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  • Evaluating and Treating Foot and Ankle Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The fear of becoming infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus and developing COVID-19 has driven many of us to seriously consider which patients need to be seen in the office. In our practice, we are following our health system's guidelines, so we have restricted office visits to only those patients with urgent or emergent conditions, including those with wounds and injuries, infections, and other acutely painful or “limb-threatening” conditions.

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  • What Causes a Stiff Knee after TKA – and How Can It Be Prevented?

    Dr. Jesse Otero answers ICJR’s questions about the most common causes of knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty, what to do if a patient presents with stiffness, and when to consider a revision procedure.

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  • High-Intensity Shoulder Abduction Exercise in Subacromial Pain Syndrome

    Purpose: To determine if adding high intensity aerobic interval training (HIIT) of the rotator cuff to usual care was feasible in SAPS, and improved shoulder endurance more than usual care alone. Additionally, to examine the influence on shoulder pain and disability and the response of tendinous microcirculation following HIIT.

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  • Rehabilitation exercises for a sprained ankle

    While sprained ankles need time to heal, it is also important to strengthen the muscles around the ankle to help it recover and prevent further sprains.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

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