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At the Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center, we are committed to educating the community in all aspects of orthopaedics and medicine in general. We will be updating our blog regularly to inform you of the latest news in orthopaedic technology such as Regenerative Medicine (PRP and Stem Cell) and Minimally Invasive Surgery as well as non-medical topics that affect our lives just as much such as transparency in medicine. Don’t forget to follow us in social media for updates too!

September 29, 2017
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy for Orthopaedic Recovery

It’s not that unusual for us to hear the question, “What’s the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a physical therapist?” While the two professions often work together to get patients back up and moving again, there is a definite difference in training. Orthopedic surgeons have medical degrees – they […]
September 11, 2017

10 Ways to Help Prevent Falls

Bette Davis said it best, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” While the wisdom that comes with age is appreciated, other changes are less than enjoyable. As we age, our bodies often change in ways that are frustrating. We lose muscle tone, some of us get arthritis, and overall […]
July 31, 2017

Staying Active After a Hip Replacement

When it comes to hip replacements, there are a lot of myths out there. One of the largest is that replacing such a large, important joint means months of down time and inactivity. Nothing could be further from the truth, which is a shame because the propagation of this myth […]
July 3, 2017

7 Things You Should Know About ACL Injuries

If you are someone who enjoys sports, it is likely that you are familiar with ACL injuries. When sports fans hear that their favorite player has suffered an ACL tear, it seems to go without saying that the athlete will be out-of-commission for some time. Professional athletes aren’t the only […]
May 31, 2017
Preparing and Prepping for Hand Surgery

A Simple Guide to Arthritis Surgery

Arthritis – it’s one of the most common conditions to plague our patients. Some patients visit our office experiencing extreme pain due to joint deterioration, hoping that they can find relief. Luckily, arthritis treatments have significantly improved over the years, with surgery remaining the last resort in our medical toolkit. […]