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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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Meniscus Repair

Posted on September 1, 2016 to News and Press

Athletes are at risk for a number of knee injuries. A common knee injury experienced by many players—especially those participating in contact sports—is meniscus tears. Meniscus are the pieces of cartilage situated between the thighbone and shinbone that cushion the joints, provide stability, and act as shock absorbers. There are multiple ways the meniscus can […]

Tagged: Arthroscopy, knee, meniscus repair, sports medicine

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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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After 36 Years Dr. Robert Zarzour is Retiring

Posted on August 10, 2016 to News and Press

Robert J. Zarzour, MD is retiring

After 36 years of providing excellent orthopaedic medical care, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic surgeon, Robert J. Zarzour, MD.  As a beacon of patient centered care, Dr. Zarzour has been an integral part of our practice and will always be valued and respected.  His hard work, […]

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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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