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March 2009
Volume 1 Issue 5


Foot & Ankle Arthritis Among Boomers

Orthopedic physicians who specialize in foot and ankle care are seeing more 40 and over patients today than in years’ past. Baby boomers are less willing to allow joint pain to slow them down and keep them from exercise or their favorite activities.

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Don’t Take Back Pain Lying Down

Four out of five people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives brought on by activity at work, home, or in sports. However, you can take action to prevent or minimize back pain and the disability that comes with it.

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Shoulder Treatment Has Advanced, Too

Like the hip, knee, back, and ankle, treatment options for the shoulder have advanced in recent years. More orthopedic physicians today are using arthroscopic techniques over traditional open surgery to repair shoulder injuries, and patients are benefiting.

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Study: Surgery Best for Spinal Stenosis

A recent study shows that surgery for a common back condition — spinal stenosis — significantly reduces back pain and improves functionality more than treatment with drugs and physical therapy.

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How Helpful Is Using a Knee Brace?

Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions, but are available in two basic types: functional knee braces and prophylactic knee braces. How do they work, and do they help?

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