Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Information and tips to help people get back to living the life they deserve

  • Joint replacement surgery myths: What’s the truth?

    Joint replacement surgery myths: What’s the truth?

    Learn the real facts about joint replacement. Will you have a long hospital stay? Will your artificial joint wear out quickly?

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  • Protect yourself from injury when playing sports

    Protect yourself from injury when playing sports

    Sports are a way to get exercise and enjoy yourself. But it’s easy to get injured if you jump in too fast. Find out how to train smarter.

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  • Back pain doesn’t have to hold you back

    Back pain doesn’t have to hold you back

    Get answers and find relief from your back pain with the experienced team at Providence St. Patrick Hospital.

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  • Major improvements in joint replacement surgery make patient recovery easier

    Major improvements in joint replacement surgery make patient recovery easier

    Osteoarthritis, a condition that occurs when a joint deteriorates, can be treated with total joint replacement surgery which, with recent medical advances, is more effective than before.

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  • Find answers, relief from your low back pain

    Find answers, relief from your low back pain

    Low back pain is a leading cause of missed work and school. Learn about the different causes and treatment of back pain, and when surgery may be right.

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  • Knee surgery gave a competitive walker his life back

    Knee surgery gave a competitive walker his life back

    How having knee surgery at Providence gave competitive walker Bob Davidson his life back.

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  • Coaching the coaches: How Providence supports student athlete mental health

    Coaching the coaches: How Providence supports student athlete mental health

    Student athletes may be at risk for mental health issues. Providence has developed a program to provide resources to athletic trainers and coaches who support teens in sports.

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  • Get the facts on joint replacement surgery

    Get the facts on joint replacement surgery

    Advances in joint replacement are leading to shorter recovery, less pain and more movement. Find out if it’s right for you.

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  • St. Joseph Hospital Recognized for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries and Spine Surgery

    St. Joseph Hospital Recognized for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries and Spine Surgery

    Blue Shield of California has designated St. Joseph Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery.

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  • Mission Hospital Named Blue Distinction Center for Orthopedics and Spine

    Mission Hospital Named Blue Distinction Center for Orthopedics and Spine

    Mission Hospital is proud to announce that Anthem Blue Cross California and Blue Shield of California have awarded our Orthopedics and Spine programs as Blue Distinction Centers.

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  • Tips To Prepare For Orthopedic Surgery

    Tips To Prepare For Orthopedic Surgery

    At the Mission Hospital Orthopedic Clinical Institute, you’ll find our team of caregivers is committed to providing every patient with a compassionate, caring experience from start to finish.

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  • New Clinical Institutes establish consistency and excellence

    New Clinical Institutes establish consistency and excellence

    The Clinical Institutes share resources across the seven-state Providence Health system resulting in a high-quality experience for patients, with predictable costs and outcomes.

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  • Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement can help speed your recovery and get you back to your daily activities faster with less pain.

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  • When to get an X-ray

    When to get an X-ray

    If you have an injury but can't tell if you need an X-ray, here are a few tips to help you make the decision.

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  • How to stay hydrated in athletics

    How to stay hydrated in athletics

    Good hydration habits help optimize success both on and off the field.

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  • Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann

    Let’s talk female empowerment: An interview with Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann

    Lauren Sesselmann has played soccer at the highest levels. We ask Lauren about her accomplishments, the adversity she’s faced, and the work she’s doing to lift women up.

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  • After a carpal tunnel diagnosis, several steps come before hand surgery

    After a carpal tunnel diagnosis, several steps come before hand surgery

    Activity modification and wrist splints are among the non-operative therapies a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome may try before considering hand surgery.

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  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

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  • Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.

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  • Lymphedema of the breast: Find the right treatment for you

    Lymphedema of the breast: Find the right treatment for you

    You can maintain lymphatic function and flow with preventive measures

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