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How to Incorporate Physical Fitness Into Your Routine Safely

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 27, 2019 9:07:05 AM

Attempting to maintain a physically active lifestyle does not just have to be about going to the gym. Responsibilities begin to pile up, priorities are rearranged and personal physical fitness seems to get pushed to the back of the to-do list. Well, not anymore! We have conjured up a list of nine tips to help you incorporate physical fitness into your busy daily routine safely. 

Read more below to start your fitness journey and become one step closer to a healthier lifestyle. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries, physical fitness, safety

Baker’s Cyst: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Are you having pain behind your knee that is limiting your mobility? You may have a Baker’s Cyst, which typically stems from problems with your knee joint or underlying knee damage. Recognizing the signs of a Baker’s Cyst will benefit you in the long-run. It can help resolve the underlying knee issues the cyst developed from. 

Read more below to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a Baker's Cyst and how our orthopedic doctors can help you. 

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Topics: Treatments, knee pain, Baker's Cyst

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 16, 2019 12:12:12 PM

Shoulder injuries are prevalent, especially in athletes who use repetitive motions in their sport such as think swimmers, tennis players, pitchers, and weightlifters. While common in athletes, injuries can occur during everyday activities too. 

A countless number of people live with shoulder pain every day. If you are one of those people experiencing weakness or have trouble lifting above shoulder level, you should consult one of our surgeons.

Continue reading below to learn about shoulder pain, and when to see a doctor. 

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Treatments, shoulder pain

Common Running Injuries and Treatments in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You’re running on a beautiful, sunny day through the West Virginia roads and you feel pain in your foot. You think to yourself, “is this a running injury or just a few aches?” 

At Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, we believe you shouldn’t have to guess about your health. You should be able to detect the signs of an injury so that you can have it checked out by an orthopedic specialist. Continue reading to learn about the most common running injuries we see, and how to detect them, as well as how MOA can treat your running injuries. 

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Topics: running injuries, hip pain, knee pain

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. Announces New Location in Bridgeport, West Virginia

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 17, 2019 10:33:29 AM

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. (MOA) announces new location opening in Bridgeport, West Virginia in August 2019. Continue reading to learn more about this new location.

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Bridgeport Office

Where is my Orthopedic Surgery Performed

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM

From sports injuries to joint replacements, our professional team of orthopedic surgeons at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA) treat a variety of conditions. “Where is my orthopedic surgery performed,” is a common question we get from most of our patients. Our surgeries are performed at the Orthopedic Center at Mon Health Medical Center and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery. Mon Health has the largest group of experienced orthopedic specialists and surgeons in West Virginia, as their team performs more than 4,000 procedures a year. 

Read on to learn more about where you will be receiving medical care as well as our partnership with Mon Health Medical Center

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, surgery preparation, Treatments

The Worst Sports Injuries An Individual Could Get

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When playing a sport, there is always the risk of obtaining an injury. Learn about the worst sports injuries that an athlete could get.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Shoulder Replacement: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having joint and shoulder pain is difficult to deal with every day.

If shoulder pain causes disruption from allowing you to have a great quality of life, and non-surgical options are not helping you overcome this pain, shoulder replacement surgery is worth considering.

Are you a candidate for total shoulder replacement? Read on to learn more.

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Topics: Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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