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Treating Compartment Syndrome

November 2019

If you or someone you know suffers from compartment syndrome and is searching for an orthopedist in Nassau County, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is capable of helping patients treat this condition.

What is Compartment Syndrome?

Compartment syndrome is a painful disease that affects your limbs. It occurs when there is a dangerous amount of swelling of the muscles, which begins to put pressure on the nerves, thus slowing blood flow to the affected area. This can lead to a feeling of numbness or pins and needles in a patient’s legs or arms and a lot of pain and discomfort. Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, an orthopedist in Nassau County, NY, is here to help our patients with their diagnosis and treatment. We understand the pain and discomfort that can be brought about by this disease, and we want to help alleviate you of your pain and get you back to your everyday life. 

Types Of Compartment Syndrome

There are two variations of compartment syndrome that patients can be diagnosed with. The type of diagnosis and the cause of the problem will dictate the type of treatment you will receive: 

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome - This is caused by a traumatic injury such as a bone fracture resulting from a car accident.
  • Chronic Compartment Syndrome - The cause of this syndrome is excessive exercise and muscle fatigue. Typically seen with repetitive motion exercises such as cycling, swimming, or running. 

Symptoms Of Compartment Syndrome

  • Pain is the leading complaint of this syndrome. The discomfort of this degree can be very persistent and progressive. This type of pain is very sensitive and feels worse when stretching, elevating, or touching.
  • Experiencing a strange numbness or tingling in your limbs. 
  • The affected area has a strange pale color due to the lack of blood flow. 
  • There is no pulse or a weak pulse in the affected area.

Treating Compartment Syndrome 

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome - This can only be treated with surgery. This requires a doctor to cut into the affected area and relieve the pressure.
  • Chronic Compartment Syndrome - This can be treated with shoe inserts, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Patients are also advised to stop the activity that is causing the problem.  

Can Compartment Syndrome Be Avoided? 

You may be able to avoid chronic Compartment Syndrome if you make sure you are not over exhausting muscles during exercise. You also must make sure that you are properly conditioning muscles for the type of exercise that you plan on doing. Additionally, wearing shoe inserts to decrease impact when running and maintaining flexibility can also help prevent this syndrome. Our expert orthopedist in Nassau County is equipped to treat your symptoms. 

In the case of Acute Compartment Syndrome, avoiding the condition altogether can be tricky. It is important for patients who wear a cast to be mindful of warning signs, and if they begin to experience symptoms, they need to talk to a healthcare provider immediately. Early diagnosis may help prevent the need for surgery.

There Is An Orthopedist In Nassau County That Can Help You! 

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our trained staff and doctors are here to help you. We treat all of our patients as individuals, catering your treatment to your specific diagnosis. Schedule an appointment with us today online or call us at 516-887-5500! Our orthopedist in Nassau County is ready to help you live a healthier life! 

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Am I Qualified For Knee Replacement?

November 2019

Are you a patient who’s knee pain has become so severe that it prevents you from participating in daily activities? If so, it might be time to discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon about knee replacement surgery. You may qualify for knee replacement surgery if nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or the use of a walking aid no longer provide pain relief. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we can diagnose your condition to determine if a surgical procedure applies to your current impairment. If you are considering knee replacement surgery, call us today to schedule an appointment with a Valley Stream Orthopedist. 

 What Should I Expect From My Orthopedist?

The knee is the most commonly removed joint in the body. More than 600,000 people worldwide have knee replacement surgery each year and around 90 percent see an overall improvement in their mobility. To determine whether you need knee replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon will do a thorough examination of your knee, perform an X-Ray, conduct tests, and evaluate your medical history or past injuries. You’ll also have a physical exam to test your strength and balance. Here are some reasons why you might consider visiting a Valley Stream orthopedist today:

  • Extreme pain or loss of mobility: If you are experiencing a severe level of pain that stops you from performing daily tasks, you could qualify for knee replacement. It’s one thing to experience pain during intense physical activity, but it’s another thing if you feel knee discomfort from any sort of physical activity. Pain can also cause extreme joint stiffness and loss of mobility. 
  • Other treatments failed: Usually, an orthopedist will try to relieve your pain through nonsurgical treatments before recommending surgery. When nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy, medications, injections, a walking aid like a cane or a mobility aid fail to relieve pain, surgery might be your next option.
  • A bowing in your leg: Bowing in or out of your legs generally signal knee problems. Bowed legs eventually cause problems in the knees and hips because of the pressure that the curved legs put on these joints. 

Valley Stream Orthopedist 

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we hope to provide you with the best surgical options so you can make a fast recovery. Our goal is to make sure you feel your best. By visiting a Valley Stream orthopedist, you can get back on your feet! 

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Protecting Yourself From Hip Injuries

November 2019

Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is committed to helping patients reach their optimal level of wellness. If you or someone you know has suffered from a hip injury and is in search of an orthopedist in Brooklyn, contact us today to learn more!


Identifying Hip Injuries

Monitoring an individual’s hip health, especially those who participate in athletics, is of great importance for one’s overall health. It is easy to damage the joints and ligaments in your hips due to constant use and potential strain. Injuries of this nature can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort and may even require a potential surgical procedure. To keep yourself from experiencing any sort of hip injury, you need to take preventative measures as well as understand how the most common hip injuries tend to develop. If you’ve suffered a hip injury, to any degree, and require the assistance of an orthopedist, we can help! Here at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, an orthopedist in Brooklyn, NY, we are here to help you treat and manage your hip-related discomfort. 

Common Hip Injuries 

There are many different situations in which a hip injury can develop. These incidents include car accidents, sports-related injuries, and even the development of arthritis in the hips. This makes it very difficult and painful for a patient to move. Here are some of the most common hip injuries

  • Broken Hip - Fractures can transpire at any age, but they most commonly occur in geriatric patients 65 years or older.
  • Bursitis - A condition that features swelling in the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that help keep the ligaments and joints lubricated. 
  • Dislocation - Common for a patient who has shallow hip sockets or hip dysplasia.
  • Labral Tear - This is a common injury for athletes and may result in surgery depending upon the severity.
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome - Bands of tissue in the hip thicken which makes movement painful and difficult. 
  • Arthritis - Inflammation of hip joints and the breakdown of protective cartilage. 
  • Tendinitis - Inflammation of the tendons in the hip. 

Ways To Prevent Hip Injuries

At Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, our orthopedist in Brooklyn can help to prevent, diagnose, and treat hip injuries. Below are simple ways our practice would advise our patients to prevent future hip injuries:

  • Strengthening surrounding areas -
    • The best way for patients to prevent any hip injuries is to strengthen the muscles that surround the hip. Muscle strength keeps joints moving properly and protects them from being damaged.
  • Proper warm-up and cool-down
    • Stretching and light running is important for preventing hip injuries. This helps the areas loosen up before intense exercise and will help prevent the pulling or tearing of the muscles in your hip.
  • Wear proper-fitting shoes
    • Wearing sneakers or cleats that do not fit properly or are worn down can cause a lot of unnecessary strain and impact on your hips. Wear shoes that are comfortable and provide good support for your arches. Also, avoid running on hard surfaces like concrete as much as possible. 

Our Orthopedist in Brooklyn Can Help You

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we are equipped with the most advanced technology in the field to help properly diagnose your injuries and ailments. Our doctors have years of experience and are here to make your treatment process as simple and enjoyable as possible. We offer a wide variety of orthopedic treatments that will help you with your pain and discomfort from your injuries. Schedule an appointment with our orthopedist in Brooklyn today online or call our office!

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Staying Healthy for Cross-Country Season

October 2019

If you have suffered an injury this cross country season, our expert Brooklyn orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation can provide you with an abundance of treatment options. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help keep you injury-free this fall.   

Staying Healthy as a Long-Distance Runner

We are currently in the middle of the cross-country season, a time where individuals and teams compete in long-distance races and show pride for their school. But whether you are a competitor or just a casual runner, long-distance running, especially cross-country running (where the terrain becomes a factor), involves a risk of injury. Our staff can educate patients on how to stay healthy in this cross-country season. In the unfortunate event that an injury does occur, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, a Brooklyn Orthopedist, for a consultation and appointment.

