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Stem Cell Therapy as a Safe Alternative Medicine for Orthopaedic Treatment

    While stem cell therapy has been used and tested since the early 1900s, it has become increasingly popular in the last 20 years amongst surgeons and physicians for pain and injury treatment. Stem cell therapy is used in today‚Äôs society to treat a wide range of injuries including joint osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and debilitating…
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The Growth of Minimally Invasive Procedures

    The Growth of Minimally Invasive Procedures With profound technological advancements in the last decade, surgeons have been able to develop new ways of minimizing open surgery. Minimal invasive procedures can be classified as a surgical procedure which minimizes the amount of incisions needed to perform a surgery. Minimally invasive procedures aim to make…
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Identifying Knee Pain

    Knee pain and discomfort can be a result of long-term overuse or a short-term, immediate injury as well as numerous diseases affecting the knee. Accumulated knee pain stemming from long-term overuse is often due to arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), kneecap movement problems, flat feet, and or muscle imbalance. Immediate injuries such as…
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How Hip and Knee Replacements Are Becoming More Durable

Hip and knee replacements are designed to last many years, however, they are not indestructible. Over time, joint replacements can deteriorate and begin to loosen with the wear and tear of day-to-day use. Many variables stress a hip or knee replacement, so researchers/surgeons are continually performing studies to test and improve replacement prosthetics. As the…
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