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Introducing the Mako For Knee and Hip Replacements at OrthoVirginia

As the demand grows for knee and hip replacement surgeries, the need for more affordable, highly efficient, and less invasive surgical techniques grows too. Thankfully, OrthoVirginia is ready to meet the moment as we are now the first outpatient operatory in Virginia to offer robotic arm-assisted total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements with Stryker’s Mako System at our Herndon location.

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Going for the Gold

As the world’s reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition.

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Back in the Saddle

Climbing 3,000 steps at Machu Picchu is a challenge for anyone. Susan did it less than two months after knee surgery.

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Sharp Eyes and Fast Action Save a Life

When Maureen began complaining of knee pain, her parents initially dismissed it as a sports injury. The McLean teenager is a passionate athlete who “played every sport under the sun” growing up, and was the only freshman to make it onto the Langley High School varsity volleyball team. Despite visits to the pediatrician and chiropractor, however, Maureen’s pain persisted.

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Hands Down Hands On instructions is Best

On April 22, 2006, OrthoVirginia hosted its second cadaver lab focusing on arthroscopic shoulder repair skills – this time inviting University Medical Center to attend and participate. After holding our first successful shoulder cadaver lab in the fall of 2005 for several of our own physician colleagues, we wanted to extend an exclusive learning opportunity to local surgical residents.

Advancing Surgical Skills

Physicians, orthopedic residents, and health care professionals from around the Washington area gathered to learn the latest techniques in arthroscopic shoulder repair and reconstruction at OrthoVirginia’ fifth Surgical Skills Lab in November. Five OrthoVirginia physicians who specialize in sports medicine and arthroscopic shoulder surgery served as instructors and mentors to a group that included OrthoVirginia surgeons and physical therapists, Georgetown University Medical School residents, and a small number of outside physicians.

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Shoulder Injuries From Cause to Cure

Years of intense weightlifting workouts and competition took a toll on Matthew’s shoulder. He first noticed that something was wrong when his shoulder began feeling uncomfortable following his workouts. Soon, the pain was waking him at night. Eventually, he heard disturbing clicking and popping sounds when he moved or rotated his shoulder as the ball of his worn joint rubbed against his clavicle.

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