Here are some recommended strategies that you can take in order to help yourself stay healthy during this cross-country season.

Increase your flexibility and range of motion.

Increasing your flexibility can reduce your chance of injury and enable your muscles to work more effectively. Implementing flexibility training into your fitness regimen can also help improve your range of motion, reduce lower back pain, and increase joint mobility. Components of a good flexibility training program include dynamic and static stretching, foam rolling, and yoga. However, if you experience significant pain while performing these activities, it’s important to consult an orthopedist, as it could be a warning sign of a more serious complication. If you’re experiencing significant pain while stretching, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, a Brooklyn orthopedist. They can perform a full examination and address your health concerns with a clear diagnosis.  

Properly warm-up and cool-down.

Warming up before exercise raises your body temperature and increases the circulation of blood and oxygen to your muscles. This allows your muscles to perform more effectively and reduces muscle soreness after your workout. An effective warm-up routine should gradually increase your heart rate. Examples of effective warm-up exercises include jogging or cycling. It’s also important not to perform these exercises too far in advance of your workout, as the benefits of warming up will be lost after about 30 minutes of inactivity. Finally performing dynamic stretches (also known as active stretches) before exercise is a great way to activate your muscles and increase your range of motion. 

Properly cooling down after exercise is also an important component of injury prevention. An effective cool-down involves gradually lowering your heart rate and body temperature to pre-exercise levels. Examples of effective cool-down exercises include a light jog or a brisk walk. Finally, performing static stretches (what we think of as traditional stretches) and stretching muscles engaged during your exercise can improve flexibility and range of motion.

Eat healthily and stay hydrated

Staying healthy is not just about injury prevention, but about ensuring your mind and body are healthy enough for intense physical competition. Drinking plenty of water is essential, as water regulates your body temperature and carries nutrients to cells. Staying hydrated is of added importance for runners, as constant sweating increases the risk of dehydration.

Eating healthy is also important as food is the fuel athletes (especially runners) use to give them energy during exercise. Since runners burn so many calories, consuming plenty of carbohydrates, specifically from whole grain sources, is crucial to giving cross-country runners the energy they need for success. Eating a light meal that’s high in carbohydrates two hours before a run can give you boosted energy. Usually, you also won’t need to worry about your stomach getting upset as well.

Unfortunately one can take all the actions outlined and still experience an injury or setback. If you feel you need professional help, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, a Brooklyn orthopedist. Our wonderful staff can work with you to address your medical concerns.

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Being Aware of Work-Related Injuries

October 2019

Suffering a work-related injury can be a serious detriment for blue-collar workers. Not only does it become an issue during work, but your lifestyle can also become more strenuous as a result of these injuries. Patients may ask themselves, what are the common causes of work injuries, what types of injuries do they lead to, and how can we prevent them? 

Common Causes of Work-Related Injuries

Below is a list of the most common causes of work-related injuries, the types of injuries they incur, and how to prevent them. If you are suffering from any work-related injuries, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is a Valley Stream orthopedist that can address your concerns. 

1. Slipping and Falling

Injuries related to falls can spontaneously occur for just about anyone. Whether it’s falling on a slippery floor, tripping over an object, falling from a ladder, slipping due to inclement weather conditions, or just an inopportune situation, there are a variety of instances in which someone can accidentally slip or fall.

Injuries associated with slipping and falling – Spinal cord injuries; hip bruise or fracture; head injuries; sprained ankle.

How to prevent slips and falls – Clean up spills immediately; clear any debris, wires or objects from areas with high foot traffic; completely clear any snow or ice; use handrails when needed.

2. Overexertion

Overexertion injuries are typically caused by repetitive motion, such as excessive lifting, pushing, or pulling, consistently working in awkward positions, or remaining in the same position for a prolonged period of time. Even simple tasks such as typing or using a computer can lead to injury due to frequent overuse.

Injuries associated with overexertion – Strained muscles or tendons; carpal tunnel syndrome; bursitis; tendinitis.

How to prevent overexertion – Take frequent breaks when working in one position; use ergonomic equipment; limit strenuous repetitive motions; practice good form when lifting, pushing, or pulling objects; sit or move with proper posture. Our Valley Stream Orthopedist can help to treat overextension injuries and ensure you are in good health.  

3. Accidents (not including slips or falls)

One of the most common causes of injury, work accidents include walking into an object or equipment, being struck by an object, car accidents, and collisions with equipment, objects, or other employees.

Injuries associated with accidents – Head injuries; muscle contusion; hand or foot injuries; bone fractures.

How to prevent accidents – Store heavy objects close to the floor; check equipment to see if it’s in safe operating condition; wear protective equipment when necessary; remove any potential hazards; pay extra attention when walking near corners or doorways.

If you have suffered a work-related injury and are looking for a Valley Stream orthopedist, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation for a consultation today.

How an Orthopedist Can Treat Work-Related Injuries

Orthopedists specialize in issues, injuries, or concerns involving the musculoskeletal system. If you’re experiencing a work-related injury, an orthopedist can use physical therapy, external fixation methods (casts, braces, pins, screws) or other forms of treatment to address your injury. Finally, as a last resort, an orthopedist can perform specific types of surgery, such as arthroscopy or arthroplasty, to address the issue.  

If you have suffered a work-related injury or are dealing with any other physical pain, considering contacting Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, a Valley Stream orthopedist. We have a wonderful staff that can address your health concerns. Visit our website today for more information on all of our New York locations. 

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Treating Bone Tumors

October 2019

If you or someone you know has recently developed a bone tumor, we understand that this can be difficult news to comprehend. Thankfully, there is an orthopedist that you can trust with giving you quality care. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with having a bone tumor, our orthopedist in Brooklyn at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation can help provide treatment. Contact us today for more information about how Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov and the rest of our expert staff can give you the care that you need. 

What is a Bone Tumor?

A bone tumor develops if cells in a bone begin to multiply uncontrollably and form into a mass of abnormal tissue. Thankfully, most bone tumors are benign, or non-cancerous/non-life threatening, and they are likely not spreading to other parts of the body. In some cases, however, the bone tumor can be cancerous and have a risk of metastasizing. If you are concerned about a bone tumor or are in need of a surgical procedure to remove one, get in touch with our orthopedist in Brooklyn, Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov. At Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, we offer our patients quality care to help you treat any bone tumors and assist you throughout the entire process. 

Benign Tumors:

There are various types of benign bone tumors as well as numerous other conditions that can closely resemble this complication. For all of these circumstances, similar treatment is executed in order to remove the tumor. Examples of these tumors/conditions include some of the following:

  • Non-ossifying fibroma.
  • Osteochondroma.
  • Giant cell tumor.
  • Enchondroma.
  • Chondroblastoma.
  • Fibrous Dysplasia.
  • Bone Cyst.

For patients who have received an examination, but not an official diagnosis, your orthopedist may suggest waiting for the development of any changes in the condition. X-rays would be done periodically to see if any new developments have occurred. In some cases, benign tumors might simply go away or they can be treated with the use of prescribed medication. In other instances, you might need to have the tumor surgically removed in order to avoid the risk of the bone fracturing or causing any further issues. Fortunately, It is considered very rare for benign tumors to spread or become cancerous.

Malignant Tumors:

There are four different types of primary bone cancer:

  • Multiple Myeloma - This is the most common type of primary bone cancer and is found in the bone marrow. Tumors of this type are able to appear in any bone in the body.
  • Osteosarcoma - This is the second most common type of primary bone cancer and is typically found in teenagers and young children. Tumors of this variation usually develop in the leg, shoulder, or hip.  
  • Ewing’s Sarcoma - Also common in teenagers and young children, this type of tumor is commonly found in the leg, pelvis, upper arm, or ribs.
  • Chondrosarcoma - This type of tumor is composed of cartilage producing cells and is most commonly found in individuals over the age of 40. These tumors usually develop in the hip, pelvis, or shoulder.

