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What Are the Most Common Orthopedic Issues Children Face?
Back, shoulder, leg, foot, and ankle pain might be fairly common in adults, but the same can’t be said for children. If your child has been complaining of persistent pain or swelling, cannot fully use an arm or leg, or is developing a limp, you...Read More
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Assessing the Severity of Knee Pain
A multitude of different reasons can cause knee pain. As you age, arthritis can develop that causes pain and discomfort in your knees. In addition to that, your knee pain could be the result of a minor or major injury or from activities that are more...Read More
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Don’t Put Off a Total Ankle Replacement
A total ankle replacement sounds intimidating and like something you’d need after a traumatic injury, but did you know that arthritis is the primary reason you might need the procedure? Everyone has been trained to accept that your body’s aches a...Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture Therapy
When it comes to managing pain, everyone has their preferred method. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to rely on painkillers anymore to get relief? Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern medicine technique that has been used for centuries to ...Read More
How a Total Ankle Replacement Fixes Arthritis in Your Ankle
Arthritis is no joke. It affects about 54 million adults in America and can seriously impact your quality of life as you age. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and even more ways to possibly treat it. In extremely painful cases, surgery...Read More
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The Amazing Benefits of Using CBD
Cannabidiol or more popularly known as CBD is a natural therapy that is used to treat a number of conditions. It is one of the many chemical compounds present in Cannabis sativa or marijuana. Before you make your assumptions, it is important that you...Read More
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When it’s Time to See an Orthopedic Doctor
Do you know that the human body houses 206 bones? And do you know that if one of those bones isn’t working as it should you’d be in great pain? When the problem you are experiencing involves your musculoskeletal system the best person to see is a...Read More
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What is PRP Therapy and Does it Get Results?
PRP therapy is making headlines and a lot of people are wondering if it works. Professional athletes swear by it and say it helps them recover quickly following an injury. Doctors are recommending PRP therapy because it’s known for promoting soft t...Read More
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What Causes Knee Pain and Why it is Important to See a Specialist
Knee pain should not be overlooked. The moment you experience knee pain, it is suggested that you observe it for a couple of days. If the pain doesn’t subside or if it gets worse over time, you should contact a knee specialist right away to have it...Read More
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Common Conditions That Could Require Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
You should not disregard ankle pain. As a matter of fact, if you have been enduring ankle pain for quite some time now you should contact a Foot and Ankle specialist for a consult. Don’t wait until the pain gets worse. There are many different trea...Read More
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Dealing with Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
If you are experiencing chronic and unusual foot pain, you may have plantar fasciitis. Keep in mind that pain does not resolve on its own unless the source of the problem has been addressed. If the pain stems from your heel, then it’s highly likely...Read More
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What is PRP Therapy and How Does it Work?
Are you in pain because of your osteoarthritis? Do you suffer from bursitis, patellar tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or ankle sprains? If you are suffering from deep pain from any of these conditions you may benefit from PRP Therapy. What is PRP Thera...Read More
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Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida | What is Kyphoplasty?
The problem with spinal fractures is that almost always it is followed by acute back pain. Unfortunately, this pain will progress to chronic pain. In addition, vertebral fractures can also lead to crowding of internal organs, deformity also known as ...Read More
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Broken wrist: Symptoms & treatment
What is a distal radius fracture? Most commonly known as a broken wrist, a distal radius fracture occurs when the area of the radius near the wrist breaks. This injury is severely common. In fact, the radius is the most commonly broken bone in the ar...Read More
Patellar Tendinitis: Symptoms & Causes
What is patellar tendinitis Best known as jumper’s knee, patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon that connects the patella to the shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of the thigh and gives you the ability to ext...Read More
5 tips to stay healthy at a desk job
Desk jobs can have negative consequences on your health. Continuous sitting and the lack of movement that comes along with it increases your risk of musculoskeletal disorders, contributes to weight gain, and leaves you with general aches and pains. I...Read More
Understanding medical acupuncture
Acupuncture is an element of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting needles and applying heat and electrical stimulation at precise points in the body. When this modality is practiced by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine...Read More
How to live well with osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting more than 27 million Americans. While there is no cure for OA, there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms, slow down the progression of this disease and live well wit...Read More
Five tips to avoid smartphone thumb
Texting or smartphone thumb is an injury that affects both your thumb and wrist. From texting to games and apps, your thumbs do a lot of work when you use your phone. The repetitive motion that you find your thumb doing while you are on your smartpho...Read More
Supplements for Bone and Joint Health
Injuries and diseases affecting bone and joint health are common among Americans. Did you know 1 in 5 adults suffers from arthritis, which takes a severe toll on joint health, causing pain, swelling and lack of mobility? Osteoporosis is even more com...Read More
Shoulder dislocations: Symptoms, treatments and rehabilitation
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and has the ability to move in many directions. While this can be advantageous, it also leaves the shoulder vulnerable to injuries, including shoulder dislocations. In fact, the shoulder is the ...Read More
Are Your Flip-Flops Hurting Your Feet?
