To say spine surgery has come a long way throughout the years is an understatement. In the past when you thought of spine surgery, you may have thought of a major procedure, with lots of risks, and a long hospital stay. A lot has changed since then! In fact, did [...]
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Joshua A. Greenspoon, M.D. Joint Replacement Specialist Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy service, recently welcomed Dr. Joshua Greenspoon to its highly skilled staff. Dr. Greenspoon, a Florida native and second-generation orthopedic surgeon, joins Coastal Orthopedics [...]
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There are basically three types of sprains: grade I, grade II and grade III. A grade I sprain is a mild tear in the ligament, while grade II is somewhat more serious. However, a grade III sprain represents a total rupture of the ligament and may require surgery. Even [...]
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Intense pain. Stiffness. Swelling. Discoloration. The symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or CRPS) are difficult for many suffer to endure. A long-term pain syndrome that often worsens over time, it is characterized by severe pain out of proportion to the original injury. In fact, [...]
Neck pain is one of the most common reasons patients come and see us at Coastal Orthopedics. There are a wide variety of conditions responsible for neck pain, and treatments range from simple lifestyle changes to surgical options. Here are just a few of the most frequent causes. Whiplash [...]
The body contains many different tendons. They are the connecting, flexible bands that hold muscles on the bones. Tendons are responsible for helping muscles pull bones, thus enabling movement. Tendonitis is the condition that occurs when tendons become inflamed and irritated. Joints near the area are often tender and [...]
Those who have suffered stress fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, cancer or a devastating injury may be offered a procedure known as a kyphoplasty. This procedure helps fill in gaps in the spine, which can restore the natural height of the vertebrae and help eliminate nagging back [...]
Nerve compression is simply the formal term for a “pinched nerve.” This occurs when excess pressure is applied to an area of the body and the nerve’s function is disrupted. Nerve compression can occur anywhere in the body and ranges from moderate to severe. While most nerve compressions do [...]
Arthroscopy is a relatively simple outpatient procedure utilized by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat problems relating to the joint. The term “arthroscopy” stems from the Greek words “arthro” and “skopein”: Loosely translated, it means “to look inside the joint.”In recent years, arthroscopy has received much positive attention for its [...]
Did you know that 1 in 5 individuals will develop knee arthritis over the course of their lives? Knee arthritis is not only debilitating, but it can ultimately keep you from doing the things you once loved. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the pain. Thanks in part to [...]