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Shoulder problems

Advances in surgical care

There are several options for repairing a shoulder problem with surgery. Some may only take an hour or two and some repairs can be done as outpatient procedures. Recovery takes time, but is often easier than in the past.

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Is a platelet-rich plasma injection a safe and effective option for knee arthritis?

A: It's true that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are sometimes used to treat osteoarthritis, a frequently painful condition that develops when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones deteriorates over time. Additionally, PRP has been used to treat ongoing (chronic) soft tissue injuries such as plantar fasciitis... Read More

Are regular glasses sufficient eye protection for woodworking?

A: Woodworking is a great activity for people of all ages. However, you are right to be concerned about eye safety with this hobby or with many others. Flying objects can cause serious injury, and sawdust can irritate the eyes and cause infection. Your regular glasses are better... Read More

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