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What to Know and How to Prepare For an ACL Reconstruction

Posted on in Sports Medicine

The anterior cruciate ligament is commonly abbreviated to ACL. This ligament is located within the knee joint, between the thigh bone and the shin bone. This ligament is primarily responsible for stabilizing the knee. in an ACL injury, the ligament most often is torn. This condition can cause the knees to buckle unexpectedly, or even […]

​How Orthopedic Health Conditions Are Affecting Baby Boomers​

Posted on in Joint Replacement

Of all the health conditions that grow more common with age, few are more widespread than orthopedic issues. Impacting your body’s musculoskeletal system, these conditions are often not life-threatening, but bring significant pain and mobility issues. A large and growing number of baby boomers must deal with orthopedic issues, particularly: Arthritis Marked by pain and […]

The Difference Between Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing

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Are you considering a hip replacement? Then you will need to locate a Jacksonville orthopedic surgeon for a consultation. But first, you need to understand the difference between a hip replacement and hip resurfacing before you can determine which procedure is best for you. What is a Hip Replacement? A hip replacement is a medical […]

Orthopedic Surgeons Treat Musculoskeletal Problems

Posted on in Health & Fitness

When you’re looking for an orthopedic doctor in Jacksonville, Florida, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists has you covered. With 14 board-certified orthopedic physicians on hand as well as a chiropractor, all of your musculoskeletal problems can be evaluated and treated effectively. Whether sports medicine, chiropractic, emergency orthopedic care, physical therapy as well as treatment for the spine, […]

Do I Have Carpal Tunnel?

Posted on in Hand Specialist

If you have wrist or hand pain, you may be wondering if you might have carpal tunnel syndrome. The severity of this common condition can range from being a mild nuisance to a debilitating condition that prevents you from working and doing other activities that you enjoy. Here is some helpful information to determine if […]

Runners Training Tips to Avoid Injury

Posted on in Sports Medicine

Running is generally considered to be one of the healthiest forms of exercise available. But it is not without its hazards. As orthopedic specialists in northern Florida, we see a variety of preventable injuries that may be avoided by following these training tips. Keep Warm Avid runners don’t stop running just because the weather gets […]

Maximizing Your Insurance Policy With End-Of-Year Care

Posted on in Surgery

When you purchase a health insurance plan, it’s common to assume that the costs and benefits of the plan are fixed. But because of the way that many insurers limit spending, the time of year when you visit the doctor has an enormous impact on the value you get from your plan. Typically, this means […]

Stem Cell Therapy: Learn How It Works and Where It’s Used

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Stem cell use in regenerative medicine is on the rise in the U.S., as an aging population looks for new, effective ways to decrease pain and improve joint function so they can continue to enjoy their active lifestyles well into their senior years. But despite its increasing popularity among both doctors and patients, stem cell […]

Tips to Keep Arthritis Pain at Bay This Winter

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You may think the concept of arthritis getting worse in cold, wet weather is an old wives’ tale, but there’s actually science behind those claims. Winter weather can contribute to arthritis symptoms in two primary ways. According to the Arthritis Foundation, wet weather and storms are associated with changes in barometric pressure that can cause […]

Injuries Rise During the Holidays – Here’s What to Watch For

Posted on in Broken Ankle

We’re heading into the most festive time of year, but it is also one of the most common times for new patients to visit because of a holiday related injury of pain. What makes the holidays so accident and injury prone? Travel to see family in colder climates, new and exciting gifts that require physical […]