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What Is Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of advanced surgery which utilizes specialized equipment and small incisions (each incision is just a couple of millimeters) to allow the surgeon to treat injuries with minimal surgical trauma to the patient.

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You've Just Been Told You Need A Shoulder Replacement. Here Are Answers To Questions You Forgot To Ask.

If you've seen Dr. Jurek or another orthopaedic shoulder surgeon who has recommended that you consider undergoing shoulder replacement surgery, here are answers to some questions you may have.

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Phases Of Rehabilitation After Shoulder Surgery

The surgery part of dealing with a shoulder injury frequently gets a lot of attention from both the patient and the surgeon, but it is typically the postoperative rehabilitation plan and program that dictates success (or failure) after a shoulder surgery.

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Top 7 Reasons You Should See Your Orthopedic Surgeon For Your Shoulder Pain

Many people hurt their shoulders but are quite hesitant to schedule an appointment with their ortho. Here are the top reasons not to delay . . .

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Crossfit Is Good For You*

As a shoulder and sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who does CrossFit four days a week, I am frequently asked if I feel like a hypocrite for doing something on a regular basis that commonly causes the very injuries I treat at work.

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Promising New Technology To Treat Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

It seems incredibly rare for someone to dream up a completely novel treatment for a complex, challenging orthopedic problem and have that treatment be less invasive, less risky to the patient, cost less than the accepted existing standard treatments, and provide excellent results with little downside.

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Sports Equipment Safety

The main focus regarding sports equipment safety is generally helmets. Other important protective equipment includes shoulder pads, chest protectors, shin guards, and protective eyewear, these also require proper fit, maintenance, and replacement.

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Running May Be Good For Your Knees

I have a lot of patients who come to me with the worry that running ruins knees and is dangerous. They question whether they should continue down the destructive path or transition to something lower impact and safer like the elliptical trainer.

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High-Impact Exercise Is Good For You

I want to share a terrific article explaining the benefit of high-impact exercise. I have had countless patients ask me if it is best to continue running and participating in other high-impact exercises.

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Shoulder Arthritis

want to discuss a condition that I frequently diagnose and treat in my clinic and for which I have a particular fondness and focus within my orthopaedic surgery practice shoulder arthritis.

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