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Does Wearing High Heels Damage Your Knees?

Posted on November 27, 2016 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Hogan, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

by: Kathleen A. Hogan, MD It is hard not to notice when a women walks down the street or through the hospital in 3 inch stiletto heels. It is estimated that over 40% of women wear high heals daily. Most of these shoes are not comfortable after several hours of wear and the potential negative … Read More

Arthritis of the Thumb

Posted on May 23, 2016 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Wang, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

by: Jinsong Wang, MD, PhD Your thumb accounts for about half of your hand function. Sometimes people don’t realize how important the thumb is until it doesn’t function properly anymore. The most common arthritis involving the thumb is thumb CMC joint arthritis. This is the joint where the thumb attaches to the hand. This joint … Read More

Four of Our Physicians Named ‘Top Docs’ for 2016

Posted on March 20, 2016 by NHOC Tech under Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

Each year, roughly 3,000 physicians licensed to practice in New Hampshire are asked by New Hampshire Magazine to nominate specialists they would most recommend to family and friends. Those selected as ‘Top Doctors’ received the greatest number of recommendations within 45 specialties. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center physicians have been voted ‘Top Doctors’ in New Hampshire … Read More

Cross Training and Whole Body Fitness

Posted on March 3, 2016 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Bouvier, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By: Daniel Bouvier, MD In this current age athletes participate in sports well into middle age and beyond. We find children specializing in sports at a young age, high volume, and high intensity early in their skeletal development. Gone are the days of free play, climbing trees, building walls and forts, and kickball games in … Read More

Insomnia After Joint Replacement

Posted on December 21, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Hogan, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

by Kathleen A. Hogan, M.D. One of the most common complaints after knee or hip replacement is difficulty sleeping. By six weeks after surgery, most people are having less pain in their new joint and increasing their activity. But they often lay awake at night, unable to sleep. Why does this happen and what can … Read More

Why Do Artificial Joints Wear Out?

Posted on November 2, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Hogan, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By Kathleen Hogan, M.D. Nothing lasts forever. Articular cartilage allows our joints to move freely without pain. As that cartilage wears out or becomes damaged, arthritis develops. If the resulting pain and deformity from arthritis becomes severe, many joints can be replaced, usually with metal and plastic implants. However, these artificial joints wear out with … Read More

Fall Prevention Awareness

Posted on September 25, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter, Jake A. Motha, DPT

By: Jake A. Motha, DPT   Have you fallen in the past year? Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking? Do you worry about falling? If you answered yes, you are not alone. In fact, one out of three older adults age 65 or greater will fall within the year. It is no surprise … Read More

Runner’s Knee

Posted on August 5, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Marino, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By: Anthony R. Marino, MD Runner’s knee, also called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is an irritation of the cartilage or tissue underneath the kneecap or the patella. The majority of running injuries are knee injuries and 50% of runners over time experience knee pain. PFPS typically flares up after long runs, when you’ve had to … Read More

Preventing Heat Stroke

Posted on July 27, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter, Scott M. Evans, PA-C

By: 
Scott M. Evans, PA-C Now that we’ll be experiencing the heat and humidity of summer, it is very important to understand the symptoms of heat stroke and how to prevent it. Heat stroke is a very serious and potentially dangerous injury that requires medical attention immediately.
 
Heat stroke is the most severe of a … Read More

The Evolution of Joint Replacements

Posted on July 7, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Joseph, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

by: Douglas M. Joseph, MD This year, about 800,000 people in the US will have either a hip or knee replacement. Total hip and knee “survival” or success is estimated by The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery to be greater than 90% in several twenty-five year follow up studies. The Evolution of Joint Replacements We’ve come … Read More

What is Arthritis?

Posted on May 19, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Hogan, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By: Kathleen A. Hogan, MD Today I’d like to answer the question, What is arthritis? One of my patients recently expressed concern that her primary care physician had diagnosed her with “degenerative joint disease.” She was worried that this disease was spreading throughout her body causing arthritis in all of her joints, and wondered what … Read More

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Posted on April 16, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Michaud, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By: Marc J. Michaud, MD Plantar Fasciitis is the Most Common Ailment I See As a foot and ankle surgeon, plantar fasciitis is the most common ailment that I see in the office. Patients complain of pain along the course of the plantar fascia and especially at the insertion to the heel. It is estimated … Read More

When Your Child Has a Broken Bone: What You Need to Know!

Posted on March 2, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Blaisdell, Featured Articles, InMotion Newsletter

By: Gregory Y. Blaisdell, MD No parent wants to see their child in pain, and a broken bone causes a lot of anxiety. In this article we’ll let you know how to provide the best care when your child has a broken bone. Keep your Child Comfortable and Reduce Swelling The most important thing for … Read More

Preventing Snow Blower Injuries

Posted on January 23, 2015 by NHOC Tech under Dr. Heaps, InMotion Newsletter

By: Robert J. Heaps, MD As we experience winter storm after winter storm here in New England, we turn our attention to preventing snow blower injuries. Every winter people lose fingers and suffer serious hand injuries while trying to maintain their snow blowers. According to US Consumer Product Safety Commission data, more than 6,000 people … Read More