Orthopedic Injuries

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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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?

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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Hand Surgery to Treat Arthritis

x ray image of multible joint inflammation in both hands caused by Gout arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis isolated on white background

Your hands are made up of many small joints that work together to do simple, everyday tasks. As you age, your joints are susceptible to a number of ailments, including arthritis. Treatment for arthritis in your hands can range from non-invasive techniques all the way to joint replacement surgery. Let’s take a look at how…

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Which Common Knee Surgery Procedure is Best for Me?

bandage after knee surgery procedure

Knee surgery doesn’t have to be scary. We’ve mapped out the most common injuries and surgeries to help you better understand your condition and potential treatments. Why Does My Knee Hurt? You may have chalked up knee pain to general aches. Some folks experience popping and cracking of knees. Others can feel pain radiating from…

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What Is a Total Joint Replacement Procedure?

X-ray of knees

Total Joint Replacement (TJR) is a cutting-edge orthopedic surgical procedure that replaces a disordered joint (i.e. arthritis) with an artificial prosthesis made of metal, ceramic or plastic. The prosthetic is designed to restore function, reduce pain and maintain the same movement pattern as the original joint. TJR is one of the topmost performed surgical procedures…

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