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2 Most Common Types of Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Total joint replacement surgery entails the removal of a damaged joint to be replaced with a plastic, metal or ceramic prosthesis. This device has been specifically designed to work and replicate the function or movement of the bad joint so that the patient can return to their normal activities.


While joint replacement may be performed on body parts like the ankle, wrist, elbows, and shoulders, the two most common total joint replacement surgeries are done for the hips and knees, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Experts say in a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery that 5.26 percent of individuals in the U.S. have had total hip replacement surgery by the age of 80 years old, while 10.38 percent underwent total knee replacement surgery. In both instances, it's female patients who need the procedure more than male patients. Read more

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Physical Therapy: What is it and how can it help me?

At some point in our life, we have heard of Physical Therapy. Maybe it was prescribed to you, or maybe a friend recommended it for you to deal with your ailments. And you weren't quite sure about how Physical Therapy in Marietta can help you, or what it even is exactly.

This is normal. Unless treated by a Physical Therapist before, many wouldn't know what they can do for you. Therefore, today our specialist at Pinnacle Orthopaedics will give you the outline of Physical Therapy. Read more

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Hip Arthroscopic Surgery at Pinnacle Orthopaedics

Patients who suffer from painful hips do not only put up with the pain. Research has shown that chronic hip pain caused by hip osteoarthritis can also lead to gait abnormalities, functional impairments, and morbidity in patients.

In years past, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and the injection of cortisone have been used to treat these causes of hip pain. If these treatments were not effective, some patients were offered a hip replacement.

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De Quervain’s Syndrome

De Quervain's Syndrome, also known as de Quervain's tenosynovitis or de Quervain's disease is a painful condition caused by inflammation of tendons in the wrist and lower thumb. When the swollen tendons rub against the narrow tunnel they pass through, it causes pain at the base of your thumb. The pain migrates up the wrist and into the forearm.

It gets worse with thumb movement or grip. It is especially bothersome when trying to open large-mouth jars such as pickle jars. If left untreated, even simple actions such as lifting a coffee mug or peeling vegetables may become impossible. The pain is crescendo in nature often preventing the ability to continue to hold the object. Read more:

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Shoulder pain

The shoulder joint is a remarkable construction. It is the most mobile joint in the body; it enables forward and backward movements of the shoulder, enables the arm to move in a circular motion as well as move up and away from the body. Read more

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Choosing an Orthopedic Clinic in The Time of COVID-19

Pinnacle Orthopedics is at one with the country's dedicated physicians in celebrating the National Doctor's Month. In these trying times, our doctors, healthcare workers, and the healthcare system, in general, are being put to a test. More than ever, we appreciate the efforts and unwavering dedication of doctors all over the country to perform their duties as we try to win the war against this pandemic. Read more:

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Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are all too common regardless of which sports you play. Someone who sustains a sports injury could be advised to take it easy for a week or more and see an expert in sports medicine to find out the nature of the injury.

According to a study in Injury Epidemiology, male athletes are more prone to sports injuries than female athletes. The most popular sports that may easily cause an injury are running, strength training, and football.

Fortunately, the benefits of playing sports far outweigh the risks of injury, especially since injuries can be prevented. But if you actively participate in sports, here are a few ways to prevent common sports injuries: Read more

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Top Qualities of Pinnacle Orthopaedics Doctors: Why Choose Us?

Orthopedic surgery is usually a personal choice since this is the last resort for treating musculoskeletal problems that affect the bones, tendons, joints, ligaments, and muscles. However, if you've decided to get on with the procedure to finally relieve yourself of debilitating signs and symptoms and to correct your musculoskeletal problems, you are most likely on the hunt for the best orthopedic surgeon who will perform the surgery. Read more

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Cartilage transplant

Many people have heard of torn cartilage and most tend to think of it as damage to the shock absorber or meniscus cartilage in the knee. This can be confusing or misleading as the difference between types of cartilage isn't common knowledge.

Articular cartilage is the "smooth Teflon lining" of the knee joint that coats all the gliding surfaces and makes the knee joint slippery and smooth. In its optimal state, it functions very efficiently for the mechanics of the knee joint. Read more.