Jeff F. is a clinical assistant, athletic trainer and just recently became a surgical assistant. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' well-being.
The number of ladder fall injuries may be increasing. Some blame a rise in home improvement projects combined with lower fitness levels, but others cite slack safety precautions. Doctors and experts offer ladder safety tips just in time for the holidays.
Spondylolysis, also known as a pars stress fracture, is caused by repetitive stress on bones in the lumbar spine. It affects one in 20 people but can have damaging effects on adolescent and teen athletes. The typical teen diet doesn't help.
Patient Care Spotlight: Denise B., surgical scheduler, x-ray tech, and inventory manager. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' well-being.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very commonly occurring condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness of the hand. How is CTS treated? Learn the many ways our Palm Harbor orthopedic surgeons treat this common condition.
Many people associate running with knee (patellofemoral) pain. However, research shows that correlation is not as clear-cut as once believed. One study shows people who run may have healthier joints than inactive people.
Organized sports and recreational activities offer a healthy outlet for young people’s energy and a way to hone lifelong interpersonal skills; but youth athletics comes with risks: one third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related.
Studies suggest lifestyle factors can determine the success of total hip arthroscopy for acetabular (pelvis) fractures. They include extremes in weight, iron-deficient anemia, and poorly controlled blood sugar.
Already a world champion dancer, clinical assistant Kelly M. now steps into the healthcare field. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' well-being.
Does your child under 12 specialize in a sport? That means playing a single sport and training year-round. While it is thrilling to watch your kid thrive in a competitive activity, it is important to protect them from overuse injuries.
May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, but this condition is a concern all year long. Because more than two million fractures result from this degenerative condition each year, it’s important to know how it is caused and how it can be treated.
Are you among the estimated 54 of people who crack their knuckles? Some people do it because they enjoy the sound or because they want to release tension. But is it a harmful habit? Does knuckle cracking cause arthritis? Our Palm Harbor surgeons weigh in.
Patient Care Spotlight: Justin B., certified orthopedic physician assistant and surgical assistant to Dr. Brian Maiocco. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
Our spine doctors in Palm Harbor, Fla., treat many cases of degenerative disc disease, also called spine arthritis. This shrinking of the cushioning between your vertebrae can cause a variety of painful conditions, numbness, or muscle weakness.
Patient Care Spotlight: Kathleen S., surgical coordinator for Drs. Taylor Beatty and Christopher James. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
If you need an x-ray, arthrogram, or other guided injection at Orthopedic Specialists, chances are good you will meet Matt V. Each month, we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
Each March we honor athletic trainers during National Athletic Training Month. These health care professionals provide medical services for many groups of people. Meet Jeff F., a certified athletic trainer who also works with our patients.
There are multiple surgical approaches to the hip joint for hip replacements. Two of the most popular are anterior (from the front) and posterior (from the back). Orthopedic Specialists in Palm Hoffers both types of hip replacement surgery in Palm Harbor.
Platelet-rich plasma has been used for decades to promote soft tissue repair and regeneration. PRP therapy as offered by Orthopedic Specialists is a natural surgery alternative that harnesses and enhances your body’s healing ability.