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  • Sleep can give athletes an edge over competitors, but few recognize how fundamental sleep is to performance

    A healthy sleep pattern can be a stealthy game plan for athletes to gain an edge over their opponents. Only a few top elite athletes know the secret of early bedtimes for optimal performance.

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  • Updated EULAR recommendations for hip and knee osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) affects more than 500 million people worldwide. The disease is age-related, and usually starts to affect people in middle age. For elderly people, OA is the most common cause of disability, resulting in pain, limited mobility, and impacts on participation in both social and work contexts.

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  • 10 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain

    Gentle stretching and other low impact exercises can strengthen the muscles that support your knee joint. Start by stretching your heel, calf, quadriceps, and hamstrings, and work up to half squats, calf raises, and other leg lift variations.

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  • What types of shoulder surgery are available?

    The shoulder is a mobile and complex joint that is prone to dislocation and injury. Several types of shoulder surgery can address and correct various shoulder symptoms.

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  • Two-Portal Arthroscopic Knotless All-Suture Anchor Posterior Labral Repair

    Isolated posterior shoulder instability accounts for approximately 10% of shoulder instability cases. Patients may present after an acute trauma or with insidious onset and associated posterior shoulder pain. Knotless and all-suture anchor devices have become increasing popular and are often used in arthroscopic shoulder instability cases to avoid knot stacks and allow for the ability to re-tension the fixation. This technical note describes our technique for 2-portal posterior labral repair using knotless all-suture anchors with the patient in the lateral decubitus position.

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  • Preoperative frailty predicts postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty in older patients: a prospective observational study

    Preoperative frailty in older patients is an important risk factor for both acute and chronic pain after TKA, suggesting that frailty assessment should become a necessary procedure before operation, especially in older patients.

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  • Moderate to vigorous physical activity early in the day influences weight management, health outcomes

    Even though epidemiological evidence has been controversial regarding the optimal timing of physical activity for weight management, the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. appear to be the most favorable time of day to enhance the association between daily moderate to vigorous physical activity and obesity, according to a new analysis titled "The Diurnal Pattern of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Analysis", published in the journal Obesity.

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  • 6 Causes of Hip Pain at Night

    Hip pain at night can make it more difficult to sleep, but the effects don't stop there. Twisting and turning to find a more comfortable position to sleep in combined with lack of sleep can contribute to health and quality of life issues that you experience during the day, too.

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  • Knee Pain at Night: Causes and Treatment

    Knee pain at night is a common discomfort that can be caused by injury, arthritis, bursitis, gout, and more. This pain at bedtime is not only frustrating but also can lead to pain-induced insomnia, which can leave you exhausted during the day.

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  • What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

    When something compresses or pinches a nerve in the shoulder, a person may experience pain, numbness, or tingling. Pinched nerves typically heal without treatment.

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Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

16000 Johnston Mem DrSuite 100Abingdon, VA 24211

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm