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4 Facts About Total Joint Replacement

If a doctor has advised that you receive surgery to treat your chronic hip or knee pain, you’re likely contemplating what a total replacement would mean for you. It’s a daunting phrase in itself, the thought of having a major joint completely replaced. Even if your daily routine has become difficult and other treatments have been ineffective, just the idea of a prosthetic hip or knee can be scary. However, the procedure has a strong track record of reducing pain and restoring hip function to patients throughout the country. The success rate 10 years post-surgery is between 90-95 percent and continues to be highly effective long after.

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Top Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Procedures

When we hear the phrase “minimally invasive,” it is most often referring to significant surgeries such as spinal procedures. However, this terminology can be applied across the board, and this blog will discuss the myriad of benefits that these kinds of procedures can have when compared to invasive procedures, also known as “open” surgeries, etc. A few of the conditions that MidAmerica Orthopaedics treats using minimally invasive techniques are Degenerative Disk Disease, Herniated Disc, and Scoliosis. On a broad level, minimally invasive means that the area being operated on is not opened nearly as wide as it is in open procedures. This allows for many benefits, both during and after the procedure is over. Now that we know the difference between open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, let’s discuss why minimally invasive methods are becoming the increasingly popular choice for patients and doctors alike.

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Most Common Winter Sports Injuries

With the winter in full swing, we want to provide you with some insights regarding the most common winter sports injuries that we at MidAmerica Orthopaedics have seen over our decades of being open for business in Chicagoland, and how you can best position yourself to avoid them and limit their effects if you happen to suffer one.

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Occupational Therapy: What You Need to Know

Occupational therapy is an oft-heard term, but it is not as widely understood as physical therapy or as other terminology related to orthopaedics and healthcare in general. This blog will be a thorough exploration of what occupational therapy entails, from the perspective of patients as well as care providers, and what offerings MidAmerica Orthopaedics provides for patients in need of occupational therapy.

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New Advances in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Young people are generally the healthiest of us all. They bounce back from injuries quicker and avoid them easier altogether with their flexibility and strength.

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Physical Therapy: When, Why, How?

Physical therapy is an essential component to a strong injury recovery. Its purpose is to regain the previous strength, motion, and flexibility you had prior to suffering an injury, however, depending on the type and the severity of an injury, it is not always needed. So how do you know when it is right for you? Read this article to understand how your personal journey with physical therapy could look, and how MidAmerica Orthopaedics can help.

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Treatment Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery

At the heart of orthopaedics is the belief that everyone deserves to be able to live life to the fullest. At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, this is a core belief of ours too. This means that we are consistently paying attention to the advances being made in this industry – including treatment advances and innovations – so that all of our patients can receive nothing but the best care.

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Recovering From a Knee Injury? Here’s What you Should Know

Knee injuries are a daunting reality for all people, but specifically athletes. Over 40% of all sports injuries are related to the knee joint. Since we rely on our knees so heavily for jumping and changing directions quickly, it is very important to be preventive when training or stretching, as well as during active gameplay. However, you cannot guarantee that the best training regimen will prevent knee injuries. There are always collisions and other unpredictable accidents that will supersede even the most careful pre and post- competition routines.

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