Treatment for any malignant tumor depends on the progression of the type, whether or not the cancer is localized, and what stage the cancer has reached.  Non-surgical options include radiation or chemotherapy. However, surgery is often required to remove the tumor and is typically done along with radiation or chemotherapy. There are two types of surgery that can be done when it comes to removing the cancerous part of the bone:

  • Limb Salvage Surgery - With this surgery, the cancerous part of the bone is removed while keeping the muscles, nerves, tendons, and blood vessels as intact as possible.  The bone would be replaced with a prosthesis, a bone from a donor, or from somewhere else in the body.
  • Amputation - If needed, surgery can be done to completely remove part of an arm or leg in an effort to remove the cancer altogether.

How an Orthopedist in Brooklyn Can Help You: 

If you or someone you know has or believes they might have developed a bone tumor, considering seeing an orthopedist in Brooklyn to receive a diagnosis and be given a plan for treatment moving forward. If you need surgery to remove a bone tumor, you must have an orthopedist you can trust to take the best care of you. Our orthopedist in Brooklyn at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation have a great amount of experience in treating bone tumors and always put their patients’ health first. Contact us for more information on how we can help you or a loved one. 

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Orthopedist in Bensonhurst

October 2019

Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation

Brooklyn Orthopedist

Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.


Meet Our Team

Stanislav Avshalumov, DO, FAOBOS

STANISLAV AVSHALUMOV, DO, FAOBOS
BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Specialties:

  • Joint Preservation
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics
  • Trauma

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Franklin Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Hillside SurgiCenter
  • AllCity Family Healthcare Center
Alexander Wicker, RPA-C

ALEXANDER WICKER, RPA-C
REGISTERED ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Specialties:

  • Emergency Trauma
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are committed to making your treatment as easy on you as possible. Most of the services you will need are handled on-site, with access to the most sophisticated technology to provide you with the best care available. Always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

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What Kind of Procedures Does an Orthopedist Perform?

October 2019

An orthopedist is a specialist who focuses on conditions, diseases and injuries to the joints, bones and spine.  They have many focuses however an important facet of their profession involves performing surgical procedures on patients who require specialized musculoskeletal care. In other words, they treat any complications pertaining to the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your body. Orthopedists are extremely well adept and are capable of performing a wide variety of musculoskeletal procedures.

If you are looking for an orthopedist in Nassau County that you can trust, we suggest speaking with our orthopedist in Nassau County at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation. Not only are our doctors very experienced, but they strive to give every patient the attention and care they deserve while also keeping them well informed.  The esteemed Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov and the rest of his skilled staff are able to perform several orthopedic procedures and can ensure that you are always receiving high-quality care. 

What are some of the procedures that an orthopedist can perform?

Since orthopedists treat all issues surrounding the musculoskeletal system, there are a vast number of procedures that they can perform. After careful evaluation, your orthopedist in Nassau County will recommend the best course of treatment and the most optimal medical procedure for your ailment to help you heal quickly and properly. Here are some of the most common procedures orthopedists perform:

  • Bone fracture repair - This procedure is necessary when a bone is fractured and the pieces need to be repositioned so the bone can heal properly. Customarily, this is done through the use of foreign devices such as screws, pins, or metal plates.
  • Bone fusion - For this procedure, grafts are used to replace any missing bone to help heal a bone fracture. 
  • Osteotomy - In this procedure, a bone is shortened or lengthened to help fix any improper alignment.  
  • Spine fusion - A spine fusion is performed in order to fuse together vertebrae that have been separated in the spine.
  • Debridement - In this procedure, any damaged soft tissues or bones are removed from the body.
  • Pinched nerve procedure - When too much pressure is being applied to a nerve, a procedure can be done to help relieve pressure on the affected area.
  • Herniated disc procedure - A procedure is done to correct any problems with the cushions between the vertebrae in your spine.
  • Arthroscopy - Using an arthroscope, any damage or problems occurring inside a joint can be treated.
  • Joint replacement - If a joint has been damaged and is worn down, a procedure can be done to replace that joint with a prosthesis.  
  • Soft tissue repair - This procedure can be used to repair any torn ligaments or tendons in the body.

How an Orthopedist in Nassau County can help treat you:

Orthopedists are capable of performing all different kinds of procedures involving the musculoskeletal system. If you need a procedure done, it’s important to have an orthopedist you can trust to give you the care you need. Consider visiting an orthopedist in Nassau County for any orthopedic care your body requires. The orthopedists at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation can help you get back to pain-free, comfortable living as quickly as possible.  Contact us for more information on how we can help you. 

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Orthopedist near Rockville Centre

September 2019

Top Orthopedist near Rockville Centre

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Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our orthopedist near Rockville Centre.

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What is Lactic Acidosis?

September 2019

Lactic acidosis is a form of metabolic acidosis when the blood becomes too acidic due to limited lactic acid in the body. Most people with lactic acidosis possess problems with their liver and sometimes their kidneys, creating issues when trying to eliminate acids from their body. This buildup causes an imbalance in your pH levels and if it is not controlled, it can have severe effects on your organs. If you are someone who suffers from lactic acidosis, visit an orthopedist in Nassau County to get the treatment you need today!

What are the Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis?

If you do experience lactic acidosis, you may experience symptoms such as some of the following:

If you are producing any of these symptoms, visit an orthopedist in Nassau County to find out if lactic acidosis is the root of the problem.

What Causes Lactic Acidosis? 

Although there is a wide range of reasons lactic acidosis can occur, here are some of the most common causes:

  • Heart disease: Conditions such as congestive heart failure can decrease blood and oxygen flow, which may create an increase in lactic acid levels. 
  • Cancer: Cancer cells generate lactic acid. This can buildup as the disease advances. 
  • Intense exercise: If your body does not have enough oxygen to break down glucose in the blood while participating in intense exercises, this can cause a buildup of lactic acid. 
  • Chronic alcoholism: Alcohol increases phosphate levels, which can harm the kidneys and make the body more acidic.

How Can You Treat Lactic Acidosis?

To help treat lactic acidosis, you need to base it off of the root cause. Sometimes, it could be a medical emergency where increasing tissues and providing IV fluids are often applied to diminish acidic levels. Other times, it can be treated at home through hydration and rest. 

Orthopedist in Nassau County

Immediate treatment could be the difference in allowing you to have a full recovery. By making a visit to an Orthopedist in Nassau County you can get back to your normal self. Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation have a highly trained staff ready to create a personalized treatment plan for you! Stop in today to get the help you need to recover from lactic acidosis.  

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Common Soccer Injuries

September 2019

Soccer injuries can be very common due to the amount of contact that occurs throughout the game. There are many reasons why a soccer injury can occur, however, it is a very physical game that does not have much protective gear. It is essential that if you suffer an injury from a sport you treat it properly and wait the appropriate amount of time for you to heal, especially in a sport such as soccer because every body part is used throughout the game. If you have recently suffered a soccer injury, visit our Brooklyn Orthopedist. Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Preservation will ensure that you heal in full and in a timely fashion.

Common Soccer Injuries 

There are a wide variety of injuries that soccer players can endure, however, some injuries are more common than others. Some of the most common soccer injuries are:

  • Knee Injuries
    • ACL- Front of the Knee
    • PCL- Back of the Knee
    • MCL- Inside of the Knee
    • LCL- Outside of the Knee
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Concussion
  • Pulled Groin
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Pulled Calf Muscle
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis

As it is clear, many types of injuries can come from soccer. If you suffer from any of these injuries while playing soccer, it’s crucial that you visit a doctor and get the proper care you deserve. If you have recently suffered from a soccer injury, come to our Brooklyn Orthopedist.

