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Diabetic Foot: What You Need to Know

Posted on May 3, 2016 to News and Press

Diabetic foot is a major health concern for anyone living with diabetes. The most ordinary problems such as a blister can lead to serious complications, or result in possible amputation. Diabetic foot condition develops due to two main factors, peripheral neuropathy, and poor circulation. Peripheral neuropathy is chronic nerve damage that affects mainly the legs […]

Tagged: diabetes, diabetic foot, foot injury, nerve damage, nerve pain

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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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Holiday Survival Guide

Posted on December 3, 2015 to News and Press

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but sometimes all the holiday cheer can take a toll on your health. Follow these five tips to avoid a case of the humbugs this holiday season. 1. Keep off the Santa belly With time constraints during the holidays, it’s easy to break away from your normal exercise […]

Tagged: decorations, eggnog, health, healthy diet, Holidays, injuries, rest, safety tips, sleep, water

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4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Back Pain

Posted on November 24, 2015 to News and Press

The holidays are here, and for many of us that means traveling to see friends and family. Whether you’re flying, driving or catching a train, you are going to be sitting for a prolonged period of time. Keep your travels comfortable and you back pain-free with these four tips: Pack it light Over-packing is easy […]

Tagged: air travel, auto travel, Back pain, Holidays, lumbar support, posture, Spine

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