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Advice for the Weekend Warrior

As a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, a fair number of patients I see have sustained injuries during physical activity on the weekend. The typical patient is someone between 30 to 50 years old who exercises irregularly except on the weekends. We call them “weekend warriors.”

The Best Approach to Hip Replacement

Many of my readers either know someone who has had or needs a hip replacement. The total hip replacement is a very successful operation performed by orthopaedic surgeons all over the world for more than 40 years.

What Does an Orthopaedic Surgeon Do?

As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing in the greater Atlanta area, I, along with my fellow partners at OrthoAtlanta, treat thousands of patients every year. One of the reasons many of us chose this career is that we can have a positive and relatively quick impact on our patients’ lives. Although we cannot fix every injury, the majority of treatment options available usually help us reduce our patients’ pain and improve their function, even when a definitive cure is not possible.

Football Frenzy: The Five Most Common Injuries

Fall kicks off the start of football pandemonium, and subsequently, the number of football-related injuries that I see. Many of my high school and college football players and their parents have questions about this sport’s more common injuries. Below is a brief review of those injuries and their treatment options.