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Surgery Solves Complex Shoulder Instability

In 13 months, Alex dislocated his shoulder 60 times. It would pop out while he was playing hockey, or sitting in a restaurant – even when he was sleeping. It happened so often, he became an expert at popping it back in. "I'd had arthroscopic surgery three years earlier and didn't want to have more surgery right away, so I just lived with it," he explains.

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An Alternative to Knee Replacement

Knee Osteotomy Provides Relief for Younger Patients

Fairfax County sheriff 's deputy Buddy never wants to leave his fellow deputies unprotected. But many years of playing professional football, including two seasons with the Washington Redskins, had taken a toll on his joints. When debilitating knee pain slowed him down at work, he sought a solution that would get him back on his feet and back on the job as soon as possible.

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Surf's Up!

Multi-ligament Knee Reconstruction Helps DC Architect Ride the Waves

Surfing fanatic Spiro was looking forward to a trip to the worldclass beaches of Nicaragua when disaster struck. Playing in a local football game, the 25-year-old architect took a hard hit and felt a familiar pop and snap in his right knee. Thinking he'd suffered a repeat of an old anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, he went home and put on a soft leg cast to immobilize his knee and keep it straight.

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Complex Knee Surgeries Restore High-Velocity Lifestyle

Hurtling down the most difficult double black diamond ski slopes doesn't faze Mary, but when she faced a series of technically demanding knee surgeries, she was grateful to have one of the most experienced orthopaedic surgeons to perform them.

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GETTING BACK IN THE GAME

Treatment Options for Athletes with Knee Injuries

During the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, a running back planted his foot on the turf and then took a direct blow to the knee, resulting in a catastrophic injury. Even the untrained eye could see that his leg should not have bent the way it did.

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The Six Million Dollar Man

Thanks to Commonwealth Orthopaedics, Leroy is a new man. Literally. The 57-year-old retired elevator mechanic from Falls Church has two new shoulders, two new hips, two new knees and a cleaned-up spine.

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Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Overuse Injuries

Inside the Redskin Show with Dr. Christopher C. Annunziata - Part 1

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