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Mission Peak Orthopaedic Medical Group
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Everyone who watches sports has heard of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. In fact, the ACL is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. A torn ACL can be immediately disabling, and patients often describe hearing or feeling a “pop” when the injury occurs.
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Osteoporosis is a condition in which you lose too much bone mass, make too little new bone tissue, or both. About 54 million Americans already have osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia), a condition that increases your risk for osteoporosis.
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According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, musculoskeletal diseases affect more than half of people over 18, and nearly three quarters of people 65 and over. Trauma, back pain and arthritis are the three most common musculoskeletal conditions.
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The tibia, or shinbone, is the most common long bone in the body to fracture.
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Whether you’re sitting still or moving about, it’s important to have good posture. Poor posture can decrease flexibility, mobility and balance, increase your risk for falls and even make it more difficult to digest and breathe comfortably!
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Any of the 27 bones in either hand can suffer a fracture. People often place their hands in front of them to brace for a fall or blow, resulting in injury to the hand.
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Basketball, tennis and football are the sports most commonly associated with Achilles tendon ruptures in the United States, but they occur frequently in other sports and activities as well.
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Advances in regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, gene transfer and tissue engineering hold great promise for healing diseased or injured tissues and organs, offering hope for people with conditions that are beyond repair today.
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Every year almost 435,000 people have a hip or knee replaced in the US. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip joint damage.
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Arthroscopy, a procedure using a tiny camera inserted into the joint through an incision, lets an orthopedist diagnose and treat many joint problems. The image is projected onto a viewing screen, giving the orthopedist a detailed view of the joint.
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