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Going through the Motions: Your Joints' Adult Years

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Nov 9, 2016 5:16:02 PM

Now that you know about childhood joint development, let’s look at how joints fare during adulthood. By the time you reach the age of 20, you and your joints will have already taken about 35 million steps. That’s equivalent to crossing the United States six times!

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Topics: Orthopaedics

Going through the Motions: Your Joints’ Early Years

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Oct 3, 2016 1:53:50 PM

Your body’s joints will endure a lifetime of bending, twisting and rotating. Without them, there’d be no walking, sitting or even dancing. They’re so important that it’s hard to believe we don’t have them at one point in our lives.

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Topics: Orthopaedics, Pediatrics

What is "Custom-Fit" Knee Surgery?

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Aug 25, 2016 9:50:13 AM

Cartilage can wear down over time, causing arthritic pain. During a knee replacement, the ends of a patient's thighbone and tibia are resurfaced, and polyethylene is inserted between the two bones.

This "custom-fit" method affords patients a quicker recovery, a less invasive surgery, and less time spent in the operating room.

Beaufort Memorial's Dr. Edward Blocker explains the "custom-fit" approach, a new method for a more precise total knee replacement.

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Carefree Cruisin'

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Aug 15, 2016 3:08:38 PM

It was “a trip of a lifetime” more than five years in the making. In 2011, Kathy McMahon and her husband, Mike, set sail on a 7,000-mile journey that would take them on a circumnavigation of the eastern United States via the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Lakes and inland rivers. 

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Topics: Orthopaedics

Too Hip to Quit

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Jul 25, 2016 11:01:17 AM

Take a look at Steve Carell’s résumé over the past few years and you’d never know the comic-turned-Academy Award nominee struggled with a deteriorating hip joint, requiring a total joint replacement in 2013.

After wrapping his iconic portrayal of buffoon boss Michael Scott on The Office, Carell continued his eclectic career full-speed, moving from comedy-drama (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) to animated film (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 and Minions) to dark drama, earning an Oscar nomination for his role as eccentric heir and convicted killer John du Pont in Foxcatcher. More recently, he played a caustic hedge-fund manager in The Big Short, about a group of men who bet on the collapse of the housing market and got rich. 

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Topics: Orthopaedics