What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Do?

April 13, 2022 | Daniel Hatch

An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat their patients. Who Can Visit an Orthopedic Surgeon? Orthopedic surgeons generally treat patients of […]

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Why Choose a Shoulder and Elbow Specialist?

March 30, 2022 | Daniel Hatch

When someone suffers a shoulder or elbow injury, they have a number of treatment options available to them. Some people may choose to try and stick it out, using home remedies to attempt to relieve pain. Others use their primary care physician as a starting point for treatment. However, the best option for someone suffering […]

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How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed? What to Know

February 9, 2022 | Daniel Hatch

The thought of any sort of tear in your body is scary. But knowing what’s happening and what your doctor can do about it can help you understand what you’re up against and what your road to healing might look like. What is a rotator cuff tear? Rotator cuff tears are a common injury, especially […]

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When Should I Worry About Shoulder Pain?

December 20, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

In most cases, shoulder pain will go away with time and some simple self-care measures. However, there are times when shoulder pain should not be ignored and may require professional attention. If you are experiencing any of the following warning signs, it’s important to see a doctor or physiotherapist: You can’t move your arm or […]

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The Most Common Types of Shoulder Surgeries

December 13, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone close to you has had a shoulder injury. Maybe it was an accident, maybe it was years of wear and tear on your body. Regardless of the cause, if surgery is in your future, there’s no need to panic. There are many different types of surgeries […]

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6 Orthopedic Conditions That Might Require Elbow Surgery

November 19, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

The elbow joint is a crucial part of the human body that enables you to move your hands, rotate your forearm, and bend and straighten the elbow. Its functions are similar to ankle and knee joints, and it includes various ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, and bones.  A number of common orthopedic conditions may require elbow […]

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

September 15, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

Shoulder pain can come from a number of different situations and scenarios. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint with three parts. There is the humerus, the clavicle, and the scapula, which is often referred to as the shoulder blade. The deterioration of cartilage between these bones can lead to chronic shoulder pain […]

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What To Expect With Your Rotator Cuff Repair Recovery

August 31, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

Rotator cuff repair surgery is a fairly common procedure and is performed to fix tears in the rotator cuff. The surgery can include subacromial smoothing, which is where the space between the shoulder blade and rotator cuff tendons is cleared.  Usually, rotator cuff repair recovery can take from 3-6 months of physical therapy after surgery. […]

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