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Frequently Asked Questions about ACL Reconstruction

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In 2014, Dr. Micucci, an orthopedic surgeon at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates  (MOA), wrote a white paper discussing research conducted by him and three other physicians on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. In this paper, he also documented their methods of construction and the outcomes.

Over the years, our orthopedic surgeons have received some frequently asked questions about ACL reconstruction, including:

  1. What is the difference between ACL, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and (medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries?

  2. What is ACL reconstruction surgery?

  3. Who is a candidate for ACL reconstruction?

Learn more about these FAQs below. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Joint Preservation Surgery vs Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 2, 2019 2:30:06 PM

Joint pain can stop you from doing the activities you enjoy. It can be caused by trauma or arthritis. Damage to the joints can prevent full range of motion, cause pain and limit activities.  

Read on to learn about joint preservation and joint replacement.

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Topics: joint preservation, joint pain

Preparing for Winter Sports: Winter Sport Safety

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 19, 2018 12:11:30 PM

As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, you have two options to prepare for winter. You can stay warm in your living room, or you can continue to train and attack winter sports.

Read on to learn how to prepare and condition for winter sports.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Treating Damaged Cartilage: What is Microfracture Surgery?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Joint pain can prevent full range of motion and cause a lot of dysfunction.

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Topics: joint pain

Can Diabetes Cause Arthritis?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases to affect people, and it is the leading cause of disability in the United States. According to Healthline, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes.

Read on to learn more about arthritis and diabetes and if diabetes can cause arthritis.

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Topics: arthritis, Diabetes

What is a Bunion? Can I Get Rid of it?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you suffer from foot pain in the form of a bony bump?

A bunion is a painful, bony bump that forms on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint.

The big toe has these bones:

  • Phalanx bones
  • Metatarsal
  • The metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) is where the phalanx bones and metatarsal meet. Bunions form at the MTP joint.

When the metatarsal bone shifts toward the inside of the foot and the phalanx bones angle toward the second toe, this causes the MTP to grow, which then gets pushed out of alignment, leaving you with a protrusion from the inside of the forefoot; a bunion.    

Keep reading to learn about the problems bunions can cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Topics: Bunion, Foot Pain

A Guide to Healthy Bones and Joints

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Summer is coming to an end, the weather will start to cool, and we will find ourselves indoors more often. That can mean less physical activity for some. Any change in activity can make us more susceptible to bone and joint related issues.

Bone and joint health awareness week is here, which is a good time to talk about how to take care of your bones and joints.

Read on to learn about ways to keep your bones and joints healthy.

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Topics: joint preservation, joint pain

Who is a Candidate for Joint Preservation?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Sep 13, 2018 10:44:25 AM

Joint pain is common in both adolescents and adults and can stop you from enjoying the activities you love.

Damage to the joints from either injury or disease can prevent full range of movement and cause a lot of pain.

Are you a candidate for joint preservation? Read on to learn more.

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Topics: joint preservation

Minimally Invasive Surgery to Preserve Your Joints

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 15, 2018 4:02:55 PM

Joint preservation is a new and emerging concept that is going to be the future of orthopedics. Joint pain is common in both adolescents and adults and can stop them from enjoying the activities they love.

Read on to learn more about joint preservation, treatment options and benefits.

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Topics: joint preservation

Juvenile Arthritis Types, Treatments and Prevention

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 18, 2018 9:41:26 AM

Arthritis is most commonly associated with older adults; however, juvenile arthritis can be a serious issue for children and greatly change their lives.

Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Treatment options exist to help those who are suffering and help them return to their normal live.

Read on to learn more about juvenile arthritis.

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Topics: arthritis