What goes together better than Florida weather and flip flops? While the two may be a favorite pair for men and women alike, the easy trend could unexpectedly wind you up in the emergency room. With each step you take in your flip-flops, your gait is...Read More
Tennis Elbow vs. Golfer’s Elbow: What’s the Difference?
With South Florida’s prime year-long sunny weather perfect for golf and tennis activities, athletes are at high risk of developing two common sport injuries. Whether you play for fun or competitively, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can take a to...Read More
Do running shoes matter?
Do running shoes matter? The short answer is, yes, they matter. Patients often ask physicians for sneaker recommendations. There are so many running sneakers on the market and a lot of different brands out there. There is no one-size-fits all when it...Read More
What is text neck syndrome and how can I avoid it?
What is text neck syndrome and how can I avoid it? Americans are addicted to their cell phones and are even starting to suffer injuries from using them too much. Specifically, doctors are starting to see patients suffering from something called “te...Read More
Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Total Joint Replacement Surgery  Total joint replacement is surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a new device called a prosthesis. Some of the most commonly performed joint replacements are...Read More
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Exercise for Beginners
Exercise for Beginners: Tips, Injury Prevention, OCPBC   It’s no secret that being active and exercising is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. It’s important for beginners to get in a routine of exercising regularly and being active. There a...Read More
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Plantar Fasciitis: Everything You Need to Know
Plantar Fasciitis: Everything You Need to Know The term plantar fasciitis signifies inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament and causes pain in the bottom of the heel and/or foot. Surprisingly, the plantar fascia is the largest ligament in the hum...Read More
Ankle Sprains 101: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, & Treatment
Ankle Sprains 101: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, & Treatment Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries and affect people of all ages. How does a sprained ankle injury happen? A sprained ankle occurs when you roll, twist, or turn your ankl...Read More
How to prevent ACL injury for athletes, and why it’s especially important for women
Training smarter, not harder for ACL injury prevention. Injury to the ACL, which stands for anterior cruciate ligament, is the most common knee injury among athletes. And it’s a story that’s all too familiar. An athlete suddenly tears their ACL, ...Read More
What’s a “slipped” or herniated disc?
What’s a “slipped” or herniated disc? Before we dive in, let’s clarify what a disc is. It is not, as many people think, a bone in your spine, and rather it’s a protective layer in between the bones in your spine. It’s a disc-like layer th...Read More
Back To Basics: What Is Physical Therapy?
When you’re scheduling your first physical therapy appointment, you might be nervous because you’re unsure about what to expect. Physical therapy is a wonderful tool that can help treat a range of conditions, from pelvic floor dysfunction...Read More
Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability Procedure at OCPBC
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provides a variety of treatments for pain of all types. OCPBC will restore your active lifestyle in an efficient and safe manner. Our doctors specialize in the use of the most current evidence-based techniqu...Read More
Orthopedics: Back To The Basics
Even if you’ve never been to an orthopedist, you’ve likely heard about orthopedics and the type of treatment offered in an orthopedic office. But what does orthopedics actually entail, and why is it the right choice for you?...Read More
We Are Excited to Welcome Juan Sardiña, M.D. to Our Practice!
