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Preparing for Back Surgery

As a team, you and your orthopaedic doctor have determined that

back surgery

is the next step in your care plan. So, now what? Preparing yourself ahead of time, both physically and psychologically, will make the procedure and the transition back home smoother and more comfortable.

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Proper Running Techniques

Humans owe their existence to running.  Known as persistence hunting, our ancestors used packs of runners to chase down game until the animal became so tired it could no longer flee.  Aside from being a way to maintain fitness, running can be beneficial to your mind.  Endorphins are released by your brain during moderate to high intensity physical activity, and lead to a state of mind referred to as ‘runner’s high’.

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Health Benefits of Going Organic

Individuals that decide to go organic in the way that they eat and live do so in order to enjoy the benefits of an organic lifestyle.  An organic lifestyle and going completely organic can reap a lot of benefits for the body.  Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and why they are specific to going organic.

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Avoiding Golfing Injuries

To someone observing golfers out enjoying their weekend game on the links, it most likely looks to be an injury-free sport. After all, it’s low-impact, played at a leisurely pace, and many golfers don’t even walk the course; they use golf carts. But looks can be deceiving. It turns out there is indeed quite a bit of physical stress involved in the game. This is mostly due to the swiftness of motion and the possibility of hyper-extension during the back-swing and downswing.

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Choosing the Right Orthopaedic Surgeon

Whether you’re in need of arthroscopy for your knee, a total

hip replacement

or a 

shoulder procedure,

ensuring you choose the right orthopaedic surgeon for the job is the first step in both a successful operation and a rapid return to your regular lifestyle. But how do you know which surgeon is right for you? Today we’ve got a few simple tips to help you evaluate potential


to yield the best possible outcome from your procedure.

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Rehabbing a Torn ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the ligaments that connects the upper leg to the lower leg. It helps keep knees stable, but the ligament can be injured if the knee is moved in a stressful way. Unfortunately, it is a common sports injury. People often associate players colliding with each other as the cause of sports-related knee injuries. In fact, 70 percent of ACL injuries occur when players land hard on the ground or twist their leg in an attempt to maneuver out of the way of another player.

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Five Critical Questions to Ask before Considering Orthopaedic Surgery

Choosing whether or not to have

orthopaedic surgery

is a big decision. Patients and surgeons alike do not decide to proceed with surgery on a whim. If you are facing a joint replacement, need back surgery, or another orthopaedic treatment or arthroscopic procedure, you should visit your doctor prepared with the proper questions.

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Why Would I Need to See an Orthopaedic Doctor?

Do you suffer from long-term tendon, muscle, or joint pain? Do you have chronic back problems? There are more than 28 million Americans who develop some type of musculoskeletal problem each year. These problems include, but are not limited to, sprains, strains, and overuse injuries, as well as knee, shoulder, and back pain.

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What to Expect During an Orthopaedic Evaluation

When you meet with an orthopaedic surgeon for the first time, it is helpful to know what to expect during the orthopaedic evaluation. Your initial appointment will most likely include one or more of the following: an exam, X-rays and/or MRI, and physical tests.

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Pain Management: Understanding Your Options

Do you live with pain? From the sharp pain caused by problems like plantar fasciitis to the aches of arthritis to the throbbing pain of migraine or tension headaches, pain is always unpleasant. Unfortunately, some pain is just a normal part of life. If you suffer from severe pain or long-term pain, whatever the cause, you may need to see a pain management specialist.  A pain management specialist is a physician who is specially trained in pain management methods.  When you see a pain specialist, he or she will help you develop the pain management protocol that best meets your needs. Here are a few of the primary pain management options:

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Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.