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Dec 3 2014
Can Your Shoulder Be Replaced?

By: Ortho Blog Admin  Blog: Care That Moves You

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The answer is YES! More importantly, shoulder replacement works! Many people have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, joint replacement surgery. Knee and hip joint replacements are some of the most common orthopedic procedures performed today. Amazingly, the first reports of hip and shoulder replacements originated in Europe over a century ago. Modern hip replacement surgery was pioneered by Sir John Charnley, MD (1911–1982) in England in the 1960’s. Since that time, hip and knee replacements have evolved to become commonly performed and successful orthopedic procedures.

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Nov 8 2014
Team Dinner

By: Frank Panzetta  Blog: Care That Moves You

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After a rigorous day of patient screening we gathered for our team dinner. The next several days will be quite busy as we prepare to operate on 60 patients, and perform over 65 joint replacements.

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Nov 7 2014
Rotator Cuff Surgery: Be patient you will get there!

By: Ryan Smart  Blog: Care That Moves You

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Rotator cuff tears are extremely common.  Talk to just about any neighbor, friend, or family member and you will find that everyone knows someone who has dealt with a rotator cuff tear or had surgery for it.

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Oct 20 2014
What is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?

By: Brett Greenky  Blog: Care That Moves You

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Partial Knee Replacement (unicompartmental knee replacement) is an operation that has been around for more than 60years! It actually was the precursor to today’s modern Total Knee Replacement operation. The operation has gone through many evolutions along the way and today is a very technical and highly successful operation when applied to the right patient. This operation enjoys superior results compared to Total Knee Replacement (TKR) in many characteristics including: natural feel, range of motion, stair climbing ability, speed of recovery after surgery and longevity of survivorship. Any individual patient with knee arthritis may or may not be a candidate for this procedure.

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Oct 9 2014
New Treatments For Cartilage Injuries

By: Todd Battaglia  Blog: Care That Moves You

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New Cartilage Treatment for Athletes and Young Individuals

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