Achieving full foot function without surgery is possible.
The foot is a complex structure made up of 26 bones and 33 joints. All of these bones and... Read Full Article As our bodies age, we become increasingly at risk for degenerative joint conditions. Fortunately, arthritis of the hip can be diagnosed and treated by... Read Full Article Michael Planalp, M.D. is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship trained spine surgeon. He is originally from Cincinnati, graduating from... Read Full Article Turning A Potentially Devastating Diagnosis into a Success Story
Growing up, Jaden Bode had always had knee pain. Doctors told his mother Jamie that... Read Full Article Elbow injuries are common among athletes of almost all sports, from baseball to tennis and everything in between. The same can be said for Steelers quarterback... Read Full Article The terms “sprain” and “strain” are often used synonymously. However, they are not the same thing. They may have similar symptoms but involve different... Read Full Article Since 1996, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has been invested in our local communities. Each of our physicians are passionate about involving... Read Full Article A lot of myths about stretching before, during, and after exercise circulate through the athletic community. You may have heard that you shouldn’t stretch... Read Full Article What is an orthopaedic surgeon?
An orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries... Read Full Article 7 Tips for a Successful Surgery
Do you have an upcoming surgery that’s making you nervous? While you can’t control everything about surgery, there... Read Full Article Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition that many people have heard of, but few understand. While common in tennis (hence the name), it stems... Read Full Article Dr. Nicole Goddard is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. At Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports... Read Full Article Taking steps to stay healthy and hydrated this summer is especially important for athletes to avoid injuries and remain safe.
It’s summertime in the... Read Full Article Recent studies reveal that choosing an Ambulatory Surgery Center instead of a hospital may reduce your joint replacement cost by thousands!
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Back to school season is an exciting time, but often leads to an influx of emergency room visits. In Part 1 of our back to school... Read Full Article Dr. Burleson, an orthopaedic hip specialist, shares tips to preventing this common condition.
Unfortunately, there is no surefire remedy that will completely... Read Full Article Back to School: Part One
It’s no surprise that back to school season sees a spike of visits to the emergency room. With the greater amount of early... Read Full Article When the Vanderbilt Commodores won the 2019 College World Series finals, it was also a personal victory for Dr. Tim Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics. That’s... Read Full Article If you’ve ever had a sports injury, you know the importance of quick action and effective treatment. At Beacon, we provide both! Whether you’ve injured... Read Full Article Summer is the season of flip flops and sandals due to the warm weather. However, when it comes to arch and ankle support, these minimal shoes can lead... Read Full Article How Beacon Helped Kaleb Moell Get Back in The Game
Athletes battle injuries all the time. From sprained ankles to broken arms, being an athlete means... Read Full Article serves as the team physician of the Cincinnati Wolfhounds rugby team, medical director to numerous area high schools, as well as an orthopaedic consult... Read Full Article Looking to get the most out of your joints? Apply some of these tips to maintain optimal joint health and function!
The old adage “an ounce of... Read Full Article Knowing what to expect from an office visit at your orthopaedic clinic can help you be prepared and maximize your time.
Although your experience seeing... Read Full Article Have you ever broken a bone? If you have, odds are you went straight to the emergency room at a local hospital. How long did it take for you to be seen... Read Full Article Symptoms and Treatment
Concussions are a common injury in sports. Many people experience this mild traumatic brain injury for a variety of reasons,... Read Full Article During the hot summer months, urgent care centers and emergency rooms see an influx of people suffering from dehydration. Staying hydrated all year long... Read Full Article Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects roughly 1 in every 1,000 children. It is characterized by inflammation of the tissue that lines... Read Full Article How Dr. Foad’s Patient Care Surpassed Expectations for an Expecting Mother
This is Part Two of a two-part story. If you haven’t read Part One, read... Read Full Article How Dr. Foad’s Patient Care Surpassed Expectations for an Expecting Mother
May 9th of 2019 began as a typical day for Megan Hassel. The mother of... Read Full Article Dr. Steve Hamilton, a sub-specialty trained sports medicine surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics, offers insight for when shoulder surgery is necessary and when... Read Full Article What Is “Tech Neck” and How Do You Prevent It?
