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  • Improve Your Joint Health with these 12 Superfoods

    Improve Your Joint Health with these 12 Superfoods

    Did you know certain foods when consumed regularly can improve your joint health? If you have been experiencing joint pain due to injury or age-related wear and tear, below is a list of superfoods to consider in your diet. While, these foods won’t reverse arthritis or generate new cartilage, they are all good for the overall health and there is little harm in trying them.

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  • From Shoulder Sling to Golf Swing: Benefits of Rotator Cuff Surgery

    From Shoulder Sling to Golf Swing: Benefits of Rotator Cuff Surgery

    The vast majority of people return to golf after rotator cuff surgery. How soon you return to playing golf after rotator cuff surgery to a large extent depends on the severity of the rotator cuff tear, the quality of the tissue available to perform the repair, and your overall health.

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  • How soon should shoulder surgery be done after a dislocation?

    How soon should shoulder surgery be done after a dislocation?

    There is scientific evidence that supports early surgery for younger patients who are at high risk for repeat shoulder dislocation.

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  • How can you prevent infection after shoulder surgery?

    How can you prevent infection after shoulder surgery?

    Does what you do before surgery affect your outcome? Most would think that our actions after surgeries would have more impact. There are several factors that can contribute to your risk for infection following surgery.

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  • What is the Best Rehab After Shoulder Replacement?

    What is the Best Rehab After Shoulder Replacement?

    Rehab after shoulder replacement is highly variable between surgeons. Unfortunately, much of the rehab after shoulder replacement has been based on opinion and training, rather than evidence. Very few studies have examined rehab after shoulder replacement.

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  • Anatomic versus Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Anatomic versus Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

    The procedure takes roughly the same time (an hour or less) since both procedures are performed through the same type of incision and exposure. If anything, reverse shoulder replacements tend to be a slightly shorter surgery.

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  • What are the Treatment Options for Shoulder Arthritis?

    What are the Treatment Options for Shoulder Arthritis?

    Arthritis can be painful, debilitating and can interfere with your lifestyle. There are several treatment options for shoulder arthritis depending on the severity of your symptoms.

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  • Are You a Candidate for Same Day Outpatient Shoulder Replacement?

    Are You a Candidate for Same Day Outpatient Shoulder Replacement?

    Over the past several years, orthopedic surgeries have progressively moved from the hospital setting to outpatient ambulatory surgery centers. What once required several days in the hospital is now done as a same day surgery.

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  • The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Shoulder Surgeon

    The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Shoulder Surgeon

    Shoulder pain can have a dramatic impact on quality of life. Fortunately, shoulder surgery can remove pain and restore function, but the decision to proceed with shoulder surgery should be made carefully. Here are 5 questions to ask your shoulder surgeon before proceeding with surgery.

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  • Arthroscopic Solutions for Rotator Cuff Repair

    Arthroscopic Solutions for Rotator Cuff Repair

    A rotator cuff tear can be repaired either via an “open” or an “arthroscopic” approach. I perform all of my rotator cuff repairs arthroscopically. Nationally, the trend is an arthroscopic approach, but 20-25% of repairs nationally are still performed through an open approach.

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