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Blog: Reverse Shoulder Replacement

July 10, 2019

  Shoulder arthroplasty, or shoulder replacement, is a well-established surgery for treating severe pain and stiffness. The purpose of shoulder surgery is to relieve chronic pain and restore mobility so patients can resume normal living. In recent years, advancements in prosthetic designs have allowed patients to resume active lifestyles following surgery.   Similar to a […]

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A Day in the Life of the Doc at Hadlock!

June 6, 2019

As a baseball fan, I have one of the coolest jobs you could think of.   As the team physician for the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, I am in the clubhouse with the coaches, players and staff before every game at Hadlock Field.   I’ve seen […]

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BLOG:Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

May 6, 2019

By: Dr. Michael O’Malley The rotator cuff is the name for the group of muscles and tendons that provide strength, support, and motion of the shoulder. Injury can occur to one or more of these tendons, causing a tear. This is a very common cause of shoulder pain in middle-aged and older individuals. Symptoms typically […]

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BLOG: Types of Meniscus Tears and How to Fix Them

May 6, 2019

By: Dr. Michael O’Malley   The menisci are two c-shaped wedges that rest between the femur and tibia and serve as both shock absorbers and secondary stabilizers in the knee. They have fairly poor blood supply and are prone to injury in both the acute and chronic setting. Injuries occur subsequent to a rotational or […]

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BLOG: How High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) Can Delay Knee Replacement

May 6, 2019

By: Dr. Michael O’Malley   Knee osteotomy may be recommended if you have arthritic change in just one area of your knee secondary to underlying varus (bowleg) or valgus (knee-knock) malalignment. Osteotomy can be performed in combination with other types of knee surgery as well, such as cartilage restoration. Depending on the type of malalignment […]

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BLOG: ACL Reconstruction and Recovery

May 6, 2019

By: Dr. Michael O’Malley The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. When torn it does not heal and results in instability of the knee. ACL reconstruction is a common surgical procedure that is now performed arthroscopically with excellent results and low complication rates. ACL rupture is a common, […]

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OrthoAccess – Thanksgiving Hours and Closures

November 19, 2018

Ortho-Access will have normal hours of operation on Wednesday, November 21st, but will be CLOSED on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Nov. 22-24). OrthoAccess will reopen on Monday, November 26th @ 11:00 am.

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BLOG: The True Benefits of a Training Partner

October 26, 2018

If you’ve ever been exposed to gym or a fitness facility, you have undoubtedly seen members come and go with no clear routine or plan in mind. Whether the reason for the inconsistency is time, lack of a plan, lack of knowledge, or lack of motivation, this scenario happens all the time. Daily exercise should […]

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BLOG: Cartilage restoration…what is it and how is it done?

October 24, 2018

Articular Cartilage is the white tissue lining the end of bones that acts as a cushioning material as well as a smooth gliding surface for the joint during motion. Cartilage injury can either be acute, such as a traumatic event, or chronic, such as normal wear and tear associated with osteoarthritis. Damaged cartilage has difficulty […]

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BLOG: Benefits of a Bike Fit and Your Potential Power

October 23, 2018

When you are going shopping for a suit, the customization doesn’t end at check out. The suit is tailored to make sure it fits perfectly. Your bike is no different. Adjustments made to your seat and handle bars could translate not only into seconds shaved off of your race time, but also prevent you from […]

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