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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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regeneten patch on torn rotator cuff

Rotator Cuff Problem? Put a Patch on it – Literally

Repairing a partial tendon tear in the shoulder’s rotator cuff may simply be a matter of “patching” it, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD. An expert in shoulder surgery, as well as regenerative medicine, Dr. Badia, has been successfully using an all-natural, collagen patch to promote healing of the rotator cuff tendon. Called the REGENETEN◊ …

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Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

This article originally appeared on LifeHacker. If you’re reading this at work, you are probably worried that something you’re doing right now is slowly killing you. The accumulated years of slouched spinal posture, squinting at a screen and sitting (“the new smoking”) are sources of health paranoia for the 80 per cent of the workforce whose jobs do …

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Arthroscopy? Maybe Greek to You, but Beneficial to Joints

This article originally appeared on Health News Digest. Arthroscopy? It may sound “Greek” to you, but this minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approach to repair of joints, most notably the bigger joints of the knee and shoulder and also in the smaller joints like hand, wrist, elbow and base of the thumb, is proving safe, effective …

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Dr. Badia on Health Professional Radio

Dr. Alejandro Badia was recently interviewed on Health Professional Radio about advancements in the treatment of tennis elbow and arthritis of the thumb. Dr. Badia discussed ways to treat tennis elbow, from conservative measures such as stretching exercises, avoiding certain forms of activities that could lead to reinjury or further damage, and periodic cortisone or …

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Don’t Blame Your Job or Screens for That Painful Wrist or Hand Numbness

This article originally appeared on USA Today.  It is natural to want to ascribe a simple cause to a problem. If your wrist hurts or your hands are numb it must be because of typing. However, according to Alejandro Badia MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in treatment of the upper limbs, including hands and wrists says …

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Miami Tennis Medicine Conference are well served at two-day event

Upon a backdrop of one of South Florida’s most exciting venues, Miami Hard Rock Stadium, Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, Course Chairman, Upper Limb Surgeon, and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW invited physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, health professionals, and researchers from around the world to the 2019 STMS Miami Tennis Medicine Conference. With more …

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