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Patient Education

A Real Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel 101

with Allison Hunter, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition that occurs when there’s too much pressure on the median nerve that crosses the wrist. It’s caused by multiple factors, including repetitive movements, workplace ergonomics, and genetics.

What to Do If Your Surgery Is Postponed

What can a patient do when his or her surgery is postponed due to COVID-19 safety measures? Though many orthopaedic conditions are not life-threatening, they can be painful and restrict your movement. Here’s some helpful advice on how patients can alleviate their pain while they wait for surgery.

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Why You Need to Catch It Early

with Michael Chamblee, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
What happens to your bones when that blood supply is disrupted? Your bones can, in fact, die—they become brittle and eventually collapse. When a bone in your body loses its blood supply, the disease is called avascular necrosis (also known as osteonecrosis). While the condition can strike any bone in your body, it most commonly affects the femoral head of the hip.

Getting Diagnosed with Arthritis: What Are My Treatment Options?

with Michael Chamblee, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
How can people with arthritis manage the illness successfully? Here, we’ll cover some of the main arthritis treatment options and how they can help you get relief from pain.

The Danger of Concussions and What Parents Can Do

with Andy Harcourt, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist
When it comes to recognizing the signs of a concussion, parents are in the best position to gauge their child’s symptoms. Dr. Harcourt advises parents to look out for changes in behavior, encouraging them to “be aware when kids don’t seem like themselves.”