Ways to Prevent a Soccer Injury 

There are a few things that can be done to prevent a soccer injury from occurring this upcoming season. Some ways you can prevent one of the common soccer injuries are:

  • Maintain Fitness
  • Warm-Up
  • Cool Down 
  • Stretch
  • Hydrate (Before, During, and After you play)
  • Wear the Right Equipment
  • Ensure a Safe Environment
  • Prevent Overuse Injuries
    • Make sure you rest, opposed to constantly playing
  • Prepare for Injuries
    • Have a First-Aid Kit ready. 

These are some tips you can follow to make your soccer experience as safe as possible. 

Contact Us 

If you or a loved one has recently suffered a soccer injury, book an appointment with our Brooklyn Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation! Our goal is to make sure you are ready for the upcoming season!

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Shin Splints, How Can You Avoid This?

September 2019

Athletes of all kinds are prone to lower leg pain known as shin splints. Shin splints often occur when people do too much too soon. For example, a runner could get a shin splint when they abruptly switch up their workout routine or increase the mileage they run without building it up gradually. Shin splints can be very painful, but they are able to be avoided in many different ways. If you’ve developed this condition or need more information on how to avoid shin splints, visiting a Valley Stream Orthopedist could be the right choice for you! 

Here are some of the most common symptoms of shin splints:

  • Tenderness/soreness on the inner side of the shinbone. 
  • Mild swelling in the lower leg.
  • Pain/inflammation. 

In the beginning, the pain might stop when you are not exercising, however, the pain can continue and form into a stress fracture in the future. Visiting a Valley Stream orthopedist is important in order to make sure that your shin splints get treated and do not progress into something worse.

Although shin splints are very common, there are several at-home methods for helping to avoid them, such as the following:

  • Do not suddenly increase your running mileage: It is important to gradually increase your mileage and intensity so that you do not overuse your shins. Allow yourself adequate time to recover from a run in order to give your legs a break. 
  • If possible, run on a softer surface: Running on surfaces like concrete can create stress on your joints/muscles. Try running on turf, grass fields, or a track if outside. 
  • Obtain quality running shoes: It is important that your running shoes have stability and cushioning. If you do not want to get another pair of new running shoes, you can also try over-the-counter shoe inserts.
  • Stretch your calves: Make sure you are stretching your calves after a workout. If they are tight, try a foam roller or massage tools to help. 

If you are experiencing shin splints, visit our Valley Stream orthopedist to get the correct treatment for you!  

Scheduling a visit with our Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is a great way to get the care you need for the unbearable pain that can come with shin splints. Here, our experienced and professional staff is dedicated to providing the most efficient and effective treatment outcomes for all patients. They are qualified in sports performance and strength training, which are great ways to help diminish and prevent shin splints from resurfacing. 

Contact our Valley Stream orthopedist today to learn more about how to take care of your body and avoid complications from shin splints.                

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What is Arthroscopy?

August 2019

Orthopedist in Nassau County

Joint pain can hinder your ability to perform simple tasks. When other treatments fail and you are considering surgery, it can seem overwhelming. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our goal is to give you the best treatment. If you need an orthopedist in Nassau County, get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help.  

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Staying Safe on the Hiking Trail

August 2019

Orthopedist in Valley Stream

Hiking is a great full-body workout to incorporate this summer. For hiking enthusiasts, injuries while hiking can be frustrating. If you have suffered an unfortunate injury on the hiking trail this summer, and are searching for an orthopedist in Valley Stream, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today to learn more.  

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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

August 2019

Orthopedist near Rockville Centre

If you are interested in the benefits of minimally invasive surgery and are searching for an orthopedist near Rockville Centre, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today to learn more.  

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Tendonitis in the Hip

August 2019

Orthopedist in Brooklyn

What is Tendonitis? 

Tendonitis is defined as the inflammation in the tissue that connects your bone and muscle. One of the more painful spots that tendonitis can occur is in someone’s hip. If you are searching for an orthopedist in Brooklyn then Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is the place for you!

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Low-Impact Exercise Alternatives

July 2019

Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, PC, our leading Orthopedist in Brooklyn, can treat all of your joint pain issues. Whether it is lupus, arthritis, or inflammation, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, PC, is committed to providing the highest caliber of orthopedic care feasible. Along with the treatment of short-term and long-term problems, our Orthopedist in Brooklyn strives to blend prevention strategies to make our patients' lives much more comfortable. To avoid joint discomfort, try engaging in these low-impact exercises: 

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Benefits of Foam Rolling

July 2019

At Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, we are inspired to help treat our patients and solve any issues pertaining to injury. We also take great satisfaction in allowing their recovery to be as safe and efficient as possible. Not only will our orthopedist in Valley Stream help expedite your recovery, but Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov can also offer knowledgeable advice on how you can prevent future injury from occurring. One known method is foam rolling. 

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Tendonitis in the Elbow

July 2019

Elbow tendonitis is known for being very painful and it can limit your range of motion in the arm.  Finding treatment for this injury should be a priority, as it can deter your daily routine and overall quality of living. Our orthopedist in Valley Stream, Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, is highly trained to deal with all injuries related to the major joint areas. Contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation today to receive quality treatment for your tendonitis.  

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The Best Nutrition for Joint Pain

July 2019

If you suffer from joint pain and wish to make a change to your diet, our orthopedist near Rockville Centre is here to help you change your lifestyle for the better. Contact Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation today if you are looking for assistance. Joint pain can be a debilitating illness that abstains you from doing basic tasks. Several patients have inquired with us on methods for healing/treating discomfort in the joints. Notably, dietary changes have been cited as a method for aiding this task. 

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Preventing Ankle Injuries

June 2019

If you are in search of a Valley Stream orthopedist, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today!

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Tendonitis in the Knee

June 2019

Patellar Tendonitis, also referred to as “jumper’s knee,” is a common injury to those who are constantly jumping and putting pressure on their knees. The patella connects your kneecap to your shin bone and can cause pain in the kneecap area leading to the front of the shin. While people who jump a lot tend to get this injury, it is also possible to get it from overuse of the knees and degeneration of the tissue.

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Rotator Cuff Injury

June 2019

If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury and are seeking a Brooklyn orthopedist, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can help.

If you’re a baseball pitcher or work a construction job, you may be familiar with the rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is located at the shoulder joint and is what holds the joint in place while also allowing the arm to be mobile. When swinging your arm up and down, especially from overhead as a baseball pitcher does, this group of muscles and tendons can tear or move out of place, causing pain and potentially immobility of the shoulder joint.

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Staying Safe This Summer

June 2019

When the sun is high in the sky and the spring showers have come and gone, it is a great time of year to start getting active. Outdoor activities can keep you happy and healthy, but only if you know how to stay safe throughout the Summer fun. Being knowledgeable about the potential for injuries during your favorite activities can make a world of a difference in preventing injuries from ever occurring in the first place.

Our orthopedist in Brooklyn at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can help you learn the safest ways to stay active and have fun and can also help treat any injuries that may arise.

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Common Hand Injuries

May 2019

Have you recently suffered from a hand injury and are searching for a Brooklyn orthopedist? We use our hands every single day, so it’s pretty common to receive hand injuries when participating in any activity where we may be putting extra force on them. You may have injured it while playing a sport, or working on a home improvement project, or maybe even while doing a normal activity where your hand bends the wrong way.

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Hip Dysplasia

May 2019

Signs of Hip Dysplasia

Living with hip dysplasia does not have to run your life anymore. Adult hip dysplasia can be diagnosed by a physician through a hip examination or x-ray. When you have hip dysplasia your body will show a few different symptoms. Doctors will ask you exactly what kind of pain you are experiencing and where it is located. Not all people will have the same exact symptoms. This can range from adolescents to adults. If you are living in or around Nassau County and are searching for a Valley Stream orthopedist, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is here to help.

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Warning Signs of Spinal Issues

May 2019

Do you constantly suffer from back pain? Have you had sudden onset pain or recent trauma to your spine? Our orthopedist in Valley Stream can help. Back pain is the most common warning sign of the majority of spinal cord issues that can occur for a multitude of both known and unknown reasons.

