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Am I a Candidate for Orthopedic Biologic Treatments? Atlanta, GA

Am I a Candidate for Orthopedic Biologic Treatments?

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With continuing advancements in orthopedic medicine, it is now possible in some cases to delay or prevent the need for surgery. Other patients can see more dramatic results after orthopedic surgery. Biologic treatments involve stimulating the body’s natural repair processes, or introducing harvested, natural products to help heal orthopedic injuries or conditions. Early Intervention Preventing…

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Common Causes of Chronic Ankle Instability

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It is not uncommon to experience instability after spraining your ankle. Wearing a brace and completing a physical therapy program usually prevents instability from becoming a long-term problem. However, sometimes chronic instability is still an issue. The solution to the problem depends mostly on what is causing the instability. The symptoms of chronic ankle instability…

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Emergency Room vs Urgent Orthopedic Care

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There are many situations in which an emergency room visit is required. Most of these are life-threatening injuries or sudden issues, such as trauma after a vehicle accident or perhaps a heart attack or stroke. While many orthopedic injuries aren’t life-threatening, they can still be quite sudden, very painful and do need urgent treatment. An…

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Is Hip Replacement Really Necessary?

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The hips are an amazing and critical part of the body. When working properly, the ball-and-socket joint moves smoothly. The cartilage that cushions the joint is a vital element in eliminating friction caused by movement. The hip joint is the largest in your body, and is made to be durable. Unfortunately, durability has its limits.…

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Alternative Therapies for Osteoarthritis

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Athletes, professional and amateur, are often driven to be the best in their field. After years of performance, body parts can become worn out and health problems can become an issue. Such is the case with those who suffer from osteoarthritis. There are many conservative treatments available to help relieve the discomfort this condition can…

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Band-Aid Back Surgery Could Be Your Solution

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So often when people talk about “Band-Aid®” treatments for a health problem, it connotates an inefficient solution for a much larger problem. This is not the case with Band-Aid Back Surgery. This minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is so named because the incision used in the process is so small, it can literally be covered…

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Are You at Risk for an ACL Injury?

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The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a major ligament in the knee. It is crucial for the stabilization of the knee joint. Your thigh bone and shinbone are connected by the ACL. It prevents the shin bone from moving forward past the thigh bone. Injuries to this ligament are among the most common in…

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Resolve to Keep Your Back Healthy

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Resolutions for better health are often at the top of the list each New Year. And, 2020 will not be an exception as millions resolve to exercise, get in shape, eat healthy and take more time for relaxation. How about resolving to keep your back healthy? A good portion of the population experiences back pain,…

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When You Need Joint Replacement

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Searing pain at every step, and avoiding movement because of it, has a debilitating affect on a person’s life. It is one thing to get slower with age. When that decrease in mobility is due to severe, chronic pain, it may be time to consider joint replacement. Joint Replacement Is Not Only for the Elderly…

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Heavy Lifting? Do It Right!

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Back strain can be a debilitating condition and put you out of commission. Muscle strains are common injuries and can happen in any muscle; however, they are most common in the hamstring muscles, lower back, shoulder and neck. They happen as a result of using fatigued muscles, overusing muscles or using a muscle improperly. Many…

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