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Month: August 2019

The US Tennis Open is Coming Soon, Professional and Amateur Players Know the Importance of Healthy Shoulders

This article originally appeared on HealthNewsDigest. As the US Tennis Open nears, both professional and amateur players understand that the game rests squarely on the shoulders, says hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD. “The unnatural mechanism of motion required of the upper limbs for different tennis strokes creates an abnormal amount of …

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Surgery Can be a Pain, But Opioids Not Always Best Elixir

This article originally appeared on HealthNewsDigest.  Innovative pain management alternatives during and after surgery can significantly reduce the number of patients becoming chronic users – and abusers — of opioid drugs, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, founder and chief medical officer of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, who has successfully paired …

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