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  • 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.

  • Orthopedics

    Avoiding 4 Common Bicycle Injuries

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

    Exercise. Fun. Energy-efficient transportation. Bicycles and cycling have expanded from a mostly childhood activity to one where adults are as common on bikes as youngsters.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Signs It’s Time for Your Knee Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    30 APRIL 2018

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

  • Orthopedics

    Preventing Falls and Fractures

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    25 APRIL 2018

    Everybody falls. Every year one in three older Americans fall. For people aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of fractures and fatal injuries. More than 90% of hip fractures are caused by a fall, according to the National Hospital Discharge Survey and women account for 75% of all hip fractures.

  • Orthopedics

    How Does Obesity Affect Joint Replacement?

    Barry Clark, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    19 APRIL 2018

    A 2016 study suggests that a person who is morbidly obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 40 would benefit from weight loss, and should start losing weight as much as two years before their knee or hip joint replacement.

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