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Innovations in Implantable Medical Devices

This article previously appeared on ECN Mag.  Implantable medical devices have for years made an impact in areas such as cardiology and prosthetics, but numerous recent technology advances are enabling implantables to address areas not always in the spotlight. These applications include: Customized tracheal stents A non-opioid chronic pain treatment Putting a finger on better

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Effective Natural Healing Often Matter of ‘Choosing Wisely’

This article originally appeared on Health News Digest. When it comes to selecting a physician who uses “natural healing”, also called Orthobiologics, Stem Cell or PRP, to treat pain and diseases of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, “choose wisely,” says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, quoting a line from the movie Indiana Jones. “Some clinics

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Dr. Alejandro Badia to present at tennis medicine conference: 3 notes

This article originally appeared on Becker’s Spine Review. Orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, will serve as a conference course co-chair for the 2019 Tennis Medicine Conference in Miami, March 23-24. Four things to know: 1. The conference will discuss the latest treatments for tennis-related injuries, said Dr. Badia, who founded and serves as CMO of

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Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is a medical field that is rapidly evolving and used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including chronic pain issues throughout the different muscles and joints in the body. Most forms of medicine are intended to manage pain and keep it under control. Regenerative Medicine is designed to strengthen tendons and repair

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With Some Prep and Care, Many Cycling Injuries Preventable

Sprains, strains, and pain may be merely a bike ride away unless a cyclist approaches the activity with the same preparation, care and correct equipment as required for any sport. That’s the cautionary note from hand and upper limb orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, who says cycling-related injuries to the upper extremities – hands, wrists, forearms,

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10 Common Illnesses You’re More Likely to Get After 40

Dr. Badia was quoted on a Health.com article about Osteoarthritis Around your 40s, osteoarthritis can occur, says Alejandro Badia, MD, board-certified hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Florida. As cartilage wears away around joints, achiness and discomfort ensues. “It is very common for those who are predisposed to

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‘Telemedicine is a win-win from a cost standpoint’: Dr. Alejandro Badia on telemedicine in orthopedic care

Alejandro Badia, MD, is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon and founder of Miami-based OrthoNOW and Doral, Fla.-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center. In his practice, a patient can request a telemedicine e-visit online and send medical records electronically, including X-rays, MRIs or other imaging. “Telemedicine is a highly effective method of assessing and managing

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Concussions After Auto Accident

Each year, millions of people suffer injuries after a car accident. You may picture broken bones and cuts requiring stitches, but concussions are another common injury found after a car accident. When deciding if they should seek medical treatment following a car accident, many people forget to look for signs of a concussion. An undiagnosed

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Components of Pre-concussion Testing

Pre-concussion testing, also known as baseline testing, is a test that’s rapidly growing in popularity among young athletes. The purpose of pre-concussion is to determine a baseline for athletes without a concussion. In other words, you’re establishing what’s normal. Young athletes are encouraged to receive a pre-concussion test before the start of each game and

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