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Tennis Injury Prevention Tips

Before you grab your racquet and hit the court, remember that proper warm-ups are essential for maintaining muscular integrity and joint health, not to mention avoiding muscle cramps, strains, and post-match soreness and stiffness. Warm [...]

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UCL Youth Tears: A Growing Problem Among Athletes

Youth injuries in baseball and UCL repair surgeries have become widespread as more kids increase their year-round playing time with less time off for rest (especially in areas like Stuart and Tradition where it’s sunny [...]

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Welcome Caitlyn Prucinksy, MPAS, PA-C, Our Newest Physician Assistant

We are pleased to announce Caitlyn Prucinksy, MPAS, PA-C, is now seeing patients at our Ortho Injury Walk-in Clinic, and providing treatment of new and acute orthopaedic injuries without the need for an appointment. Patients visiting [...]

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Walking Pain-Free Again with Cartiva Implant Surgery

The pain in Beth’s big toe got to the point where she couldn’t even lie in bed with a sheet over her foot. Not only that, the chronic discomfort she felt prevented her from walking [...]

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Welcome Jimmy Leitera, MSN, ARNP, Our New Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jimmy Leitera, MSN, ARNP, certified advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), to the South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Pain Management team. Mr. Leitera will assist our existing [...]

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Bilateral Thumb Surgery Patient Testimonial: Removing Pain from Thumb Arthritis

Whether from bone fractures, congenital deformities, or degenerative diseases, severe hand conditions can be debilitating and prevent one from enjoying life to the fullest. No one knew this better than Sheryl, a recent patient of [...]

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Complimentary Valet Parking Available at Our Stuart Location

Aurum Property Partners at Monterey Medical Center (MMC) offers a free parking service Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help you get in the door as quickly and easily as possible. These complimentary [...]

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Overcoming Back Pain with Non-Surgical Interventions

Ray’s back pain was so debilitating he couldn’t accomplish the most routine of tasks. He says he felt like his beloved pastimes of fishing and golfing seemed like distant dreams. When the pain began to [...]

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High School Athletes Thrive Under Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Care

Sports injuries are common in high schools throughout the country. Roughly 30 million children and teens engage in organized sporting activities, and every year over 3.5 million injuries occur as a result, from shoulder sprains [...]

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Cervical Spine Surgery Helps Woman Recover from Chronic Auto Accident Pain

A serious car accident damaged the spine in Lisa’s neck and changed her life for the worst. The severe discomfort prevented Lisa from doing the things she loved most, including weekend boating trips along the [...]

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery Gets Patient Walking Pain-Free

For more than two years, Allen suffered from severe pain in his knees, due to advanced arthritis in both joints. He was not able to get a decent night’s sleep because of his knee discomfort, [...]

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$20 High School Sports Physicals for St. Lucie West Centennial and Port Saint Lucie High Schools

For parents who don’t want to get caught in the late August/September rush, it’s the perfect time to get your student-athlete ready for the season ahead. [July 26] High School Sports Physicals for St. Lucie [...]

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How to Manage Pain with Less Medication: A Patient Testimonial

Lisa’s chronic back and neck pain got to the point where she could barely function at work and was unable to enjoy the simple pleasures in life like playing with her grandchildren and getting together [...]

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Tradition Location Now Open

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest location in the heart of St. Lucie county’s Tradition community at 9401 SW Discovery Way, Port St Lucie, FL 34987. The brand new, 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art [...]

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Patient Notes of Thanks to Dr. Husted

Read What Grateful Patients are Saying… Have a look at the kind words from Dr. Husted’s patients who had been struggling with chronic back and neck pain, and their experience with Dr. Husted [...]

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Free From Pain and Walking Again After Lumbar Fusion Surgery

When Margaret’s debilitating back and leg pain got to the point where she could no longer walk or run, she knew she had to take action. She turned to the doctor who had been diligently [...]

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Can You Be Awake During Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the more common nerve disorders people experience during their lifetime. Luckily, it’s very treatable and even better, some patients don’t even have to be put under to have the [...]

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How Outpatient Spine Procedures Can Treat Back Pain

For many patients suffering from chronic back pain due to herniated discs, arthritis of the spine, damaged vertebrae, or other spinal conditions, daily living can be challenging at best and downright agonizing at worst. More [...]

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Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Patient Walk, Live Pain-Free Again

The cartilage in Stephanie’s hip bone had eroded to the point where she couldn’t walk unless she stuck two fingers into her hip joint. “I couldn’t walk on the beach; I couldn’t swim. I was [...]

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Knee Surgery Gets Couple Back on the Golf Course

For Linda and Gail, knee problems were preventing them from doing the things they loved, like attending their grandchildren’s soccer games, playing golf, and enjoying their retirement. The couple decided to consult Nathan H. Hill, [...]

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Double Total Knee Replacement Success in Stuart

When chronic knee pain began to affect Anastasia’s ability to function and enjoy life without pain, she turned to William E. Carlson, MD, FAAOS, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, [...]

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New Tradition Area Office Construction Progress

Work has begun on our newest office, Tradition Center for Innovation in St. Lucie County. We'll update this album with more photos as construction progresses so you can follow along as we get closer to [...]

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2017 Holiday Office Closures

So that we may all enjoy the holidays, our office hours will be as follows: Thursday, November 23 - Closed Friday, November 24 - Closed Friday, December 22 - Closing at 12:00 p.m. Monday, December 25 [...]

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Wide-awake Local Anesthesia Hand Surgery

Thanks to advances in modern surgical techniques, wide-awake local anesthesia hand surgery is possible for several of the most common procedures performed by orthopaedic hand surgeons. Simply put, this type of surgery allows patients to [...]

