• Tips to Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon

    In recent years, medical advances have made orthopedic surgery a more popular and viable option for many people. More complex joint repair techniques are available now than ever before, and replacing worn out joints is more routine. Procedures are faster and less invasive than they were twenty years ago. Recovery times are shorter,

    Taping vs Bracing for Ankle Sprains

    Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO

    Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen at Regional Orthopedics, or any sports medicine or orthopedic practices. A sprain, depending on the severity of the sprain can range from a stretching to complete tearing of a ligament. It is the ligaments on the outside part of the ankle that are most commonly affected.

    Does using ultrasound for injections really make a difference?

    Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO

    Many orthopedic and sports medicine practices are now starting to use ultrasound in their offices to administer their injections. At Regional Orthopedics we have 5 years of experience with ultrasound and have performed over 10,000 ultrasound guided injections. Many patients want to know why we use ultrasound and does it make a difference compared to the way we have injected for years?

    Does Cryotherapy Work?

    Author: Dr. Vasilios Kountis, DO

    Cryotherapy has been used by athletes for years, but lately it has been increasing in popularity for non-athletes, as well. Non-athletes can now do cryotherapy in some doctors’ offices, gyms, and spas. There are even businesses popping up all over the country that specialize in cryotherapy.

    How do I know if I have Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis?

    Author: Dr. Melissa LaRusso

    As a rheumatologist, I frequently see patients for joint pain and stiffness. I’m often asked, “how do I know if I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA)?”. Although RA and OA can have similar presentations, the specific symptoms can be quite different. The treatment for each disease varies,

    Quick and easy New Year’s Resolutions to improve your back pain

    Author: Dr. Vasilios Kountis

    First off, Happy New Year! Just like the spring, the New Year will often motivate people to bring about a change and a feeling of something new in the year to come. If you’ve been living with chronic back pain in 2015, now is the perfect time to make a few simple changes to try and get 2016 off to a much better start.

    Tony Romo and Clavical Fractures

    Written by Sara Gould, MD, MPH, RMSK

    Clavicle Fractures

    Whether Tony Romo’s recent clavicle fracture in the Dallas Cowboy’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles impacts you personally because you’ve suffered a similar injury, or because you need him for your fantasy football team, you may be interested in knowing more about how clavicle fractures are managed.