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  • Orthopedics

    Comparing Two Approaches to Hip Joint Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    19 DECEMBER 2017

    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.

  • Orthopedics

    Understanding the Knee Joint Replacement Process

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    14 DECEMBER 2017

    Ever wonder what happens during knee joint replacement surgery? McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, visually walks through the process step-by-step.

  • Orthopedics

    Preparing for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    05 DECEMBER 2017

    A knee joint replacement can change your life for the better. However, certain preparations for the days and weeks immediately following your surgery will enhance your recovery. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, describes those preparations.

  • Orthopedics

    9 Reasons and Signs You Need a Knee or Hip Total Joint Replacement

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    30 NOVEMBER 2017

    Total knee or hip replacements, formerly done mostly on people between 60 and 80, are now being done on many active people younger than 60 and, yes, individuals older than 80, who don’t want to lose their mobility.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Shoulder Surgery in Your Future?

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    22 NOVEMBER 2017

    If you look at the statistics, shoulder problems are not as great a problem as knee and hip joint issues.   Annually, total shoulder joint replacements number only about 1/20th as many as total knee joint replacements.

  • Orthopedics

    Lumbar (Lower) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    13 NOVEMBER 2017

    Lifting the wrong way, repetitive motions, or whiplash can trigger problems in your lower back and spine.

  • Orthopedics

    Cervical (Upper) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    07 NOVEMBER 2017

    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

    Crack! When You Fracture a Bone

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    31 OCTOBER 2017

    It bends. Then breaks. And it probably hurts.

    Meanwhile, your body is busy working to start repairing the broken bone.

  • Orthopedics

    Performing Delicate Spine Surgery with Minimally Invasive Small Incisions

    Rakesh Chokshi, MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    25 OCTOBER 2017

    When faced with back surgery, many people believe that a painful surgery and lengthy recovery lies ahead of them. Not so, says McLeod Spine Surgeon Rakesh Chokshi, MD, who uses small incisions and other less invasive techniques:

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