Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Arthroplasty? (Shoulder. Knee, and Hip)

 

Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) is a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes part of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with a plastic, metal, or ceramic device, known as a prosthesis. The prosthesis is made to replicate a healthy, normal joint movement.

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Tips to MAINTAIN PEAK ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

In order to ensure you are performing at your peak performance it's important to take care of your body. At Coastal Orthopedics we understand this can be challenging without guidance. The following tips will help you get the most out of your fitness and keep you healthy for the days to come.

 

  1. Get Sleep

    Making sure you get plenty of sleep at night is essential in ensuring a healthy recovery...
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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a procedure in which a surgeon makes a small incision and views images of the joint, usually to diagnose, monitor, treat, or repair an injury or disease. Orthopedists find arthroscopy valuable because it is easier on the patient's body and requires a shorter rehabilitation time than open surgery.

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hydration and injury prevention - The important Role hydration plays

Most of us realize the importance of hydration to exercise. Drinking water before, during, and after workouts regulates your body temperature, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and removes waste. But did you know that proper hydration is also an important part of preventing injuries?

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Fracture Care Treatment: When is a cast not good enough?

Fractures are not all the same, and neither are their treatments. A broken toe, for example, can be much simpler to treat than a compressed vertebrae or shattered leg. Sometimes, caring for a fracture requires more than a splint or cast. 

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OVERTRAINING SYNDROME: WHAT IS IT? — AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Competitive athletes learn from their first day of training that in order to become better, stronger, and faster, they need to train harder than they have ever done before. They also know that overtraining is a real possibility, this creates a delicate balance between training hard and getting the proper rest.

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High Intensity Workouts with Minimal Rest: RiSks of Injury

By:Rob S Williams, MD December 7, 2019 high intensity workouts

Have you ever worked out hard without taking a break, only to find yourself injured or in pain? Maybe you’ve tried high-intensity interval training, but you didn’t have the patience to wait a full minute before your next sprint or set of push-ups. Or perhaps you trained for a marathon but skipped a rest day. Or you rushed through a weights workout at the gym without pausing between sets.

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Heat & Ice Therapy Tips and Tricks

 

Quiz: If you’ve just hurt yourself — for example, sprained your ankle or tweaked your shoulder hitting a tennis serve  — do you ice the injury or apply heat to it?

Or how about chronic soreness or swelling from conditions like osteoarthritis or lower back pain? What’s more effective: heat or cold?

These are questions many people have, and a surprising number aren’t certain about the answer.

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Orthopedics specializing in Sports Medicine? Reasons to visit a Orthopedic SPECIALIST.

What is sports medicine?

Orthopedic Sports Medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that focuses on the sports related injuries. The sports medicine specialty was created out of a need to help people recover faster and return to play. It is part of the larger field called orthopedics, a medical specialty that focuses on the musculoskeletal injuries (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons,...

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How much does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) cost?

By:Rob S Williams, MD October 10, 2019 prp

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is becoming increasingly popular for treating tissue injuries and joint pain. With PRP, a physician prepares an enriched supply of a patient's own blood, then injects it at the site of an injury to help promote faster healing of chronic injuries like tendinitis, sprains, and some milder forms of arthritis.

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