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  • Orthopedics

    The Importance of Blood Thinners After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    05 DECEMBER 2019

    Because a patient faces considerable bleeding during a knee or hipjoint replacement (less so with some of the newer minimally invasive approaches), the Orthopedic Surgeon usually has the patient halt any blood thinners. However after surgery, many patients may be asked to take aspirin or more powerful blood thinners.

  • Orthopedics

    The Risk of Delaying Your Joint Replacement Surgery

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    26 NOVEMBER 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, say McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Michael Sutton. “Surgery isn’t the first treatment we try on an aching joint, but a patient shouldn’t wait too long when offered the option of surgery.”

  • Orthopedics

    After Joint Replacement, When Will My Pain End?

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    22 NOVEMBER 2019

    For most recipients of a knee or hip joint replacement, the elimination of chronic pain or discomfort is a major benefit. There is some pain after the procedure and McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rodney Alan explains the kinds of pain you might have after surgery and when it will go away.

  • Orthopedics

    Comparing Two Approaches to Hip Joint Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    11 NOVEMBER 2019

    Although hip replacement surgery with the incision from the front has been around for a while, this so-called anterior approach has become increasingly popular.  McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Walsh explains two basic approaches to hip joint replacement and a main advantage of the anterior approach.

  • Orthopedics

    Hand Problems: Arthritic Fingers, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    07 NOVEMBER 2019

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common hand problems treated by McLeod Seacoast Orthopedic Specialist Dr. David Lukowski – but finger joint replacements are becoming more common these days, as well.

  • Orthopedics

    Dealing with Wrist Sprains and Fractures

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    29 OCTOBER 2019

    Wrist injuries can take the form of a sprain or a fracture.  McLeod Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. Thomas DiStefano explains medical and surgical treatments.

  • Orthopedics

    When Your Rotator Cuff Causes Trouble

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    24 OCTOBER 2019

    People, who do a lot of reaching over their head, and many older people end up with a bad rotator cuff in their shoulder.  McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Thomas DiStefano explains ways to treat this problem.

  • 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.

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