritis or other disorders that have tried managing the condition with other approaches without success. Candidates are those for whom pain and discomfort in this region seriously hinder day to … Continue reading “Are You a Good Candidate for Total Hip Replacement? (QUIZ)”

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World Sleep Day: 4 Things to Stop and Start Doing Before Bed

March 16th is World Sleep Day—a day when we celebrate sleep and take time to recognize the important issues related to sleep. You may not have realized this, but getting the right amount of shut-eye and joint health actually have a lot to do with each other. This may be hard to believe if a … Continue reading “World Sleep Day: 4 Things to Stop and Start Doing Before Bed”

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