Foot fusion surgery, also known as arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure that fuses two or more bones in the feet. Fusion is the joining of two separate bones making up the damaged or painful joint. This procedure is done when a painful area hasn’t responded well to treatments such as orthotics, pain medications, steroid injections,…

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A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is pulled or knocked out of its socket. In some instances, the shoulder can be eased back into place, but the trauma to the joint can cause instability, pain, and recurring dislocations. In these cases, shoulder surgeryis recommended to stabilize the area and minimize…

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Stress fractures are common injuries experienced by people of all ages and activity levels. Learn more about the different types of stress fractures and the treatment options available at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Low-Risk Stress Fractures Low-risk stress fractures can usually heal without requiring surgery. They are not likely to develop complications. Common locations of low-risk…

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If you’re living with hip pain and have tried non-surgical treatments—like painkillers, physical therapy, and injections—without relief, it may be time to consider hip replacement surgery.  But before you make that decision, there are many important factors to consider. Is Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You? A total hip replacement procedure isn’t the answer for…

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Torn tendons, severe dislocations, tendonitis, and tendinosis can all be cause for rotator cuff surgery.  Learn more about rotator cuff injuries and what type of surgery may be required. About Your Rotator Cuff Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles, tendons, and cartilage that surround your shoulder joint, giving it stability and allowing it…

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Arthroscopy is used in a wide variety of joint problems, especially in the knee.  Learn more about this procedure and the types of knee issues it can treat. How Your Knee Works Your knee is a hinged joint that rotates.  It carries the greatest amount of your body weight.  This may contribute to the reason…

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If you are suffering from shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis or injury, it is possible to restore your mobility and quality of life.  Learn more about shoulder pain and some of the shoulder treatment options available at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. A version of this article featuring Dr. Brent Lawrence appeared in the August 2019 issue…

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You already know that smoking is bad for you, and that your body will benefit from quitting. But did you know that whether or not you smoke can make a huge impact on the surgical procedures you receive? If you are considering undergoing joint surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital, it’s important that you stop smoking,…

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Feeling apprehensive about an upcoming surgery is normal. Many patients find that having plenty of information about what they can expect before a surgical procedure can help ease anxiety. Here is a general outline of what you can expect when you undergo joint surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. For detailed information, such as what to…

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