AOC Physician Articles

Lumbar Fusion

Posted on January 22, 2018 to AOC Physician Articles, News and Press

Dr. Donahoe explains Lumbar Fusion when spinal fusion is used to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment.

Have you been diagnosed with a slipped disc in your back and your doctor recommended surgery? Spinal fusion is a procedure to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment (2 bones around the disc). This procedure is usually done along with a laminectomy to relieve the pressure on the […]

Tagged: adult spine surgery, arthritis, Lumbar Fusions, spine fusion, spine stability

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Lumbar Laminectomy

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Dr. Donahoe explains lumbar laminectomy and how the best results come from removing the pressure on “pinched nerves” in the neck or back.

Have you been diagnosed with spinal stenosis? Do you have difficulty walking any long distances without experiencing leg pain? Patients who have not improved after conservative treatment may benefit from surgery. During surgery, the bone spurs and arthritis are removed that place pressure on nerves that affect the legs and buttock region. Dr. Donahoe specializes […]

Tagged: Back pain, leg pain, lumbar laminectomy, neck pain, walking

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

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Dr. Donahoe explains why Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is one of the most successful procedures performed in spine surgery.

Have you been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in your neck? This condition can cause pain that radiates to the shoulder or arm. Patients who have not improved with conservative treatment including medication and physical therapy may be candidates for surgery. Patients typically spend one night in the hospital, and almost immediately after surgery are […]

Tagged: ACDF, Anterior cervical Discectomy and Fusion, neck, neck pain, Pinched Nerve, Spine

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Microdiscectomy-Lumbar

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Dr. Donahoe explains how low back and leg pain from a herniated disc or pinched nerve can be relieved by a Microdiscectomy-Lumbar procedure.

Low back and leg pain can be caused by a herniated disc or “pinched nerve”.  Like most spine surgeons, Dr. Donahoe gets the best surgical results from relieving pain caused by nerve compression. Patients who have not improved with medication and physical therapy may be candidates for a minimally invasion procedure done in our same […]

Tagged: Back pain, herniated disc, leg pain, Lower Back Pain, Pinched Nerve

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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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The Dangers of High Heels: Dr. Clayton Lane

Posted on August 28, 2013 to AOC Physician Articles

In January of 2012, The New York Times wrote a piece on the findings of several postdoctoral researchers at the Musculoskeletal Research Program at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. The article is called “A Scientific Look at the Dangers of High Heels,” and presents the effects on the muscles and tendons of women who wear high heels at least […]

Tagged: Alabama Orthopaedic, AOC, dangers, Dr. Clayton Lane, feet, high heels

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What You Need to Know About Knee Injuries: Dr. Roca, Jr., MD

Posted on July 10, 2013 to AOC Physician Articles

  Many people involved in some kind of athletic activity know the wear and constant use of your knees and joints can sometimes result in injury or pain. There are several ways to injure your knees. According to Dr. Cesar Roca, Jr., MD of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, Knee injuries are generally caused by direct trauma […]

Tagged: cartilage, dr roca, knee injury, knee pain, meniscus, sports injury, sports medicine

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Healthy Holidays Sure to Impress

Posted on November 21, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles

“The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, the fun and festivities will mean out of town house guests.  Keep your company happy with this yummy twist on a breakfast casserole.” suggest the Delicious Dietician in their blog for Southern Mushroom and Swiss Breakfast Casserole. With the many holidays that are upon us, many […]

Tagged: Alabama Orthopaedic, Delicious Dietician, Holidays, Nutrition, Thanksgiving

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Dr. Andre Fontana: Born To Be A Wild Doc

Posted on November 12, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles

Dr. Andre Fontana of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic P.C. Physician specializing in Arthroscopy, Adult Orthopaedics, Shoulder, Foot and Knee Surgery First Job: Working in an auto parts store First Car: Nash Metropolitan Favorite Song: Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild What advice would you give your High School self? Study harder Who has helped you the most […]

Tagged: Alabama Orthopaedic, AOC, Bones, Dr. Fontana, orthopedic, shoulder

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