Cortisone vs. Ozone injections

Pain-relieving steroid shots are commonly used for knee arthritis although they only provide short-term benefits and do not slow the progression of the disease. Could ozone injections be a better solution?

Youth Sports Injury Stats

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. This increase in play has led to some other startling statistics about injuries among America's young athletes:

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.

High Heels Can Lead To A Dozen Foot And Leg Injuries

No Pain, No Gain: High Heels Can Lead To A Dozen Foot And Leg Injuries

From the Washington Post

Blistered heels and the minor embarrassment of carrying a dangling pair of stilettos, barefoot, out of the club is generally a small price to pay for women who want to look good. But if you ask scientists their opinion, they’ll tell you the same: Ditch the high heel obsession if you want to preserve the health of your feet.

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.

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