Category Archives: Sports Medicine

Osteoarthritis sufferers – they’re not who you’d think!

When osteoarthritis is discussed, the image is often one of an elderly person hobbling along with joint pain. That is not always the case. Over the years, athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dorothy Hamill and Wayne Gretzky have struggled with osteoarthritis. … Continue reading

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Good News May Be on the Horizon for Those With Knee Pain

Is the constant pain in your knees limiting your ability to walk and enjoy daily activities? If so, you are not alone. Knee pain is a common complaint heard by orthopaedic surgeons as ongoing physical activity weigh heavily on the … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgeons Stress Preparation & Safety During Winter Sports

According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2011, nearly 300,000 people were treated for winter sports-related injuries. These included more than 58,000 injuries caused by sledding, nearly 109,000 snowboarding injuries and more than 124,000 skiing injuries. For those … Continue reading

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Orthopedic Surgeons in Fort Lauderdale Explain: Lindsey Vonn’s ACL Tear Common Among Female Athletes

On February 5, U.S. Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a serious knee injury when she crashed at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Austria. According to a team doctor, her complex orthopedic injuries involve a torn ACL and MCL … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Orthopedics Explains: Common Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Recently we blogged about plantar fasciitis, a common foot ailment treated at Fort Lauderdale Orthopedics. It’s most often experienced by long-distance walkers and runners, as well as athletes who participate in high-impact sports. Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Orthopedics Explains: What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Many patients present annually to Fort Lauderdale Orthopedics suffering from heel pain or plantar fasciitis. Most patients with plantar fasciitis complain of pain under the heel, especially when walking first thing in the morning or when they get up after … Continue reading

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4 Tips to Prevent Florida Orthopaedic Tennis Injuries in Athletes

Every year, numerous South Florida orthopaedic patients are treated at Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and thousands more at other hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics and surgery centers for tennis-related injuries, ranging from elbow injuries and shoulder problems to sprained … Continue reading

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Florida Orthopedic Surgeons Explain: Rehabbing an ACL Tear

The ACL, short for anterior cruciate ligament, is a major knee ligament crucial to knee stability. The majority of ACL tears occur during sports-related activities, such as pivoting or landing after a jump. The knee will “give out” from under … Continue reading

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Sports Injury? Our Fort Lauderdale Orthopedics Team Can Help

Are you currently suffering from a sports-related injury? Let Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine get you back in the game! Sports medicine is a relatively new health care field concerned with the treatment and prevention of injuries related to … Continue reading

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