As the country continues its battle against COVID-19, we, at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, remain steadfast in providing excellent orthopedic services to our patients.

We believe that by doing what we do best and making our services available and accessible to our patients, while ensuring their safety and protection at the same time, is our own way of contributing to the fight against COVID-19.

Our physicians and staff perform their duties with dedication, passion, and commitment. We are humbled and truly grateful that our patients and the community appreciate our services. Jayson Taylor, an NFL Hall of Famer, has even expressed his gratitude through a video. To find out what Jayson Taylor said about Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, click here!

 

How we provide excellent orthopedic care in this critical time

The demand for orthopedic services in Boca Raton and the need for our experts at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates - orthopedic center in Boynton Beach still remains despite the pandemic. We are honor-bound to provide our patients with the highest quality of care that they deserve.

We are updated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines to minimize the risk of spreading the disease in healthcare institutions. We also monitor the COVID situation in our community and keep abreast of updates released by health authorities.

We are committed. Our physicians and medical team have been working tirelessly to address their patients' needs during this difficult time.

We offer solutions. We continue to look for ways to improve our services, especially since time efficiency and patient safety are crucial at this point in time. To bring our services closer to you, we have begun offering telemedicine services, where you only need to book an online appointment for a video consultation.

Patient safety is a priority. Patients who would like to visit our facility can put their minds at ease. Thorough and routine disinfection is the norm at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates. We maintain cleanliness and keep our waiting areas, counters, and restrooms sanitized. Our doctors and staff also practice universal precautions, wash their hands thoroughly before and after seeing a patient, wear personal protective equipment, and use sterilized instruments. 

Health education is crucial. We educate and remind our patients, not only about their health concerns, but also about the best ways to protect themselves from COVID-19. Patients who come in for appointments should wear masks at all times. To protect our patients and the facility, we strongly advise patients who have a fever (or any of the symptoms of COVID-19) to reschedule their appointments.

 

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Orthopaedic Surgery Associates has helped many orthopedic patients improve their health and their quality of life over the years. We have qualified specialists and state-of-the-art technology – you are in good hands.

If you are suffering from any orthopedic condition, don't hesitate to consult our experts in orthopedics in Boca Raton & Boynton Beach (Palm Beach County) to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis. You can also request an appointment or call us at 561-734-5080.

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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Are you working at home because of the coronavirus quarantine? It might be a while before things normalize, which means that you will be stuck at your home office for a few more weeks. 

If you're working at home, however, your work area might pose problems for your lower back. Our orthopedics experts in Palm Beach County have shared some tips on how to prevent low back pain.

 

1. Set up your work area properly

It's easy to get too comfortable as you sit with your laptop on the couch. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, you should be supporting your back well while sitting. 

For one thing, your work table and chair must be the proper height so that you won't have to bend, slouch, stretch, or lean forward. Your chair must have comfortable back support. If you don't have one, roll up a towel or sweatshirt like a log and place this horizontally behind your lower back so that you can sit up with a good posture.

 

2. Be aware of your shoulders and wrist

Make sure that your keyboard and mouse are close to you so that you will not have to extend your arms and strain your wrist and shoulders. If you're straining, you'll feel some tension on the neck that can travel all the way to your back.

Fix your table's height and distance so that your shoulders and wrists are relaxed. Once every few minutes, do stretches and exercises to loosen up the muscles. 

 

3. Take a break and listen to your body

When you're working at home it might be hard to follow a set routine or schedule. You could slacken the pace and delay working, or you could be so engrossed that you forget to take a break. 

Listen to your body when you're experiencing some tension. Change position or simply stop working and do something else for a few minutes before getting back to work.

 

4. Perform exercises for your back

Include back workouts to your daily exercises to strengthen the muscles. One of the most popular back exercises that is easy to do is called Good Morning exercise. It's named after a bowing gesture, such as when you say hello or good morning by bowing to a friend. 

