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Surgery at our ASC: What to expect

You’ve been diagnosed with an orthopedic issue and your provider tells you the best way forward is surgery. It may be an ACL repair, or to have your wrist fixed so you can do daily activities without pain again. No matter the surgery you’re facing, the thought of it can be scary. You start to wonder what will it be like? Where will I have it done? Will I have to spend the night?

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Don’t Let an Achilles Tendon Rupture Interrupt Your Life

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It helps you walk, run and jump. But when the tendon gets stretched too far, it can rupture, resulting in a complete or partial tear. This is usually due to a sudden and strong force on the tendon, which can happen when you jump, pivot your foot, or move too quickly. it can also occur if you trip or fall.

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EMG Nerve Testing: What to expect

When you experience an unexplained numbness, tingling, pain, cramping or muscle weakness, your physician may recommend electrodiagnostic testing to study how your nerves and muscles are working. A nerve conduction study measures how fast an electrical impulse travels through your nerve.

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What Is Sports Burnout?

Sports burnout is a response to chronic stress after the continued demands of playing a sport or doing an activity without the necessary or proper recovery periods.

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What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

Here at Spectrum Orthopaedics, we offer our patients musculoskeletal ultrasound as one way to help diagnose conditions. Ultrasound or sonography involves sending sound waves into the body.

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Running Tips and Analysis

Dirk Kokmeyer, DPT and physical therapy manager of our Spectrum Orthopaedics - Brunswick location talks all things running

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