TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT ON THE RISE AS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS

By Joseph Mileti, M.D.

You can perform a total shoulder replacement? Hearing this inquisitive response is not uncommon when the concept of shoulder replacement surgery is presented to a patient or, surprisingly, even a primary care physician. Although not as common as total hip and knee replacements, shoulder arthroplasty has a comparable history and excellent results for patients suffering from shoulder arthritis.

Arthritis can arise in the shoulder for various reasons. Primary osteoarthritis is the most common cause, but the shoulder can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis and arthritis secondary to chronic irreparable rotator cuff tears.

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VIDEO: HIP ARTHROSCOPY VERSUS HIP REPLACEMENT

Are you experiencing pain in your hip? Dr. Ken Westerheide speaks on hip arthroscopy vs. hip replacement in this clip from a Strides in Medicine segment on Channel 6.


VIDEO: ARE YOUR SHOES SAFE FOR YOUR FEET?

Are your shoes safe for your feet? Learn more from Dr. Jonathan Feibel in this clip from FOX 28 news.


NEW PROCEDURE FOR HIP PAIN

Dr. Westerheide Offers New Procedure for Hip Pain.

Dr. Kenneth J. Westerheide is one of only a few physicians in the region trained to perform hip arthroscopy.

Columbus, Ohio - Kenneth J. Westerheide, MD is one of the only Ohio surgeons trained to perform a new outpatient procedure called hip arthroscopy. For those suffering from serious hip pain, this procedure may postpone the need for hip replacement surgery or eliminate it altogether.

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VISION COMES TO LIFE: THE CARDINAL ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE OPENS NEW EAST-SIDE FACILITY WITH THE PATIENT IN MIND

The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in the Mount Carmel Medical Park, 170 Taylor Station Road. This new, 86,000 square-foot, facility merges two existing offices, at 259 Taylor Station Road and 85 McNaughten Road, into one comprehensive orthopedic care center, featuring the new Physical Therapy & Performance Center, Occupational Therapy and MRI.

The practice will continue seeing patients at its four other central Ohio locations in Hilliard, Westerville, Powell and Grove City. Of the total 22 physicians, 18 will hold regular office hours at the new office.

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INSPIRATION TRAVELS FROM LIBERIA TO DR. JOEL POLITI

Most who know her, refer to her as "Sister Theresa." In reality, she is not a nun, but to the 50 or so children she is raising in her Liberian orphanage - she is a saint. Theresa Dainsee resides in Nimba County, Liberia, where she operates an orphanage for children ranging in age from one to 18 years old. Her 56 years of good work and hard labor led to serious, chronic hip pain. Through an amazing chain of events, Theresa found her way to Dr. Joel Politi, who volunteered to provide her with a hip replacement.

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MICROSURGERY FOR TENNIS ELBOW

by Raymond K. Wurapa, M.D.

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tendonosis of the lateral elbow, also known as tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, is a common orthopaedic complaint. Injury is most commonly associated with overuse of forearm muscles required in forearm rotation and wrist extension. A direct blow to the lateral elbow can also trigger lateral epicondylitis. Patients typically report severe pain over the lateral elbow and dorsal forearm with activity. Untreated, this condition may be self-limited, however a prolonged period of activity restriction can lead to significant deconditioning and weakness in the affected arm.

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DISORDERS OF THE ACHILLES TENDON

by Jonathan B. Feibel, M.D.

Have you ever been curious about the meaning of the term "Achilles heel"? According to Greek mythology, Achilles' mother dipped him into the river Styx making him invincible. As the myth goes, she held him by his heel to submerge him in the river. Achilles became protected everywhere except his heel where he had been held by his mother. Hence the term "Achilles heel."

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HAMSTRING INJURIES: A POTENTIAL NIGHTMARE FOR ALL ATHLETES

by Steven T. Gaines, M.D.

Athletes of all levels train to varying degrees of intensity according to their respective aspirations and athletic goals. Each has the ability to reach and reveal the potential their bodies hold. But despite preparation for participation in sports, athletes are faced with the unwanted generation of injury. The hamstring strain is one injury that can be quite dramatic in its adverse effects to the athlete.

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ARTHRITIS: TOOLS TO KEEP YOU MOVING

by Robert A.Durbin, M.D.

For many, arthritis creeps into your life and begins to take over. Day by day or perhaps a sudden event brings your attention to the stiffness, pain and swelling of an arthritic joint. So what is arthritis? Why do some develop it? What can be done to improve the issues of arthritis?

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