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  • Orthopedics

    6 Most Common Knee Injuries

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    19 FEBRUARY 2019

    As the largest joint in our bodies — one that flexes 5 thousand to 10 thousand times a day — it’s not surprising that the knee is one of the most injured and most easily injured joints.

  • Orthopedics

    Peroneal Problems: A Common Source of Ankle Pain

    Ross Taylor, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    15 FEBRUARY 2019

    The tendons that run along the outside of a foot are commonly the source of pain and problems. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Ross Taylor, MD, explains.

  • Orthopedics

    Treating Common Foot and Ankle Problems

    Ross Taylor, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    04 FEBRUARY 2019

    Your feet and ankles have a big job, supporting and helping move you throughout life. No wonder then that they can be the source of a number of health problems.

  • Orthopedics

    After Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    30 JANUARY 2019

    Thanks to improved surgical approaches, pain management and pre-surgical preparation, the recovery from a knee joint replacement is very different from a few years ago. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Thomas DiStefano, MD, offers a picture of what the knee joint replacement patient can expect after the surgery:

  • Orthopedics

    The Promise of Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    24 JANUARY 2019

    When faced with pain from a knee joint that now has bone rubbing on bone, you may need a knee joint replacement. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Thomas DiStefano, MD, outlines the process and promise of treating a knee gone bad.

  • Orthopedics

    Lumbar (Lower) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    19 JANUARY 2019

    Lifting the wrong way, repetitive motions, or whiplash can trigger problems in your lower back and spine. A lot of times, general “wear and tear” or aging can also cause these problems. McLeod Spine Surgeon W.S. (Bill) Edwards, MD, explains treatment options for lumbar spine disc herniations:

  • Orthopedics

    The Risk of Delaying Your Joint Replacement Surgery

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    10 JANUARY 2019

    The advantages of finally committing to joint replacement include relief from chronic pain, a repair that will last up to 20 years and the ability to resume your daily activities, as well as some of your favorite recreational activities.

  • Orthopedics

    Getting the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visit

    24 DECEMBER 2018

    You may have heard the maxim, “Giving someone a fish feeds them for a day, but teaching someone to fish feeds them for a lifetime.”

  • Orthopedics

    Don’t Stumble When it Comes to an Ankle Fracture

    Jason B. O’dell, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    20 DECEMBER 2018

    Ankle injuries are some of the most common orthopedic-related issues people experience.

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