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  • Running is a sport and a great way to exercise. However estimates are that up to 8,000 people per year had injuries caused by exercise and running requiring emergency room treatment in the United States. There are some precautions runners can...

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  • "I have heard that you can get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing, but my symptoms have occurred since beginning to play the guitar. Is there any relationship here?"

    Our hands are...

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  • The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the heel to the calf muscles. It is often subjected to great stress, from walking, running & jumping, making it prone to irritation. When Achilles tendinitis occurs a patient...

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  • Many manual techniques are utilized by therapists to help their patients recover as quickly as possible. Active Release Technique® (or ART®) is a patented manual therapy technique that corrects soft tissue restrictions that lead to pain and...

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  • According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons an estimated 2 million Americans suffer from ankle osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease of the joint that causes cartilage to wear away. Until recently patients were forced to gradually...

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  • ACL tears are one of the most common (and most well known) injuries of the knee, and are more common among athletes who participate in intense running and jumping sports. The cruciate ligaments are located in the knee joint connecting the femur (...

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  • POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction is usually done with a graft from one of two sources: from a donor (allograft) or from your own tissue (autograft).

    In each case the graft...

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  • The success of hip replacement has been well documented over the years; however, treatment of the young, active patient with hip pain has remained a difficult problem. We have come to understand that the majority of the time this pain is due to a...

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  • The ASTYM System is an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization, which enables clinicians to effectively initiate remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue. ASTYM is an evidence based rehabilitation process designed to effectively...

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  • Below is an archive of our educational magazine, featuring a Blue Ridge Bone & Joint staff directory and articles about a range of orthopedic topics. Click the links to view the PDFs.

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  • Blue Ridge Bone & Joint is uniquely qualified to care for patients in the area of Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. Our three fellowship trained physicians — Jay Jansen, MD, Michael Shea, MD, Craig Burnworth, MD,...

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. The cause is usually unknown but it can be associated with certain medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease) or previous trauma (wrist fractures...

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  • Most athletes have had the experience. You are reaching to catch a ball and somehow you mistime it just a little bit. Instead of the ball nestling nicely into your palm, it strikes the tip of your finger. The pain is instantaneous. You reach down...

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  • Shoulder ailments come in all shapes and sizes. From the teenage gymnast to the elderly gardener, limitations from shoulder pain are quite disabling. Confirming the correct diagnosis and integrating proper treatment pathways will again allow the...

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  • Patients who choose to undergo total knee replacement will benefit from the most exciting use of technology in orthopaedics in the last decade, according to Asheville orthopaedist Dr. Tally H. Eddings III. New computer-assisted navigation allows...

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