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Marcus A. Rothermich, M.D., Joins South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Team

Marcus A. Rothermich, M.D. South Florida Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine announces the addition of Marcus A. Rothermich, M.D., a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist. “Since their inception, the primary focus [...]

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Welcome Dr. Blackburn, Our Newest Physician

We are pleased to announce the addition of Alan R. Blackburn, II, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand and upper extremity treatment. “I am honored and humbled to join the excellent team [...]

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Can Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Alleviate Pain?

Robert Koci, aged 72, has maintained an impressive level of fitness for decades. A few years ago, however, he began developing hip pain that eventually sidelined him from the lifestyle he loved so much. He [...]

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SI Joint Injections

SI joint injections are predominantly employed to treat symptoms related to lower back pain, sciatica, and other sacroiliac dysfunction. The SI (sacroiliac) joint represents the source of pain in around 30% of all people who [...]

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Tradition Groundbreaking Ceremony – 4.8.2017

Saturday, April 8, marked the official groundbreaking of our new office, Tradition Center for Innovation in St. Lucie County. The event was attended by community members, patients, family and friends. Many of our orthopaedic specialists [...]

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Knuckle Replacement Surgery Helps Patient Live Pain Free

Imagine being in so much pain you can’t even hold a cup of coffee or open a jar. Kenneth, a recent patient of Check C. Kam, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in [...]

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Palm Beach Gardens Location Has Moved

Our Palm Beach Gardens location now has a new home at 900 Village Square Crossing, Suite 170, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. The physician schedule at the South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Palm Beach Gardens [...]

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Hand Reconstructive Surgery Helps Patient Return to Her Life Without Injury

Serious hand complications can be crippling and seriously hinder one’s ability to enjoy life. Whether due to crushing bone fractures, congenital deformities, torn tendons or from rheumatoid arthritis, severe hand conditions often inhibit a person’s [...]

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and How Can It Be Treated?

Have you ever been working at your desk and your hand and wrist begin to tingle and go numb? Does that happen often? While the discomfort and pain may be something you’re tempted to “ride [...]

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How to Reduce the Likelihood of Osteoporosis

Keeping your bones healthy as you age is vital, especially to prevent thinning bones, also known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can result in painful fractures, but the risk can be lowered with calcium and vitamin D, [...]

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Total Knee Replacement Patient Testimonial

Knee pain can be debilitating. Pain caused by arthritis or knee injury can make walking without assistance difficult or even impossible. When there seems to be no other option, Total Knee Replacement can help patients [...]

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Injuries in Youth Athletics

One in three children who play sports will be injured seriously enough to miss practice or a game, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Some injuries while playing are unavoidable, but some are preventable. Below are [...]

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A Runner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Shoes

When most people buy a new pair of running shoes, their choice is primarily based on colors and looks of the shoe. However, when it comes to choosing the right shoes, you never want to [...]

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Dr. Carlson Recognized As One of The Top 20 Shoulder Specialists to Know

Our very own Dr. William E. Carlson was recognized as one of the Top 20 Shoulder Specialists to know by Becker’s ASC Review. William E. Carlson, MD, FAAOS The list included orthopaedic specialists [...]

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How to Control Your Arthritis and Get Back to What You Love

Arthritis is Not One Disease There are over 100 types of arthritis (or rheumatic diseases), so it is definitely not a "one size fits all" proposition! It's not at all uncommon for one patient to [...]

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Anterior Approach Hip Replacement | Patient Testimonial

Bob Cole, a patient of South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Dr. Hoffman, discusses how his anterior approach hip replacement gave him back 20 years of his life. Watch his testimonial here:

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Tips to Keep Typing

These days it seems as though everyone is constantly typing. Phones, computers, tablets – you name it, there’s always something within arms reach we can type on. Whether it’s on a computer keyboard or your [...]

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What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common term for a painful condition due to overuse of the elbow. Because of strenuous overworked muscles and tendons, pain regularly occurs in the forearm, elbow and wrist [...]

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Pros and Cons of Running on the Beach

We are lucky to have beautiful beaches along the Treasure Coast of Florida. Take a look up and down the beach and, odds are, you’ll see someone running along the sandy shores as part of [...]

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3 Things to Know When Your Child Has a Sprain

Your child can encounter any number of normal, day-to-day injuries while participating in recreational activities. As a parent in Stuart, it is important to know the signs of a sprain and when you should take [...]

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What is MAKOplasty Hip Surgery?

If you’re a candidate for hip surgery, there’s a chance you may qualify for the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty. Because of advanced imaging technology, MAKOplasty® can offer several distinct advantages over traditional hip resurfacing or [...]

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How to Prevent Orthopaedic Injuries During Your Next Round of Golf

Luckily, the Port St. Lucie area provides weather that makes every day a golf day! However, fun can quickly turn to pain in the middle of your swing if you’re not careful. Before your next [...]

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What is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is the result of the median nerve in your hand being compressed for some reason or another. This median nerve (one of the largest in the hand) is what allows you to [...]

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Four Tips to Treat Your Back Pain at Home

Studies report that 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. Thankfully, back pain is not something you have to just “deal with.” There are literally dozens of ways to treat, and [...]

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery: More Effective Than Splinting?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated with non-surgical treatments, such as splinting or corticosteroid injections, or surgery, to release the pressure from the nerve. In a recent review, researchers found that carpal tunnel surgery was more [...]

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Shoulder Replacement Surgery: Don’t Shrug It Off

Are you one of the 16 million Americans with shoulder pain and function loss because of arthritis? Are you thinking about total shoulder replacement surgery, but fear it’s too costly or risky? A new study from [...]

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Neck Pain Can Be a Pain in the Neck

Sleeping wrong, leaning too close to your computer for too long and even injury can all lead to neck pain. Neck pain can sometimes go away with rest, but when neck pain becomes chronic, it [...]