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Physical Therapy instead of Knee Replacement Surgery

Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee osteoarthritis affects large increasing numbers of Americans as the population ages but remains very active. While knee replacement surgery offers excellent results and is indicated for many patients, non-operative management remains the first line of treatment in decreasing pain and restoring quality of life.

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Do I Need Back Surgery?

A lot of people worry when they’re referred to a spine specialist that they will almost certainly need some kind of surgical procedure. While surgery is our specialty, it’s uncommon that we recommend it as a first treatment option for relieving back or neck pain.

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Young Athlete

Young Athlete ACL Tears are More Common Than We Wish

According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, about 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States every year.

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Christmas Hand Safety

Christmas Hand Safety

This article from TOA hand center specialists covers top safety tips for keeping your hands injury free during the holiday season.

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How To Pick A Surgeon

How to Pick a Surgeon

Although there are no hard and fast rules about picking the best surgeon, in my 10 years of orthopedic practice, I have observed many patterns that I think could help patients determine who is the best surgeon for them.

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Thanksgiving Hand Safety

Thanksgiving Hand Safety

With the holidays quickly approaching it is very important to take time to review some hand safety tips. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) reports that cuts from carving turkeys are one of the top five most common injuries on Thanksgiving.

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Cheerleading Injuries

Cheerleading Injuries

Cheerleading is a sport that more and more students participate in throughout the year. There’s an estimated 3.3 million girls, ages 6 to adult, who participate in school cheerleading as well as competitive cheerleading events. Cheerleading has gone from waving pom-poms on the sidelines to a very athletic and competitive sport.

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Jammed Fingers

Jammed Fingers & Football Finger

Fall is here and with fall comes football and with football, hand and finger injuries - commonly referred to as jammed fingers.

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Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and specialize in the prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. Today TOA highlights Megan Gillespie, a certified athletic trainer who cares for and treats athletes at Harpeth Hall, an independent college preparatory school for young women, in Nashville.

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Shoulder Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions about Shoulder Replacement

Doctors Matthew Willis, M.D. and Austin Bragdon PA-C discuss the most commonly asked questions regarding Shoulder Replacement.

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Hip Impingement

What is Hip Impingement?

Dr. Christian N. Anderson, M.D. discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Hip Impingment.

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