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Newsletter Stories Archives by Subject


Ankle Surgery Arthritis Management
Back Pain Elbow Surgery
Foot Surgery Hand Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery Interventional Pain Management
Knee Replacement Surgery Joint Reconstruction & Replacement
Physical & Occupational Therapy & Sports Rehab Osteoporisis
Sports Medicine Shoulder Surgery
Miscellaneous

Ankle Surgery

Football player back on field
• Ankle, foot injuries most common for basketball

Arthritis Management

• Shoulder arthritis occurs as cartilage thins

Back Pain

• Spine surgery alleviates back pain
• Why Is My Back Hurting?

Elbow Surgery

• Avoid shoulder and elbow injuries with proper pitching mechanics
• Summer can be painful for elbows

Foot Surgery

• Ankle, foot injuries most common for basketball

Hand Surgery

• Office procedures for Dupuytren’s contracture
• Bone & Joint offers office-based hand surgery
• Specialized therapy speeds recovery of hand injuries
Hand surgeon Dr. Mike Dolan saves livelihoods
• Jammed finger injuries range from simple jams to dislocation, fractures
• Wide-Awake Surgery: Hand surgeon pioneers carpal tunnel surgery with numbing medicine rather than general anesthesia
• Despite severe osteoarthritis, patient stays active with help from West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic

Hip Replacement Surgery

• Hip arthroscopy treats more problems
• Hip mobility and hip arthroscopy

Interventional Pain Management

Interventional pain management helps patient after two surgeries
• Physician helps patients with chronic pain regain their active lifestyles
• Interventional pain management helps patients with chronic pain

Joint Reconstruction & Replacement

Slowed down by joint pain? Not all solutions lead to joint-replacement surgery

Knee Surgery

Injured athlete returns to basketball after knee reconstruction surgery
Dr. Hutchison accepted into clinical study
Patellofemoral pain: It’s commonly diagnosed, but what is it?
• Q & A on patellofemoral pain
Outpatient knee replacement surgery performed at Physicians Surgery Center
Patient says 'Thank you, Dr. Michael Cobb'
Knee replacement brings back mobility
• New knee surgery means faster recovery
• West TN Bone & Joint Clinic Physicians experienced in patient-matched, knee replacement surgery
Surgeon among first in nation to do customized knee replacement
Marathoner shatters knee; he’s back to running after surgery

Osteoporosis

Special clinic identifies patients at risk of breaking bones

Physical & Occupational Therapy & Sports Rehab

• Physical and Occupational Therapy offered at West Tennessee Bone & Joint
The McKenzie Method

Shoulder Surgery

• Shoulder arthritis causes friction and pain
• Unstable shoulder causes problems
• Surgeons learn new arthroscopic techniques for shoulder surgery
• Avoid shoulder and elbow injuries with proper pitching mechanics
• Thawing a painful frozen shoulder
• Football: Shoulders take a big hit
• Shoulder surgery allowed athlete to return to strenuous CrossFit training
Shoulder surgery requires physical therapy, then surgery for Union instructor

Sports Medicine

• Muscle injuries sideline athletes
• Benefits of endurance sports outweigh risks
Broken arm can't stop athlete
• An interesting study on concussions
• Every injured athlete has one main goal: Returning to play his or her sport
Basketball injuries can sideline season
Youth baseball, softball injuries increasing as more play year round
• Ankle, foot injuries most common for basketball
• A New You! Getting in shape!
Overuse injuries caused by repetition
• Preventing heat illness and heat stroke
Muscle Cramps — Ouch!
Avoid shoulder and elbow injuries with proper pitching mechanics
• Take time to select a good bike, and get a proper fit as you start cycling
Use precaution to avoid cycling injuries
• Running, excellent exercise, has some injury risks
• Shin Splints: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
• Water: An essential part of any exercise, sport
• Football: Shoulders take a big hit
• ACL injuries more common with female athletes
• Is cheerleading the most dangerous high school and collegiate sport?
Soccer: The world’s football
• Brain concussions common in contact sports
• The science of the golf swing
• Summer can be painful for elbows
• Tips to prevent winter sports injuries
Burners and Stingers: What are they exactly?
Increased prevalence of MRSA infections among high school football players
Guidelines on healthy strength training for children and adolescents
• Preventing heat-related illness

Miscellaneous

Dr. Stan Ragon brings orthopedic care to Trenton
• Ladder injuries common, but also preventable
• Family Nurse Practitioner joins WTBJC
• 2016 Readers' Choice Award Winners
Paris clinic offers complete staff and services, including physical therapy
Dr. Kyle Stephens joins West TN Bone & Joint Clinic
Dr. Stan Ragon joins West TN Bone & Joint Clinic
Keeping You Active: A history of West Tennessee Bone & Joint
Nurse practitioner staffs Dyersburg clinic
• Wren joins West Tennessee Bone & Joint
Physician wins 2015 Jackson Sun Reader's Choice Award
Bone & Joint Specialists, PLLC, in Paris, joins West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, PC
• West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic CEO named Administrator of the Year
Ultrasound useful for orthopedic patients