NORTH LITTLE ROCK—Dr. Samuel Baxter is the latest orthopedic surgeon to join the medical staff at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Dr. Baxter focuses on hip and knee surgery, performing procedures such as arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and revision total joint replacements. “I am most passionate about doing the best job I can do for every patient,” said Dr.…

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After a good night’s sleep, you hope to wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free.  It doesn’t always work that way.  Some people wake up with hip pain in the morning and are mystified.  They are surprised that resting all night and taking the weight off their hips leads to discomfort instead of relief.

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Chronic or recurring wrist pain can be debilitating, particularly if you work with your hands, type, or require a lot of wrist movement and strength for your daily activities.  Wrist pain is often caused by either arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome—but it can be challenging to determine which problem is the culprit.

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Did you know that shoulder pain, particularly when lifting the arm, is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon?  The complexity of the shoulder joint leaves it susceptible to injury—and because most people use their shoulder joint more or less continuously throughout the day, shoulder pain can be quite common.

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Wrist fusion, or arthrodesis, is the immobilization of the wrist joint achieved by fusing the small bones of the hand or wrist to the radius, one of the bones in the forearm. Why Might I Need Wrist Fusion Surgery? The most common reasons for performing wrist fusion surgery are severe arthritis or injury to the…

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Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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Osteonecrosis is a serious condition that can eventually require a joint replacement. Learn how proper preventative care can reduce your chances of developing osteonecrosis. What is Osteonecrosis? Osteonecrosis is a painful deterioration of the bone that can cause arthritis and severe pain. When osteonecrosis occurs, tissue begins to die, leading to arthritis damage and collapse…

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Doctors at Arkansas Surgical Hospital have a new helping hand for knee replacement surgery with the arrival of the Zimmer Biomet ROSA®️ Knee System. The ROSA knee system brings together robotic technology with industry-leading surgeons to help personalize surgical procedures. “Technology can never fully replace the decades of experience possessed by…

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There are a variety of treatments for cartilage damage in the knee, ranging from pain and anti-inflammatory medications to complete knee replacement. One of the most recent developments in treating knee problems is cartilage transplant surgery. Cartilage transplant surgery is usually an option for patients who have damage that is localized rather than widespread. It…

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Meniscus tears can occur when you twist or wrench your knee. Learn more about these painful injuries and the various ways they can be treated. What is the Meniscus? The meniscus is the cartilage between the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) in the knee. There are two menisci in each knee. They cushion…

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