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Identifying Osteoporosis

May 2019

Osteoporosis is not easily diagnosed without medical attention. It creeps up on you slowly over time and usually comes with no real symptoms until the moment you break a bone doing something that should’ve only left you with a minor bruise. Osteoporosis results in weak or brittle bones and can be diagnosed by a medical professional through the use of bone density tests and scans.

There is no cure, however, with more than 10 million people having this condition, medical professionals have been researching and coming up with treatments in order to prevent further damage to your already weakened bone structure.  If you believe you are suffering from these symptoms, and are searching for an orthopedist in Brooklyn, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is here to help.  

How Do I Know if I Have Osteoporosis?

Since osteoporosis is a gradually oncoming condition, symptoms are typically non-existent, or at least not blatantly obvious. If you notice you have been breaking bones more than usual or your body feels less dense, you should visit a medical professional to receive specialized testing in order to determine if you have this condition and receive an official diagnosis. Our orthopedist in Brooklyn will be able to treat any injuries you have suffered from osteoporosis after you have been diagnosed.

Osteoporosis Testing

In order to test for osteoporosis, a doctor may use CT scans or x-rays, however, the most definite form of testing is a bone density scan (DEXA). After determining osteoporosis is present, regularly visiting a doctor and receiving specialized treatment is recommended in order to stay healthy and prevent the furthering of this condition.

What can an Orthopedist do for you?

Since often the first sign of osteoporosis is bone fractures, our orthopedist in Brooklyn will treat the initial injury before going through with diagnosis and further treatment. Once the injury has been treated, the most common osteoporosis plans include:

  • A specialized diet plan to prevent further weakening of the bone structure
  • Recommending and prescribing vitamins and certain medications which may slow bone loss
  • Body strengthening exercises to strengthen existing structures
  • Conducting regular testing on bone density
  • Treating bone fractures due to osteoporosis
  • A follow-up diagnosis and treatment plan

An orthopedist will not help to expedite rapid and effective treatment but specialize in prevention methods as well. Patient education is an important aspect of what orthopedists can do to treat those who suffer from osteoporosis bone fractures.  This helps to prevent further issues for the patient such as metabolism changes, immobilization, development of underlying medical issues, or even life-threatening illnesses. An essential role of an orthopedist is identifying patients who require the proper osteoporosis treatment before they experience more fractured bones.  After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, it is vital to be seen by an orthopedist before or after any injuries occur.


Orthopedist in Brooklyn

Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can help treat this condition and potentially prevent the condition from continuing and causing more severe bone loss.

Our orthopedist in Brooklyn offers services to help with several conditions including osteoporosis. If you’ve recently had a bone fracture and have had more fractures than usual from only minor trauma, you may have osteoporosis. Contact us today if you or someone you know is suffering these symptoms.

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Common Muscle and Joint Injuries

April 2019

Having severe muscle and joint pain?  It may be in your best interest to visit the Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.  Muscle and joint pain can be treated by an orthopedist and we recommend coming in to get the help you need before your pain can get worse.  By contacting us at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we can guarantee you that you will be back to your normal self, pain-free.

Different Types of Muscle & Joint Pain

Having muscle and joint pain is actually quite common for the average person.  There are also many different types of pain that are affiliated with muscles and joints.  Some of the pain that is caused in these areas include:

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Knee pain
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis - inflammation of the tendon
  • Bursitis - inflammation of bursa, (small cells located around the body that contain liquid) that helps reduce friction between bones and tissue

The pains can easily be treated with the right amount of assistance from an orthopedist.  Making sure you get treated for the pain is very important, as many of these ailments are best not to be self treated.  The quicker you get the help needed, the faster you will be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities without pain.  

Treatment  

Treating muscle and joint pains are very simple.  Visiting the Valley Stream Orthopedist can help restore your muscles and joints to their normal state.  There are many ways to treat pain. Some of these include:

  • Resting -  resting your injury may be best. Your orthopedist may recommend using crutches to keep the weight off the affected area
  • Elevation - this reduces swelling to the injured area
  • Using ice -  this reduces pain and swelling (NEVER put ice directly on the skin)
  • Compression - this stops from swelling and loss of blood

Valley Stream Orthopedist

Going to an orthopedist can help with your strains and other pains happening within your muscles or joints.  It can truly benefit your muscle health and help restore the strength that was once there. The Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can help assist you and the pains that are occurring in your body.  We want the best for you and your muscle/joint health. Contact us to schedule an appointment to let us help relieve your pain.

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What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

April 2019

Were you ever curious as to what an orthopedic surgeon is and what kind work they specifically perform on their patients?  Orthopedists specialize in injuries that occur in the body’s musculoskeletal system. Joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons are all considered a part of the musculoskeletal system.  

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we offer many different services for our patients in need of help. The Orthopedist in Nassau County can guarantee fast results and a steady healing process for the affected area of your body.  Feel free to contact us for an appointment or to find out more information about our practice.  

What They Offer

When seeing an orthopedist, it is important know to your body and understand what might be giving you pain to give the orthopedist the necessary information.  The more you can tell them the more quality service they can provide for you. Some of the services that are offered by an orthopedic surgeon include:

  • Diagnosis -  they will examine you to get a better understanding of what is causing you pain.
  • Treatment -  they will prescribe medication, recommend exercises, surgery or other options.
  • Rehab - physical therapy could be an option for you depending on your condition or the severity.
  • Prevention -  they will give you tips and information regarding your specific issue and how to prevent having problems or pain in the future.

If you are feeling any sort of pain regarding your muscles, joints, ligaments or tendons, it is important to visit our Orthopedist in Nassau County.

What They Treat

Treating the pain in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints can be quite simple.  Some orthopedic surgeons will recommend different types of treatments but it truly depends on the person and the type of problem they are experiencing.  Some of the treatments that orthopedic surgeons offer include:

  • Arthroscopy - using a small camera, they can insert and diagnose what the problem is in between the ligaments.
  • Fusion - when bones are grafted together to make a single bone solid and allow for recovery.
  • Soft tissue repair - mending ligaments or tendons
  • Joint replacement - taking out a joint that has been severely damaged and replaced with a prosthetic.
  • Osteotomy - fixing bone deformities by aligning and cutting the bones.

Treating your problems with surgery may be the best option for you unless your orthopedist recommends something else for you.  

Orthopedist in Nassau County

By recognizing the problems within your muscles and soft tissues, it may be in your best interest to follow through with an appointment with our Orthopedist in Nassau County.  Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation have the top of the line treatment to help assist their patients and make sure that their health is the top priority.

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The Benefits of Low-Impact Exercises

April 2019


Although it is important to exercise regularly, heavy physical activity can have negative impacts on your joints. If you have an existing injury or are suffering from joint pain or discomfort, low-impact exercises may be beneficial to you. These types of exercises can help prevent joint or muscle injury. However, in the event that you do experience an exercise or motion-related injury, our orthopedist in Brooklyn can help you.

Why Choose Low-Impact Exercise?

Low-impact exercise reduces the amount of overall stress placed on your knees, hips, and ankles. These types of exercises generally involve less force on the body, making them better for your joints. Low-impact exercises include swimming, yoga, walking, and cycling. While too much high impact exercise can be bad for you, too much low impact exercise may not provide your bones with the stimulus they need to stay healthy. It is important to find a balance between the two, and our location for an orthopedist in Brooklyn knows just how difficult it can be to find it.

In contrast to higher impact activities such as running, gymnastics and many sports including basketball and football, low impact activities are extremely beneficial for our joints.  If you begin to experience chronic pain in areas such as your knees, ankles and hips, this could be in result of continuous high-impact activities that are putting a lot of wear and tear on your joints.  Our orthopedist in Brooklyn is trained with years of experience to handle various injuries that you may have suffered to your joints.

Will I Still Get a Quality Workout?

It is important not to confuse low-impact with low-intensity workouts. Although low-impact workouts are easier on your joints, they still provide a serious workout that will benefit your health and physique. Physical therapy and sports medicine professionals strive to debunk the myth that you have to go as hard as you can in order to get an effective workout.

