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  • 1 More Reason to Worry About Your Teenager: The Dangers of High School Football Concussions

    Monday, 29 September 2014 1 More Reason to Worry About Your Teenager: The Dangers of H...

    The play is called, the players break from the huddle and the quarterback yells for the snap. Just moments later, that same quarterback, who happens to be your son - is laying flat on his back after being tackled by one of the opposing team’s biggest linemen. While the other team celebrates the sack, your school’s athletic trainer starts making her way out onto the field and you notice that a few of his teammates have gathered around your son and are looking down with worried expressions. He hasn’t moved. Read More »

  • Check Your Symptoms: Arm or Leg Pain Without Weakness

    Monday, 29 September 2014 Check Your Symptoms: Arm or Leg Pain Without Weakness

    However, when you move into the world of orthopedics and the inner working of the musculoskeletal system, symptoms can become a little more mysterious. Let’s say you are experiencing arm or leg pain without weakness. You may think that this is being caused by an injury to a bone or muscle in the part of the body that’s experiencing the pain. But you just can’t seem to recall a time that you hurt your arm or leg badly enough that you would have this consistent, sharp pain for a prolonged period of time. So, what could it be? Read More »

  • 3 Important Steps: How to Prepare for Total Knee Replacement

    Friday, 26 September 2014 3 Important Steps: How to Prepare for Total Knee Replacement

    If you’re suffering from severe knee pain due to arthritis or repeated injuries, it may be time to consider the benefits of total knee replacement surgery. Call the world-renowned specialists at Rothman Institute to find out how we can provide a long term solution for your knee issue through our incredibly successful and effective total joint replacement procedure for knees. We are one of America’s top joint replacement programs with over 5,000 such procedures performed annually! Read More »

  • 8 Important Facts About Soccer Concussions that You Probably Didn't Know

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8 Important Facts About Soccer Concussions that You Probably...

    If you have children who play soccer, you’re probably familiar with the term “soccer mom,” which refers to the committed parent, who spends hours of their week driving kids back and forth to practices, hundreds of dollars purchasing uniforms and paying travel team fees and countless weekends in a lawn chair on the side of soccer fields during all day tournaments. But being a so called “soccer mom” (or dad!) takes on a new level of commitment when parents become truly informed about the reality, frequency and dangers of soccer concussions. Compared to sports like football and ice hockey, soccer may seem like a less likely arena for the potential for concussions. However, according to the Journal of Athletic Training, as reported by MomsTeam.com, the reality is that:

    While football players are most at risk, soccer comes in a close second as it accounts for 16.5% of all causes of traumatic brain disorders in children seen in emergency rooms each year.

    In fact, aside from car accidents, playing sports is the next leading cause of brain injuries in kids. Read More »

  • 4 Things You Need to Know When You're Having a Total Hip Replacement Procedure

    Monday, 22 September 2014 4 Things You Need to Know When You're Having a Total Hi...

    If you had never suffered from pain in your hip, you’d have probably gone your entire life without ever thinking much of that joint at all. You probably wouldn’t have known that the hip is a truly essential support mechanism for the rest of your body. In fact, it is the second-largest weight bearing bone and it facilitates your daily movements. That’s why when hip pain and stiffness do set in; the issue becomes obvious right away. Read More »

  • The Soccer Mom's Ultimate Guide to Preventing ACL Tears in Kids

    Friday, 19 September 2014 The Soccer Mom's Ultimate Guide to Preventing ACL Tears...

    It’s that dreaded injury. It’s the infamous popping noise that often debilitates even professional athletes, who are in peak physical condition and who have access to the best sports medicine doctors in the nation. It’s an ACL tear and it’s serious because the anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major ligaments that keep the knee joint strong, stable and mobile. Professional athletes certainly need their ACLs functioning properly, but so do the rest of us! And if an ACL tear can keep a pro off the playing field for months, imagine what it can do to a child. Read More »

  • Find Out If Total Knee Replacement Surgery is Right For You

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Find Out If Total Knee Replacement Surgery is Right For You

    Have you recently experience a knee injury, or are you starting to feel as if the range of motion in your knees is on the decline? If you have arthritis or any sort of damage to your cartilage, this can increasingly become a seriously painful and debilitating condition. Sports injuries, diseases, deficiencies, and normal aging processes tend to make it more difficult, if not impossible, for the average person to run, walk, climb, lift heavy objects, and do all of the things that we all enjoy doing throughout our lives. Fortunately, when the pain or limited flexibility of our legs starts to interfere with our usual routines, many of us have the opportunity to relieve our pain and restore our mobility through total knee replacement surgery. Read More »

  • Top 3 Causes & Treatment Options for Nagging Back Stiffness

    Monday, 15 September 2014 Top 3 Causes & Treatment Options for Nagging Back Stiffn...

    We often take our spine for granted until it stops functioning properly, causes us pain, limits our mobility and forces us to make adaptations to the way we live. When the back is injured, it impacts every part of daily life. With age, the spinal column sustains “wear and tear” that results in degenerative changes. So it is no surprise that older people commonly have back problems. However, younger patients are also prone to back injury and pain. In fact, more than 80% of all adults experience significant back pain during their life. Whether you’re concerned that your spine may be seriously injured or you are simply uncomfortable due to back stiffness, it is important to get the expertise and care you need to start the healing process. Read More »

  • Common Questions About Recovery from Anterior Cervical Fusion Surgery

    Friday, 12 September 2014 Common Questions About Recovery from Anterior Cervical Fusio...

    Recovery from anterior cervical fusion surgery can take several months, and it is easier for some patients than for others. This depends on a variety of factors, including the extent of the abnormalities causing spinal compression, the age and activity level of the patient, and overall physical health. Any surgical procedure comes with a challenging recovery process; however, a spinal fusion operation will strictly limit the patient’s capacity to lift certain items and to perform regular activities around the home and at work for several weeks. In the end, after recovering from anterior cervical fusion surgery, most patients report significant improvements and a decrease in pain. Read More »

  • Discover the Answer to Your Question, "Do I Need Total Ankle Replacement?"

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014 Discover the Answer to Your Question, "Do I Need Total ...

    We workout to strengthen our muscles and we drink milk to keep our bones strong. We even take care of our skin, our hair and our nails, but some parts of the body just don’t get much attention. For example, no one even thinks about the ankle until it starts giving them trouble. But this important joint is a key player in the overall function of the legs and feet. In fact, without it, the foot would not be able to flex upward or downward, making normal walking and running motions impossible. Read More »

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