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Blog Posts in 2017

Common Questions About Bone Infections

Bone infections, also known as osteomyelitis, are serious medical problems that require the skillful treatment planning of an orthopedist. Frequently, surgery is needed to treat the infection. A bone ...
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Before, During, and After a Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a chronic, progressive medical condition. The pain, numbness, and weakened grip strength can become debilitating. Carpal tunnel syndrome is best treated as early as possible, ...
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Examining Pediatric Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures are particularly common for kids with developing bones. If your child suffers this kind of injury, it is important to see an orthopedist for treatment as soon as possible to ensure ...
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What Is a Knee Arthroscopy?

If you have suffered a knee injury or are experiencing chronic knee pain, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend a knee arthroscopy. This procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, so you may ...
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Noninvasive Treatments for Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures can be very painful and can significantly interfere with your mobility. Although some fractures require surgery, in many cases, your orthopedist can offer noninvasive treatments that ...
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A Patient's Guide to Chronic Shoulder Instability

A common condition seen by orthopedists is shoulder instability. The shoulder is particularly vulnerable to this kind of injury because it has such a broad range of motion. The need for the shoulder ...
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Recovering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the most common types of wrist injuries treated by orthopedists. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, then read on for some helpful information on the ...
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Preventing Infections After Orthopedic Surgery

Following any surgical procedure, taking steps to avoid an infection can be crucial for the patient’s health and the success of the treatment. Are you scheduled to see an orthopedist for ...
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How Do Orthopedists Classify Sprains?

Sprains are a common type of sports injury treated by orthopedists. Because of this, using a classification system can make diagnosing and treating this type of problem simpler. Orthopedists use ...
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The Basics of Rotator Cuff Tears

Has your orthopedic surgeon diagnosed you with a torn rotator cuff? If so, then you probably have questions about this type of shoulder injury. Watch this video to learn the basics of rotator cuff ...
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Stopping Properly on the Ice

Figure skaters are susceptible to a number of sports injuries, including ankle injuries caused by improper stops. Stopping correctly on the ice is a skill that takes patience and persistence to learn. ...
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Diagnosing and Treating a Torn Meniscus

A meniscus tear is a knee injury that is particularly common among athletes who play contact sports such as football. The menisci are sections of cartilage that are responsible for absorbing the shock ...
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Choosing an Ergonomic Snow Shovel

Living in New York is not without its perks, but it does come with at least one major disadvantage: The inevitable need to shovel snow. If you’re rehabbing a sports injury or you are otherwise ...
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A Look at the Link Between Smoking and Poor Orthopedic Outcomes

If you’re a smoker, you probably already accept that smoking increases your risk of respiratory diseases and cancers, among other life-threatening health problems. But did you know that it can ...
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Recovering from Frozen Shoulder Injury

A common type of shoulder injury treated by orthopedists is frozen shoulder. If you were recently diagnosed with this condition, then read on to learn about recovering from this kind of injury. ...
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Common Problems Caused by Poorly Fitting Ice Skating Boots

When it comes to winter sports injuries, orthopedists sometimes see patients who have hurt themselves while ice skating. Continue reading to learn about common issues caused by poorly fitting ice ...
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A Look at Our Emergency Orthopedic Services

The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine realize that when an emergency injury occurs, it’s important to seek treatment right away. For this reason, our team can ...
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