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OSOC Blog

09
Dec

Is Your Pain Coming from the Sacroiliac Joint?

The sacroiliac joint is located at the junction of the spine and the pelvis. It functions as a shock absorber that cushions against the force of your upper body.  At least 15% of patients with low back pain will actually have sacroiliac joint pain.

04
Nov

Congratulations to Dr. Bahu

Dr. Bahu inducted into The American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons

Dr. Bahu has been admitted to The American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons! 

14
Oct

Clarkston Office

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Join us for the grand opening of the our new Clarkston office at 7650 Dixie Highway on Thursday November 2 from 4 to 6 pm. We will be raffling prizes and signed memorabilia. 

01
Aug

Michigan Medical Report

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Drs. Bahu and Kassab featured in St. Joe's Michigan Medical Report

05
Jun

Compete pain-free in the sport you love

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Read this article in The Birmingham Eccentric by Dr. Bahu.

10
May

Your Knees. Your Choice

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Research reveals orthopaedic surgery has a social and economic impact

Total knee replacement (or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)) is one of the most successful and life-enhancing surgical procedures.

15
Feb

Is Running Good or Bad for Your Knees?

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Recent article published in TIME Magazine on running and knee pain. It quotes a study that concluded that short distance running is probably not harmful to your knees and does not cause inflammation. 

25
Jan

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A common question asked by an orthopedic surgeon during a new patient visit is: where exactly is your pain?  The physician may ask several other questions about the pain: Can you point with one finger to the spot that hurts the most?  Does the pain travel anywhere?   

27
Jun

Bunions Causes and Treatment

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Many people think a bunion is a simple bone prominence by the big toe. Actually, a bunion can be a progressive deformity of bones and joints.

These mal-aligned structures can cause a painful “bump,” but can also cause functional problems, leading to other regions of foot pain. 

Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal structure of the bone changes, resulting in the bunion bump. This deformity will gradually increase and may make it painful to wear shoes or walk.

25
May

Get back on the course quicker

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Golf is a hobby for some, a pastime for others, and a passion for many.  Any day a golfer is kept off the course due to an injury is a day wasted, according to Dr. Bill Ward, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County.

18
Feb

Questions After Joint Replacement

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Two of the most common questions we get are about sleeping after surgery and whether the implant will set off metal detectors. 


  • Why can't I sleep after my joint replacement?

    One of the most common comlaints we hear from our patients is the inabaility to get a good night's sleep.  

    A lot of factors contribute to the lack of sleep. The most common reason patients cannot sleep is pain.  At OSOC we pride ourselves on effectively controlling our patients pain to help them get through their recovery. As sleep is a very important part of the recovery, here are some tips to practice to help you sleep after your jonit replacement:

    • Take your pain medication if you are having pain. As stated earlier, pain is the most common cause of not being able to sleep.  Taking your pain pills one hour before sleeping helps restore your sleep cycle. 
    • Ice before bedtime
    • Sleep on your side or back with a pillow between your legs for comfort
    • Do not do your therapy immediately before bedtime. This may cause increased pain and swelling. 

    Most times difficulty sleeping after your surgery resolves on its own after 3-4 weeks. With proper pain control and activity modification patients can get a good night's sleep throughout their recovery.

     

  • Will my joint replacement set off metal detectors?

    Most orthopedic implants will set off metal detectors. Over 90% of hip replacements and knee replacements will set of airport metal detectors. We do provide our patients an implant card but this is no longer needed for identification of these implants. 

    If you or a family member has a metal implant, he or she should inform a Transportation Security Officer before screening begins. Passengers can use TSA’s Notification Card to communicate discreetly with security officers; however, showing this card or other medical documentation will not exempt a passengerfrom additional screening.

    Many patients now prefer to be screened by imaging technology (X-ray Machine) to reduce the likelihood of a pat-down being necessary. If a pat-down is selected by the TSA, it will be helpful to wear clothes that allow you to easily reveal your surgical scar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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