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  • Orthopedics

    Building Healthy Bones in Teens Helps Prevent Joint Replacement Later

    Albert T. Gilpin, Jr., MD
    McLeod Pediatric Orthopaedics
    12 JULY 2018

    Let’s start this story backward. One of the ways to keep your knee and hip joints strong as an adult is with weight-bearing exercises. The best way to build up those bones for your knees and hips as an adult is to start when you are a teen.

  • Orthopedics

    Total Joint Replacement. What DO All The Terms Mean?

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    04 JULY 2018

    Medical terms are often challenging to understand. Here are some of the frequently used medical terms to help you prepare for your total joint replacement surgery.

  • Orthopedics

    Bone Bruises Are a Real Thing

    Christopher M. Stanley, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    30 JUNE 2018

    Say the word “bruise” and most people think of that black-and-blue coloration caused when blood vessels under the skin leak. A bone bruise – also called a bone contusion or bone edema (uh-DEE-ma) – can also result in skin discoloration but there are many differences.

  • Orthopedics

    Hand Injury, Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger: See An Orthopedic Specialist

    Christopher S. Litts, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    22 JUNE 2018

    World War II taught the world many lessons. One of those discoveries was the importance of special training needed for successful surgery on hands, sparked by the many hand wounds suffered by soldiers.

  • Orthopedics

    MPFL: Not a Football League, But a Common, Repairable Knee Injury

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    13 JUNE 2018

    A common injury experienced by athletes carries the clinical name “Patellar Dislocation”. This is when you tear a knee ligament (“Medial Patellofemoral Ligament” or “MPFL”) during a knee cap dislocation. Females appear to be more vulnerable to this injury than male athletes.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Surgery Necessary? Non-Surgical Options for Hip Pain.

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    07 JUNE 2018

    Experience has proven the success of total joint replacement for treating knee and hip pain. Yet, there’s a long list of non-surgical treatment options available, which should be considered prior to surgery.

  • Orthopedics

    On Joint Replacements: Realistic Expectations = Satisfaction

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    29 MAY 2018

    With experienced, talented Orthopedic Surgeons and modern materials, a hip or knee joint replacement almost always has a successful clinical outcome. Joint Replacement complications are in the low single digits.

  • Orthopedics

    For Their Health, Don’t Push Youth Into Single Sports Too Soon

    21 MAY 2018

    “It’s a HUGE positive for a high school player to be a multi-sports athlete. They tend to be more athletic, better leaders and better teammates.” (Major League Baseball manager)
    “Playing multiple sports is better.” (Former NBA Executive of the year.)
    “We like them cross trained. Stick with multiple sports as long as you can. People will see your tools.” (Coach of a College Baseball World Series winning team)


  • Orthopedics

    Keep Your Hands Safe This Summer with These Tips

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    18 MAY 2018

    Summer can be a particularly perilous for your hands and McLeod Orthopedic Specialist David Lukowski, MD has some quick tips to keep your fingertips safe.