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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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LHSAA Partnership

LHSAA Partnership

We are honored to be named the LHSAA’s official sports medicine provider in Acadiana! This recognition as the LHSAA’s provider of choice is confirmation of Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists’ commitment to quality care that will get student athletes back on...

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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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Don’t let a sports injury keep you out of the game

It's something you never want to experience as an athlete- a sprained ankle, a torn ACL or even in a concussion. "We're available should the need arise. Unfortunately, injuries are a part of every sport," said Dr. Michael Duval. Duval is an orthopedic...

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The Direct Anterior Approach

The Direct Anterior Approach Are all Total Hip Replacement Surgeries the same?  No! The greatest advancement in Total Hip Replacement in recent years is The Direct Anterior Approach (DDA).  An approach is the “route” a surgeon takes from skin incision to the hip joint...

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Press Release: LOS Using New Post Surgical Pain Control

Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists Using New Post Surgical Pain Control to Decrease Prescription Narcotic Need Lafayette, LA - Every day, the fellowship-trained surgeons of Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists are performing major surgeries, which usually...

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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 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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