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Hike Your Way to Health – By: William P. Rix, MD

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Carolyn Waterman under Featured Articles

Orthopaedic surgeons strongly recommend a regular exercise program to promote musculoskeletal health. An ideal exercise is one that is aerobic, strengthens the core as well as all four extremities, improves balance, is low impact, reasonably safe, and is able to be performed throughout life. The sport of hiking fulfills all the above criteria. It is […]

Thank You Everyone!

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Carolyn Waterman under Featured Articles, News

THANK YOU AGAIN! New Hampshire Union Leader’s  annual Readers’ Choice awards has listed New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center best orthopaedic office in New Hampshire for 2014! Thank you to everyone who voted!!  

Earn CME credits with NHMI!

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Carolyn Waterman under Featured Articles, News

Need to earn CME credits and looking for a seminar to join? Attend the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute’s  21st Annual Symposium and earn up to 6 Contact Hours and 1 CME credit.  James Vailas, MD and Vladimir Sinkov, MD from New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center will be among the six speakers participating in this great event. Click here […]

MRI: Not the Whole Story – By: William P. Rix, MD

Posted on May 30, 2014 by NHOC Tech under Featured Articles

MRI:  Not the Whole Story William P. Rix, MD MRI is an imaging tool commonly used by orthopedists in making a diagnosis in patients with musculoskeletal complaints.  It is frequently mentioned in the media when professional athletes are injured: “Major League Baseball pitcher John Smith’s production has fallen over the past few games. MRI of […]

Heel Pain – By: William P. Rix, MD

Posted on February 18, 2014 by amaselli under Featured Articles

There are two types of heel pain that send patients to the orthopedist:  back of the heel pain (Achilles Tendinitis or AT) and bottom of the heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis or PF). The symptoms in both conditions are similar:  first step, or start up, pain after getting out of bed in the morning and pain […]

Free Sports Physicals!

Posted on January 30, 2014 by amaselli under Featured Articles

Don’t miss out on your FREE Sports Physical before Spring arrives! We have teamed up with NHMI and Safe Sports Network (http://www.nhmi.net/) again and will be hosting free sports physicals in our Bedford office on Thursday March 2oth, please arrive between 5:30 and 6:30pm.  Click the image below to be linked to the registration form.  You […]

Knee Cap Pain – By: William P. Rix, MD

Posted on November 5, 2013 by amaselli under Featured Articles

Knee Cap Pain Knee pain is a common complaint in patients presenting to the orthopedist. The kneecap is often the culprit. To understand why this bone plays such a prominent role in knee pain, a review of anatomy is in order. The knee cap, known as the patella, is a fig newton size bone, triangular […]

Recommended: A Healthy Orthopaedic Lifestyle – By: William P. Rix, MD

Posted on August 30, 2013 by amaselli under Featured Articles

Recommended: A Healthy Orthopaedic Lifestyle Strains, sprains, overuse injuries, fractures, and arthritis: it`s a rare person who has not experienced one of these orthopaedic problems. Practicing good orthopaedic health habits can minimize the risk of incurring one or more of these common musculoskeletal conditions. Exercise Strong muscles protect our joints from injury by absorbing the […]

Pain in the Butt! – By William P. Rix, MD

Posted on June 6, 2013 by amaselli under Featured Articles

Hip girdle pain is defined as pain in the buttock that radiates into the thigh.  It is a common problem, particularly in the older person. Although there are many possible causes of this condition, most are found to be  degenerative disease of the hip joint (osteoarthritis), the lumbar spine (facet arthritis, lumbar stenosis) or the […]

Shoulder Pain: The Big Three – By William P. Rix, MD

Posted on April 9, 2013 by amaselli under Featured Articles

SHOULDER PAIN – The Big Three “My shoulder hurts, Doc”.  This is a common complaint heard by the orthopedist. The history is remarkably consistent:  gradual onset of increasing shoulder and upper arm pain, with or without a preceding, usually minor, injury. The diagnosis is most often one of three conditions we`ll call “the Big Three”:  […]