The carpal tunnel is a “passageway” on the inner side of your wrist, which protects the median nerve in your hand and the tendons responsible for the movement of your fingers. This crucial part of your hand can be susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome – a painful condition in [...]
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Perfect posture has been a highly sought-after trait of both health and beauty for time immemorial. However, the human spine has a natural set of back-to-front curves that maintain your center of gravity and enable your body to remain upright. The alternating curves, called the lordosis and kyphosis, minimize [...]
A major surgery can often be very overwhelming and even a frightening experience. The thought of reconstructing something as important as your ACL can be daunting, but you can follow some helpful tips in order to help you prepare for an ACL reconstruction. Going into surgery prepared will not only give you [...]
A rotator cuff is a system of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint, creating a significant influence on your ability to lift your arm. Like every other part of your body, the rotator cuff is prone to the wear and tear of age and thus is at an increasing [...]
Bursitis is the inflammation or degeneration of the soft tissues that surround the muscles and bones. Surrounding the muscles, bones, tendons and skin, are small sacs that act as cushions between these moving structures. These small sacs are known as Bursae. A healthy Bursa will protect a bone from over-pulling [...]
Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy service, recently celebrated the completion of its 500th robotic knee replacement procedure. Coastal Orthopedics has been performing outpatient knee replacement surgeries since 2014. In an effort to expand its [...]
Squats are a great exercise to perform as they work the entire lower body including the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves. While squats can be a beneficial exercise to add to your workout routine, squats can be dangerous if they are not performed correctly. If you’re feeling knee pain when [...]
February 2022 Updates The exterior is complete, our signs have gone up, and the parking lot is in process. Lots of updates inside too! Check back soon for more updates and some exciting announcements! February 2022 Updates The exterior is almost complete and the interior is starting to come [...]
Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine specialist Dr. R. Stephen Otte helps patients overcome debilitating injuries
Dr. R. Stephen Otte thought he had it all figured out until a trip to Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska altered his future career path. While shadowing his neighbor Dr. Scott Strasburger, who was the team physician for the University of Nebraska at the time, [...]
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 [...]