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What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

by Natalie (SU)
Did you know that our bones, just like our organs, are living and growing tissue? Just like all living tissue, our bones rely on blood vessels to circulate blood throughout the body to keep them alive. Most living tissue has blood vessels that come from many different directions. If one blood vessel is damaged it may not cause any complications, due to there being a backup blood supply from the circulatory system coming from elsewhere. However, certain joints within the body only contain a few blood vessels that transports a certain amount of blood. One of these joints with limited blood supply is the hip, and osteonecrosis is a serious concern related to diminished blood supply.

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

by Stephanie Meadows
If you’re over the age of 65 or know someone who is, you’ve probably heard about osteoporosis and hip fractures. When someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis, it simply means that due to low bone density, their bones continue to be fragile and weak, making them more susceptible to injuries like very dangerous hip fractures. That’s why a better understanding on how to prevent possible hip fractures can not only save you pain and decreased mobility, but it can also save your life.

Orthopedic Surgeon Spotlight:  Marc A. Aiken, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Spotlight: Marc A. Aiken, MD

by Natalie (SU)
Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark A. Aiken of Watauga Orthopaedics specializes in Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Reconstructive Surgery. Watauga Orthopaedics’ reputation as one of the premier orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation practices in the Tri-Cities area of northeastern Tennessee was earned the old-fashioned way: by providing exceptional care, one patient at a time. Nobody understands that better than Dr. Aiken, who has been caring for patients in the Tri-Cities area since 1988.

Carpal Tunnel and Going to a Hand Therapist

Carpal Tunnel and Going to a Hand Therapist

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you been experiencing numbness, pain, or tingling in your hand that moves down into your wrist? Although these could be the symptoms of complications from injury, chronic pain and numbness can point to other conditions, such as arthritis, or more commonly, a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
According to Cigna, the average emergency room wait is about 4.5 hours, and the average cost – around $2,259 without insurance. That’s a steep price to pay and a colossal time commitment for most. According to AAOS Now, a publication by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, today’s patients are demanding faster and more accessible treatment for Orthopedic care.