Society revolves around technology. Our sedentary lifestyle combined with our phones in our hands... Read Full Article Keeping fit and healthy when you have a desk job can be a challenge. Sitting all day is not good for your health and can lead to long-term physical deficits,... Read Full Article The FIFA Women’s World Cup is well underway, and with all of the hustle and bustle around game time, we’ve been discussing the dangers of exerting... Read Full Article Learn more about recognizing and overcoming common hip injuries
Fortunately, the human hip joint is not prone to as many issues as smaller and more... Read Full Article Dr. Drew Burleson, a hip surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics in Miamisburg, lets patients know what questions they should ask before agreeing to hip surgery.
The... Read Full Article Dr. Steve Hamilton, a sub-specialty trained sports medicine surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics, explains how to stay fit without causing joint damage.
While... Read Full Article Getting Back on the Green
The summer months bring people out of their homes to soak up the sun and enjoy outdoor sports. However, sports injuries tend... Read Full Article
Is A Curve in Your Spine Going to Change Your Life?
June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is committed... Read Full Article 5 Things to Remember About Diving Injuries
When you go to a pool, you’re likely to notice the “No Diving” signs posted around the perimeter of... Read Full Article Dr. Drew Burleson, a hip arthroscopy specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics in Miamisburg (Dayton), shares tips to overcoming a common joint condition.
As... Read Full Article Beacon Orthopaedics leads the region in minimally invasive treatment options.
Repairing damaged hip joints can be done with a surgical technique called... Read Full Article With spring right around the corner, it's important to teach proper stretching techniques to overhead athletes.
Check out some of the stretches below... Read Full Article Dr. Drew Burleson of Beacon Orthopaedics provides the insight of a college level athlete and a sub-specialized sports medicine surgeon.
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One of the advantages to being a specialty practice is the ability... Read Full Article Dr. Drew Burleson is a fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who brings specialized training in hip arthroscopy to Dayton, OH. Although... Read Full Article The intent of this protocol is to provide guidelines for your patient’s therapy progression. It is not intended to serve as a recipe for treatment. We... Read Full Article SAFE Use, Storage, and Disposal of Prescription Opioid Medicines from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
To download the PDF from AAOS, please... Read Full Article PHASE I – BASELINE STABILIZATION
Diminish pain and inflammation
Improve posterior flexibility
Re-establish dynamic stability (muscular... Read Full Article
BFR- for quad strengthening
Hip abductor and Glute strengthening à must be able to perform one legged squat with knee control by discharge of therapy
... Read Full Article
Hip abductor and Glute strengthening à must be able to perform one legged squat with knee control by discharge of therapy
Hip/core strengthening... Read Full Article Weeks 1-4
Upper Body Ergometer
PROM: full in all planes with emphasis on functional IR
Scapular plane elevation to 90 degrees
Elastic Band... Read Full Article Dr. Haleem Chaudhary is a joint replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He specializes in adult joint reconstruction, including... Read Full Article -6 weeks of walking boot starting at first visit w/ 3 heel lifts
- decrease 1 heel lift per week
If you were given a nerve block for... Read Full Article WEIGHT BEARING/MOVEMENT
Unless told otherwise by Dr. Burleson, you should be non-weight bearing on the operative extremity until your follow-up visit. ... Read Full Article MOVEMENT
You can move your elbow as much as tolerated. You should come out of your sling multiple times a day to move the elbow. The sling... Read Full Article SLING/MOVEMENT
You will be placed in a soft cast for 1 week after your surgery. This will limit the movement of your elbow as to not disrupt the reduced... Read Full Article BRACE/MOVEMENT
You can walk and bend your knee as much as tolerated. Use your crutches and brace for the first 2-3 weeks. Do not go for long walks or... Read Full Article MOVEMENT
You are touch down (50%) weight bearing after surgery; it is required that you use crutches for 2weeks postoperatively to provide you with extra... Read Full Article - Start of week 2: Elbow brace 30-60 deg.