You'll need a barbell for this exercise as you'll need to bear some weight to improve the strength of your lower back. If it’s your first time, you can use a towel instead. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, keep your knees and hips parallel, and place your hands behind your head, pulling the shoulders back as you do. With a slight bend at the knee, bend your upper body forward at the hips while maintaining a straight back.

Besides, do not forget to stretch your neck. It is important to relieve stiffness and tension in the neck and back and stretching might be one of the options.

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Orthopaedic Surgery Associates has helped many orthopedic patients improve their health and quality of life throughout the years. We have qualified specialists and state-of-the-art technology – you are in good hands.

 

If you are suffering from low back pain, or any orthopedic condition, don’t hesitate to consult our experts in orthopedics, Palm Beach County to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis of your condition. You can also request an appointment or call us at (561) 395-5733.

 

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

A fracture is a break or crack in the bone. It is usually caused by trauma, osteoporosis, and overuse. Fractures caused by overuse or repetitive motion are known as stress fractures and are common in athletes.

Types of Fractures

There are two main classifications of fractures: compound (open) and simple (closed). A fracture is considered compound when the broken bone has pierced through the soft tissues and the skin, creating an open wound. A simple fracture, on the other hand, has little to no damage to the soft tissues surrounding the bone.

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Aside from these two major classifications, there are also other types of fractures:

Signs and Symptoms of Fractures

If a fracture is suspected, you should look for the following signs and symptoms, according to experts in sports medicine in Boca Raton. Fractures are generally painful and the pain gets worse with movement. There are also swelling, bruising, and deformity. Compound or open fractures are easier to diagnose, as you can see the broken bone protruding from the skin.

Common Fractures in Sports

Stress fractures are most commonly seen in athletes whose sports require repetitive movements such as marathon runners. Fractures are also common in contact sports such as basketball, rugby, and football. The most commonly fractured bones in contact sports are the hands, wrist, collarbone, ankle, feet, and the long bones of the lower extremities.

First Aid Treatment for Fractures

If you suspect a fractured bone, stop whatever you are doing and following these initial treatments recommended by our doctors in sports medicine Boca Raton to prevent the injury from getting worse.

According to a study in the World Journal of Orthopedics, the goal of treatment in sports medicine is to quickly restore the function of the injured area to help the patient return to play at the soonest and safest possible time.

The patient must be brought to the nearest equipped healthcare facility for further medical assessment and treatment.

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Orthopaedic Surgery Associates has helped many orthopedic patients improve their health and quality of life throughout the years. We have qualified specialists and state-of-the-art technology – you are in good hands.

If you have been experiencing knee pain, don’t hesitate to consult our specialist orthopedics in Palm Beach County to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis of your condition. You can also request an appointment or call us at (561) 395-5733.

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Shoulder impingement syndrome, also known as "swimmer's shoulder," is a type of rotator cuff disorder that causes pain and disability most commonly to swimmers. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, swimmer's shoulder incidence occurs among 70% of swimmers, but it is more prevalent among the 35% who undergo hardcore training.

Of all the joints in the body, it is the shoulders with the most flexible range of motion. However, it's also more prone to injuries even if the rotator cuff does not bear weight. The rotator cuff is composed of a muscle group that controls the smooth and flexible movement of the shoulders. This muscle group also stabilizes the ball within the socket of the shoulder joints while supported by the bursa sac. 

Symptoms and Causes of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Typically, shoulder impingement syndrome manifests pain that makes swimmers unable to use the full range of their shoulders. The swimmers may also experience difficulty raising their arms overhead, or struggle to reach behind their back, and generally feel shoulder weakness.

Pain from shoulder impingement syndrome increases as the swimmers spend more time in the water. This is because of the repetitive motion that swimmers have to do during training and competitions.

If the pain and reduced mobility have been happening for some time, shoulder impingement syndrome can develop as a rotator cuff tear that can significantly bring more pain and weakness. The condition may also lead to the rupture of the muscles around the biceps. 

