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September 28, 2023 / Knee / Brooke Ramsier

What’s A Gel Injection?

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance present inside joints (knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, etc.). The role of this inside your joints is to help lubricate, absorb the shock, and decrease friction.
Over time, wear…

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September 21, 2023 / Healthcare / Elizabeth Cook

“So, what is a PA?”

As healthcare continues to expand in complexity, the demand for versatile medical professionals
has never been greater. One role that has emerged is that of a Physician’s Assistant (PA). Since
the birth of the profession with the first graduating class out of Duke University in….

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September 14, 2023 / Hand/Wrist / Travis Blood

Distal Radial Fractures

Distal radial fractures are one of the most common fractures that occur in the upper extremity. These fractures are most common in….

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September 7, 2023 / Health / Chelsea McClure

Know Your Over-The-Counter Pain Medications

If you walk down the aisle of your local pharmacy, you may notice a significant share of shelf space dedicated to pain-relieving medications. They may have different labels promising to treat pain from arthritis, injuries, or the common cold. How do you know which to choose for your pain?

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June 27, 2022 / Moriarty / Erin Lailer

Patient Spotlight: Jon

How Jon Got Back on the Golf Course with Ortho RI Biologics In August of 2022, Jon was on the golf course for a tournament, playing in a foursome with his father and two sons. But what should have been a fun family experience was marred by a lingering injury. The year before, Jon had […]

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Sports / Kathleen Lott

In a Pickle: Common Pickleball injuries and how to avoid them

Even with pickleball being described as a low impact sport, it can still require the body to move quickly and in new ways. With the number of people participating in pickleball comes an increase in the number of injuries reported. In a recent Forbes article…

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Hand/Wrist / Peter DaSilva

Avocado Hand: A PSA

Whether you are making a salad, guacamole or looking to garnish a main course, avocados are a frequent addition to any meal. But did you know that cutting one of these fruits can be tricky and potentially dangerous? Many avid avocado users will confidently grab one in their palm and cut down with a knife towards their hand to slice lengthwise around the pit and show off those in-hand manipulation skills. But If you’re not careful a slip of the hand can result in deep cuts to the palm or fingers.

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August 17, 2023 / Joint Health / John Rodger

When Will I be Back to Normal?

My overriding point is that all of our patients start from a different place, fitness wise. It is important to self-assess and be realistic about where you are starting from. Stronger / fitter patients will progress quicker, while your average or below average patient will take more time.

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August 9, 2023 / Spine / Thomas Rocco

Procedure for Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection: Steps and Precautions

While the local anesthetic in an epidural steroid injection usually provides immediate pain relief, it may take up to 2 weeks for the steroids to take effect. Regular activities may be resumed slowly on the day after the injection.

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