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  • Orthopedics

    Spine Surgery With Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    Rakesh Chokshi, MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    12 JUNE 2019

    Spine patients facing surgery view their future in two aspects: will my life be better long-term and what will the immediate aftermath of my surgery be like – pain, lengthy recovery, rehabilitation?

  • Orthopedics

    Treating Trouble with the Knee’s Meniscus

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    27 MAY 2019

    The meniscus sits in the knee as two C-shaped pads of cartilage, acting as shock absorbers. People with knee arthritis often suffer a painful meniscus tear. McLeod Orthopaedic Specialist Eric Heimberger, MD, explains treating this issue.

  • Orthopedics

    Knee Arthritis: Treating Pain and the Problems

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    22 MAY 2019

    Bad knees rank as one of the most common problems an orthopedic surgeon sees. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Eric Heimberger, MD, says that knee joint replacement may be the ultimate treatment, but it’s not where he starts.

  • Orthopedics

    Preparing for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    14 MAY 2019

    A knee joint replacement can change your life for the better. However, certain preparations in the days and weeks immediately before your surgery will enhance your recovery. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, describes those preparations.

  • Orthopedics

    Crack! When You Fracture a Bone

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    08 MAY 2019

    There are many types of fractures, including just a crack, where you may feel little or no pain at first,” says McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Sutton, MD. “In another type break, broken ends of the bone may line up in what we call a stable fracture.  Bones can fracture at an angle or in multiple pieces. Or, they can break through the skin in an open, compound fracture.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Total Joint Replacement Worth It?

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    03 MAY 2019

    There’s no doubt about it. The number of hip joint and knee replacements is growing. Most total joint replacements are performed on patients over the age of 65, but in the 10 years before 2009, the number of knee and hip replacements tripled for those aged 40 – 50.

  • Orthopedics

    Knee Joint Revision – Replacement of a Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    26 APRIL 2019

    Although today’s knee joint replacements are designed to last decades, occasionally one will wear out or, for some other reason, need to be replaced.  McLeod Seacoast Orthopedic Surgeon Christopher Walsh, MD, explains the signs you may need a replacement and what to expect after revision surgery.

  • Orthopedics

    A Bit Too Much Wrist: The Carpal Tunnel Problem

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    15 APRIL 2019

    People, who use their wrists a lot – such as typists and painters, can develop carpal tunnel syndrome, a pain in the wrist. McLeod Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. David Lukowski, MD, talks about the cause, symptoms and treatment.

  • Orthopedics

    Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries: Taking a Load Off Your Shoulder From a presentation by

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    10 APRIL 2019

    A group of muscles in your shoulder make up the rotator cuff. Injuries can bring pain and sleepless nights. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist David Lukowski, MD, explained to a group of Brunswick County North Carolina residents how to spot and treat rotator cuff injuries.

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