AOC Surgeons Now Offer Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee & Total Hip Replacement Procedures

Posted on Jan 19, 2017

Springhill Medical Center is the first hospital in the Mobile area to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee and Total Hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. “This system allows us to be extremely precise in the planning, preparation and implantation of […]

Shoulder Separation

Posted on Dec 05, 2016

Many athletes who play contact sports like football, can experience shoulder separation. A common misconception about a separated shoulder is that it’s an injury to the shoulder joint. A separated shoulder involves the acromioclavicular joint (known as the AC joint), which is where the collarbone meets the highest point of the shoulder blade. A fall […]

Dedication at AOC – Dr. Christopher Patton

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

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 […]

Experience at AOC – Dr. César M. Roca, Jr.

Posted on

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 […]

Labrum Tear: Solutions and Treatment

Posted on Oct 04, 2016

The football season is in full swing, and while each snap of the ball is thrilling for fans, for the athletes on the field, one wrong hit can lead to serious shoulder injuries, such as a torn labrum. The shoulder is made up of three bones: the shoulder blade (scapula), the upper arm bone (humerus), […]

With a heavy heart that we share the passing of Dr. Zarzour

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic share the passing of our Dr. Robert Zarzour.  There will never be a man of such dignity, integrity and compassion as our Dr. Z.  We ask that you keep the Zarzour Family and the AOC Family in your thoughts and prayers as we […]

Meniscus Repair

Posted on Sep 01, 2016

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 […]

ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Posted on Aug 15, 2016

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 […]

After 36 Years Dr. Robert Zarzour is Retiring

Posted on Aug 10, 2016

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, […]

Rotator Cuff Repair

Posted on Jul 01, 2016

The rotator cuff is a critical part of the shoulder. Consisting of the muscles and tendons located at the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff attaches the shoulder to the upper arm, helping the shoulder function correctly and allowing for the arm to be raised. Injuries to the rotator cuff, such as a strain or tear, […]