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Physical Therapy’s Role with Patellar Tendon Tears

Healing Patellar Tendon Tears with Physical Therapy -- A ligament called the patellar tendon works in harmony with the thigh muscles to straighten the leg, which is an important function for walking, running and jumping. This tendon attaches the bottom of the kneecap (patella) to the top of the shinbone...


SRO Does it All – Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is one of the most promising non-invasive technologies to come on the scene in the field of orthopaedics in some time. While surgical techniques in orthopaedics continue to advance for patients needing radical treatment for bone and joint issues, regenerative medicine provides a unique group of therapies...


Morton’s neuroma is inflammation of the nerves between the metatarsal bones of the foot.

Scrunched feet can lead to hammer toe

The Pain of a Hammer Toe Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly can result in several painful foot symptoms – one being a condition called hammer toe. When this happens, the toe is bent sharply at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. When symptoms first appear, the...


When Total Joint Replacement is Your Best Option

What is TJR Total joint replacement (TJR) is one of the most successful surgical procedures available, thanks to refined surgical techniques, improved implant characteristics, aggressive physical rehabilitation with a focus on pain management. It is performed to repair severe injuries or to replace joints destroyed by arthritis and other bone...


Weekly activity improves arthritis symptoms in older adults

Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, one study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial. "Patients who suffer from chronic pain...


Gel-One Hyaluronate a Single Injection Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics now offers a single injection treatment for patients suffering from joint pain. Gel-One Hyaluronate is covered by Medicare and is an alternative treatment to surgery offering up to 6 months of pain relief in some patients. In its early stages, arthritis of the knee is treated with...


Dr. Gary Stein’s Video Replay Covers Knee & Hip Pain

Thank you to everyone who attended Dr. Gary Stein's recent online webinar! For those who missed the live broadcast, this highly informative presentation is now available for viewing on our website, below. Dr. Stein also answered pertinent questions from viewers who attended the live session, which are also included...


Surgery for herniated disc and sciatica pain

Microdiscectomy, or Microlumbar Discectomy (MLD) is performed to treat a painful lumbar herniated disc which can press on the spinal nerves causing pain and numbness in the buttock and leg. Microdiscectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed by spine surgeons. During this surgery either part, or all...