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Category: Sports Injuries

Dec 1

One of the most commonly injured structures in the knee, and one of the most notorious for athletes of all ages, is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  Frequently these injuries are managed surgically and there are over 100,000 ACL procedures performed annually in the United States.  It has grown to become one of the more

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Oct 8

The most common cause of surgical knee pain in the country in today’s day in age is from a structure called the meniscus.  The meniscus is a piece of tissue that is situated in the middle of the knee and is composed of cartilage, like the tip of one’s nose.  The primary function of the

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May 2

There are many reasons for patients to come see an orthopedic surgeon, but one of the most recognized and successfully treated problems we see are rotator cuff tears.  The rotator cuff is a series of four deep muscles in the shoulder, which functions to keep the ball and socket shoulder joint centered for optimal range

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Apr 20

INTRODUCTION — Meniscal injuries of the knee are common. Acute meniscal tears occur most often from twisting injuries; chronic degenerative tears occur in older patients and can occur with minimal twisting or stress. Tears are classified as partial or complex; anterior, lateral, or posterior; traumatic or degenerative; and horizontal, vertical, radial, “parrot-beak,” or “bucket handle.”

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Apr 2

ROTATOR CUFF INJURY OVERVIEW — Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Repetitive activities and overuse can injure tendons and lead to pain and impaired function. This is called tendinitis or tendinopathy. Although the most common cause of tendinitis is overuse, it can also be caused by other conditions. Tendinitis is

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Mar 2

A New Treatment

By Dr. John Dorris | Leave a comment

What’s the connection between a pregnant woman and a patient with painful knee osteoarthritis?   Nothing, in terms of clinical pathology, but a leading Athens orthopedic practice is one of a select group of US sites treating patients with placental tissue injections to manage the pain and protect the damaged cartilage that are the hallmarks of knee

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