• Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

    Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

    Spondylolysis is a fracture of the spine and is a common cause of lower back pain in young athletes. Spondylolysis occurs most frequently in the lower back at what are referred to as the lumbar levels of the spine.

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  • ACL Reconstruction - Getting Back in the Game

    ACL Reconstruction - Getting Back in the Game

    Stitching an ACL back together will not work, so it must be reconstructed. A section of tendon is used to replace the torn ACL. That piece of tendon is called a “graft.” Usually, one of two types of grafts are used to reconstruct the ACL: an autograft, which comes from the patient, and an allograft, which comes from a cadaver.

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  • Preventing ACL Injuries - The Basics

    Preventing ACL Injuries - The Basics

    ACL tears can be devastating injuries. Adding insult to injury, the ACL does not heal on its own and thus requires surgical treatment in most cases. Take actions to prevent ACL Injuries!

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  • Athletic Training Residency Program

    Athletic Training Residency Program

    As of January 10, 2024, Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists will begin accepting applications for a position in the 12-month Athletic Training Residency Program. Located in Portland, Oregon, Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists created the program to advance the knowledge of musculoskeletal clinical evaluation and diagnosis of certified athletic trainers.

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  • Is My Back Pain Serious?

    Is My Back Pain Serious?

    The cause of back pain can be relatively minor, such as muscle spasms caused by overdoing an activity, or by twisting the wrong way. This type of pain is called “acute” pain, which is pain that happens suddenly but goes away after a short period of time. However, some types of back pain are chronic, which means they don’t get better over time.

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  • Preparing For a Total Joint Replacement

    Preparing For a Total Joint Replacement

    Good presurgical preparation is key to a successful outcome for any surgery, but most importantly when you're getting a Joint Replacement. There are several things you can start doing now to help your journey run more smoothly.

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  • CSS - One of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    CSS - One of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    Center for Specialty Surgery has been recognized in Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    The median nerve runs through a narrow opening, a tunnel, in the writst, and anything that squeezes or irritates the median nerve can cause changes to sensations in the palm, thumb, and all fingers except the little finger. The resulting pain, numbness, and tingling from irritation of the median nerve is called carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS.

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  • What is Frozen Shoulder?

    What is Frozen Shoulder?

    Frozen Shoulder is an inflammatory condition that causes fibrous tissue to form around the shoulder joint. That extra tissue limits the motion of the joint causing pain and stiffness. Frozen shoulder can occur when a shoulder joint isn’t used much, for example, after breaking an arm or recovering from rotator cuff surgery.

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  • O+FS Welcomes <br/>Dr. Nicole E. Look, M.D.

    O+FS Welcomes
    Dr. Nicole E. Look, M.D.

    Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists is proud to announce that Nicole E. Look, M.D. will be joining the providers in the practice of Spine Care beginning August 2023.

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