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  1. When and Why You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

    When you have a condition or injury that affects your bones, ligaments, tendons, or muscles, then your primary care doctor may not have the expertise to provide comprehensive treatment. This is where orthopedists, or orthopedic doctors, come in. They specialized in this type of medicine, so there are certain situations where their expertise is needed….

  2. Cast Care: Dos and Don’ts

    If you hurt your joint or bone, your doctor may prescribe a cast. The main purpose of a cast is to protect and immobilize your injured body part. Essentially, a cast is intended to hold your bone or joint in alignment and prevent it from moving while it heals.  In some cases, a cast may…

  3. What’s the Difference Between a Rupture and a Tear?

    Often mistakenly used interchangeably, it can be hard to differentiate between a tear or a rupture of a tendon, muscle, or ligament. However, it is important to understand that they are not the same but they do fall along a continuum of one another. Tears or ruptures to tendons, muscles or ligaments can affect virtually…