Low-impact exercises can also help you to slowly build up your overall strength and endurance. They also help to improve mobility and elasticity in the joints, which can help you improve the quality of your higher intensity workouts as well.

Orthopedist in Wantagh

If you have an injury or pain in your joints or muscles, our orthopedist in Brooklyn can help. Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation offers a wide variety of services relating to orthopedic care ranging from sports injuries to total joint replacement.  It can be difficult to know what to do when you have joint issues, and an orthopedist in Brookyln can help you figure out what steps to take. Contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation to find an experienced orthopedist in Brooklyn today.

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The Importance of a Warm-up and Cool Down

April 2019

Before you jump into an intense workout, consider starting your exercise with a quick warm-up. A warm-up generally helps to prepare your body for aerobic activity. Warm-ups gradually raise body temperature and increase blood flow to the muscles, as well as reduce soreness and prevent injury. If you have been failing to do a warm-up and are experiencing joint or muscle pain, contact our Valley Stream orthopedist as soon as possible.

Warming Up

For a warm-up, it is wise to do exercises that are specific to the activity you plan to do in the workout. For example:

  • Running - warm up with a 5-10 minute jog.
  • Weightlifting- warm up with 5-10 minutes of dynamic stretching and light lifting.
  • Swimming- warm up with a slow swim that gradually increases in speed.

Additionally, failing to warm-up properly before a workout can result in injury. Well-implemented warm-ups have been proven to reduce the risk of painful injuries, being that they help to prepare your muscles and joints for an intense workout. Injuries that can result from skipping a warm-up include:

  • Pulled/strained muscles
  • Sprains
  • Shoulder and knee injuries
  • Shin splint
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation

Cooling Down

Cooling down after a workout is just as critical as the warm-up. Following a workout, your heart rate is high, your blood vessels are dilated, and your body temperature is heightened. Stretching during your cool-down is critical because your joints, limbs, and muscles are warm after a workout. Stretching can aid in reducing lactic acid buildup that can lead to cramping and stiffness of muscles.

Additionally, a good stretch can help to improve joint mobility and flexibility. Cool-downs are similar to warm-ups in the sense that you usually want to continue with the activity you are doing already in your workout. However, you want to incorporate a stretching routine into your cool-down as well.

Tips for a good cool-down:

  • Walk until your heart rate gets below 120 BPM.
  • Hold stretches for 10-30 seconds.
  • Stretching should not be painful.
  • Don’t bounce.
  • Exhale while stretching.
  • Inhale while holding out the stretch.

Valley Stream Orthopedist

Although the warm-up and cool-down parts of your workout can prove to be critical to your joint health, many people still lack the proper knowledge to do them properly. Our Valley Stream orthopedist can answer any questions you may have about your joint health, as well as any questions you may have about warm-ups and cool-downs to help prevent future joint problems. Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is an excellent Valley Stream orthopedist that is ready to help you with all of your joint and muscle needs.

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Femoral Neck Fractures

March 2019

Perhaps you were fooled by its title, but a femoral neck fracture is a fracture of the hip, not the neck. The femoral neck is the bone that is located between your hip bone and your thigh bone. Unfortunately, this area of the hip is commonly injured due to trauma such as a hip fracture. Should you be experiencing pain in your groin area when you twist or put weight on your hip, you may have fallen victim to this fracture.

Contact your orthopedist in Wantagh, such as the experts at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, if you feel as though your injury requires professional medical treatment.

Causes and Risk Factors of Femoral Neck Fractures

Typically, geriatric patients tend to be the ones who are most vulnerable to this common injury. Specifically, females over the age of 50 are more prone to developing this fracture. Other potential risk factors can include being diagnosed with degenerative conditions such as osteoporosis or bone cancer. These risk factors can lead to femoral neck fractures since they’re often accompanied by weakened bone mass. Regrettably, weaker bones are more prone to developing small fractures or breaks.    

Femoral neck fractures can be caused merely by a slip and fall, followed by a direct impact blow to the hip. Customarily, these fractures are caused by high-trauma events such as car accidents, falling from an extraordinary height, or contact/collision sports such as American football.

Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Your orthopedist in Wantagh possesses the knowledge that will help them diagnose any potential fractures of the hip. These doctors can determine your diagnosis based on underlying elements such as the position of your hip and leg. To confirm your diagnosis, your doctor may request further examination from an x-ray, bone scan, and possibly a CT scan.

Treatment options for a femoral neck fracture may include but are not limited to:

  • Medication - Medication can help relieve pain and reduce swelling until further treatment is needed.
  • Surgery - The type of surgery will depend on the severity of the fracture. Your age, degree of damage, the location of the fracture, and other medical conditions will determine which surgery type is necessary for healing.

If your fracture is left untreated, you put yourself at risk for further potential risks and complications. Untreated fractures could result in immobility and pain, creating more problems for you to dwell on. Do not wait to treat your femoral neck fracture; visit Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation immediately.

Our expert orthopedist in Wantagh will be able to assist you,  providing you with the best treatment option for your case. Contact our office today for further information on scheduling an appointment.

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Modic Changes & Disc Degeneration

March 2019

Your spine is comprised of several discs that lie in between each of your vertebrae. These discs possess the innate ability to absorb shock and provide a cushion to help stabilize your spine. The discs also allow you to be flexible, enhancing your movements and giving you the ability to bend or twist. When these discs break down, they tend to become worn and less elastic; this is called disc degeneration. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our orthopedist in Brooklyn can help determine if you are currently experiencing these Modic changes and conditions.

What Leads to Disc Degeneration?

In most cases, the universal causality that lies within the development of degeneration pertains to aging. Initially, upon birth, you are born with jelly-like fluid in your discs that compose your spine. As you get older, these discs tend to lose water, forcing them to dry out and become deteriorated. Since your vertebrae now possess less shock absorption, the bones in your spine will sit closer together and forcibly rub against one another.

Disc degeneration can also be catalyzed by a buildup of stresses on your spine, such as pain from lifting heavy objects or trauma from a car accident. These incidences can cause the discs in your spine to crack, obligating the jelly-like fluid in the discs to seep through the crack. This may potentially force the disc to begin bulging from the spine.

What Do Modic Changes Entail?

Modic changes are directly related to disc degeneration. This condition refers to the pathological changes in your vertebrae and discs in your spine. These changes can only be detected through an MRI scan, and they are classified into three different types; Type I, Type II, and Type III.

Type I - In this case, there is a small amount of degeneration on the bones and discs that make up the spine and microfractures could be present. You may experience pain if you are experiencing a Type I Modic change.

Type II - You will also experience pain with a Type II Modic change. However, the fluid in your spine and bone marrow will be replaced by visceral fat.

Type III - It is rare that you will develop a Type III Modic change in your spine. The MRI will show signs of sclerosis and fractures within the spine.

Orthopedist in Brooklyn

If you have back pain, you could be experiencing disc degeneration and Modic changes. Reach out to our orthopedist in Brooklyn for help. Your doctor can order an MRI to diagnose your pain and create a treatment plan that is right for you, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today!

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Madelung’s Deformity

March 2019

Do you or someone you know suffer from Madelung’s Deformity and are searching for a Wantagh Orthopedist? Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation may be able to help. But first, what is Madelung’s Deformity?

It is a rare condition that typically presents itself immediately from birth. This complication entails issues about the wrists, such as abnormal growth. During its early development, one of the bones in the forearm will stop growing, causing it to become short and bowed. This deformity can be bilateral, revealing itself in both wrists or it can be in just one of them.

What Causes This?

Customarily, females are more often affected by this condition and are more prone to receiving than males. Researchers believe this deformity develops due to mutations that are developed hereditarily through genes. Our local Wantagh Orthopedist here at Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Preservation is capable of diagnosing and treating Madelung’s Deformity.

Madelung’s Deformity is often associated with several genetic syndromes, such as Leri-Weill Mesomelic Dwarfism, and Turner Syndrome. In addition to congenital effects; trauma, infection or even a tumor can be a major stimulant for Madelungs.

