5Jan, 2017

Explore Adult Stem Cells for Shoulder Pain

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Explore Adult Stem Cells for Shoulder Pain   By Eric Chang MD and Robert Stowe Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   It is estimated that shoulder pain is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal problem in the United States. Are you suffering from shoulder pain and looking for an innovative, proven, and minimally invasive approach to treatment? What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells? Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are a type of adult stem cell that eventually develop into cells that make up our bones, muscles, nerves, adipose tissue among other things […]

4Jan, 2017

Flatfeet – When is Treatment Necessary?

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Flatfeet – When is Treatment Necessary?   By Michael Gillman MD Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   Symptoms Associated with Flatfeet include: Collapse of midfoot Foot deformity Excessive shoe wear Painful callus formation Knee pain. Believe it or not, a majority of children aged 1-5 have flatfeet.  About 95% of the time we “grow out” of our flatfeet by the time we are adults.   Orthotic treatment vs an evaluation by a trained orthopedic specialist: In some cases flatfeet can be treated with simple over the counter orthotics or […]

5Nov, 2016

What is Short Leg Syndrome?

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What is Short Leg Syndrome?   By Andrew Germanovich DO and Robert Stowe MS Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County Short leg syndrome (SLS) is better known in the medical community as Leg Length Discrepancy. In the simplest terms, one who suffers from SLS will have one leg that is shorter than the other. The length difference does not have to be large to make a difference in your body. We are not symmetric. Leg length discrepancy up to 1.5 cm (0.6 of an inch) is usually tolerated well […]

7Sep, 2016

What is Flatback Syndrome?

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What is Flatback Syndrome? By Dr. Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Spine Specialist When the lower back (lumbar spine) loses its normal swayback curve (lordosis) this can result in FLATBACK DEFORMITY.  The main symptoms of Flatback Deformity are difficulty standing up straight often associated with low back or leg pain.  Typically, these symptoms get worse towards the end of the day as the muscles supporting the back and legs fatigue.  In an attempt to adjust for the Flatback Deformity, patients may extend their hips by rotating the pelvis backwards […]

2Aug, 2016

Advances in Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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Are you considering having hip replacement surgery? Do you worry about the surgical risks and recovery? This is a common concern. While a great majority of patients do well with hip replacement surgery, a small percentage of folks experience post surgical complications. Post surgical complications can occur regardless of the surgical approach (anterior vs posterior incisions) or the implant used. A majority of these problem cases involve non-ideal positioning (mal-positioning) of the surgical implants, specifically the cup. Cup mal-position can occur even in the best of hands. Believe it or […]

12Jul, 2016

Night Time Shoulder Pain and What To Do About It

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By Steve Mora MD Orange County Shoulder Specialist at Restore One very common complaint I hear from patients with shoulder problems is “doc my shoulder pain wakes me up at night”. The pain can occur whether or not one lies on the painful shoulder, opposite side or on their back.  Patients cannot find a comfortable sleeping position.  The pain just does not let them sleep well. Night time shoulder pain is probably the most common symptom I see in patients with shoulder conditions such as tenditinis, bursitis, tendinosis, impingement, rotator […]

15Jun, 2016

Is it a Simple Case of Slouching or is it Scheuermann’s Disease?

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Scheuermann’s Disease of the Spine by Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Slouching, hunching forward or rounded back is often considered just poor posture.  In many cases, it is the result of a rarely recognized condition called SCHEUERMANN’S DISEASE.  Similar to Scoliosis, Scheuermann’s Disease is a structural exaggerated forward curvature in children and adolescents that can progress into adulthood. Slouching is often mistaken for poor posture which is flexible and corrects with standing more upright.  Scheuermann’s disease is a structural abnormality that develops during adolescent growth. It […]

7Dec, 2015

The Sacroiliac Joint Pain- The Other Cause of Low Back Pain

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain- The Other Cause of Low Back Pain by Andrew Germanovich, DO Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County   The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the largest spinal joint in the body. There is minimal mobility in this L-shaped joint and the mechanics of sacroiliac joint movement are quite complex.  This joint also has the strongest ligaments1 .  Pain in the SI joint is usually secondary to ligamentous injury or laxity, hypo or hypermobility, core muscle weakness, chronic joint inflammation, axial compression of the sacrum by the weight of the upper torso and torque.   Sacroiliac joint is the least understood, most controversial joint in […]

8Nov, 2015

Compression Fractures of the Spine- A New Approach

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New Standard of Care for Spine Vertebral Compression Fractures by Greg Carlson, M.D. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF’s) are common problems impacting people with weak bone structure (osteoporosis). Patients often present with severe incapacitating back and leg pain completely unaware of the fragile bone condition that has developed over time. The symptoms often render the patients unable to mobilize or take care of themselves. Bed rest and immobility are often unresponsive to pain medication, bracing and supportive care.  In addition to the […]

6Oct, 2015

The Stiff and Painful Elbow in Combat Athletes

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Dr. Mora has been treating patients who participate in mixed martial arts for over 10 years.  He has taken care of the weekend warrior as well as the professional champion level UFC fighter. He has been a guest blogger on MMA web pages including www.bloodyelbow.com.  In this article he writes about the painful, stiff locking elbow.   I have been seeing more and more young active patients present with painful and stiff elbow joints. The majority of these patients have been heavily involved in the practice of mixed martial arts (MMA).  Most […]