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Orthopedic Health

Topics related to orthopedics including surgery, podiatry, joint replacements, sports medicine, broken bones and sprains and strains.

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From The Blog

Busy mom doesn't let broken wrist — or winter — win

Like most moms, Samantha Kaul doesn’t have time for injuries. But last winter, she slipped on a patch of ice, resulting in breaking her wrist for the second time.

February 22, 2019

Goodbye to pain after long-delayed hip surgery

Like most people, Blake Robinson was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. But his medical team put him at ease. So much so that looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.

February 11, 2019

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Back on the field, calling the shots

Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.

October 15, 2018

How to determine foot arch type

Are you thinking of getting a new pair of athletic shoes? Be sure to check your arch type before buying.

October 12, 2018

Weight loss, knee surgery have man living active lifestyle

The need for knee replacement surgery prompted Mike Leduc to lose 100 pounds. With determination and the help of a maintenance program, he's kept the weight off and is active again.

October 10, 2018

Hip, hip hooray: Dual hip replacement keeps Mike Omtvedt on the move

Mike Omtvedt wasn't about to let hip replacement slow him down. He took a trip to the Holy Land just two months after having both hips replaced using a new anterior approach.

June 11, 2018

All together now: Broken arm healed with team effort

Duane Kostman was planning to fill a bird feeder in his yard. It’s something he does often, but this time the peaceful pastime took a painful turn. Duane slipped and fell — hard. 

June 5, 2018

How to prevent an ACL injury

Snap, crackle and pop may be welcome sounds at the breakfast table. But when you hear a pop on the playing field, it’s not something to cheer. A torn ACL usually is a season-ending injury.

June 4, 2018

Nurse educator becomes patient, gives caregivers A+

Amy Monsour wanted to get home safely before impending snow made travel dangerous, but fell in the parking lot of the daycare center before she even got on the road. “I heard a crack and fell to my knees,” she says.

June 4, 2018

Skier keeps coming back after knee surgeries

It’s hard to keep Marva Sahs down. She recently completed her 30th American Birkebeiner, a 50-km cross-country ski race. This would be impressive under any conditions, but Marva has twice come back from knee surgery to take on the challenge.

May 10, 2018

Troubled by knee arthritis but not ready for knee replacement? Here are 5 alternatives

Millions of Americans suffer from knee arthritis, which eventually leads to knee replacement surgery. However, there are several minimally invasive options to try before committing to knee replacement.

Scott Perkinson MD By Scott Perkinson March 28, 2018