Usually, further genetic testing can be conducted to find out if there are any other underlying conditions. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a local Wantagh Orthopedist, our doctors can analyze your deformity and assess how far along the situation has developed.

What Are The Symptoms?

While the exact statistics are relatively unknown, Madelung’s Deformity is considered to be an infrequent complication. However, if you feel that you or a loved one may have developed the deformity, be on the lookout for the following symptoms and facts about Madelung’s Deformity:

  • Limited range of motion within the wrists.
  • Pain when actively using the wrist joints.
  • Symptoms cropping up early, roughly age 10 to 13.  
  • Pain is ranging from moderate to severe.
  • It can be bilateral for the majority of patients.
  • Pain is stemming from trauma to the growth plate.
  • The abnormalities are more common in females than males.
  • Pain management and correction of functional impairment is the goal for most patients.

Wantagh Orthopedist

Treatment options for Madelung’s Deformity tend to vary, but for most patients; it will depend upon their current age. Ask your local Wantagh Orthopedist any questions about the condition that are weighing on your mind.

Whether your young child is showing early signs of this deformity, or the issue is more advanced, stopping by Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is an outstanding option to pursue. Contact our office today for further information on scheduling an appointment.

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Preparing for Spring Sports

March 2019

Are You Ready For Spring Sports?

Spring is right around the corner, and athletes everywhere are dusting off their sports equipment for the upcoming season. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a local Brooklyn Orthopedist, our staff will make sure you are fully prepared for every home run you hit and every goal you score during this time of year. Consult with our team on methods for making sure you’re in peak physical condition for when your sports season begins.

Customarily, the most commonly practiced spring sports include baseball, track & field, and lacrosse. Orthopedic injuries tend to crop up as an unavoidable result of playing these sports, such as pain resonating in the joints. As an athlete, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself early and make sure that you are ready for the season ahead. Before your initial start date, remember to consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist, to get yourself a full medical evaluation.

Symptoms of Acute Injury

If you have any symptoms of acute injury, it’s certainly in your best interest to get it taken care of before you sign up for any spring sport. If you have any of these symptoms listed below, get them checked out as soon as possible. Here are some common issues athletes tend to experience:

  • The development of swelling within the foot and ankle.
  • Constant discomfort when standing on your feet.  
  • Muscle weakness, especially when your muscle groups are being overused.
  • Bruising of the tissue could be a result of physical contact during a game.
  • Limping or not being able to walk for long periods.
  • Limitations while running, such as discomfort or instability.   

What Can Cause These Injuries?

These symptoms can occur as a result of an injury that carried over from the previous season, or something that requires further attention. The symptoms listed above can be caused by a fracture, shin splint, strains/sprains, as well as swollen muscles. Consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist if you’re concerned about these symptoms.

Being an athlete means you need to prepare yourself as much as possible during the winter to make sure you are 100% ready for what lies ahead. Any existing injuries can get much worse if you do not seek proper attention for them. Finding care to any harm or pain you are receiving is going to help you out in the long run.

Brooklyn Orthopedist

Don’t wait and think that the injury will go away on its own. Playing sports requires your bones and body to be in the best shape possible. That’s why you should schedule an appointment with Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, your local Brooklyn orthopedist.

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Stem Cell Research

February 2019

Orthopedist in Nassau County

Orthopedic stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that has gained particular attention the past few decades due to promising results. Our services at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy. This is a non-surgical technique that helps to heal degenerative or acute damage in the joint. Many high-profile athletes such as Rafael Nadal, Tiger Woods, and several others have benefited from the use of platelet-rich plasma. PRP has grown in popularity over time and has become an increasingly effective method for tackling the degenerative joint disease in patients. If you are looking for an orthopedist in Nassau County certified in platelet-rich plasma administration and stem cell therapy, visit us at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.

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Chronic Pain Affecting Your Concentration?

February 2019

Valley Stream Orthopedist

There’s little doubt that living with chronic pain can be a distraction and cause a break in your normal routine. Constant discomfort can lead to insomnia, anxiety, and even unrelenting depression. One of the most common causes of chronic pain is known to be arthritis. People over the age of 65 are especially vulnerable to falls, hip pain, shoulder injuries, and chronic headaches. Arthritis during the wintertime is particularly bothersome as cold conditions can exacerbate underlying pain and chronic disease. If you are looking for an efficient way to deal with chronic illness; consider our Valley Stream Orthopedist, Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.  

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

February 2019

Wantagh Orthopedist

One of the most common complaints brought to orthopedic surgeons from patients is chronic discomfort within the wrists. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve in the forearm. Complications can include a feeling of tingling, numbness, and pain in the hand and arm. There are several causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, most commonly being prolonged use of typing or flexing of the wrists during work. If you are looking for a Wantagh orthopedist, visit us at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.  

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Promoting Strong Bone Health

February 2019

Orthopedist in Wantagh

Orthopedic surgeons, doctors who specialize in the preservation and health of your bones, play a critical role in the recovery of trauma and joint-related injuries. Osteoporosis, a common condition for elderly patients in which the bones gradually become porous, is one example of joint-related injury. We strongly recommend that women over the age of 65 receive a bone density screening test to help identify this issue. Vitamin D deficiency is also prevalent in the United States, which contributes to the development of weakness in your bones. Adults aged 70 and up should be consuming 600 IU of Vitamin D and 1200 mg of calcium daily.  

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Arthroscopic Procedures: Important Facts

January 2019

Orthopedist In Nassau County

Diagnosing the majority of orthopedic injuries can be a difficult evaluation for most physicians to undergo. Fortunately, your local orthopedist in Nassau County over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation specializes in the use of arthroscopic procedures. An arthroscopy is capable of evaluating injuries to areas of the body such as the shoulder, hip, and knees. For further information regarding other treatment methods, contact our offices today and request an appointment. Continue reading for an analysis of the benefits of arthroscopic procedures.

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Hip Injury From A Sudden Fall

January 2019

Orthopedist in Nassau County

Despite a considerable lack of awareness, spontaneous falls are considered to be one of the most damaging accidents that can occur for a patient. Commonly, slips and falls may lead to the development of a potential injury within the hip area. Hip injuries are nothing to be taken lightly, they can range from some minor bruises all the way up to a potential surgical procedure.  For those pondering the degree of their injury, contact your local orthopedist in Nassau County over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Our team, led by the esteemed Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, has performed optimal procedures and evaluations for several patients who have undergone a hip-related injury. Continue reading for an assessment on the many different complications that can arise from slamming your hip after a sudden fall:

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Which Orthopedic Surgeries Are The Most Common?

January 2019

Wantagh Orthopedist

Undergoing a procedure to repair certain orthopedic damage is sometimes necessary, depending upon the severity of the condition. By interacting with your local Wantagh orthopedist, you’ll be able to properly determine whether or not your injury requires the benefits of a surgical procedure. Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation specializes in a number of orthopedic surgeries, giving patients the confidence they need when engaging in the operation.