-Begin PT @ week & 7: Isotonics of scap/shoulder/elbow/forearm/wrist
-Week 8 and as motion returns: IR/ER... Read Full Article MOVEMENT
It is okay to come out of the sling to move the shoulder and wrist. Light passive range of motion of the elbow is permitted as well. The... Read Full Article Post Op
WB as tolerated
Brace 6 weeks limiting adduction
PROM at week 1
Begin strength: hip flexion, adduction,... Read Full Article MOVEMENT
You are touch down (50%) weight bearing after surgery; it is required that you use crutches for 3 weeks postoperatively to provide you with... Read Full Article Post op
Brace locked at 0° for 1 week
Increase 20° of flexion every two weeks in brace
FWB at 7 days with brace
PT starts at 7 days ( quad... Read Full Article Post- op
- Ambulation locked at 0 for 6 weeks
- Early PROM with CPM up to 90 deg.
- MPFL: limit CPM flexion to less 20 deg.
- Early Quad sets and SLR
-... Read Full Article BRACE/MOVEMENT
You can walk with the brace locked in extension with full weight. Have the brace locked in extension at all times until your post-operative... Read Full Article SLING/MOVEMENT
Use your crutches for the first week. Do not go for long walks or stand on your feet for extended periods of time. This will cause... Read Full Article Post op
50% PWB x 6 weeks
CPM x 4 weeks
Less than 90 until 1st post op
Start PT at 1 week for PROM and quad sets
Locked... Read Full Article Post- op
- Ambulation locked at 0 for 6 weeks, some 30 of flexion at week 1
- Early PROM with CPM up to 90 deg.
-MPFL: limit CPM flexion to less 20... Read Full Article Post- op
0-90 x 6 weeks
Crutches x 6 weeks with TTWB and brace locked at zero
7 wks begin closed chain exercises
7 wks continue flexion ROM,... Read Full Article Post- op
Brace locked at Zero with ambulation x 6 weeks
Use crutches for 4 weeks with PWB
Wear brace at night
Limit ROM to 90 deg. For 6... Read Full Article Post op
Can start incremental PROM at 4-7 weeks ( i.e. 15° Weekly) have brace mirror this
Start Quad sets at 1 weeks, patellar mobs okay
Can... Read Full Article
TTWB for 6 weeks
Brace locked in extension while ambulating
Early PT for Quad sets/SLR
Flexion up to 90 deg. For 4 weeks if meniscus... Read Full Article Post op
Sling x 4 weeks
PT @ 4 weeks for PROM
For the first 4 weeks after surgery, you must wear your sling at all times including... Read Full Article Post op
-PWB as tolerated immediately, wean off crutches at 6 weeks
- No brace
- At 4 weeks begin PT with light strength
MOVEMENT AND PHYSICAL... Read Full Article Post op
Begin PROM PT at 4 weeks
Can feed self and pendulums in initial weeks only
Sling for 4 weeks
NO ROM restrictions at 7 weeks
For... Read Full Article Post Op
Can start pendulums @ 1 week
Start PT @ 4 weeks
@ 7 weeks no ROM restrictions if no issues
Clavicle HW removal
- No heavy lifting... Read Full Article -Sling x 4 weeks
-Begin PT @ week 1 or 4
Week 1: PROM if older/subjective instability
-Week 4: PROM if frank instability
-Week 7: 0 ROM restrictions
-Week... Read Full Article SLING/MOVEMENT
You may come out of the sling and move your shoulder both with passive and active range of motion exercises as soon as you feel comfortable. ... Read Full Article ROM
Sling x 4 weeks
Start PT x 4 weeks
Limit ER to 30 deg.
For the first 4 weeks after surgery, you must wear your... Read Full Article ROM
Sling x 4 weeks
Passive ROM @ 4 weeks
Active ROM @ 7 weeks
Light strength @ 10 weeks
Large cuff tear
Sling x 6 weeks
PROM... Read Full Article MOVEMENT
You can walk and bend your knee as much as tolerated. Use your crutches for the first week. Do not go for long walks or stand on your feet... Read Full Article IMMEDIATE POSTOPERATIVE PHASE
Protect healing tissue
Retard muscular atrophy
Avoid strengthening the... Read Full Article Introduction
The ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is a tendon transfer procedure. No muscles are transected during this process which allows... Read Full Article Maximum Protection Phase (Day 1 to Week 8)
Brace: 30 to 60 degrees flexion
Wrist and hand ROM
... Read Full Article 0 to 2 weeks:
Squeeze soft sponge or a soft putty
Elbow supported in sling leaving the wrist free
NOTE: During the first two weeks... Read Full Article GENERAL GOALS:
Non-antalgic gait (No pain with ambulation)
Increase passive ROM of the affected hip
Compliance with instructed weight bearing
... Read Full Article POST OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
Posterior splint for 14 days
NWB with crutches
NWB weightbearing ambulation with crutches... Read Full Article Healthy knees are vital for many people to complete every day, physical activities.
