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How Serious Is Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?

Lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition where a bone in your lower back slides over the bone beneath it. Think of it as one of the spinal bones slipping forward, which might sound concerning, but the impact on each person can vary. This slipping is often due to wear and tear on the spine, stress fractures, or […]


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Exploring the 4 Most Common Causes of Lumbar Herniated Disc

You know the drill. You wake up, and as you try to get up, you are immediately greeted by a laser-sharp arrow of pain that shoots down your lower back. Another day with your lumbar herniated disc. Carefree movements, with twists and turns focused only on the destination, have become arduous journeys of careful steps, each […]


How Do I Know If I Have a Hip Fracture & How Is It Treated?

Statistics show that between 260,000 and 300,000 people are admitted into area hospitals with hip fractures annually. This number is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. Unfortunately, these injuries can be extremely debilitating. For this reason, it is important to recognize the symptoms of a hip fracture and learn about the available treatment options. Symptoms of […]


What Are the Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Approximately 200,000 people in the United States suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. This debilitating condition can severely impact a person’s ability to engage in various activities. It is vital to recognize the symptoms to determine if you, too, are suffering from it. Here is what you should know. What Is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Lumbar spinal stenosis is the […]


Does My Child Have Patellar Instability?

What Is Patellar Instability?

Your kneecap – the patella – is attached to your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) by tendons. The thigh bone has a groove where the kneecap rides. As you bend and straighten your knee, the patella slides up and down in that groove, which is called the trochlear groove. If the kneecap moves outside […]


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How Long Does It Take for a Shoulder Sprain to Heal?

Shoulder sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, and luckily, many heal by themselves with rest, ice, and temporary lifestyle modifications. In general, patients do not need to undergo any invasive treatment to have their shoulder sprain heal. However, in some severe cases, you may need shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint and ligaments. […]


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The Most Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Treat Them

Shoulder injuries are among the most common orthopedic injuries. They can be caused by stress, strain, overuse, or direct trauma through a sudden movement, fall, or impact. At Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, patients are given personalized treatment plans that help improve mobility and restore functionality for all shoulder injuries, including the most common ones listed below. […]


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Understanding Osteoarthritis and Disc Herniations — And How To Address Them

Many people take their spine for granted, but this remarkable structure is so important for daily life. However, it’s not immune to wear and tear, leading to various conditions that can impact our ability to function, both professionally and personally. Read on to learn more about the following spinal issues common to many patients: osteoarthritis, […]


Pain In The Hips? How To Know If You Need Surgery

Hip joints, like so many crucial parts of our body, are something we often don’t think about until we experience problems. These hard-working joints take the brunt of activities like walking, running, and jumping, making them prone to wear and tear over time. The problem can be worsened by conditions like osteoarthritis, which leads to […]


What You Need to Know About ACL Surgery

Your knees are crucial to maintaining your body’s balance and support. ACL tears are among the most common sports injuries, and they typically need surgery to heal completely. Here is what you need to know about ACL surgery and how you can recover. What Is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main […]


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