Blog Posts

Patient Care Spotlight - Annie R.

Surgical technician and physician assistant Annie R. is getting ready to hang up her scrubs after nearly three decades of caring for patients in our clinic.
Nov 1st, 2022

Clinical Assistant Headed to PA School

Palm Harbor native Ryan Davidson credits Orthopedic Specialists with honing her skills through hands-on clinical experience. She is one of many whose talents have been nurtured in our practice.
Aug 26th, 2022

Now Offering In-Office Trigger Finger Release

Orthopedic Specialists is the only local orthopedic practice providing a fast, minimally invasive approach to releasing trigger finger, a condition mainly affecting women and people over 40.
Aug 19th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight: Denise B.

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.
Aug 8th, 2022

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty vs. Reverse TSA

If you are facing replacement of your shoulder joint, a procedure known as total shoulder arthroplasty, there are two kinds your orthopedic surgeon may consider. Here's a look at TSA vs. RTSA.
Jun 14th, 2022

How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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.
Apr 22nd, 2022

Surprising News about Running and Knee Problems

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.
Feb 10th, 2022

Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

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.
Feb 10th, 2022

Total Hip Arthroplasty and Lifestyle

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.
Feb 10th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight - Kelly M.

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.
Oct 17th, 2022

Stop Sports Injuries in Young Athletes

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.
Jul 7th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight: Ron F.

Patient Care Spotlight: Ron F., x-ray technologist. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
Jun 6th, 2022

Osteoporosis Awareness Month – Get the Facts

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.
May 10th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight: Cindy R.

Patient Care Spotlight: Cindy R., physical therapy assistant. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
May 8th, 2022

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

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.
Apr 15th, 2022

Avoiding Tech Neck and Texting Thumb

Most of us spend two to four hours a day looking at screens, from phones to desktops. Orthopedic Specialists can treat resulting orthopedic conditions like "tech neck” and “texting thumb.”
Apr 5th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight - Justin B.

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.
Apr 1st, 2022

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

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.
Mar 18th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight - Kathleen S.

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.
Mar 16th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight - Matt V.

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.
Mar 9th, 2022

Patient Care Spotlight - Jean L.

Patient Care Spotlight: Jean L., a certified authorization specialist. Each month we highlight an Orthopedic Specialists team member who makes a difference in our patients' wellbeing.
Mar 3rd, 2022

Celebrating National Athletic Training Month

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.
Feb 25th, 2022

Anterior vs. Posterior Hip Replacement

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.
Feb 24th, 2022

What is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy?

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.
Feb 10th, 2022