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  • What is the rotator cuff and rotator cuff pathology?

    The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, providing strength and stability. Above the rotator cuff there is a bursa, or sac of tissue, that covers and protects the rotator cuff as it comes into close contact with bones around the shoulder. When the rotator cuff is injured or damaged it can lead to inflammation of the bursa (bursitis), causing pain and loss of motion.

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  • Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)

    You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your knee has gotten so severe that non-surgical management has not been helping. By replacing the joint surfaces of the knee, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.

    The knee is a joint made up of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), tibia (leg bone) and patella (kneecap). They both have joint surfaces that meet each other, and will be replaced. The actual replacement involves cutting off the diseased bone and putting metal in its place with plastic.

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  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is a common condition found in both children and adults, and it is most often diagnosed in adolescence. Fortunately, it can usually be treated, especially when it’s diagnosed early.

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  • Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)

    You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your hip has gotten very severe, and non-surgical management has not helped. By replacing the joint surfaces of the hip, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.

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  • Preparing For Your Visit with the Doctor

    Thank you for choosing us for your Orthopedic healthcare needs. We know you have numerous options for your healthcare and therefore want thank you for entrusting your care to us. We continually strive to provide the highest level most compassionate care available.

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  • What is Adult Scoliosis?

    The normal, healthy spine is straight when seen from the front or the back. When seen from the side, the healthy spine has several mild curvatures. By obtaining an X-ray of a standing person, the exact contour of the spine can be measured and then compared to normal values to determine if a significant spinal deformity is present. Scoliosis is defined as a lateral deviation of the spine.

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  • Your Bones and Osteoporosis

    It is never too late to take action to protect the health of your bones. Osteoporosis can be detected, treated and even prevented.

    Throughout your life, you are constantly losing old bone and forming new bone. Osteoporosis happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. About 10 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have osteoporosis, and approximately 32 million have low bone density.

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  • Shoulder Arthritis

    What is Shoulder Arthritis?

    Osteoarthritis or “degenerative joint disease” is the most common type of arthritis of the shoulder. The other less commonly seen types of arthritis in the shoulder are rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis and arthritis that occurs after severe trauma.

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  • So you're about to have carpal tunnel surgery…. What to expect

    The most important thing to have before undertaking carpal tunnel surgery or any surgery is the proper expectations. Your doctor should have explained to you that carpal tunnel surgery, while successful in alleviating many or most of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, cannot guarantee a complete recovery. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve the pressure on the median nerve in the palm and stop further nerve damage.

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  • Orthopedic Research at MMC

    Over the past two years, the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Maimonides has experienced a tremendous growth in its research efforts. Laboratory space, grant funding and dedicated personnel in addition to a renewed commitment by department leadership to expand research efforts have led to the successful completion of over 25 projects in a variety of areas. Several projects have been recognized and awarded by national and international societies.

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