Shoulder impingement syndrome happens because of many factors, including:

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Treatment and Prevention of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Doctors in orthopedics, Palm Beach County advise that swimmers experiencing shoulder pain must not delay a visit to a doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment. The doctors will most likely recommend giving swimming and some movements a rest until the muscles have had a chance to heal, along with ice pack treatments and massages.

An oral anti-inflammatory medication might be prescribed to manage shoulder pain, along with physical therapy for the rehabilitation exercises. Depending on the severity of the condition, this treatment plan could last for a minimum of 6-8 weeks.

Other non-invasive treatment alternatives for swimmers shoulder include:

It's important to complete a treatment program to regain the shoulder's full function, otherwise the problem could return in a state worse than before, which might only be corrected with surgery. 

Eventually, the swimmers will also have to modify their training to prevent further shoulder impingement. They need to work with a coach who can keep their movements, posture, and techniques in check. 

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Orthopaedic Surgery Associates has helped many orthopedic patients improve their health and quality of life throughout the years. We have qualified specialists and state-of-the-art technology - you are in good hands.

If you have been experiencing knee pain, don’t hesitate to consult our specialist orthopedics in Palm Beach County to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis of your condition. You can also request an appointment or call us at (561) 395-5733.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Kienböck's disease is a rare, debilitating condition that can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction. It happens when one of the eight small carpal bones in the wrist - the lunate bone, more specifically - becomes damaged because there is no blood supply.

It is also known as avascular necrosis of the lunate, or osteonecrosis of the lunate.

Symptoms

You may wonder if you suffer from Kienböck's Disease if you experience the following:

If you think the above symptoms apply to you, make an appointment with your surgeon to get an accurate diagnosis. There are other wrist conditions which may present the same range of symptoms, as well.

Treatments

 

There are four stages of progression of Kienböck's disease. The treatment differs, depending on the stage of the condition at the time of commencing it.

Some patients may undergo several different procedures during their lifetime.

Untreated, a person with Kienböck's disease will see a progressive deterioration of the wrist, loss of wrist function and increasing pain. That’s why it’s very important to see a doctor as soon as possible, after experiencing the first unsettling symptoms described above.

Stage I

Kienböck's disease may be difficult to diagnose accurately in the early stages. This is because the signs and symptoms resemble those of many other conditions, such as wrist sprains, or even arthritis. 

At this stage there are no visible changes on an x-ray, they can be seen only on MRI imaging. The common treatment is immobilization and non-steroid anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS).

In the later stages, an x-ray will reveal the damage, and a CT scan may be able to determine the number and size of the bone fragments.

Stage II

As the disease progresses, the next symptom will be sclerosis of the lunate bone. At this stage, the treatment will be decided by an experienced surgeon, and may include:

Stage IIIA

At this next stage, a lunate collapse and no scaphoid rotation may be new symptoms that appear. The possible treatments are the same as at stage II.

Stage IIIB

Instead of stage IIIA, you may experience stage IIIB, depending on the scaphoid rotation symptom. At stage IIIB, your symptoms include a lunate collapse with fixed scaphoid rotation. Because of this difference, the treatment proposed could differ too, and be decided by an experienced surgeon between: 

Stage IV

This is the most advanced stage of Kienböck's disease. The adjacent intercarpal joints become degenerated, and the treatment options are complicated, as well. Your orthopedic surgeon will probably suggest one of the following, as the best option to ensure your recovery:

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Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, Inc. is one of the nation’s most advanced groups for the diagnosis and treatment of hand, knee, hip, spinal, foot and other orthopedic disorders and injuries, as well as in the field of sports medicine in Boca Raton.

Need more information about orthopedics in Boca Raton? Ask Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in Palm Beach County - Palm Beach County’s leading Multi-Specialty Orthopaedic Group. 

Whether it’s assistance concerning Orthopedics in Boca Raton, or a consultation about sports medicine in Boca Raton, our doctors provide total management of patient care in Palm Beach County. If you’d like to find out more about us, our doctors, and our facilities, or you want to make an appointment, contact us. We will help you stay healthy and happy! 

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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