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ATV Injuries Create Frequent Emergency Room Visits

The ATV Dangers to Children and Adults A Concern for Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular among outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for trail riding, back road excursions and more.  As the popularity for these vehicles has increased ATVs have become bigger and faster, and more enticing to teens...


Adult Acquired Flatfoot Disease (AAFD)

One of the most common problems affecting the foot and ankle is a condition known as adult acquired flatfoot. Treatment for this painful condition can range from nonsurgical methods — such as orthotics and braces — to surgery. There are a variety of foot problems which can lead to...


Shoulder Surgery Offers Hope for Older Patients

About 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. With the continued improvements in surgical technique related to shoulder surgery it’s a much more viable solution for many people who have persistent chronic pain due to arthritis...


Total knee replacement a cost-effective treatment for patients with osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a painful condition that affects over 14 million U.S. adults, many of whom have extreme obesity, defined by body mass index (BMI) greater than 40kg/m2. Total knee replacement (TKR) is often recommended to treat advanced knee osteoarthritis, but surgeons may be hesitant to operate on patients...


Regenerative Orthopaedics; An Advanced Technology for Healing Pain

Regenerative Orthopaedics is a relatively new treatment option offered by Santa Rosa Orthopaedics designed to assist the body’s natural healing process by stimulating the regeneration of cells in the musculoskeletal system. Stem cell injection therapy utilizes something called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These stem cells have the ability to become...


The incapacitated hand: Flexor Tendon Injuries

A deep cut on the palm side of the fingers, hand, wrist, or forearm can damage the flexor tendons (the tissues that help control movement in the hand). A flexor ten-don injury can make it impossible to bend the fingers or thumb. Because flexor tendons are very close to the...


Athletes benefit from noninvasive joint surgery

In an arthroscopic surgery review conducted by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) it was discovered that the vast majority (96 percent) of athletic runners returned to actively participate in their sport within nine months of undergoing arthroscopic surgery. These extremely favorable results are due to the use...