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Category: Arthritis

Jan 27, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 3 of 3

THE MAKO ROBOTIC ASSISTED DEVICE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  GUEST AUTHOR: JOHN MERCURI, MD, MA; Orthopedic Surgery -  Adult Reconstruction; Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine      According […]

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Jan 20, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 2 of 3

DO YOU NEED A NEW HIP OR KNEE? This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era […]

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Jan 13, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 1 of 3

 HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT UPDATES: IMPORTANT NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era of joint replacement […]

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Apr 30, 2018

Ways to treat and prevent progression of osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During […]

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Apr 23, 2018

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During […]

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Apr 16, 2018

Five effective ways to prevent joint pain caused by osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3

Five Effective Ways to Prevent Joint Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, […]

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Feb 13, 2017

Ankle Arthritis: Joint Replacement (Part 2 of 2)

TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT: 2nd in Series of 2 Columns on Ankle Pain (Read Part 1) NEED A TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT? Total ankle replacement (TAR) is recommended for severe ankle pain which has not responded to conservative treatment: weight loss, activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone injections. Severe ankle pain can result from the following: […]

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Feb 6, 2017

Ankle Arthritis: Symptoms and Treatment (Part 1 of 2)

I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors often tell me activities that require prolonged walking is limited by ankle pain from arthritis. They often ask, “What is arthritis of the ankle?” How does it happen? What […]

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Oct 3, 2016

The Ankle, Part 2 of 2: Exercises for Arthritis

THE ANKLE: EXERCISES FOR ARTHRITIS OF ANKLE 2nd of 2 Columns I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors and others suffering from repeated trauma such as fractures and sprains, often tell me activities that require prolonged walking […]

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Sep 26, 2016

The Ankle, Part 1 of 2: Arthritis of Ankle

ARTHRITIS OF ANKLE I have been advising my patients to exercise, keep active, and walk as long as they can in order to stay mobile and healthy. However, seniors and others suffering from repeated trauma such as fractures and sprains, often tell me activities that require prolonged walking is limited by ankle pain from arthritis. […]

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