5 Common Knee Injuries

Knee Injury with Ice

Your knees do a lot of moving and have a lot of moving parts. So when injuries happen, they can lead to pain, weakness in the joint and limited activity. In fact, knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain among American adults, and a third of all Americans have reported having…

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Why You Should See a Spine Surgeon For Your Back Pain

Man experiencing back pain after waking up

A back problem can manifest itself in many ways, so see a spine surgeon for your back pain sooner rather than later. Dr. Ali Zahrai sees all types of back problems when people visit Alexander Orthopaedics’ office in Trinity. But in most cases, there is one common thread — very few of his patients will…

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The Importance of Treating Sports Injuries According to an Orthopedic Surgeon

Man on a tennis court reaching for his knee in pain after an injury

For sports injuries, now’s the time to get the issue fixed. Get back in the game faster, and prevent future injury, with a visit to an orthopedic surgeon specialized in sports medicine. According to Dr. Jennifer Swaringen, an orthopedic surgeon at Alexander Orthopaedic Associates, “Nagging sports-related injuries can be painful and even debilitating, and there’s…

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Treating Foot and Ankle Trauma

Serious athletes aren’t the only ones who are susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Foot and ankle trauma can be caused by accidents during everyday activities. When an injury occurs, whether it was on the playing field, at work or as the result of an accident, proper diagnosis and early intervention hold the key to…

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What Is a Fallen Arch and How Is It Treated?

massaging arch of foot

Flat feet, or pes planus, can be a painful condition found in children whose arches don’t develop or in adults who have suffered from an injury. Fallen arches occur when the entire sole of the foot touches the floor when standing. Though some people may have the appearance of flat feet with no symptoms, others…

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What Causes Sudden Joint Pain?

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You’re out and about, your body feels great from head to toe, and then — seemingly out of nowhere — lightning strikes. Or, at least it feels that way. Sudden joint pain can not only ruin your day, but become a cause for concern, especially if you’ve never experienced it before. Unlike arthritis, which tends…

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For the Love of Feet

Woman Ties Shoes Outside By Bridge

In a recent article from Runner’s World, Dr. Perler was quoted on the importance of foot health. “The foot is an amazingly complex structure from both a mechanical and architectural viewpoint,” says Adam D. Perler, D.P.M., our podiatrist at Alexander Orthopaedic. “Over a lifetime, the average person circumnavigates the Earth’s circumference more than five times,”…

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Most Common Football Injuries

most common football injuries

It’s almost fall, which means it’s almost time for football season! Unfortunately, with football season, comes the most common football injuries. Whether playing competitively or mostly in your backyard––sprains, tears, bruising and breaks are risks that come with the love of the game. We’ve prepared you with a list of the most common football injuries…

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First Successful Custom 3D Printed Finger Bone Implant in the Country

X-Ray of 3D Printed Finger Bone Implant

When ironworker Robert Smith had his middle finger crushed by a heavy steel beam, he was left with a finger that was basically useless, with little skeletal support. And this made him unable to do his job as an iron worker since he needs to grip and pinch materials in his work. Dr. Daniel Penello,…

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Dr. Penello Helps Patients Kick Kienböcks Disease

Dr. Daniel Penello Presents on Kienböcks Disease

Dr. Daniel Penello — a leader in wrist, hand, and small bone surgery — presented on Kienböcks Disease at the Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting on June 21, 2019. Discussing the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Kienböcks, Dr. Penello is helping patients find mobility after life-altering wrist trauma. About Kienböcks Disease Kienböck’s disease, also known…

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