152016May
Cycling Found to Help Manage Arthritis

Cycling Found to Help Manage Arthritis

Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., affecting one in five adults, according to the Arthritis Foundation. The good news is, the risk of arthritis-related disability can be reduced by as much as 47 percent with moderate physical activity such as cycling at least three times per week, according to the…

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202015Nov

Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David Ott Uses Medical Memory to Improve Communication

Communication between doctors and patients is critical, especially when it comes to discussing medical instructions during an examination. However, patients often can’t remember a majority of their doctor’s orders.   David Ott, MD, an OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and president of the Phoenix-based practice, recently commented on how he is keeping…

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112015Nov

Celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week

Radiologic technology plays a vital role in the orthopedic field, providing medical imaging, such as x-rays, for diagnostics and examinations, in addition to radiation therapy and more. Which is why we’re proud shine a spotlight on our own Suzanne Vehr and Tony Jordan during National Radiologic Technology Week. National Radiologic Technology Week, which spans Nov….

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32015Sep

Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeon Inspires Patient to Apply for Medical School

When Zack St. Peter came to OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates in 2004 with a severely broken leg, he not only received excellent orthopedic treatment, he also found the inspiration to dedicate his future to medicine. As a competitive dirt bike racer, St. Peter was no stranger to injuries, but a serious wreck during a…

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12015Sep

Arizona Man Completes Cross-Country Bike Ride After Hip Replacement

A Valley man recently completed a 3,400-mile cross country bicycle trip, defying his age with the help of a Phoenix orthopedic surgeon. For years, Scottsdale resident and avid cyclist Bob Mountz, 75, had dreamed of crossing the country on his bike. And for years, Mountz had struggled with arthritis that had been taking a toll…

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162014Nov

Is an Arthroscopic Surgery Right for You?

A common difficulty for the aging, physically active, and general population, joint pain can cause severe discomfort and interfere with daily life. Old routines can become painful, and as we attempt to compensate for the pain additional wear and tear of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bone can accumulate into more complicated health risks. How can…

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162014Nov

Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeons Explain Bursitis

Bursitis is a painful condition affecting the small sacs of fluid (bursae) that cushion and lubricate areas where tendons, muscles, skin, ligaments, or bones rub against each other. The most common areas for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow, hip, and other locations where continuous pressure is applied through repeated movement in everyday life. People…

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122014Nov

Aging American Population Raises Expectations for Health Services and Surgeries by 2020

With more than 60 million Americans over the age of 55 today and 3.5 million more turning 55 each year, the need for age-related health services and surgeries will increase dramatically by 2020. Bone and joint-related treatments will be at the forefront of that increased need. In the United States, more than 500,000 knee replacements…

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162014Oct

What are Ganglions?

Ganglions are small sacs of clear fluid, called cysts, that can develop on the joints in the hands and wrists, especially around ligaments and tendons. These cysts are benign and can also crop up around around the ankles, feet, ankles, and other major joints in the body. Ganglions typically grow in and around joint capsules…

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122014Oct

OrthoArizona Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Offers Signature Knee Replacement Surgery

Arizona’s leading orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates are now performing the Signature Knee replacement as an alternative to traditional knee replacement procedures. Signature Knee replacement proposes a more accurate procedure, resulting in quicker recoveries and safer, more effective ways to treat patients with knee problems. The Signature Knee replacement provides OrthoArizona –…

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