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  • Understanding Your Fracture Diagnosis And Treatment

    Understanding Your Fracture Diagnosis And Treatment

    First thing to know is: don’t be scared! We are all breakable, and everything that is difficult now - the pain, the swelling, needing extra help - is temporary. Breaking a bone is difficult, but the really good part about it is that your body knows how to solve this problem. Nature has been fixing bones without the benefit of orthopedists for hundreds of thousands of years. A fracture ...

  • Does My Bunion Need Surgery?

    Does My Bunion Need Surgery?

    Hallux valgus (or “bunion”) deformities are extremely common. They usually develop over long periods of time, exacerbated by certain shoes (narrow toe boxes, heels) or related foot deformities (such as flatfoot). However, they can also show up in younger individuals, even adolescents, who have a family history of bunions.While many people don’t like the look of their bunions, most ...

  • When Do I Need A Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Versus MRI?

    When Do I Need A Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Versus MRI?

    Ultrasound (US) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are advanced imaging modalities that are excellent for evaluating patients with musculoskeletal pain or abnormalities. These imaging studies are often complementary to each other, with MRI providing an unparalleled overview of anatomy including cartilage, bones and soft tissues, while US provides a high resolution focused examination ...

  • Too Young For A Knee Replacement? Do You Know Your Options?

    Too Young For A Knee Replacement? Do You Know Your Options?

    Have you ever heard the following words from your doctor: “You have arthritis...but you need to wait until you’re old enough for a knee replacement.”? Waiting is not easy when you are in pain, even more so when this wait is measured in decades for some young patients until they can undergo a surgical procedure that is essentially deemed a last resort.We are all humans and our bodies ...