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What Is A Custom 3D Knee Replacement?

Posted on May 1, 2018 to AOC Physician Articles, News and Press

Dr. Barber answers the question - What Is A Custom Knee Replacement 3D Knee?

In recent years there has been great interest in custom implants for total knee replacements and I am asked about them frequently. These are sometimes referred to as “the 3D knee” because they are produced using 3D printing technology. With this system, a CT scan is used to produce custom instrumentation and a custom prosthesis […]

Tagged: 3D Knee, 3D Knee Replacement, Custom 3D Knee, Knee Replacement

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U Are You-KNEE-que

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Dr. Barber talk about how each patient’s knee problems are unique and specific

Each patient’s knee problems are unique and specific. When choosing your care it is important to find a fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in your condition. I have produced great results with partial knee replacements, customized knee implants,  and robotic surgeries; but there is no “one size fits all” solution for knee problems. Every patient […]

Tagged: knee, knee replacements, partial knee replacements

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The Advantages Of Robotic Hip Replacement

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The Advantages Of Robotic Hip Replacement

Decades of experience and published studies have shown that the key to a long-lasting, well-functioning hip replacement is proper placement of the implanted device. Ensuring appropriate position and orientation of implants used to rely only on the skill of the surgeon. Now, many of us are employing technologies such as robotics to augment our skills […]

Tagged: hip replacement, Robotic Hip Replacement

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Knee Pain? Partial Knee Replacement Might Be An Option

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Dr. Barber, Knee Pain? Partial Knee Replacement  in Mobile AL

Many people suffering from knee pain avoid seeking help because they fear being told that they will require total knee replacement. Often there is a better option for patients living with arthritis pain, but wishing to remain active. Partial knee replacement is a less invasive surgery with a much quicker recovery that can aid in […]

Tagged: knee pain, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement

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Lumbar Fusion

Posted on January 22, 2018 to AOC Physician Articles, News and Press

Dr. Donahoe explains Lumbar Fusion when spinal fusion is used to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment.

Have you been diagnosed with a slipped disc in your back and your doctor recommended surgery? Spinal fusion is a procedure to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment (2 bones around the disc). This procedure is usually done along with a laminectomy to relieve the pressure on the […]

Tagged: adult spine surgery, arthritis, Lumbar Fusions, spine fusion, spine stability

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Lumbar Laminectomy

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Dr. Donahoe explains lumbar laminectomy and how the best results come from removing the pressure on “pinched nerves” in the neck or back.

Have you been diagnosed with spinal stenosis? Do you have difficulty walking any long distances without experiencing leg pain? Patients who have not improved after conservative treatment may benefit from surgery. During surgery, the bone spurs and arthritis are removed that place pressure on nerves that affect the legs and buttock region. Dr. Donahoe specializes […]

Tagged: Back pain, leg pain, lumbar laminectomy, neck pain, walking

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

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Dr. Donahoe explains why Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is one of the most successful procedures performed in spine surgery.

Have you been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in your neck? This condition can cause pain that radiates to the shoulder or arm. Patients who have not improved with conservative treatment including medication and physical therapy may be candidates for surgery. Patients typically spend one night in the hospital, and almost immediately after surgery are […]

Tagged: ACDF, Anterior cervical Discectomy and Fusion, neck, neck pain, Pinched Nerve, Spine

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Microdiscectomy-Lumbar

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Dr. Donahoe explains how low back and leg pain from a herniated disc or pinched nerve can be relieved by a Microdiscectomy-Lumbar procedure.

Low back and leg pain can be caused by a herniated disc or “pinched nerve”.  Like most spine surgeons, Dr. Donahoe gets the best surgical results from relieving pain caused by nerve compression. Patients who have not improved with medication and physical therapy may be candidates for a minimally invasion procedure done in our same […]

Tagged: Back pain, herniated disc, leg pain, Lower Back Pain, Pinched Nerve

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Posted on August 15, 2016 to AOC Physician Articles, News and Press

ACL Reconstruction Surgery

The anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the ACL, is one of four ligaments that hold the knee together. The ACL is also one of the most easily—and commonly—injured parts of the knee, especially for athletes. This type of injury frequently occurs in athletes who participate in high impact sports like football, basketball, hockey, and […]

Tagged: ACL Reconstruction, acl rehab, acl tear, knee injury, sports medicine

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