Unfortunately, when the knee joint is painful and stiff, even simple... Read Full Article When we think of the shoulder joint, we often think of a single joint that allows us to raise or lower our arm, move it closer or further away from our... Read Full Article The hip is a large, deep ball and socket joint that joins many muscles, ligaments and tendons. These include the hip flexors, extensors, rotators and abductors,... Read Full Article Total Shoulder Replacement or Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder arthroplasty, often called a total shoulder replacement, is a well-established surgery... Read Full Article In this article, the experts at Beacon Orthopaedics explore the range of symptoms involved with rotator cuff tears, the necessary treatments to relieve... Read Full Article AC joint injuries are common among those who participate in competitive athletics. Two of the most common ways people injure their AC joint is by falling... Read Full Article Dr. Razzano spent some time explaining the MACI procedure on the WING radio station (ESPN 1410) in Dayton, OH.
Afternoon show co-hosts Justin Kinner... Read Full Article Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized the way that complex hip conditions are treated. For femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), also... Read Full Article Every time you walk, run, jump, carry, or bend at the waist, you apply stress to your hip bones and muscles. Stress is also applied to your hips when you... Read Full Article Your hips have a herculean task: they must support the weight and movement of your entire body while simultaneously allowing for a wide range of motion.... Read Full Article The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The ball-shaped head of the femur (thigh bone) fits into the cup-shaped acetabular socket (hip... Read Full Article Tight hip flexors are probably the most common muscle imbalance in America. That’s because the average American spends a full 13 hours of their day sitting... Read Full Article A combined 280,000 joint replacement surgeries were performed in 2016, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry. While the statistics for 2017... Read Full Article An ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear can be a devastating injury to an athlete or to anyone else who lives an active lifestyle. Dr. Andrew Razzano... Read Full Article Rotator cuff surgery repairs damaged shoulders, specifically damage caused by injuries. The injury may or not be associated with sports, but the damage... Read Full Article When the damage to your shoulder is extensive and can't be effectively repaired with rotator cuff surgery or other treatment options, Dr. Razzano and the... Read Full Article Shoulder pain can be the result of a chronic illness such as arthritis or a sports-related injury. No matter what is causing your pain, there are treatment... Read Full Article What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis affects millions of Americans each year and is thought to be the most commonly diagnosed form of arthritis. This... Read Full Article Rotator cuff surgeries have been on the rise in the United States. While surgical techniques have changed and most patients do very well, full recovery... Read Full Article As two of the most complex joints in your body, your knees are built to withstand an enormous amount of pressure: They support 80% of your body weight... Read Full Article
What is Osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed? What are the potential complications? What treatments are available?
Osteoporosis is a disease... Read Full Article There are several technologies that are available in assisting the surgeon to accurately place hardware in the spine in addition visualization of the anatomy. ... Read Full Article There are several causes of cervical radiculopathy (nerve pain radiating from the neck to the arm or shoulder blade) including a herniated disc or stenosis... Read Full Article Spinal stenosis is a common entity found in patients above the age of 50 and can involve a multitude of symptoms from radicular (in the distribution of... Read Full Article Neck pain with radiation down the right or left arm is known as Cervical Radiculopathy or what people consider a “pinched nerve”. This can result... Read Full Article Cervical Myelopathy (spinal cord compression) is a clinical syndrome that results from the disruption or interruption of the normal signals transmitted... Read Full Article
If fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:
Never use fireworks while... Read Full Article Dr. Ian Rodway, a fellowship trained spine surgeon, addresses pinched nerves in the spine:
What are spinal nerves?
