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Handling Hand Injuries: Cut or Torn Flexor Tendon

Posted on June 13, 2016 to News and Press

  The human hand is comprised of many tendons, which are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Tendons help the hand move by pulling the bone as muscles contract. For example, extensor tendons are located on the top of the hand and straighten the fingers. Flexor tendons are on the palm side and work to […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Problem and Solution

Posted on June 1, 2016 to News and Press

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In short, it’s a pinched nerve in your wrist. Symptoms may include: • Numbness • Tingling • Pain in the arm, hand and fingers There is actually a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel […]

Tagged: carpal tunnel, carpal tunnel release, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand, numbness, pain, tingling, wrist

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Microdiscectomy: Relief for Herniated Discs

Posted on April 24, 2016 to News and Press

Do you or someone you know have a herniated or bulging disc? A minimally invasive procedure called Microdiscectomy could provide relief for pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc. Herniated discs occur when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through the tougher exterior casing. The herniated disc can press on the nerves near […]

Tagged: Back pain, herniated disc, leg numbness, leg pain, microdiscectomy, Spine

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Cervical Spine: Get to know your neck

Posted on April 4, 2016 to News and Press

Do you know where your cervical spine is? If you guessed your neck, you were correct. The cervical spine plays an instrumental role in the spinal column’s flexibility and range of motion. Your neck consists of seven bones (C1-C7), which are separated by intervertebral discs. These intervertebral discs act as shock absorbers during daily activity […]

Tagged: cervical disc, cervical spine, neck, Spine

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Hip Replacement Surgery: What You Should Know

Posted on March 23, 2016 to News and Press

For many people who are affected by persistent hip pain or limited mobility, hip replacement surgery can be a life-changing experience. Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a common surgical procedure to replace a damaged, or worn out hip joint with a prosthetic implant. Not all patients will require a total replacement, others […]

Tagged: hip pain, hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, joint pain, Joint replacement, limited mobility, total hip arthroplasty

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Advances in Knee Surgery For Athletes

Posted on March 22, 2016 to News and Press

From the operating room to recovery, Dr. Clayton Lane offers an exclusive view of the new techniques being used in ACL surgery today. Surgeons have been trying to repair anterior cruciate ligament tears for a century, but until the last 25 years they were unsuccessful. In the last decade success rates have climbed to nearly […]

Tagged: acl, AOC, Dr. Clayton Lane, knee, knee injuries, knee injury, knee surgery, Sport Medicine

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A Giant Step Forward in Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted on February 23, 2016 to News and Press

It’s an unfortunate fact that up to 20% of patients who undergo traditional knee replacement are unhappy with their results due to persistent pain in the joint—even after surgery. This chronic pain typically comes from a variety of sources, including instability, stiffness, or improper fit and sizing of the implants. AOC has the only local […]

Tagged: ConforMIS, ConforMIS iTotal Knee Replacement, Joint replacement, joints, Knee Replacement

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