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Shoulder Separation

Posted on December 5, 2016 to News and Press

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 […]

Tagged: baseball, Football, injury, rugby, shoulder, shoulder separation, sports, sports injury, sports medicine

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Playing Injured: Not a Tough Call

Posted on November 11, 2015 to News and Press

Did you know that many NFL players risk their health by playing through injuries? Tough or not, their desire to stay on the field is so strong that it can sometimes overshadow their pain. The nature of this sport fosters high pain tolerance and quick recovery, but athletes shouldn’t always “suck it up,” as it […]

Tagged: acl injuries, ankle sprain, concussion, foot and ankle, Football, football injuries, shoulder, sports, sports medicine

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Summer Sports: Who Will You Draft?

Posted on June 3, 2014 to News and Press

  Which doctors should you trust for Summer Sports Injuries? With summer fast approaching, it means one thing…football training. Preparation for the 2014 football season will soon be under way, and coaches are eager to implement new schemes devised from the lengthy offseason. If everything goes according to plan, their strategies should lead their team […]

Tagged: Alabama Orthopaedic, ankle, arm, elbow, foot, hip, knee, shoulder, training injuries

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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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