Shoulder replacement surgery has been around for decades and a lot has changed in that time. Techniques have greatly improved along with the materials used in the replacement joint. Dr. John Avallone, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, says those two advancements have made shoulder surgery safer and more effective for patients who would not have been candidates in years past.
Next time you go for a walk, grab a pair of light weights and swing your straight arms as you walk. That’s just one way to...
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If you have persistent knee pain make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. George Cautilli, Medical Director for the Center for Joint Replacement at St. Mary Medical Center says an orthopedic surgeon is the […]
If you know someone with gnarled and misshapen hands, chances are you know someone suffering from arthritis. Fortunately, not everyone will get arthritis in the hands and wrists. Family history is a factor according to Dr. Eon Shin, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center. Another factor is how you use your hands and wrists on a day-to-day basis. People who regularly perform repetitive strenuous activities such as in construction may be predisposed to the condition.
Hip replacement surgery has come a long way and the components used may now last a lifetime, rather than just a decade or so. Now computer technology is taking the surgery to the next level. Dr. Michael Ast, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, is one of just a handful of surgeons across the country using OrthAlign, a handheld navigational tool used to help the doctor precisely place the new joint in an optimal position for each patient.
Winter is finally becoming a memory and thoughts are turning to outdoor sports and activities. The summer softball season is approaching and you need to get in shape. Dr. John Nolan, Director of Orthopedic Trauma […]
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