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  • Orthopedics

    Concussion Signs, Symptoms and State Law

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    19 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Say the word “concussion” and most of us think of a male football player. Football may be the most common cause of concussions, but many athletes in sports — such as soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball and volleyball.

  • Orthopedics

    Don’t Give Yourself a Break of the Wrist’s Scaphoid Bone

    Christopher S. Litts, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    13 SEPTEMBER 2018

    The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones that make up the carpal bones of the wrist,” says McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Christopher Litts, MD. “It’s on the thumb side of the wrist and helps with motions and stability in the wrist joint.

  • Orthopedics

    Knee, Hip Joint Replacements See Continuing Advances

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    07 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Knee and hip joint replacements are some of the most common procedures performed and they are also the focus of some of the most dynamic changes in materials, design and surgical technique.

  • Orthopedics

    Arthroscopy: A Common, Effective Orthopedic Procedure

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    29 AUGUST 2018

    Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery for treating or diagnosing problems around the knee.

  • Orthopedics

    Save Your Child From Lifelong Backpack Orthopedic Injuries

    Albert T. Gilpin, Jr., MD
    McLeod Pediatric Orthopaedics
    24 AUGUST 2018

    First, the clothes for Physical Education. Add a pencil case, calculator, water bottle and MP3 player. Stuff in a couple textbooks. Don’t forget one or two 5-subject notebooks. Top it off with some keys or hand sanitizer. And voila’! You have a student’s school backpack.

  • Orthopedics

    Pre-Hab, Things to Know, Questions to Ask Before Total Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    13 AUGUST 2018

    You can’t handle your normal daily tasks. There may be significant pain, bad enough to keep you awake at night. You tried nonsurgical treatments without success. Might even be suffering some side effects from medication. Then…

  • Orthopedics

    Are High Heels Walking You Toward Total Joint Replacement?

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    09 AUGUST 2018

    “A number of studies have shown the increased risk from high heels of developing Osteoarthritis in your knees,” says McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Heimberger. “The knee joint deteriorates, possibly leading to total joint replacement.”

  • Orthopedics

    Over 65? Watch Out for Hip Fractures

    Nigel A. R. Watt, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    03 AUGUST 2018

    Small rugs placed around the house. Uneven steps. No handrails on the stairs. Add to these ingredients a female over age 65 and you have the formula for a fractured hip.

  • Orthopedics

    Tips for Golfing After Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    24 JULY 2018

    A bad knee adds pain and takes the fun out of recreational activities, such as golf. A total knee joint replacement can remove the pain and return you to the golf course.  Here are some tips to help you return to your foursome, even if you’re not a pro.

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