Getting Older, Getting Stronger Why you should never quit exercising no matter how old you are   Aging affects the function of all body systems. Referencing Dr. Bortz ‘We Live Too Short and Die Too Long’: “Almost everything we have been taught about aging is wrong. We now know that […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries Platelet rich plasma therapy have been gaining popularity in the last few years because of its benefits. Among them, inflammation reduction when applied on orthopedic-type injuries. PRP therapy is applied by orthopedic surgeon Leon Mead in our practice and has brought amazing results […]

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Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Vitamins Vitamins are any of various relatively complex organic substances found in plant and animal tissue and required in small quantities for controlling metabolic processes. Everyone needs vitamins, and active people need more vitamins than sedentary people. They are essential to physical performance. Each of the […]

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Knee Replacement Statistics On the following video, you will be able to appreciate some of the numbers related to total knee replacements. One of the most common orthopedic procedures in the field. Please contact us if you need more information on the procedure and/or if you have any questions.   […]

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Sports Medicine: Whey Protein and Anabolism At Dr. Mead’s practice we know who important is for athletes to learn and understand nutrition and how it affects their performance. Following that idea, we want to discuss about protein and particularly whey protein. First of all, protein is an organic compound composed of […]

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Anatomy of a Turn Cuff     Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Symptoms of Minor Athletic Illnesses: Abdominal Pain While most people do not understand the  anatomy of their digestive systems, almost everyone has experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea at some time.  In evaluating what seem to be digestive symptoms,  your doctor must suspect diseases  of other systems as well.  For […]

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Symptoms of Minor Athletic Illnesses: Cough A cough is one way your body prevents irritating particles that enter your airways from invading your lungs. Viruses and bacteria that cause  infection, as well as dust, smoke and pollen, are trapped in the tiny hairs (cilia) that line your air passages, and  […]

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Nutrition Facts: Fats You should realize the importance of fat in your diet. fat is not always a villain, responsible for clogging arteries and packing pounds. To an athlete, fat acts as a secondary source of energy during training or competition. Fat-based energy becomes available soon after carbohydrate stores in […]

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  Hip Replacement Fast Facts Adapted from the NIH Website (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Deseases).     Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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