Nerves are an important part... Read Full Article Knee replacement surgery is considered among the best treatments for end-stage arthritis of the knee. A successful knee replacement relieves pain and restores... Read Full Article There is no one part of the body that contributes so much to an athlete’s strength, balance, and speed than the hips. The hips are quite literally the... Read Full Article Your shoulders are packed with bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Shoulder pain can develop from a variety of conditions that affect one—if not... Read Full Article Batting is an extraordinary display of body mechanics, power, and timing. Each time a batter goes to swing, they load a tremendous amount of momentum to... Read Full Article For the ordinary patient, knee replacement surgery can allow them to return to a comfortable lifestyle; However, many patients who still compete athletically... Read Full Article Fortunately, it takes a considerable amount of force to seriously damage a healthy hip. The large muscles of the thighs, lower back, and buttocks all help... Read Full Article The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. Its functions are twofold: it supports and stabilizes the body along with facilitating movement... Read Full Article Shoulder pain is far too common. Unfortunately, the discomfort of a stiff, painful shoulder is often made worse by the frustration of pinpointing its exact... Read Full Article About 1/4th of Americans report having hip pain most of the time, according to the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. While a significant... Read Full Article The hip flexor muscles are a group of muscles attached to the hip joint that allow you to both bring your knee toward your chest as well as bend at the... Read Full Article Total shoulder replacement surgery, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, is an effective way of treating permanent joint damage caused by arthritis.... Read Full Article Total hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, has become a widespread procedure in recent years due to its proven, long-term effectiveness in treating... Read Full Article The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. It consists of the three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and... Read Full Article Hip pain is often thought to be a part of the natural aging process. This may be due in part to the prevalence of hip osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear”... Read Full Article The hip, similar to other areas of the body, is subject to congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic conditions. If left untreated, these conditions... Read Full Article Any high-energy impact to the shoulder can cause a fracture in the bone; these types of impacts include falling, colliding with a wall, body-on-body collisions... Read Full Article The knee joint is one the largest and most complex joints in the human body. It consists of four bones: The femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone),... Read Full Article The anatomical structures of the shoulder are all highly interconnected. So much, in fact, that shoulder injuries rarely affect just one area of the joint.... Read Full Article There’s no shortage of shoulder pain going around. In fact, in 2006, an astonishing 7.5 million people went to the doctor complaining of shoulder issues,... Read Full Article The shoulder is indisputably the most complex joint in the body. The arm would be drastically less useful without the range of motion the shoulder provides.... Read Full Article The hip joint rivals the shoulder joint in its complexity. However, the hip joint is unrivaled in its function. There is no other part of the body that... Read Full Article Shoulder arthroplasty, often called a total shoulder replacement, is a well-established surgery for treating severe pain and stiffness. In fact, approximately... Read Full Article Your rotator cuff is an integral part of your shoulder—helping stabilize the shoulder by holding the ball (humerus) and glenoid socket (scapula) together... Read Full Article Inflammation in your joints may be a result of degeneration called arthritis. This can cause symptoms ranging from pain, stiffness, loss of mobility to... Read Full Article While the majority of back pain episodes resolve quickly, back pain stands as one of the most common categories of pain in the US. Whether you have suffered... Read Full Article Because of the complex composition of the shoulder, you can position your arms and hands basically anywhere in space. But, for the very same reason, your... Read Full Article Your hips act as the foundation for your entire body. Your hips contribute to your core strength which allow you to move your legs and provide support... Read Full Article Over one third of shoulder movement occurs via the scapula (shoulder blade) and thoracic cage. As we’ve mentioned before, the shoulder is comprised of... Read Full Article Your hip joint is comprised of a “ball” and a “socket”—where your femoral head fits into the acetabulum of your pelvic bone. The overall joint... Read Full Article Suprascapular nerve entrapment is a rare condition that can be easily misdiagnosed or even go unnoticed by those who are affected. Let’s get to the bottom... Read Full Article Is it a Broken Ankle or a Sprain?
You fall and injure your ankle. Next you gauge your pain and ask: “Is it a broken ankle or a sprain?” This... Read Full Article No matter your fitness level, back injuries can drastically change the course of your athletic career and personal life. Why? Acute and chronic back pain... Read Full Article Some questions were not able to be answered during the live connect/were asked after the live event was closed. Answers to those questions will be completed... Read Full Article Frozen shoulder is a common, complex problem that affects many individuals. Despite ample research, a consensus over the true cause of frozen shoulder... Read Full Article Practice makes perfect. No pain, no gain. Probably every athlete has heard these phrases at some point during their sports career. However, people often... Read Full Article Back pain remains one of the most common types of chronic pain in the US; with severity ranging from a slight nuisance to drastically affecting your day-to-day... Read Full Article Treating Meniscus Injuries
The meniscus is the semi-circular shaped disc, or cushion, that functions as a load-sharing shock absorber for the knee... Read Full Article Ellen came to us in June after an unfortunate slip on some steps. She had been training for a Triathlon in hopes to complete it and earn a medal that... Read Full Article What is Total Ankle Arthroplasty (Ankle Replacement)?
