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  • Orthopedics

    Preventive Measures to Delay Joint Replacement

    Chad Thurman, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Many people with hip or knee pain ultimately undergo a total joint replacement. However, McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Chad Thurman a person has other non-surgical options.

  • Orthopedics

    Anterior Hip Replacement and Recovery

    Chad Thurman, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    07 OCTOBER 2019

    How do you know when it’s time for a knee or hip joint replacement?  What type of procedure will your surgeon use? And what’s the recovery like? McLeod Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. Chad Thurman answers those questions in less than 3 minutes.

  • Orthopedics

    Screen Neck. Text Thumb. Cell Phone Elbow. When Technology Hurts!

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    01 OCTOBER 2019

    Like many Americans, you probably love your technology – computers, tablets, phones, games.  The average US resident sends more than 40 emails a day, spend 23 hours a week texting with 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes a day.

  • Orthopedics

    Foot Fractures: Getting You on Your Feet Again

    Jason B. O’dell, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    27 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Once you know that each foot has 26 bones, it’s not difficult to understand that foot fractures are among some of the most common orthopedic injuries.

  • Orthopedics

    The Dangers and Treatments of Osteoporosis

    20 SEPTEMBER 2019

    In the 20 years that I’ve been doing orthopedics, I’ve had the opportunity to see thousands of fractures. One of the things that I have not seen consistently is adequate attention toward fracture prevention by focusing on osteoporosis.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Surgery Necessary? Non-Surgical Options for Hip Pain.

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Experience has proven the success of total joint replacement for treating knee and hip pain. Yet, there’s a long list of non-surgical treatment options available, which should be considered prior to surgery. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. David Woodbury discusses options to help with pain and mobility.

  • Orthopedics

    Total Joint Replacement – The Final Phase, Returning to Daily Life

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    05 SEPTEMBER 2019

    You finally decided to see an Orthopedic Specialist for that knee or hip pain. They diagnosed an arthritic or deteriorated joint. Conservative treatments didn’t work. Surgery was performed. Now what?

  • Orthopedics

    Could your Achilles Tendon Be Your Achilles Heel?

    Jason B. O’dell, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    31 AUGUST 2019

    There is no best way to avoid harming the Achilles tendon. Even healthy active people or athletes in exceptional physical shape have no insurance against injury.

  • Orthopedics

    Save Your Child From Lifelong Backpack Orthopedic Injuries

    Albert T. Gilpin, Jr., MD
    McLeod Pediatric Orthopaedics
    22 AUGUST 2019

    If your student’s backpack is like most these days, it may weigh 20 to 25 pounds, about 20%+ of your student’s total body weight. Today’s school bags are twice as heavy as ten years ago. One study found that more than 5 out of 10 of U.S. school students carry a backpack that’s too heavy for them.

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