Orthopedic Injuries

Quality Orthopedic Care in Palm Harbor

Alexander Orthopaedics' Palm Harbor office

Whether it’s your hips, knees, elbows, or wrists, joint problems make it hard to live your day-to-day life. Activities that were fun and easy are suddenly a challenge, and you start to second guess whether you can engage in activities you once took for granted. Whatever problem you’re experiencing, the experts at Alexander Orthopaedic Associates…

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When and Why Should You See an Orthopedic Doctor?

Surgeons and PA at Alexander Orthopaedics

For most people, an orthopedic doctor conjures a picture of medical scalpels and surgery. But if you suffer from chronic pain in your joints or muscles, an orthopedist holds the key to your healing. An orthopedic is very critical to our health and wellness. One in every two adults end up needing their services at…

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Easy Way to Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture With Xiaflex

Close-up of the hands of a musician playing the guitar. The fingers of the musician are pressing the strings on the guitar.

Our hands help us solve everyday problems and live a comfortable life. But sometimes conditions like Dupuytren’s contracture can prevent us from doing simple tasks like buttoning our pants or doing the dishes. Luckily, it’s easy to diagnose and treat, with the help of a simple Xiaflex injection. What is Dupuytren’s Contracture? Dupuytren’s contracture is…

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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

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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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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?

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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?

sudden joint pain

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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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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