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  • Orthopedics

    A Bit Too Much Wrist: The Carpal Tunnel Problem

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    15 APRIL 2019

    People, who use their wrists a lot – such as typists and painters, can develop carpal tunnel syndrome, a pain in the wrist. McLeod Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. David Lukowski, MD, talks about the cause, symptoms and treatment.

  • Orthopedics

    Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries: Taking a Load Off Your Shoulder From a presentation by

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    10 APRIL 2019

    A group of muscles in your shoulder make up the rotator cuff. Injuries can bring pain and sleepless nights. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist David Lukowski, MD, explained to a group of Brunswick County North Carolina residents how to spot and treat rotator cuff injuries.

  • Orthopedics

    What is it About Joint Replacements, My Dentist and Antibiotics?

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    02 APRIL 2019

    Knee and hip joint replacements have proven to be some of the safest and most popular procedures, even among men and women as younger than 60. Then, why do so many of the patients need to take antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, before they see their dentist?

  • Orthopedics

    Cervical Upper Spine (Cervical) Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    28 MARCH 2019

    Repetitive twisting or turning of your neck or a sudden jerk can trigger pain caused by a herniated disk in the upper part of the spine. McLeod Spine Surgeon W.S. (Bill) Edwards explains how to spot the symptoms and the range of treatments available for a herniated disc in the cervical spine.

  • Orthopedics

    Treating Painful Hip Arthritis

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    23 MARCH 2019

    Hip pain often results from arthritis due to wear-and-tear. Treatments start with nonsurgical options and can lead to a total hip joint replacement, as McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Christopher Walsh, MD explains.

  • Orthopedics

    Upper Body Orthopedic Problems and Treatments

    Bryan Christensen, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon
    12 MARCH 2019

    In your upper body — from your shoulders to your wrists — orthopedic problems are common. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Bryan Christensen, MD explains how he treats problems, such as rotator cuff injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Orthopedics

    Common Arthritis Treatments and the Use of Arthroscopy

    Bryan Christensen, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon
    06 MARCH 2019

    It hurts. In your joints. Especially in the morning. Or cold weather. Arthritis ranges from merely troublesome to a debilitating problem. There is no cure. But McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Bryan Christensen, MD, says the symptoms can be treated:

  • Orthopedics

    Exercise: A Great Arthritis Pain Reliever

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    27 FEBRUARY 2019

    Most adults with arthritis don’t exercise. In South Carolina and North Carolina up to 70% of adults with arthritis get less than 90 minutes of exercise each week.

  • 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.

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