Anatomy of Normal Versus Arthritic Hip One of the main causes of hip replacement is arthritis. Arthritis deteriorates the joint causing pain. These condition ultimately leads to surgery to correct the problem. The graphic above helps you understand the anatomy of both a normal versus a hip with the decease. […]

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How to Increase Joint Flexibility Part II In our previous article about flexibility and joints, we talked about different methods we can use to increase joint flexibility. It can be safely be said that you need enough flexibility for any situation that you will normally encounter in your day to […]

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The Skeletal System and Bones The human adult skeleton has 206 bones joined to ligaments and tendons to form a supportive and protective framework for underlying soft tissues and muscles. The skeletal system serves several important functions in the body: Bones serve as levers that transmit muscular forces. Our skeletal […]

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Sports Medicine: Excessive Training Excessive training refers to the training in which the volume, the intensity, or both are increased too quickly, and without proper progression. Training with a high volume of intensity produces no additional improvement in conditioning or performance and can lead to a chronic state of fatigue that […]

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The Elbow Joint The elbow joint is made up of the ends of the humerus and ulna bones. Because the radius also articulates with the humorous it can also be considered part of the elbow. The annular ligament, which encircles the head of the radius and attaches to te ulna, […]

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Sports Medicine: The Strength Curve You breathe in and out. Your heart beats. You rear back and down, you squat down and stand back up. Your foot hits the ground and your knee bends in preparation for the next push-up in running or walking. This is movement, and we define […]

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MIS Total Hip Replacement The following is an excerpt from one of Dr. Mead’s talk about arthritis. As an orthopedic doctor eminence, Dr. Mead is always sharing the experience he has gathered throughout 20 plus years with his peers in order to improve the field and the experience of patients. […]

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  Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Approach | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Sports Medicine: Warm-Up & Cool-Down Warming up before working out or competing is essential to improve performance and avoid injuries. The benefits of a proper warm-up include: Increases in the rate at which muscles contract Increases in electrical activity of a muscle Increases in the limit strength of the muscle […]

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    Arthritis Facts | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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