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Are My Knuckles Bruised?

As far as durable bones go in the hand, the knuckles are by far the most resilient, but even the strongest of knuckles are susceptible to bruising. There are 27 bones, and 29 joints in the human hand, but how can you tell if you’ve bruised any of these? Have you ever suffered a direct hit to your hand? Accidentally more »

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Gentle Exercises for Post Op Patients

Physical therapy plays a critical role in every healing journey. It is important to stay active and most patients report quicker healing when physical therapy is included in the treatment plan. A strategic exercise routine is imperative to your healing process especially for those who have undergone surgery. While the physical therapist will determine the best exercises based upon your more »

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Demystifying Broken Ankles

An ankle fracture is a very common injury in children and adults. A debilitating injury, broken or fractured ankles can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint, and some people may go weeks without knowing their ankle needs professional medical attention. Ankle fractures are quite common among children between the ages of 8 and 15, this is due to the higher levels more »

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Dr. Alan Nasar Talks With Hillel Yeshiva Students As Part of School’s Health Week

Dr. Alan Nasar, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and physician at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, spoke with the third and seventh graders at Hillel Yeshiva elementary school on February 27, 2017, as part of the school’s annual health week activities. Rabbi Avi Bodlander, Assistant Principal at Hillel Yeshiva, introduced Dr. Nasar to the students. For the third-graders, Dr. Nasar gave more »

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What is Spinal Fusion?

The spine is one of the most essential parts of the human body; without it we wouldn’t be able to function. Unfortunately when spinal injuries occur, it causes a series of complications throughout our entire body. The spine is responsible for posture, head movement, and upper body movement. The spine is made up of individual vertebrae, and each vertebrae is more »

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Common Basketball Injuries

Basketball is a popular sport played throughout the country by professionals, student athletes, and laypeople alike. Fun as it may be, basketball has been known to produce any number of  injuries. Five common injuries specific to basketball include: Ankle Sprains. Ankle sprains involve the tearing of ligaments in the ankle, occurring when a person receives a blow to that joint, more »

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Tendonitis Treatments: What You Can Do

Tendonitis, a condition in which the tissue connecting the muscle and bone becomes inflamed, a painful issue that impacts many.  A tendon, a tough and flexible band of fibrous tissue, can become inflamed when movement of the tendon becomes impaired.  There are numerous reasons for the development of tendonitis, with the most common causes being overuse and old age.  Diagnosis more »

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Improving Posture: A Few Simple Steps

Poor posture has many detrimental effects on the body. Individuals often experience chronic pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, digestive issues, stiffness, and fatigue.  Poor posture can also lead to nerve compression, muscle atrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica.  Although sometimes unnoticed, posture also has a strong impact on the mind, considering people may experience worsened depression and stress, more »

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Angelo Mini-Incision Hip Replacement

Angelo has had both hips replaced with the surgery performed by Dr. Alan Nasar of AOSMI at The Total Joint Center of New Jersey. Below Angelo describes his experience with his right hip replacement surgery that he had done first. He talks about his rapid recovery, lack of pain, and considerations in discharge to home vs. inpatient. After recovering from more »

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