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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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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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