OCPBC is excited to introduce our newest member, Dr. Juan Sardiña. Here at OCPBC we only hire the highest quality professionals to make sure that our patients receive the best quality care. We take pride in the quality and modern techniques we apply...Read More
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Stabilize Your Spine with Kyphoplasty
A fracture caused by Osteoporosis can lead to excruciating pain and can be devastating to a patient’s mentality. With Kyphoplasty, a surgery used to repair an osteoporotic fracture, OCPBC’s Dr. D’Ariano and Dr. Billinghurst can confidently offe...Read More
PRP Procedure Saves MLB Player from Surgery
Recently, Major League Baseball player Wei-Yin Chen of the Miami Marlins suffered a brutal elbow injury that would have devastated his season and possibly his career if he was subject to surgery. Would is the operative word. Wei-Yin Chen would have h...Read More
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A Look at Medical Acupuncture
Have you been feeling under the weather? Maybe you’ve just experienced a car accident or received a chronic pain diagnosis. Whatever the case, medical acupuncture can help. Medical acupuncture is a natural treatment dating back to ancient China tha...Read More
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Overuse Injuries in Athletes
Overuse Injuries in the Athlete - Participation in sports and physical activity account for a significant portion of injuries in the United States. While anyone can experience an overuse injury, athletes are particularly prone to them due to the inte...Read More
The Benefits of PRP Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is an exciting, new treatment that works with the body’s natural systems to accelerate healing. If you are experiencing tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, or a variety of other hip, knee, leg, shoulder, arm or foot condit...Read More
5 Injury Prevention Tips for Physical Activity
Whether you exercise every day or once a week, it is important to make sure you take care of your body. Injury during exercise is something that often occurs because people either push themselves too hard, don’t stretch, or aren’t physically read...Read More
A Wonderful Message from One of Our Patients
Company Spotlight: Luis R., Best Representative Ever! I want to take this opportunity to let you know of an AMAZING employee: Luis R. After living in Palm Beach County since 1974, I can honestly say I have never experienced such a detail oriented, ab...Read More
What is Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release?
If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release is an excellent option for alleviating pain and discomfort in a quick and efficient way. Recovery time for Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release is quick, it creates very little s...Read More
We’ve Moved: Our New Boynton Beach Location
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the opening of our new Boynton Beach branch located at 10275 Hagen Ranch Road, Suite 200, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. The new site opened on Monday, December 12th and will join existing l...Read More
Understanding: Pediatric Fracture Care
Whether it involves climbing, jumping or running, children are notorious for their high energy while playing. With all this activity, there is a good chance that your child may experience an accident at some point, whether at home or on the playgroun...Read More
When is Spinal Fusion Surgery Recommended?
Do you suffer from persistent lower back pain? If you have tried non-surgical methods like physical therapy with no result, it may be time to consult with your doctor about a surgical procedure such as spinal fusion surgery. Here are some things to c...Read More
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What Can OCPBC Do for You?
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provides a variety of treatments for all types of conditions. At OCPBC, you’ll find personalized and compassionate care as well as the latest techniques. OCPBC will restore your active lifestyle in an effi...Read More
Total Joint Replacement: What You Should Know
What is Total Joint Replacement? Total joint replacement, or TJR, is an orthopedic surgical procedure typically performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center. During the procedure, a patient’s damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the ...Read More
What Are Shin Splints?
 What are shin splints? Pain in the front part of the lower leg / “shin” area.  Pain in this area is often referred to as “shin splints”.  Sometimes these are referred to as “ Medial tibial Stress Syndrome” These pains are often exerci...Read More
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Anterior Hip Replacement: What You Need to Know
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County is proud to welcome Dr. Juan Agudelo, the newest member of the OCPBC medical team. Dr. Agudelo is a fellowship trained, board certified hip and knee reconstructive surgeon with over 15 years of experience in...Read More
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: What’s the Difference?
Both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy are used to accelerate the healing process, especially for patients with injuries that show little or no improvement. For this reason, they are often grouped together and sometimes used interchang...Read More
Understanding Kyphoplasty: What Can OCPBC Do for You?
Learn more about Kyphoplasty: how it works, the recovery process, and what Gerard D'Ariano, M.D. and the OCPBC team can do for you....Read More
How Long is the Recovery from Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
OCPBC's Dr. Michael Cohn explains the recovery process of shoulder replacement surgery, and what patients should consider post-operation....Read More
What is a Physiatrist? Q&A by Charles W. Graubert, M.D.
OCPBC's Charles W. Graubert, M.D. explains the benefits of being a physiatrist and what orthopedic care can do for you. Check it out and call us today!...Read More
Physician Spotlight: John Levin, D.P.M. – Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
This month, we bring you a Physician Spotlight on OCPBC's John Levin, D.P.M. who specializes in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery....Read More
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Shoulder Replacement Surgery – What You Should Know
This month, we bring you everything you need to know about shoulder replacement surgery here at OCPBC. To learn more about our procedures, call OCPBC today....Read More
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you’re experiencing numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand, you should see one of our hand surgeons to evaluate you for carpal tunnel syndrome....Read More
Welcome to the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County Blog
Here, we will highlight the orthopedic procedures and pediatric services currently available at the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County. ...Read More
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Stem Cell Therapy Following Meniscus Knee Surgery May Reduce Pain, Restore Meniscus
Stem Cell Therapy Following Meniscus Knee Surgery May Reduce Pain, Restore Meniscus PR Newswire First study of its kind found no “clinically important” safety issues with treatment ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A singl...Read More