Ankle replacement surgery serves to treat a patient with severe arthritis of the ankle by resurfacing... Read Full Article We are glad that you have chosen Dr. Miller for your foot and ankle surgery. Our goal is to make this experience as pleasant as possible for you. If you... Read Full Article Back pain is the second most common reason people take sick days—second only to the common cold. That statistic accounts for workers from every industry,... Read Full Article Most people will experience some degree of knee pain or a knee injury in their lifetime, and often those injuries are minor and may heal on their own.... Read Full Article A professional baseball pitcher throws tens of thousands of full-force pitches over the course of their career. These athletes depend on their ulnar collateral... Read Full Article The Need for Vitamin "D":
Vitamin D has been a hot button topic for years now. Why is it so important? Why do so many people have low levels and what... Read Full Article What is a rotator cuff injury?
The shoulder consists of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collarbone). The rotator... Read Full Article The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. It allows the arm to move away from the body’s midline, towards the body’s... Read Full Article More than one million injuries are sustained in the workplace each year. Back injuries, in particular, account for 1 in 5 of these injuries and is the... Read Full Article The hip is one of the largest joints in the body and one of its most important. The rounded head of the femur (thighbone) acts as the “ball” and the... Read Full Article Since the introduction of Title IX in 1972, there has been a 545% increase in the number of women playing college sports and an astonishing 990% increase... Read Full Article Whether you’re an athlete or just a sports fan, you’ve probably heard of the dreaded ACL tear. Though they’re most common in competitive athletes,... Read Full Article Summer is here, and baseball season is at its peak. Soon, the leaves will begin to curl, kids will go back to school, and people will gear up for a new... Read Full Article Today’s elite athletes push the boundaries of what is humanly possible. Countless train, day and night, strengthening their muscles and improving their... Read Full Article The shoulder is one of the most complex joints of the body. In its most simplified form, it is made up of the humerus (bone in upper arm), scapula (shoulder... Read Full Article FAI or “Femoroacetabular Impingement” is a condition where the hip bones are shaped abnormally and do not fit perfectly together, causing the bones... Read Full Article When it comes to ACL reconstructions there are two primary methods: using an autograft and using an allograft. For years, there has been controversy in... Read Full Article Approximately 1 in every 5 adults experiences knee pain, with many experiencing a level of severity that makes even ordinary tasks extremely difficult.... Read Full Article Swimming, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and just about every other competitive sport means traveling. Sometimes that means a few hours in the... Read Full Article You’re probably reading this on your phone. If not your phone, then we bet you’re looking at a computer screen. How is your neck? Is it bent down?... Read Full Article
Henry Stiene, M.D. of Beacon Orthopaedics is thrilled to be the only physician (excluding spine) licensed in the TriState area to perform and treat... Read Full Article Every year, more than 120,000 anterior cruciate ligament repair surgeries (also called ACL reconstruction surgeries) are performed in the United States... Read Full Article The Big Toe Pain Game Changer
Big toe pain can come in many varieties. One of the most common causes is arthritis in the toe at the metatarsophalangeal... Read Full Article Whether the goal is to relax, network or practice becoming the next Tiger Woods, golf is a sport where strategy, endurance and a little bit of luck converge.... Read Full Article Spring is here and that means little league, high school, and college baseball are in full swing. Of course, for many players, baseball is no longer limited... Read Full Article There is a heated discussion occurring on Little League fields all over the nation. First, there’s the debate on the merits of avoiding curveballs... Read Full Article Shoulder arthritis can be debilitating in many patients, resulting in persistent lateral arm pain that limits many activities of daily living, such as... Read Full Article When you experience neck or back pain, the cause may not always be obvious. After all, degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc, and sciatica are only... Read Full Article The knee joint is designed to absorb the shock that results from running, jumping, bending, and hundreds of other movements. But aside from simply allowing... Read Full Article Orthopaedics or orthopedics?
We’ve all seen it spelled both ways but which one is correct? And – more importantly – does it make a difference?
