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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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A Guide to Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are an excess growth of bone around a vertebral body.  Problems occur due to the pain and inflammation caused by bone spurs rubbing against ligaments, nerves, and other bones.  Eventually, with increased growth, nerve roots can be impacted, causing immense pain.  Bone spurs are highly prevalent among individuals over the age of 60.  Over time, discs more »

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President Michael J. Greller, MD, FAAOS, CPE of AOSMI, has been elected as Chief of Staff at CentraState Medical Center

President Michael J. Greller, MD, FAAOS, CPE of AOSMI, has been elected as Chief of Staff at CentraState Medical Center. Published in CentraState magazine Healthy Directions, see the full issue here. Excerpt from CentraState: We are proud to announce that Michael Greller, MD, has been elected to a two-year term as chief of staff by the Medical and Dental Staff more »

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Vitamin Supplements for Arthritis and Orthopedic Pain

Modern medicine, though extremely effective and precise, has frequently downplayed the utility of vitamin and mineral supplements in the treatment and management of a variety of health conditions. For individuals suffering from the chronic pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, the side effects of frequent medication use can be substantial. Incorporating supplements into your routine can limit the need for more »

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What Smartphones are Doing to Our Hands

Smartphones have become so pervasive; it’s almost as if they are an extension of our bodies. With built-in fitness apps, instant access to personal social networks and support, and the ability to retrieve all the knowledge of the world wide web on demand, the health benefits of smartphones seem endless. Although these benefits are very real, there are also very more »

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Pinky Injuries: Causes and Treatment

Breaking or fracturing of the pinky is an all too common injury that should not be taken lightly. Because of the location of the pinky, it is often possible for the hand to continue to function close to normally in the event of an injury only to that finger. However, a broken or fractured pinky should be seen immediately by more »

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