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Online searches suggest that weather has little to do with joint pain

People's activity levels -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- are likelier than the weather itself to cause pain that motivates online searches, researchers sayNew research indicates that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. But it might not be the association you’d expect. The findings […]

New study highlights the importance of exercise in maintaining bone health

Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Michael McDermott delves into new study indicating that brief bursts of weight bearing exercise can provide a lifetime of better bone health, helping to reduce the chances of fractures. 

Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Christian Athanassious delves into new study indicating that brief bursts of weight bearing exercise can provide a lifetime of [...]
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Study set to identify risk factors for elbow injuries in baseball pitchers

Elbow injuries continue to be on the rise in baseball players, especially pitchers, yet little is known about the actual variables that influence these injuries.

While elbow varus torque is already linked to ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries, the connection between certain pitching movements and elbow varus torque is unknown.

A study from Hospital for […]

For Hand Therapy Week SRO focuses on an exceptional group of physical therapists

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics’s team of certified hand therapists provide therapy to patients recovering from injury and surgery to the hand and upper extremities. This week their work is being celebrated as part of Hand Therapy Week.

Santa Rosa Orthoapedics recognizes Hand Therapy Week happening this year from June 5-11 – a week-long event set aside by the […]

New Study Reveals That Noisy Knee Joints May Indicate Problems Down the Road

Most us are familiar with the sound of occasional popping joints that rarely show cause for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain people who experience consistent joint popping, grating and grinding are more vulnerable to developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat patients before the problem becomes […]

Majority of shoulder replacement patients under 55 return to sports

A new study being presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 96.4 percent of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within seven months of surgery.

Today, about 53,000 […]

SRO Physician Highlights: Our Top 5 Shoulder Surgery Specialists

While all the physicians and surgeons of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics are board certified and fellowship trained specializing in a variety of important and sought after orthopaedic specialties, today we would like to feature SRO surgeons who specialize in shoulder surgery.

According the most recent statistics about 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year. This number is on the rise as technology […]

New Study Reveals: Shoulder Surgery Offers Hope for Older Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

Santa Rosa Orthapaedic Surgeon Neema Pourtaheri M.D. discusses the results of a recent study on shoulder replacement surgery and offers insight into why older patients recover so well.

A new medical study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit reveals good news for older shoulder replacement patients; post-operative recovery just might be even better than they imagined. Researchers analyzed data and shoulder […]

A Santa Rosa Orthopedics Legend: SRO Celebrates Cheryl Breckler’s 50 years of service and going strong

Cheryl Breckler doesn’t seem to think she’s done anything unusual, but these days, she is a rare find. For the past 50 years she has had the same job, as a medical assistant supporting doctors at Santa Rosa Orthopedics. On top of that, she’s so happy in her work she’s not sure if she wants to retire. “It’s like family here and I like what […]

Recovery from Total Joint Replacement Expedited When Patients Recuperate at Home

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Gary Stein shares insight about the latest study on optimal strategies for patient recovery following Total Joint Replacement.

A new study presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in March suggests that following joint replacement surgery – the best place for a patient to recover is at home. “We find with […]

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