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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

What Causes ACL Injuries?

The ACL provides stability and flexibility to the knee joint. ACL injuries are a common type of knee injury that range in severity from minor to severe, depending upon whether the ligament is partially or completely torn.  Injuries to the ACL are typically not caused by contact, such as tackles or falls. Instead, they occur […]

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Healthcare / Ortho Rhode Island

We Are Now Participating Providers of Aetna Healthcare!

Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that we are now participating providers of Aetna Healthcare. Aetna is one of the nation’s leading health care benefits companies. Aetna has over 22 million medical members and over one million healthcare professionals. Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to now be a part of […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Your Spinal Surgeon: Dr. Steven L. Blazar, M.D.

Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to offer complete orthopedic treatment, including back and spine surgery to eliminate back pain. Some of the procedures we offer include microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and laminectomy. Our spinal surgeon Dr. Steven L. Blazar, M.D. earned his undergraduate degree in 1978 at Brown University. He then underwent medical training at Boston […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Break Free from Osteoporosis

May is national osteoporosis month, creating awareness of the disease and the lifestyle changes needed to be made for stronger bone health. Everyone should know their risk factors and more about what the disease actually does to bones. Here is a brief post discussing what osteoporosis is and how it can affect your life. What […]

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Stress / Ortho Rhode Island

How Stress Can Affect Your Body

Many people understand the mental effects of stress, but did you know that stress can affect your physical health as well? Stress and anxiety cause changes in the body that may lead to fatigue, joint pain, and many other symptoms. Numerous studies have found links between stress and a variety of physical complaints that impact […]

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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options for Arthritis

  Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints of the body, causing inflammation, pain, and limiting motion. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Your orthopedic doctor will evaluate your specific symptoms and develop a treatment plan tailored to address your needs. Causes of Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most […]

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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

Common Causes of ACL Injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL] is one of four ligaments located in the knee joint that provide stability during walking and other activities.  ACL injuries, such as sprains or tears, most commonly occur in athletes, but can also happen during everyday activities. Treatment for ACL injuries includes rest, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery to repair a torn […]

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Get to Know / Ortho Rhode Island

Get to Know Dr. Daniel L. Aaron, M.D.

  Dr. Daniel L. Aaron, M.D. has been serving the Providence area with his work at Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine since 2012. He specializes in trauma surgery as well as surgical treatment of the shoulder and elbow. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Aaron attended Brown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in […]

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Bone Health / Ortho Rhode Island

How a Sedentary Lifestyle Can Interfere with Your Bone Health

The human body contains more than 200 bones, each providing support, stability, and protection for your organs and tissues. However, maintaining healthy bones requires more than just drinking milk or taking calcium supplements. This video explains that your bones require regular weight-bearing activity to retain their strength. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which […]

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