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Graft-Free ACL Knee Repair with BEAR

By |2023-05-08T15:38:19-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

You don’t need to be a professional athlete to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Luckily, you also don’t need to be a professional athlete to access a state-of-the-art surgical approach to repair the injury. The ACL is a ligament in your knee that attaches the tibia (shinbone) to [...]

Living with Neck Pain? Here’s Advice from a Spine Expert.

By |2022-11-08T12:31:39-05:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

When conservative treatments don’t send neck pain packing, surgery may be the best option for relief. Below is some insight on common surgical procedures from orthopedic surgeon Justin Elkrief, DO, who recently joined CentraState’s medical and dental staff and specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions. [...]

New Robotic Assistance Technology for Total Knee Replacement Means Longer-Lasting Relief

By |2021-07-13T11:19:42-04:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

You may be able to push through occasional knee pain with rest and pain relievers, but once you’ve crossed the point where the pain becomes persistent, you have decreased mobility or range of motion, or you have a grating sensation in your joints, you could be a candidate for [...]

Your Rx for Healthy Bones: Vitamin D

By |2021-07-23T13:17:51-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Among the essential functions of Vitamin D is calcium absorption for strong bones, teeth and muscles. Unfortunately, about 40 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient, leading to osteoporosis and other bone health issues as you age. That's why it's vital to get your daily recommendation of 600 International [...]

Walking Tall: Minimally Invasive Surgery Relieves Sciatica Pain

By |2021-07-20T14:33:46-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

A string of falls and a car accident left Whiting resident Nanette Neves in constant agony. Plagued with numbness and pain in her leg and lower back, she endured eight years of treatments to manage the pain. When she had trouble getting out of bed, she knew it was [...]

Teen Wrestler Motivated to Get Back on the Mat After Orthopedic Surgery

By |2020-04-07T10:29:40-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Julia Schleuss was a trailblazer when she joined the boys’ wrestling team at Wall Township High School. However, when she broke her collarbone during a match this winter, she was concerned that she might never wrestle again. Julia, 16, decided in eighth grade that she wanted to join the [...]


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