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We are proud to be included on the 2020 LSU 100 list!

We are proud to be included on the 2020 LSU 100 list!

LSU One Hundred is a designation given to the fastest-growing alumni businesses within a calendar year. Thank you, Acadiana for choosing Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists!Graduates that were on our application. Adam Perry, MDNeil Romero, MDRobby LeBlanc, MDMatthew...

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So your Doctor said you have Bursitis: What does that mean?

So your Doctor said you have Bursitis: What does that mean?

The term osteoarthritis is well known, and often synonymous with joint pain.  Bursitis is also a common cause of joint pain, but not as well known. The human body has several mechanisms in place to assist the efficient, life-long movement and articulation between its...

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What is Mommy’s Wrist?

What is Mommy’s Wrist?

De Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition characterized by thumb-sided wrist pain. It is a common problem among caregivers of young children which is why it has been nicknamed “mommy’s wrist”. Pain is the most pronounced symptom and is usually noted with...

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The Bump on the Back of Your Knee

The Bump on the Back of Your Knee

    Patients often ask, “Doc, what is the bump on the back of my knee?” This is commonly referred to as a Baker’s Cyst.  Located in the back of the knee lies a communication between the knee joint and the muscles behind the knee. Pressure from the Baker’s...

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“Avocado Hand” Injuries by Dr. Bryce Fugarino

“Avocado Hand” Injuries by Dr. Bryce Fugarino

“Avocado Hand” Injuries by Dr. Bryce FugarinoInjuries related to cutting an avocado are increasing. These injuries are so common that they now have the nickname of “avocado hand.” People often cut into their non-dominant hand when either trying to remove the pit or...

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Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery now in New Iberia

Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery now in New Iberia

New Iberia is on the verge of having its very first robotic surgery available to patients of the Teche Area.   The Iberia Medical Center held an open house at its North Campus Wednesday to introduce its Mako robotic-arm surgical robot. The machine is designed to...

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Pain in the Foot

Pain in the Foot

If you are having pain at the bottom of the foot or heel, you are not alone. 10 percent of American adults are impacted by heel pain and it accounts for one million patient visits per year in the U.S. If you have made a sincere attempt to self-diagnose using Google,...

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Healing Thumb Issues Before they Become Chronic

Healing Thumb Issues Before they Become Chronic

Healing Thumb Issues Before they Become Chronic Heading to the mountains each winter is a trip many people in South Louisiana look forward to each year. While it is a safe and exciting trip for most, unfortunately there are injuries that can occur on the slopes. One...

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Avoid spooky injuries this Halloween

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 16, 2018)– Halloween is quickly approaching. As trick-or-treaters plan their candy routes, and jack-o’-lanterns appear on porches in neighborhoods across the country, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons wants to ensure...

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Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes New Physical Therapists

Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists congratulates Andrea Fontenot, LOT, CHT on becoming a Certified Hand Therapist! Andrea has been working towards achieving this goal for several years and is now certified by the American Society of Hand Therapists. A CHT is an occupational therapist or physical therapist by profession with at least three years of experience, plus 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice (upper extremity rehabilitation). A CHT must have passed a certification examination that demonstrates knowledge of all areas of hand therapy before being granted the right to use the CHT designation.

Matthew Ulm, one of LOS’ Physical Therapists, is now Titleist Performance Institute Certified! Matthew can perform golf specific injury assessment and rehabilitation techniques to get players back in the game. His training included how swing related injuries develop, how to assess and treat injuries and how specific physical limitations can be addressed to improve performance. Congratulations Matt!

Park Place Surgical Hospital and Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists held a joint press conference on Thursday to unveil a new technology that will improve spine surgeries.

The Surgical Spine Robot is being used for the first time in the world outside of a few selected University Hospitals (none of which are located in Louisiana.)

The robot is expected to increase accuracy and allow surgeons to pre-plan procedures.

“Robotic spine surgery is a game changer. Patients who have significant back pain, nerve pain, sciatica or numbness in their lower extremities and haven’t had success with non-operative treatment, have options. We are proud to be the first surgeons in the state to use the Globus and provide world-class, revolutionary care here in Acadiana,“ said Dr. Lon Baronne of Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. He and Dr. Neil Romero are the only two orthopedic spine surgeons trained to operate using the new robot in the state.

For more information about robotic spine surgery in Louisiana, visit louisianaroboticspine.com or call 337.769.4591.

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Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports.

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Source: Science Daily

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