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Bursitis of the Hip

What are Bursae? A bursa is a fluid-filled space that acts as a cushion between tendons, bone, and skin. Bursae help your joints move with ease. There are over 150 bursae in your body. Several are found around the outer area of the hip near the portion of your thigh...

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20 Tips to Help You Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery

Getting physically and psychologically ready for joint replacement surgery can be an intense process. Those who are better prepared tend to achieve better results. Here are 20 tips for achieving optimal results: Find an experienced surgeon – Your orthopaedic surgeon...

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Understanding Osteonecrosis | Dr. Brad Larson

Understanding Osteonecrosis What is osteonecrosis (ON)? Osteonecrosis is a disease that results from a loss of blood supply to the bone. Without adequate blood flow, sections of bone eventually die, weaken, and collapse. Medical experience has shown that wherever...

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Meniscus Tears

What is the meniscus and how can it be injured? The knee joint is surrounded by a layer of articular cartilage that caps the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). Another cartilage component, called the meniscus, forms an extra cushion where the leg...

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Trampoline Related Injuries

Introduction The trampoline was developed and patented in 1936 by George Nissen, a circus acrobat. The device became widely used during WWII by the United States and Royal Air forces to condition and train fighter pilots. Now, the octagonal toy is a common find in...

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Total Knee Replacement: Miracle Patient

A sweet 71 year old woman came to see Dr. Larson for her terrible knee arthritis. She had been using a walker for over 3 years. Her knee deformity became so severe that she could hardly walk. Her right knee was “knock-knee” or genu valgus deformity. Dr. Larson has...

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Osteoporosis | Orthopaedic Surgeon Logan, UT

Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones grow fragile and porous over time, making them more likely to break. Often known as the “silent disease,” osteoporosis is painless and many people don’t even know they have it. Sometimes the only symptom is a dull...

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Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement

A Giant Step Forward in Knee Replacement MIS Knee Joint Replacement is a giant step forward in knee replacement for a number of reasons, which may include a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss1 and potentially less scarring. As you review this website, make a note...

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Computer Assisted Surgery

A Giant Step Forward in Joint Replacement Total hip replacement surgery with the Stryker Navigation System If you’re reading this website, chances are you (or a loved one) are considering or preparing for joint replacement surgery. As you read, make a note of anything...

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Total Knee Implants Designed With Women in Mind

Total knee replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of surgery; in well over 90% of cases, it is complication-free and results in significant pain relief and restoration of mobility.1 Stryker’s Triathlon® Knee System represents the contribution of...

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