The Orthopaedic Institute e-Newsletter Fall 2014
We are pleased to present our seasonal e-newsletter dedicated to patient education with timely topics in medicine, health and lifestyle. This Fall 2014 issue includes the following:
- A New Way For Partial Knee Replacements
- Common Causes of Finger Stiffness
- Treatment Options For Rotator Cuff Tears
- Welcome Jeffrey C. Glenn, D.O.
- Welcome R. James Toussaint, M.D.
- Now Available - Volume 7, Issue 2 of Body Wise Magazine
- Upcoming Physician Presentations
A New Way For Partial Knee Replacements
By Timothy Lane, M.D.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is to decrease pain and restore function in the knee. Although most knee replacement candidates need a total knee replacement, there is a percentage of patients who qualify for a less invasive option. This less invasive option is called an unicompartmental knee replacement, better known as “partial knee replacement.” Read more partial knee replacements here.
Common Causes of Finger Stiffness
By Zakariah S. Mahmood, M.D.
A common complaint of patients who are referred to a hand specialist is loss of mobility and motion of the fingers. Most often these complaints are gradual in onset, rather than starting abruptly. The stiffness and loss of mobility may or may not be associated with pain. Usually, patients complain of the inability to do activities they enjoy because of loss of gripping ability or fine dexterity. Important and common causes of this loss in mobility include Dupuytren’s contracture, arthritis, locked trigger finger, and various injuries. Fortunately, there are treatments available for these conditions. Read more about these common causes and treatment options here.
Treatment Options For Rotator Cuff Tears
By Jonathan R. Pritt, M.D.
The rotator cuff is the anatomic name of a set of tendons in the shoulder that are critical to normal shoulder function and strength. The rotator cuff can tear as a result of injury or, much more commonly, as a result of age related degeneration. If the tear is small, the symptoms can be minimal or can result in significant pain when the shoulder is put to use. Pain at night is extremely common and is often the reason patients decide to see a physician. A larger tear can cause pain and significant weakness when the arm is used away from the body or overhead. Learn more about treatment options for rotator cuff tears here.
Welcome Jeffrey C. Glenn, D.O.
The Orthopaedic Institute is proud to announce the addition of Jeffrey C. Glenn, D.O. to its group of 29 physicians.
Dr. Glenn is board certified with areas of clinical interest in Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Reconstruction, Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery and Shoulder Surgery. Glenn graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Adult Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Glenn is based out of TOI's Lake City facility. To learn more about Dr. Glenn, click here.
Welcome R. James Toussaint, M.D.
The Orthopaedic Institute is proud to announce the addition of R. James Toussaint, M.D. to its group of 29 physicians.
Dr. Toussaint graduated from the New York University School of Medicine, completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Harvard Medical School, and recently concluded his Foot and Ankle Fellowship Training at OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute. Dr. Toussaint is board eligible with areas of clinical interest in Degenerative, Traumatic and Sports Related Foot and Ankle Disorders. Dr. Toussaint is based out of TOI's Gainesville facility. To learn more about Dr. Toussaint, click here.
Body Wise Magazine
The Orthopaedic Institute's biannual publication, Body Wise, is now available on our website and in our patient lobbies. Volume 7, Issue 2, features articles written by Dr. Lane, Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Pritt. 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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