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Same Day Joint Replacement Surgery

Are You a Candidate for Outpatient Joint Surgery? Over the past decade, the average hospital stay for total joint replacement patients has decreased from five days to typically less than two. Now, because of revolutionary advances in surgical techniques, anesthesia medications, pain management protocols, and customized physical therapy regimens, some patients are able to have…

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OrthoEdge Now Offering Telemedicine Visits

Book Your Virtual Visit Today As part of our commitment to offering the highest quality compassionate care to our patients, OrthoEdge is pleased to offer telemedicine appointments. These "virtual visits" allow us to continue providing high-quality care, protect our most at-risk patients, and encourage social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.   Also…
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Cutting-Edge Care for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Although rotator cuff injuries are distressingly common, surgeons traditionally have had few options for addressing them at earlier stages of degeneration. Typical rotator cuff repair procedures involve suturing tendon to bone, and are associated with long rehabilitation, significant lifestyle interruption and variable outcomes. Because rotator cuff tears can be very slow to heal, many people…

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Prescription #1 for Joint Health: Lose Weight

Aside from genetic issues, few things shorten a joint’s shelf life more dramatically than having to carry around too much weight. Data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES I) underscored this finding, indicating that obese women have nearly four times the risk of knee osteoarthritis as non-obese women; for obese men,…

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Prescription #2 for Joint Health: Eat Well

The relationship between diet and arthritis has been the subject of exploration, claims, and controversies since the 1930s, but with the exception of gout (a certain form of arthritis), there is no link between one’s diet and the development of arthritis. However, there’s no disputing that eating a healthy diet, in conjunction with exercise, can…

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Prescription #3 for Joint Health: Exercise

Exercise plays a critical role in the non-operative treatment of arthritis. Strong muscles act as shock absorbers for the joints, reduce stiffness and help keep your joints flexible and stable. While exercise can help you build strong bones and slow bone loss, you’ll gain the most benefits if you start exercising regularly when you’re young…

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Prescription for Joint Health #4: Play It Safe

We all have a tendency to overdo it at times. Baby boomers, as the first generation to try to remain physically active despite an aging frame, are especially notable in this regard.  In fact, some orthopaedists have coined a name for the injuries, ailments and day-after pain in the baby boomer generation we often see…

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Arthritis: For me, it’s personal.

As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement, I see firsthand the debilitating effects of this disease that afflicts some 67 million Americans. Living with chronic pain can be overwhelming. My patients tell me that the physical limitations that arthritis imposes impact not just them, but also their families. My interest in arthritis isn’t…