AOC News & Events

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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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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