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~ DANIEL LOOSE, West Chester PA

911: The Detox this Holiday Season

The holiday season means time with friends and family, all pairing perfectly with overly decadent menus. This can leave us all feeling a bit bloated. Why wait for New Years Resolutions to clean up your act? We have some manageable tips for a quick detox after overloading on stuffing and pumpkin pie.

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High Ankle Sprain: Different Than Your Average Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries treated by the foot and ankle physician, accounting for approximately 20-40% of all athletic injuries.

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This typically consists of a sprain of one of the three lateral ankle ligaments (Fig – BLUE; below black line): anterior talofibular (ATFL), calcaneofibular (CFL), or posterior talofibular ligament (CFL), each defined by the direction they occur and bones they connect. ATFL sprains occur 70% of the time with ATFL and CFL simultaneous sprains 20% of the time. The PTFL is rarely sprained at less than 5-10% of the time.

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What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used since the 1970’s. The last decade has seen tremendous focus on PRP applications in musculoskeletal medicine. The potential for PRP to promote tissue healing following injury or disease is attractive to many physicians, researchers, and patients alike. Unlike medications or cortisone injections, which suppress or mask the underlying problem, PRP shows the potential to heal. PRP is derived directly from a patient’s own blood.

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Happy Halloween from Premier Orthopaedics!

It brings no surprise that the spookiest night of the year comes with extra things to look out for. Premier Orthopaedics wants to wish you a Happy Halloween with some useful safety tips to make sure the night is as fun (and carefree!) as it could possibly be.

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Does weather affect joint pain?

The weather is changing, and with that change comes new temperatures and conditions that factor into play when trying to get a proper amount of daily exercise and activity. A lot of times, this change in weather also brings new aches and pains as the temperature and humidity shift to fall, and shortly after, winter. But why is this?

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Premier Orthopaedics in Aston: Coming soon!

Local residents are likely familiar with the location as it was previously Hennessey’s Restaurant, conveniently located on Pennell Road (route 452) in Aston, Delaware County. The new 6,300 square-foot office will take approximately two months to complete with an anticipated grand opening set for January 2017.

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The Benefits of Pilates

There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about?  Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.

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The 411 on Back to School Sports

It’s Back To School Season! And we all know what that means – new classes, new clothing, new schedules – it’s the time of year for adjustments. Sometimes this time of year also introduces a new season of athletics, whether for your returning MVP or new coming rookie. Here are some tips for starting (or restarting) the school sports season off right.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

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.

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