Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Some of the most common new year's resolutions are to exercise and develop healthier habits.  Exercise is crucial in maintaining healthy and pain free joints.  Here are some tips for a healthy new year:

Distracted Driving Dangers

We see many orthopedic injuries related to distracted driving.  Some are minor but unfortunately many are serious. 

Cortisone vs. Ozone injections

Pain-relieving steroid shots are commonly used for knee arthritis although they only provide short-term benefits and do not slow the progression of the disease. Could ozone injections be a better solution?

Youth Sports Injury Stats

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. This increase in play has led to some other startling statistics about injuries among America's young athletes:

Study Looks at Benefits of Knee Replacement Over Therapy Alone

The New York Times recently featured an article about a study that compared knee replacement to physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments. 

 

Plantar Fasciitis Guide

Plantar fasciitis (plan-ter fash-ee-eye-tiss) is pain in the heel or arch of the foot. It is caused by irritation of the plantar fascia—the band of tissue that goes from the heel to the ball of the foot.

Pros/Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

The Wall Street Journal published a recent article that examines the pros and cons of bilateral knee replacement. The article cites studies in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The article states that “a study in May in the Journal of Arthroplasty compared cases matched for risks in simultaneous bilateral and unilateral knee surgeries in a database of nearly 44,000 patients.

Fall Sports Injuries

Consider These 10 Tips to Avoid Fall Sports Injuries
Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips to avoid football, soccer and other fall sport injuries


Football, soccer, cheer leading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they’re also excited to hit the field again. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) offer safety tips to keep kids in the game and out of emergency rooms.

Too young for a new hip?

Too young for a new hip?

 Published in St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Michigan Medical Report

Safa KassabWhen you're living with hip pain that won't seem to go away, as was the case for Curtis Smith, there's a good chance you're not really living. In late 2014, Curtis, a 51-year-old plant supervisor, often found himself in pain when standing, walking or even bending over to tie his shoes. Simple tasks became challenging and painful, making it harder for him to enjoy life.

Big News

Drs. William Ward and Christopher Tisdel 

are joining Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County

Knee Injuries in Woman

Knee injuries in woman are reaching alarming levels

More woman and girls are involved in sports these days which is leading to overuse injuries. 

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