301 Post-Laminectomy Syndrome – 301 – 8

When someone contacts our office and they tell us that they have been diagnosed with Post Laminectomy Syndrome we have to get information from them that will allow us to make a realistic assessment if they are someone that we can help. We can help some people with Post Laminectomy Syndrome, we may not be

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301 Research compares PRP injections to steroid injection for back pain

Epidural steroid injections do not heal a bad back. Some researchers consider epidural steroid injections to be, at best, a very short-term painkiller that sometimes prevents a patient from getting the proper treatment for his/her back pain. Epidural steroid injection is the most frequently performed pain procedure. It is becoming clear that epidural steroid injections

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301 Does age matter in hip replacement outcomes? – 301

I will get many emails asking simply, “Am I too old for hip replacement or your treatments?” “What age should I consider hip replacement?” “Do you think my doctor is right when he is telling me to wait for a few years to get a hip replacement?” My long standing opinion has always been, if

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301 Research comparing different types of knee injections

Many patients we see, have been researching their options in treating their chronic knee pain. These people come to see us because they are exploring non-surgical alternatives and have investigated various forms of regenerative medicine techniques. This includes the use of their own blood platelets as a healing solution, (more commonly referred to as Platelet Rich

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301 Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for knee osteoarthritis 301

Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis PRP treatments involve collecting a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red cells. The collected platelets are then injected back into the injured area to stimulate healing and regeneration. The platelets contain healing agents, or “growth

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301 Do statins for cholesterol problems accelerate or worsen osteoarthritis? 301 – 8

There is a lot of controversy as to whether statin use for high cholesterol and metabolic disorders may cause accelerated or worsening osteoarthritis or protects against worsening osteoarthritis. We do see many patients who have weight challenges and cholesterol problems, among many. They have osteoarthritis and they have cholesterol problems being managed by statin use.

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301 Pain medications increase fall risk in older patients 301 – 9

During the pandemic, when access to medical care and orthopedic surgery were compromised, many people found themselves being prescribed and taking more painkillers and anti-inflammatories to manage their chronic pain. As elective surgeries were push back and delayed, more pills were given. Painkillers and anti-inflammatories medications come with many well known and well documented side

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301 Complications and failure after total ankle replacement 301

There are many people who have had very successful ankle replacement surgeries. This article is to discuss what happens when ankle replacement surgeries are not that successful and is there anything that can be done? People who reach out to our office will share a similar story. They had an ankle replacement and they still

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