Ronak M.Patel M.D - Orthopaedic Surgeon
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  • Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness

    Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.

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  • Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

    Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.

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  • This active lady was excited of her results only 6 weeks after surgery

    This active lady was excited of her results only 6 weeks after surgery. She had severe right knee arthritis and varus (bow-legged) deformity prior to surgery. We corrected her alignment and arthritis with a robotic assisted partial knee replacement done as an outpatient surgery. On the photos the right knee appears on the left (mirror), the pre-surgery and post-surgery photos show correction of varus (bow-legged) deformity.

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  • Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

    Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder.

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  • Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes […]

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  • Martial arts can be hazardous to kids

    Perhaps there’s a black belt in your child’s future. But for safety’s sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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  • BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration

    Revision ACLR can pose a variety of surgical challenges. Evaluation of patient risk factors, prior surgical technique, prior tunnel placement, tunnel osteolysis, prior grafts utilized and implanted hardware must be considered prior to performing a revision ACLR case.

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  • Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

    From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports. Source: Sciencedaily

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  • Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

    Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury. Source: Healio Read more

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  • Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

    Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. Source: Medical Xpress Read more

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