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Arthroscopic Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Surgery

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Doctor Michael Wright, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, is joined by Scott Doherty, Physician Assistant, at Missoula Bone & Joint Surgery Center. Dr. Wright was on his way into surgery to perform a Posterior Cruciate Ligament, PCL, repair of the knee joint. Dr. Wright specializes in arthroscopic surgery to the knee, hip and shoulder joints.

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

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As weight-bearing structures your feet and ankles are susceptible to all types of acute or chronic injuries. People with severe ankle pain from arthritis may be candidates for a total ankle joint replacement surgery.

What is ACI?

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Autogenous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) is a procedure used to treat painful cartilage defects, primarily in the knee. This procedure is best suited for young patients without pre-existing arthritis in their joint.

Take care of your bones early and often

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In early adulthood we reach our peak bone mineral density. Good nutrition starts young because this is the time that we deposit into our bone mineral bank for later in life. For some people certain medications and certain diseases can interfere with your bone density at a younger age. Please check with your family doctor as screening may be appropriate at a younger age.

How can core strength help prevent joint pain?

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Whether sitting, standing, or moving about, core strength is important for overall function and movement of our bodies. Often times when trying to improve core strength, variations of abdominal crunches come to mind. However, there are more functional and effective exercises to help you achieve the increased core strength you're looking for.

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