Orthopedic Injuries

ACL Surgery Recovery Time: How Long Does It Take to Heal?

A woman wearing a knee brace post acl surgery.

The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is one of four major ligaments in the knee. ACL injuries are common among athletes, especially those who participate in sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction, such as soccer, basketball, and football. However, ACL injuries can also occur in non-athletes due to accidents or falls. When…

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Hip Pain When Walking: 12 Common Causes

what causes hip pain that radiates down the leg

While healthy hips are easily taken for granted, hip pain can become all-consuming, significantly impacting daily activities like walking. This can be debilitating, so knowing the causes of hip pain is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment. The hip, a major joint supporting your entire body, is susceptible to various pain sources. This guide explores…

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What Is Hip Arthroscopy and What Conditions Does It Treat?

Dr. Alexander performing hip replacement surgery

Your hips play an important role in navigating the world. Simple tasks like walking or bending over can become almost impossible if you experience hip pain or a reduced range of motion.  At Alexander Orthopaedic Associates, we look for minimally invasive ways to treat hip problems found in all types of patients. If we can…

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Ankle Arthroscopy: Preparation and Recovery

a woman with an ankle injury on a treadmill

If you’re suffering from persistent pain in your ankle from common problems such as arthritis, torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, bone fragments, impingement, or a buildup of scar tissue, ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical treatment that can treat and fix the problem and put you on the road to a quick recovery. Explore…

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Knee Arthroscopy Recovery: Timing At-Home Care

Doctor examines patients knee as they lie down

Knee arthroscopy offers a minimally invasive solution to various knee problems, paving the way for a brighter future with improved mobility. However, the journey doesn’t end with the surgery itself. A crucial and exciting phase awaits you – recovering at home and returning to the activities you love. This blog offers practical tips and expert…

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How to Stretch Safely After a Hip Replacement

A person safely stretching their hip after a replacement with help of a doctor

A Guide to Safe Stretching After Hip Replacement Surgery Hip replacement surgery offers improved mobility and relief from chronic pain for many individuals. However, the journey to recovery doesn’t end in the operating room; it continues with postoperative care and rehabilitation exercises like stretching. If you’ve recently undergone a hip replacement or are supporting a…

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Moving on After Cervical Disc Replacement

Woman moving on with her life after cervical disc replacement and practicing light yoga.

Chronic neck pain and nerve pain can make doing the things you love impossible. Can you imagine what it would feel like to have your cervical spine symptoms relieved? With cervical disc replacement, this is truly possible. Whether your neck pain is a result of an acute injury, or the result of a degenerative change,…

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Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

Doctor pointing to spinal discs on a skeletal model while discussing cervical disc replacement surgery

Cervical spine fusion and cervical disc replacement are popular treatments for neck pain and radicular pain (nerve pain into our extremities), the latter having had proven results for several decades. The goal of any spine surgery is relieve pressure that is present on our spinal cord and nerves. With relief of pressure on our nervous…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Crush Injury on the Foot?

Doctor using a model of a foot to discuss the long-term effects of a foot crush injury

Foot crush injuries can vary in severity but can often lead to long term debilitation and decreased quality of life. People that have suffered crush injuries of the foot often complain of stiffness, soreness, or inability to perform activities after an extended period of time. These injuries can also cause “dysesthesias” or abnormal sensations which…

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How Do I Know If My Foot Injury Is Serious?

how do i know if my foot injury is serious

The feet are extraordinarily complex and important parts of the body. Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles and tendons that work together to allow you to move, balance, walk, run, and perform other everyday activities.  When you suffer a foot injury, it’s important to understand your symptoms so you…

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