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  • Orthopedics

    Tips for Golfing After Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    17 AUGUST 2019

    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.  Even professional golfers, such as Fred Funk and Peter Jacobson, undergo knee joint replacement.  Here are some tips to help you return to your foursome, even if you’re not a pro.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Joint Replacement Myths and the Truth Behind Them

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    07 AUGUST 2019

    The prospect of walking around with finely-honed metal, plastic and ceramic in your knee or hip raises anxiety in some prospective joint replacement patients. Sometimes the anxiety felt by these patients can be due to myths that they have heard regarding joint replacement, Here’s the truth behind some myths that should help patients decide whether or not joint replacement is a good choice.

  • Orthopedics

    9 Signs You Need a Knee or Hip Total Joint Replacement

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    29 JULY 2019

    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

    Treating ACL Tears in Your Knee

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    25 JULY 2019

    Many athletes suffer a tear in their knee’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Unlike many orthopedic injuries, the ACL cannot be stitched back together. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Patrick Denton, MD, describes the treatments – nonsurgical and surgical.

  • Orthopedics

    Getting Back on Your Feet Fast. Knee Joint Replacement Recovery

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    20 JULY 2019

    Today’s total knee joint replacement patient is helped to get back on their feet and start physical rehabilitation the same day of surgery.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Signs It’s Time for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    08 JULY 2019

    Knee Joint replacements represent one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available today.

  • Orthopedics

    ACL Tears – Repairing the Results of Plant and Pivots

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    03 JULY 2019

    Many people associate the serious injury to the knee’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with the rough contact of football. That statement is half true. It is a serious injury but often not due to on-field contact.

  • Orthopedics

    Are You Running Your Way to a Knee Replacement?

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    27 JUNE 2019

    More and more Americans are runners. And more and younger Americans are getting knee joint replacements. So, if you are a dedicated runner are you triggering osteoarthritis – the main problem that leads to knee joint replacement?

  • 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?

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