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Anterior Approach: Total Hip Replacement

Posted on May 2, 2017 to News and Press

One of the largest joints in the body is the hip, and over time, it can become damaged due to issues like arthritis, a fracture, bone tumors, or hip disease. Alleviating the pain and discomfort caused by an unhealthy hip often calls for total hip replacement surgery. A common procedure, a total hip replacement calls […]

Tagged: Anterior Approach, hip, hip pain, hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, joint pain, Total hip replacement

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Dr. Matthew Barber: Key Speaker at ASIA Winter Workshop

Posted on February 14, 2017 to News and Press

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  Dr. Matthew Barber traveled to Birmingham, AL last week to speak at the Alabama Self-Insured Association (ASIA) Winter workshop. He spoke to a packed room on the benefits of 3D printed knee implants and was very well-received. * ASIA is an organization that represents the interests of employers in Alabama who self-insure workers’ compensation coverage […]

Tagged: 3D printing, Alabama Self-Insured Association, ConforMIS iTotal Knee Replacement, knee, Knee implant

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Robotic-arm Assisted Procedures Now Offered at AOC

Posted on February 1, 2017 to News and Press

  Spring Hill Medical Center is unveiling its latest tool to help patients. It’s a robotic arm to assist in surgeries for partial knee and total hip replacements. So, this is how it works. Patients go through CAT-scans and surgeons use information from that to create pre-operative plans for the placement of their implants. During […]

Tagged: 3D printing, hip replacement, Knee Replacement, robotic-arm

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Life Changing Surgical Relief For Ecuadorians

Posted on January 26, 2017 to News and Press

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 Dr. Clayton Lane and AOC surgery tech Kendra Wright traveled to Ecuador to perform ACL’s, MCL’s and various meniscal treatments on patients who would otherwise not have access to advanced orthopaedic surgical techniques. Foundation La Vida, created by retired Fairhope Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Fellers, asked Dr. Lane to join him in providing these life-changing procedures […]

Tagged: acl, acl injuries, ACL Reconstruction, acl tear, foreign aid, meniscus, meniscus repair

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AOC Surgeons Now Offer Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee & Total Hip Replacement Procedures

Posted on January 19, 2017 to News and Press

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Springhill Medical Center is the first hospital in the Mobile area to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee and Total Hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. “This system allows us to be extremely precise in the planning, preparation and implantation of […]

Tagged: ConforMIS iTotal Knee Replacement, hip pain, hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, knee, knee injury, Knee Replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic-arm

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Shoulder Separation

Posted on December 5, 2016 to News and Press

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Many athletes who play contact sports like football, can experience shoulder separation. A common misconception about a separated shoulder is that it’s an injury to the shoulder joint. A separated shoulder involves the acromioclavicular joint (known as the AC joint), which is where the collarbone meets the highest point of the shoulder blade. A fall […]

Tagged: baseball, Football, injury, rugby, shoulder, shoulder separation, sports, sports injury, sports medicine

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Dedication at AOC – Dr. Christopher Patton

Posted on October 25, 2016 to News and Press

In sports medicine, everyone is an athlete. Whether they are a workplace athlete, weekend warrior, maturing athlete or growing young athlete. A sports and shoulder surgeon giving back the life they enjoy is true dedication. Dedication is taking the time to listen to the patient and learn. Dedication is a thorough exam using state of […]

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Preparation at AOC – Dr. Clayton Lane

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Before the lights and the crowds, the elite athlete has already won or lost the battle of preparation. A sports and shoulder surgeon has to prepare like the athlete. Preparation is obtaining the highest level of training. Preparation is understanding the athlete’s needs. Preparation is the mastery of cutting edge surgical treatment – the reward […]

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Experience at AOC – Dr. César M. Roca, Jr.

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Skilled Sailors know experience wins races. Skilled sports and shoulder surgeon relies on experience. Experience teaches prompt attention to detail, often avoids complications and even injury. Experience allows early diagnosis and prompt treatment and possibly avoiding surgery. Experience allows a surgeon to employ minimally invasive state of the art technology. Experience, crucial to winning races […]

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