Orthopedic Injuries

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

physical therapist working with patient

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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What is Hip Arthroscopy and What Conditions Does it Treat?

Dr. Alexander performing hip replacement surgery

Because they bear so much of your weight, your hip joints are among the most important in your body. When your hip joints are healthy, they allow you to sit, stand, walk, run and bend with ease. But when they aren’t, it can impact almost every area of your life. What is hip arthroscopy? Generally…

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5 Common Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries

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Kids today play harder than ever when they’re on the field or court. Even recreational teams get competitive with kids giving as much as they can so their team can win. Unfortunately, some kids give too much. They overextend themselves, fall, or crash into another player. Below are a few of the most common pediatric…

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Is Your Ankle Sprained or Fractured? Here’s How to Tell.

Ankle sprain ankle fracture injuries

No matter how they happen, ankle injuries can be very painful. They can also be slow to heal due to their location. Because of this, it’s important to know which specific injury you have so it can be properly treated from the onset. How can you tell the difference between an ankle sprain and a…

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What Is Tennis Elbow and How Do I Treat It?

Tennis elbow, despite its sports-related name, is an injury that can affect anyone who makes repeated movements with one or both arms. Known to doctors as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury that affects about 1 to 3 percent of Americans, mostly between the ages of 30 and 50. What Causes Tennis…

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Everything You Need to Know About Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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The hip joint, a ball-and-socket joint that connects your thigh bone (femur) to your pelvic bone, is one of the most important joints in your entire body. Without it, you can’t run, climb, walk, or even support your weight. And when it starts to give you trouble, it’s important to see an orthopedic specialist right…

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What Are Shin Splints and How Do I Treat Them?

The official medical term for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome, and its name describes exactly what it is — pain along the front inner edge of the tibia or shinbone. Shin splints can be as painful as they are common, but they are easily identified and treated with just a few simple measures.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr. Vladimir Alexander treating a shoulder replacement patient

The shoulder — made up of the clavicle (collar bone), upper arm bone (humerus), and the shoulder blade (scapula) — is the body’s most mobile joint. That also makes it the most vulnerable to injury. Shoulder injuries can result from falls, accidents or overuse, and the most common ailments are tendon issues, instability, arthritis and…

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