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ACL / Ortho Rhode Island

Symptoms of an ACL Tear

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is one of four ligaments that provides stabilization to the knee. ACL tears are a very common type of knee injury, affecting more than 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. A torn ACL often results from knee movements that involve twisting or sudden stops and changes in direction. […]

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Degenerative Joint Disease / Ortho Rhode Island

What is Degenerative Joint Disease?

Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. Inside your joints, a protective layer of cartilage cushions the bones and facilitates movement. Over time, this cartilage wears down due the natural aging process. Without sufficient cartilage, the bones of your joints rub together. This causes pain, […]

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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

The Link Between Nutrition and Joint Health

The foods you eat serve as building blocks your body uses to repair natural wear to organs, muscles, and joints. Although there is no single diet that will cure joint damage, eating the right balance of foods can help you to maintain healthier, more flexible joints. Your orthopedic surgeon can help you determine which foods are most […]

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Surgery Consultation / Ortho Rhode Island

Tips for Communicating with Your Orthopedic Surgeon During your Initial Consultation

Clear and positive communication with your orthopedic surgeon ensures you feel comfortable with your diagnosis and treatment plan. Letting your surgeon know how much information you want and being honest about your condition will help him provide better care. Take a few moments ahead of time to prepare yourself for your consultation to make this […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Ortho Rhode Island

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve passes down your arm and into your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when swelling in the narrow carpal tunnel of the wrist puts pressure on this nerve. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include tingling, numbness, and weakness in the palm and fingers. It is frequently caused by repetitive motions, wrist injuries, […]

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