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A Look at Common Winter Injuries

During the cold months of winter, the fun provided by snow can also carry some physical risks. As every orthopedic surgeon knows, joint injuries spike in times of heavy snowfall. So before you head ...
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Tips for Protecting Your Shoulders from Sports Injury

Are you a basketball player, swimmer, or baseball pitcher? Then you know firsthand how important shoulder health is to performing at the top of your game. In fact, shoulder health is of considerable ...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects the smaller joints in the body. This video reports on treatment options for individuals with this condition. Orthopedic experts are ...
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Help Your Kids Avoid Fall Sports Injuries With These Tips

With autumn in full swing, many children are signing up for their favorite fall sports. Football, basketball, hockey, and volleyball are just some of the activities that schools often offer during the ...
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Able Orthopedic November 2014 Food Drive Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in our canned food drive! We were so happy to bring all these bags of food to Sacred Heart's food pantries and soup kitchens!
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A Brief Overview of Bone Tumors

The body is made of trillion of cells, most of which live and die in a regular pattern. However, genetic mutations may cause some cells to grow and divide rapidly without dying, causing the formation ...
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Food Drive November 6-14, 2014

Help us help Sacred Heart! They are making a huge push to restock their food pantries and soup kitchens. We will be collecting any canned food products as well as non-perishable food items through ...
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Halloween Candy Buy-Back - November 4, 2014

Bring all your Halloween candy to Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine on Tuesday, November 4th, between 3 and 5 p.m. for our Halloween candy buy-back! The child who brings in the most candy will win ...
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Understanding Frozen Shoulder Treatments

If you’re having trouble lifting up one of your arms properly, you may have a condition known as frozen shoulder. This orthopedic condition is characterized by pain and stiffness. It occurs when ...
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A Look at Common NFL Injuries

Football is without a doubt among the most beloved of sports in America. Unfortunately, it’s also among the most dangerous. Football players, both amateur and professional, suffer from countless ...
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Understanding the Differences Between Sprains and Strains

If you play sports, you’re at a higher risk of suffering from sprains or strains, which are types of orthopedic injuries. However, those who are in poor physical condition or are overweight are ...
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Knee Anatomy: Get to Know Your ACL

Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are among the most common reasons for a visit to an orthopedic surgeon, especially among athletes. If you’ve suffered an ACL tear, it can be helpful ...
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Dr. Manouel is the Best of the Boro Three Years in a Row!

Dr. Mehran Manouel has been voted Best Orthopedist in Queens for the third year in a row!
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A Patient's Guide to Meniscus Tears

Your knee features two menisci, which are wedge-like structures that are made of cartilage. One meniscus is located at the outer edge of the knee, while the other is at the inner edge. The purpose of ...
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What Is an Ankle Sprain?

Ligaments are strong, flexible bands of tissue that connect bones at the joints. This video discusses how a sprain can damage the ligaments of the ankle. Orthopedic doctors frequently see patients ...
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Spotting the Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries are common to people from all walks of life. Athletes who commonly use their shoulders in their endeavors, including baseball or football, can be susceptible to shoulder injuries. ...
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Go Back to School with the Right Backpack [INFOGRAPHIC]

The days are starting to get a little shorter, you might see a hint of the leaves changing in Queens, and this can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time once again. Whether you are ...
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Quick Facts About Osteoporosis

Like muscle or skin, bone is made of tissue that can become fragile under certain conditions. Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the deterioration of bone tissue, is a common cause of bone fractures. ...
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Understanding Bone Infections

Many people have experienced sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, and even wound infections. Did you know, though, that some individuals can also suffer from bone infections? The following ...
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Spotlight on the Symptoms of de Quervain's Disease

Tendon inflammation can occur for multiple reasons, including injury and overuse. When inflammation affects the tendons in the thumb, de Quervain’s disease can result. Given the repetitive thumb ...
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An Overview of Common Wrist Injuries

A wrist injury, especially when it affects the dominant hand, can make it difficult to perform even the most menial tasks. Getting the right orthopedic care can mean the difference between lingering ...
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Tips for Avoiding Injuries While Running

Running can be a great cardiovascular workout, but it can also heighten your risk for muscle problems. This video demonstrates stretching moves that you can use to prevent running-related injuries. ...
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What You Need to Know About Bone Tumors

Like other growths that develop in the body, bone tumors can be benign or malignant. In either case, however, the growth can cause substantial harm to the surrounding healthy bone. For this reason, ...
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The Basics of Bone Fractures

When someone breaks a bone, it is imperative that they get the proper orthopedic treatment to ensure that the bone heals correctly. Use this guide to learn more about bone fractures to understand the ...
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