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There’s a Cyst on my Wrist

Aaron Mull, Reconstructive Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon Your grandparents probably called them “Bible cysts” and “cured” them by whacking them with a large book, but ganglion cysts are the most common hand mass seen in orthopaedics accounting for 60-70% of patients. A ganglion cyst is usually asymptomatic but may just be an annoyance or considered […]

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Tennis elbow; serious condition or just seriously annoying?

Daniel Emerson, Orthopaedic Surgeon Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is one of the most common causes for elbow symptoms in patients with elbow pain and affects 1-3% of adults annually. It’s most commonly seen in tennis players (hence the name) but can also be brought on by heavy or repetitive lifting or gripping. Pain from […]

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Good to Know – Deaconess Drug Take-Back Program

From time to time, our providers get questions about what to do with expired or unused medications.  Our friends at Deaconess offer a drug take-back program for  patients, employees and the community.  You can learn more at : https://www.deaconess.com/Services/Pharmacy/Drug-Take-Back-Program.

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Orthopaedic Care of Degenerative Disc Disease

Robert T. Vraney, M.D. Many patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease are left wondering exactly what this diagnosis means for them. Common questions that patients have include: If I have degenerative disc disease as a young person, will it get worse with age? Will the degenerative disease become a crippling condition? Will the degenerative disease […]

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Treating Joint Pain – What to do and when to see a Doctor

Jared Kiernicki, Physicians Assistant If you’re experiencing pain in any joint—your knee, ankle, shoulder, hip, etc.—you need to know how to best treat it at home. It’s also important to know when it’s time to see a doctor. Each day at Orthopaedic Associates, I help patients with joint pain. In most cases, it’s been going […]

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