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When To Consider Hip Implants

January 2019

Valley Stream Orthopedist

Those of us experiencing chronic hip pain understand the tiresome burden of this condition. Thankfully, your Valley Stream orthopedist specializes in hip replacement surgery, offering an effective procedure that’s capable of treating various forms of hip-related issues. Hip replacement surgery is widely concerned one of the superlative surgeries in all of medicine. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality acknowledges that more than 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed in the country every year. For further questions regarding hip replacements, contact your local Valley Stream orthopedist over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Continue reading if you’re intrigued by hip implants, but are unsure if your symptoms meet the criteria.(more…)
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Exercises That Will Help Strengthen The Joints

December 2018

Joint Strength

Joint strength is important because it increases flexibility, helps increase the duration of the joints, and helps people complete activities in a more effective way. It is therefore imperative to practice exercises daily that will strengthen your joints. If you are searching for an orthopedist in Brooklyn, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation offers great quality orthopedic care for joint restoration. Below are several methods capable of increasing the strength in your joints which can all easily be conducted at home.(more…)
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Proper Shoveling Techniques

December 2018

Orthopedist in Valley Stream

Lower back injuries have shown to be increasingly common during the winter-time due to the necessity of shoveling snow out of the driveway. During this season, it is important to note proper shoveling techniques to help avoid eventual pain and other complications. In an instance in which injury has developed, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is an orthopedist in Valley Stream capable of offering services from joint preservation to orthopedic surgery through the assistance of a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Below are some useful tips you can keep in mind this season when shoveling snow.(more…)
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Treatment for Stress Fractures

December 2018

What Are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures are tiny cracks that develop along a bone that has undergone the result of overuse and excessive stress. Commonly, bones that offer support such as the tibia can be at a higher risk of experiencing a stress fracture. In some cases, stress fractures can ultimately lead to a break if left untreated. If you suspect that you have developed a stress fracture, you need to consult with a trained orthopedist in Wantagh over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, an Orthopedist in Wantagh, has been treating various types of fractures for several years and has developed a strong reputation for his insight, knowledge, and professionalism within the field.(more…)
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Tendinitis

December 2018

What is Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is classified as irritation that accrues itself within the tendons of a patient. Tendons are the strong connective tissues in the body that connect bones and muscle together. Their primary purpose is to act as springs, allowing individuals to move around more efficiently and with comfort. Those who partake in repetitive and aggressive physical activities are at a greater risk of inflaming a tendon. Most commonly, tendinitis develops around the shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels. If a patient is experiencing tendinitis, they can seek assistance from an orthopedist in Wantagh over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.(more…)
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The Benefits Of Visiting An Orthopedist

November 2018

Total Knee Replacement in Nassau County

An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system, secondary to wear-and-tear, sports injuries, trauma, or inflammation and disease. The physician will determine whether you will need a procedure based on physical examination, medical history, and imaging. If you need a total knee replacement in Nassau County, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation has two offices staffed by board-certified, experienced orthopedic doctors. We offer procedures such as a knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy, PRP and stem cell therapy, minimally invasive surgery, hip resurfacing and replacement, and total knee replacement in Nassau County.

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Snow Shoveling Tips

November 2018

Orthopedist in Valley Stream

Lower back injuries have shown to be increasingly common during the winter-time due to the necessity of shoveling snow out of the driveway. During this season, it is important to note proper shoveling techniques to help avoid eventual pain and other complications. In an instance in which injury has developed, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is an orthopedist in Valley Stream capable of offering services from joint preservation to orthopedic surgery through the assistance of a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Below are some useful tips you can keep in mind this season when shoveling snow.(more…)
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Hip Labral Tear

November 2018

Hip Labral Tear

The labrum is the cartilage found within the hip joint that is able to provide cushioning and help prevent injury/discomfort. Another benefit is its ability to help maintain balance and allow you to keep a steady base. Since our hips are used on a daily basis for movement and other activities, tearing the labrum can be an excruciating injury to recover from and deal with. If you’ve suffered a hip labral tear, consider seeking the assistance of a Wantagh orthopedist such as the professionals over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Their staff will be able to provide unique treatment plans and options to help get you back on your feet and moving comfortably.(more…)
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Basketball Related Injuries

November 2018

Orthopedist in Wantagh

Basketball season is in full swing with players hitting the hardwood in preparation for giving their all this year. Created way back in 1891 by legendary educator James Naismith, basketball has stood the test of time as one of the most popular games played not only in our country but internationally as well. The sport has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, due to the presence of high-profile athletes in the NBA such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Because of this, young athletes are eager to imitate the star-studded rosters they see each game on primetime television. Few actions in sports can be more thrilling than dunking a basketball straight through the round cylinder. That being said, despite the excitement surrounding the sport, injuries also remain a possibility. If you’ve suffered an injury from playing basketball and need the assistance of an Orthopedist in Wantagh, reach out to Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation for potential treatment options.   (more…)
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Knee Pain After Running

October 2018

Orthopedist in Brooklyn

These days, there seem to be almost hundreds of different methods for getting fit and exercising. Gym goers now incorporate several specialized machines for specific parts of the body, along with unique workout routines that each have their own pros and cons. If you feel overwhelmed by this over-saturation of workout equipment, then a great kickstarter for your fitness journey might be one of the classic ways, running. Going for a run is an outstanding, cost-effective technique for getting yourself into the shape you desire. However, if you are not careful, you could pay for it in different ways. Frequent running/jogging can occasionally lead to discomfort in the lower part of the body, primarily in the knees. That is where Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, an orthopedist in Brooklyn, is able to provide assistance.    (more…)
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Ankle and ACL Injuries From Playing Soccer

October 2018

Orthopedist in Wantagh

Soccer is a great sport for aerobic exercise while also gaining skills in team building. However, people who play sports, like soccer, should understand that being an athlete puts you at risk for a potential injury. Leg injuries are typically a common occurrence amongst most soccer players. This is because the sport requires the athlete to be frequently moving and using their legs extensively. The injuries suffered can vary from minor sprains, shin splints or in extreme circumstances a torn ACL. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, you can meet an orthopedist in Wantagh that specializes in ankle and ACL athletic injuries.(more…)
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How To Avoid Shin Splints

October 2018

Shin Splints - Orthopedist In Nassau County 

The term “shin splints” refers to the pain that occurs when muscles, tendons, and bone tissue become overworked. Shin splint pain concentrates in the lower leg between the knee and ankle. Trying to cope with shin splints can gradually become a nuisance, especially if you’re constantly on your feet throughout the day. If you commonly suffer from shin splints and want more information, contact our orthopedist in Nassau County at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today.  (more…)
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Orthopedic Urgent Care

October 2018

Orthopedist in Nassau County

Suffering from a spontaneous swollen ankle injury? Don’t feel like waiting a few days for an orthopedist to squeeze you into his or her busy schedule? Having to deal with the throbbing pain can be not only physically taxing but mentally stressful as well. Luckily, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation offer orthopedic urgent care in Valley Stream Monday through Friday!(more…)
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Benefits of a SuperPath Hip Replacement

October 2018

Orthopedist In Nassau County

Joint replacement surgery is considered major surgery and the procedure is typically followed by a long period of rehabilitation in order to help ensure a full recovery. Fortunately, miracles of modern medical advancements have developed an entirely new hip replacement surgical technique, referred to as the SuperPath hip replacement.(more…)
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What is an ACL Tear?

October 2018

Orthopedist in Nassau County

From athletes to everyday people, the looming threat of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be worrisome for anyone. The ACL is one of the four major joints that’s able to give the knee stability. If a tear occurs, it can potentially have a quality of life-altering effect. Examples of this could be a season-ending sports injury or even making everyday activities such as walking a strenuous task. If you have suffered from this injury, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation has a Brooklyn orthopedist that can provide assistance.(more…)
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How to Avoid Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)

October 2018

How to Avoid Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain) - Orthopedist in Nassau County

The knee is a rather unique joint since it’s active in most of our movements that involve the lower body. When you experience pain in the knee (also known as patellofemoral pain) it can negatively impact your quality of life. The reason for this is because our knees are used frequently throughout the day and any form of pain can steadily become tiresome. This is primarily the case if you’re a runner since running can put copious amounts of stress on your knees. If you have been experiencing chronic pain in your knee, click here to schedule an appointment at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation and request an orthopedist in Nassau County.(more…)
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What is Perthes Disease?

October 2018

Perthes Disease

Perthes Disease is an extremely rare condition that occurs during childhood. Blood flow to the head of the femur becomes disrupted, causing a major disruption to the hip. Since the femur receives limited blood, the bone cells begin to die. While it is technically a disease, it is more of a complex process that lasts through multiple stages. The femur begins to break down over time, but eventually, blood flow to the area returns and the bone builds back up. If you’re seeking assistance regarding Perthes Disease, contacting an Orthopedist in Wantagh such as the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics would be a viable option.(more…)