Word... Read Full Article What is the UCL?
The UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) is a ligament on the inside part of the elbow. There are three bones that make up the elbow joint:... Read Full Article What you need to know
Sun and warmth are just around the corner and that means high school and club sports are gearing up. Because these sports... Read Full Article Shoulder labral tears are a common acute injury. Learn more about how tears occur and some of the best options to fix them.
What is the Labrum?
Let's... Read Full Article What is a Meniscus Tear?
The meniscus is a cartilage cushion between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (large lower leg bone). There are two menisci... Read Full Article The biceps muscle group (biceps brachii) is made up of two heads, the long head and the short head. The muscles originate at the shoulder and insert... Read Full Article What is a Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder impingement occurs when the tunnel between acromion process off of the shoulder blade and the humeral head... Read Full Article What is a MCL Sprain?
MCL stands for medial collateral ligament and is located on the inside of the knee. The MCL originates on the femur (thigh bone)... Read Full Article For high school and college athletes, there are few things worse than a season-ending injury. If sitting on the sidelines wasn’t already painful in its... Read Full Article As we learn more and more about this fascinating regenerative treatment, the answer is an unequivocal “no.” The quality of platelet rich plasma (“PRP”)... Read Full Article You were designed to be active. Unfortunately, despite the substantial body of research which concludes that a sedentary lifestyle leads to severe back... Read Full Article Your back works hard. In fact, your lower back carries the entire weight of your torso throughout the day, including the time you spend sitting, standing... Read Full Article If your hip has been irreversibly damaged by arthritis, the excruciating pain associated with movement can interfere with daily living. In fact, depending... Read Full Article The 50 million American adults who suffer from Arthritis—no matter their background, ethnicity, or age—have one important thing in common: a desire... Read Full Article When you experience an orthopedic injury, the sooner it is addressed and the sooner the proper therapies are applied, the sooner you can recover and return... Read Full Article The scoop on Rory McIlroy's back injury and how you can prevent back injuries from messing with your golf game; from our spine expert Dr. Jaideep Chunduri.
"Rory... Read Full Article The Regenexx™ Family of Procedures:
Henry Stiene, M.D. of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to be the only physician in the... Read Full Article Do they have a role in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine?
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Cryopreserved biologic amniotic tissue has an emerging role in orthopaedics.... Read Full Article What is arthritis?
Generally speaking, arthritis simply means “joint inflammation.” Cartilage, a lubricating tissue, helps provide smooth, comfortable... Read Full Article ACL Repair and ACL Reconstruction
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The anterior cruciate ligament, also referred to as the “ACL,” is one of the major ligaments... Read Full Article Surgery is not a pleasant prospect for most patients. For active adults with arthritis, it can mean the difference between restricted function and pain... Read Full Article There are three types of stem cells: embryonic, induced pluripotent, and adult stem cells. Adult stem cells are used in regenerative medicine around the... Read Full Article Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dearborn County Hospital provide athletic training and medical director services to South Dearborn High School. ... Read Full Article Early in the season, John Lamb reportedly began suffering from a lumbar disc herniation. The left handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher underwent surgery to... Read Full Article The Miami Redhawks storm the field at Yager Stadium on Saturday. Gus Ragland, the sophomore quarterback, lead the team to a rousing fourth quarter comeback... Read Full Article After Teddy Bridgewater suffered what appears to be a knee dislocation, Dr. David Argo of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine appeared on the Ken Broo... Read Full Article Written by Henry A. Stiene, M.D.
Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who may not be candidates for... Read Full Article Sunday is going to be a landmark day for Homer Bailey and his team. Usually, that "team" refers to the Cincinnati Reds, but in this case, Bailey's team... Read Full Article Thank you for choosing Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Dr. McClung for your care. We are excited to get you back to being pain free and active... Read Full Article Beacon Orthopaedics welcomed David Sower, MD, to its clinic in Erlanger, with the goal of providing better access to spinal care in Northern Kentucky.... Read Full Article Prolotherapy (short for proliferant therapy) treats pain arising from joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and the connective tissue that holds these structures... Read Full Article Wright State University Pataskala pitcher Robby Sexton was selected in the 14th round by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft. ... Read Full Article Tips For Keeping Teens Active And Healthy from a Spine Care Specialist
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