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The Orthopaedic Institute e-Newsletter Winter 2013


We are pleased to present our seasonal e-newsletter dedicated to patient education with timely topics in medicine, health and lifestyle. This Winter 2013 issue includes the following:

  • Do I Have Osteorarthritis or Osteoporosis?
  • Outpatient Treatment for Osteoporotic Pelvic Fractures
  • The Effects of Smoking on The Musculoskeletal System
  • Common Overuse Injuries in Sports Medicine
  • Now Available - Volume 7, Issue 1 of Body Wise Magazine
  • Upcoming Physician Presentations

Do I Have Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis?
By Rizwan Mansoor, M.D.

In my practice, I often come across the question "Do I Have Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis?" It is an obvious answer to some but may be very confusing for many. Despite the fact that osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are completely different conditions, they are frequently confused because both names start with "osteo." The following article describes the key differences between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Read more here.

Outpatient Treatment For Osteoporotic Pelvic Fractures
By Richard E. Kinard, M.D.

Pelvic fractures, also known as insufficiency fractures, are common osteoporotic fractures of the pelvis and are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The most common of these pelvic fractures involves the sacrum, known as a sacral insufficiency fracture. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and available treatment for sacral insufficiency fractures here.

The Effects of Smoking on the Musculoskeletal System
By Jason Shinn, M.D.

Everyone knows cigarette smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease, to name a few things. What most people don't realize, however, is how harmful smoking is to your musculoskeletal system. Learn more about the smoking effects on the musculoskeletal system here.

Common Overuse Injuries in Sports Medicine
By James W. Berk, M.D.

With the cool Florida weather finally here, many athletes and "weekend warriors" are engaging in physical training programs to get them into top-notch shape. As a result, overuse injuries are extremely common.  Read about a common sports injuries, their causes and how to manage them here.

Body Wise

The Orthopaedic Institute's biannual publication, Body Wise, is now available on our website and in our patient lobbies. Volume 7, Issue 1, features articles written by Dr. Kinard, Dr. Shinn, Dr. Berk and Dr. Mansoor. Download the latest issue here.

Physician Presentation Dates and Times

Physician: John C. Stevenson, M.D.
Presentation Topic: Back Talk
Location: North Florida Regional Medical Center Community Room - Gainesville, FL
Date/Time: January 16th, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Open to the public. Please RSVP to 1-800-611-6913.

Physician: Michael Riley, M.D.
Presentation Topic: My Shoulder Hurts… Now What?
Location: Comfort Suites, 1202 Avenida Central - The Villages, FL
Date/Time: February 27th, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Open to the public. Please RSVP to 1-800-530-1188.

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