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Hockey Upper Body Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 10, 2017

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Upper Body Injuries by Pro Stock Hockey, an online resource for authentic pro stock hockey
equipment (https://www.prostockhockey.com/)
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Topics: Sports

Treating Common Problems of the Cervical Spine

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 6, 2017

Many different problems can affect the neck — or cervical spine — especially with age. Treatment for neck conditions can range from a conservative approach that involves rest and over-the-counter medication to spinal surgery. Neck conditions may occur with age, trauma or disease, or a combination of factors. This blog describes common cervical spine conditions and how they are treated. 

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Topics: Spine

Cervical Spine Anatomy Basics

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 30, 2017

In this blog, we'll describe the components of cervical spine anatomy, including the vertebrae, ligaments, nerves, veins, and arteries that make up the neck.

The primary function of the cervical spine is the mobility, support and protection of spinal canal and neural structures. The cervical spine is made up of:

  • 7 vertebrae
  • 6 intervertebral discs
  • 8 pairs of exiting nerve roots

The vertebrae are C1-C7. The primary motion at the C1-C2 joint is rotation.

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Topics: Spine, Neck

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Study of Injectable Treatment Shows Promise

Posted by David N. Garras, MD on October 23, 2017

Patients looking for relief from chronic plantar fasciitis are not alone. Some 2 million people are treated for the condition annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

I have been studying a potential new treatment using an injectable human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane matrix called Clarix Flo, and initial findings are promising.

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Topics: foot

Common Football Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on October 17, 2017

Anyone who follows professional sports is likely already aware of the most common football injuries: concussion, injuries to the knee and shoulder, and injuries related to heat and overuse.

While football injures more young athletes than any other sport, it can be played safely with the right conditioning and equipment.

Here’s a brief overview of the most common football injuries and how to prevent and treat them.

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Topics: Sports

Ortho Urgent Care: Experienced Specialists Without the Wait [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on October 4, 2017

Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants has taken to the TV airwaves with a series of commercials highlighting our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, including urgent care.

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Topics: Urgent Care

At Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, Experience Matters Most [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 25, 2017

A new Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants commercial began airing this summer on all major TV stations, and we hope you've gotten a chance to see it.

The ad has given us a chance to highlight our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, as well as share our message of well-being with TV audiences.

If you haven't seen the commercial yet, you can view it below, along with a summary.  

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Topics: MOC

Common Volleyball Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 21, 2017

Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures and sprained ankles.

Injuries aren’t inevitable, and knowing how to prevent the new and treat the old can go a long way toward keeping young athletes off the bench and in the game.

Here's a brief overview of common volleyball injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Ankles, Ankle Injuries, Finger

Foot and Ankle Injuries: An Overview of Types, Causes and Treatments

Posted by David N. Garras, MD on September 11, 2017

Foot and ankle injuries are common. They can be caused by a serious accident, sports, work, or something that occurs in daily life. If not diagnosed in a timely fashion or thoroughly treated, they can be debilitating, inconvenient and costly. Serious injuries can result in time off of work and the need for significant rehabilitation. 

If you've experienced one or more foot or ankle injuries, learning the causes, most common types, and how to effectively treat these injuries can help you get back to work, sports, and everyday activities.

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Total Knee Replacement FAQs

Posted by George Branovacki, MD on September 5, 2017

For patients who have been told that they’re candidates for total knee replacement, it’s perfectly natural to have a great deal of questions. Patients and family members want to know what to do to prepare, what will be done during the surgery and what to expect about recovery.

If you're preparing for total knee replacement, keep in mind that while it may feel like you're stepping into the unknown, orthopedic surgeons successfully perform these procedures every day.

To provide some peace of mind, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about total knee replacement.

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Topics: Knee