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  • Orthopedics

    Anterior Hip Replacement: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    16 JANUARY 2018

    Many patients benefit from replacing hip joints from the front of a person’s hip – rather than from the side or back. McLeod Seacoast Orthopedic Surgeon Eric Heimberger, M.D., explains why:

  • Orthopedics

    Knee Joint Replacement: How Do You Know When It’s Time?

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates
    10 JANUARY 2018

    Will I need a joint replacement? And, if so, when will it be time?

  • Orthopedics

    Knee Joint Revision – Replacement of a Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    26 DECEMBER 2017

    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.

  • Orthopedics

    Impact Causes Concussions; ImPACT Helps Diagnose Them

    Chadley M. Runyan, MD
    Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates
    26 DECEMBER 2017

    Next to Highway crashes, sports participation is the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, primarily concussions, among young people aged 15-24. Parents, coaches and orthopedic specialists are joining the media in paying closer attention to the effects of concussion.

  • Orthopedics

    Comparing Two Approaches to Hip Joint Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    19 DECEMBER 2017

    Although hip replacement surgery with the incision from the front has been around for a while, this so-called anterior approach has become increasingly popular.

  • Orthopedics

    Understanding the Knee Joint Replacement Process

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    14 DECEMBER 2017

    Ever wonder what happens during knee joint replacement surgery? McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, visually walks through the process step-by-step.

  • Orthopedics

    Preparing for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    05 DECEMBER 2017

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

  • Orthopedics

    9 Reasons and Signs You Need a Knee or Hip Total Joint Replacement

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    30 NOVEMBER 2017

    Total knee or hip replacements, formerly done mostly on people between 60 and 80, are now being done on many active people younger than 60 and, yes, individuals older than 80, who don’t want to lose their mobility.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Shoulder Surgery in Your Future?

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    22 NOVEMBER 2017

    If you look at the statistics, shoulder problems are not as great a problem as knee and hip joint issues.   Annually, total shoulder joint replacements number only about 1/20th as many as total knee joint replacements.

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