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Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics are a new class of injectable treatments that can be very effective at reducing or eliminating the knee pain associated with arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by repetitive stress changes that occur on the cartilage surfaces of the joints. A physical job, exercise, sports, injury, and age are all circumstances that increase the risk of developing symptomatic osteoarthritis pain. Traditionally this cause of pain was treated with pharmacologics including oral …

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Makoplasty is a computer navigated robotic procedure to replace a damaged hip joint.  Through a partnership with NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, iOrtho is able to deliver this exciting technology to its patients. Makoplasty is a highly advanced computer navigated robotics procedure that has the benefit of achieving highly accurate sizing and component alignment when performing reconstructive hip surgery and total hip replacement.  The procedure is performed by a trained and experienced iorthoMD using the …

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One of the most common causes is a rotator cuff disorder. Rotator cuff disorders can range from inflammation to a partial or full-thickness tear. There are four rotator cuff tendons; supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The supraspinatus is at the top of the shoulder and is the most common tendon to become injured. Injuries can occur from external loads such as a fall or heavy lifting, repetitive stress injury from …

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iOrtho Has Partnered With Conformis iOrtho is excited to offer custom-made knee implants for its patients who need reconstructive knee surgery including both total and partial knee replacements. Through a partnership with Conformis, iOrtho is able to deliver this exciting technology. Traditionally the implants used to perform total and partial knee replacement is “off the shelf”. This means that the implants are pre-manufactured in different sizes and the surgeon prepares the knee …

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The most common knee injuries include sprains or tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).1 Many patients who experience an ACL injury need surgery to get back their full knee function. However, some people with ACL tears may have an adequate recovery without an operation. Discover how ACL injuries heal and your treatment options for an ACL tear below. About ACL Injuries Your ACL runs diagonally in the middle of …

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Some patients with chronic back conditions receive a spinal fusion procedure to address their symptoms. This surgery can relieve specific back issues when conservative approaches don’t improve them. Learn more about spinal fusion surgery and how it can reduce chronic back pain below. How Spinal Fusion Works Spinal fusion can occur as a result of a spine condition or as a deliberate effect of surgery.1 The majority of spinal fusions …

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Two out of three adults deal with back pain at some point in their lives.1 Nine out of 10 of these patients have acute back pain, or back pain that stops after a few days or weeks. When you have back pain, you may wonder when you need to see a doctor for it. Certain signs and symptoms indicate that you need to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. …

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With multiple states legalizing medical marijuana, patients may wonder how they can use it to relieve conditions like chronic pain. Like any other medicine, medical marijuana works best when taken under a doctor’s supervision. Its compounds work with your body’s systems to change their function. Discover how medical marijuana works to relieve pain and how you can get treatment. What Types of Pain Can Medical Marijuana Relieve? Medical marijuana can …

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People can consume medical cannabis in a variety of ways, and different methods impact each individual differently. For example, more than 100 different types of cannabinoids and terpenes exist, not to mention the types of concentrated, pressed, or loose resin extracted from the cannabis leaves and flower.1 Before you start using medical marijuana, it’s important that you dive into the different types and how to best use medical marijuana for …

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When today’s seniors were young, marijuana was often seen as a part of youthful experimentation. Now, more seniors are embracing the use of medical marijuana to help with chronic pain, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. As medical marijuana for older adults becomes more commonplace, one study found that Medicare reimbursements for common prescription medications fell after more states, including New York, adopted medical marijuana laws.1 Before you start using medical …

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