orthopedic medicine

What Is Orthopedic Medicine?

Orthopedic medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, and muscles. Orthopedic surgeons are physicians who have completed specialized training in this field. Orthopedic medicine dates back to ancient times, when Hippocrates (c. 460-377 BC), the father of medicine, first described the treatment of…

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Common Sports Injuries

Common Sports Injuries and How You Can Prevent Them

Sports injuries are a significant public health problem in the United States. In recent years, the number of sports injuries in the United States has been rising. According to data from NSC Injury Facts, over 3.2 million people were treated in emergency departments for injuries involving sports and recreational equipment in 2021. Exercise, cycling, and…

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Five signs you need to see an orthopedic specialist

Five Signs You Need to See an Orthopedic Specialist

Orthopedic injuries can be rather severe and, in some cases, may require professional care. You may not need surgery, but it is best to get a professional opinion to ensure you are on the right track with your treatment. If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, it is essential to seek…

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Robotic Surgery

What Is Robotic “Assisted” Surgery?

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic “assisted” surgery, is a type of surgery that uses automated technology to help the surgeon. This technology gives the surgeon greater precision and control than is possible with traditional techniques. Robotic surgery is becoming increasingly popular due to its many benefits.  In this blog, we will discuss what robotic…

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sports medicine

What Is Sports Medicine?

Have you ever been injured while playing a sport? Or wondered why an athlete seems to recover from an injury so quickly? If so, you’ve likely wondered about the role of sports medicine. It is the study and practice of providing medical care for athletes and active individuals. This blog will discuss what sports medicine…

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HIP SPECIALIST

Hip Replacement 101: Find a Hip Specialist

Hip Replacement 101: Find a Hip Specialist Hip replacement surgery is a standard procedure used to treat various hip conditions. Hip specialists perform this surgery to replace a damaged or diseased hip joint with an artificial joint or prosthesis.  This surgery is highly effective in relieving pain and restoring function in patients with severe hip…

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Ankle Replacement Surgery

What is Ankle Replacement Surgery and Do I Need It

The ankle joint is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. As we age, our joints suffer, and over time, these joints can become damaged from arthritis or other conditions. Ankle replacement surgery may be recommended when the ankle joint is severely damaged and can no longer be repaired. Ankle replacement surgery involves…

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baseball injuries

5 Ways to Prevent Baseball Injuries

Baseball players are getting injured at higher rates than ever before. The injury trends, especially in young players, paint a grim picture: According to the Journal of Athletic Training, 74% of youth baseball players reported throwing-arm pain  The JoAT also reported that UCL reconstructions between 2003 and 2014 increased 343%, with 56.6% in those aged…

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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 101

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the hand, formed by bones and ligaments. When this passageway becomes narrower, it can pressure the median nerve. This pressure creates…

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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Relief

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Lower back pain is also a leading cause of disability worldwide. Nearly four out of five people will suffer lower back pain at some point in their lives.   If you’re living with lower back pain, it’s important…

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Orthopedic Surgery

How to prepare for surgery

The decision to undergo orthopedic surgery is not an easy one, and there are many things to consider, from preparing for the operation to post-operative recovery. At Oasis Hospital, we understand that staying in a hospital is not everyone’s first choice, we strive to make our patients stay as comfortable and “Un-hospital-like” as possible.  …

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Hip Pain

The Causes and Treatments of Hip Pain

Hip pain is a prevalent condition that can be caused by an underlying issue, or it can also be as simple as overuse and extended periods of awkward or unusual movements. Our hips are constantly in use, taking a lot of strain over the average lifespan. This is why serious hip problems tend to occur…

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knee pain

What causes degenerative knee disease (Osteoarthritis)?

We put our knees through a lot, and over time, the joints in our knees can become painful, leading to osteoarthritis of the knee, also known as degenerative arthritis of the knee. The condition involves changes that happen to the cartilage in our knees that protect the bones in our joints from rubbing together. When…

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Back Pain: Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

In its most simple definition, scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The condition is most often detected in childhood or during a person’s teenage years and while many cases are mild, it can worsen as time goes by. The condition affects roughly 2-3% of the population in the United States and is more common…

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ACL Injury

What every athlete should know about an ACL injury

ACL injuries are one of the most common injuries OASIS sports medicine professionals see in their practices. These injuries which occur in the knee ligaments are so common that there are an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 ACL injuries in the United States every year.   An injury to the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, can…

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Shoulder Arthroplasty

What is Total Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Severe shoulder pain can not only limit a person from doing physical activities they enjoy, it can make doing everyday things, such as getting dressed in the morning, nearly impossible. One way of treating severe shoulder pain that doesn’t respond to physical therapy or medication is through total shoulder arthroplasty, also known as total shoulder…

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Lower Back Pain Relief

Exercises for lower back pain

Back problems are one of the most common ailments we see in patients. Persistent and chronic back pain afflicts an incredibly large percentage of the population in the U.S. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all working Americans, some 65 million people, have reported some degree of back pain.    This can be the result of…

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Golf Elbow Pain

Golfer’s Elbow Symptoms and Treatment

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is not strictly reserved for golfers, although it is a common injury associated with the sport. It is a broad term for a form of tendonitis experienced in the area where your forearm muscle tendons attach to your elbow. It occurs on the inner side of your elbow and can…

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Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

The Benefits of Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

As with many other medical procedures today, patients who require orthopedic surgery will have the option of traditional or robotic-assisted surgery.    Understandably, some patients are unsure about robotic surgery and have a few questions – Are robots performing the entire procedure? Is it ultimately safe? What are the benefits? Why should I choose robotic…

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Spine Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Spine Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions

The physicians and staff at OASIS Hospital know that every patient is going to feel more comfortable if they are better informed about their surgery. Having spine surgery is a major decision and you’ll likely have a lot of questions leading up to and following the procedure. Below you’ll find some of the most frequently…

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How to Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon in Phoenix

Finding and choosing an orthopedic surgeon can be an intimidating process and it isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Whether you’re having shoulder, knee, hip, or some other kind of musculoskeletal problem, you’re going to need an expert team in your corner that deeply understands the level of care required and is equipped to…

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What to Know About Arthritis

From aching knees and sore elbows to joint cracking and popping, it’s all part of the territory when it comes to arthritis. Some 50 million people in the United States suffer from some level of arthritis, and as anyone who has arthritis knows, it’s not fun and can really put a damper on enjoying life…

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