Study Looks at Benefits of Knee Replacement Over Therapy Alone

The New York Times recently featured an article about a study that compared knee replacement to physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments. 



Plantar Fasciitis Guide

Plantar fasciitis (plan-ter fash-ee-eye-tiss) is pain in the heel or arch of the foot. It is caused by irritation of the plantar fascia—the band of tissue that goes from the heel to the ball of the foot.


Pros/Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

The Wall Street Journal published a recent article that examines the pros and cons of bilateral knee replacement. The article cites studies in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The article states that “a study in May in the Journal of Arthroplasty compared cases matched for risks in simultaneous bilateral and unilateral knee surgeries in a database of nearly 44,000 patients.


Fall Sports Injuries

Consider These 10 Tips to Avoid Fall Sports Injuries
Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips to avoid football, soccer and other fall sport injuries

Football, soccer, cheer leading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they’re also excited to hit the field again. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) offer safety tips to keep kids in the game and out of emergency rooms.


Too young for a new hip?

Too young for a new hip?

 Published in St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Michigan Medical Report

Safa KassabWhen you're living with hip pain that won't seem to go away, as was the case for Curtis Smith, there's a good chance you're not really living. In late 2014, Curtis, a 51-year-old plant supervisor, often found himself in pain when standing, walking or even bending over to tie his shoes. Simple tasks became challenging and painful, making it harder for him to enjoy life.


Big News

Drs. William Ward and Christopher Tisdel 

are joining Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County


Knee Injuries in Woman

Knee injuries in woman are reaching alarming levels

More woman and girls are involved in sports these days which is leading to overuse injuries. 


Shoulder Pain Hurting Your Golf Game?

Dr. Bahu talks about shoulder pain related to your golf game

With the growing popularity of golf, physicians specializing in the musculoskeletal system are seeing more golf related injuries.


Survey Results

The results are in... The staff and doctors at OSOC are getting great marks.

We surveyed 100 patients in the month of January and tabulated their responses. Check out the results.


Knee pain with stairs may be an early sign of arthritis

A new study indicates that having knee pain with stairs may be one of the earliest signs of arthritis.


Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain At Night?

The most common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff tendonitis.

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