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  • Women's Shoulder and Joint Health: How to Lower Inflammation

    Women's Shoulder and Joint Health: How to Lower Inflammation

    Of the approximately 27 million Americans diagnosed with osteoarthritis, women make up 60%. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis, affects 3 times more women than men. Women are also more susceptible to other types of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, lupus, and fibromyalgia that cause joint discomfort and pain.

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  • 5 Tips for Athletes Over 50 After Rotator Cuff Surgery

    5 Tips for Athletes Over 50 After Rotator Cuff Surgery

    According to research studies, the number of Americans above the age of 65 is expected to double to 71 million by the year 2030. There are more people above the age of 50 in the work force today than ever before. Baby Boomers and Generation X understand that staying active is the key to longevity and are taking to physical fitness and sports to help control problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. However, with advancing age comes increasing risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as rotator cuff injury.

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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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