Orthopedic Injuries

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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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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Which Common Knee Surgery Procedure is Best for Me?

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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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Types of Hip Replacement

Woman experiencing hip pain after working out

Your hip is one of the most important (and most used) joints in your body, and if it starts to slow down, your entire life can slow down with it. Like other joint issues, hip problems are usually treated first via non-surgical techniques that can include physical therapy, steroid injections or lifestyle changes. But if…

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Why Does My Hip Hurt? 6 Common Causes of Hip Pain

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If your hips are healthy, you probably don’t think about them very often. If you’re having hip pain, though, it may be the only thing on your mind. The hip consists of a large joint that helps support your body and all of its supporting structures, so this means there are plenty of causes of…

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What Is Regenerative Medicine?

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Some animals have the ability to regenerate after injury —  a lizard that loses its tail can grow a new one, for example. We humans aren’t that lucky, but advances in regenerative medicine are showing promise for helping the body heal itself faster. Even in some organs that were previously thought to be irreparable. Regenerative…

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Regenerative Medicine, 3D Printing & The Future of Orthopaedics

As modern orthopaedics continues to make great strides forward in testing, treatments, and technology, some of the most revolutionary advances are made in the fields of regenerative medicine and 3D printing. Both technologies are helping patients reach better outcomes more quickly and lead more comfortable lives. What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine is a new,…

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