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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.

Sports Medicine Athletic Training in Montana

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Sports safety and the health of student athletes has increased over the past 20 years. The media and social media have heightened awareness of these safety concerns resulting in a rise of healthcare professionals in the high school and youth sports settings. • 48% of youth sport athletes have been found to have at least one injury during an athletic season. • 65% of injuries in youth sports are minor and if managed properly, will not become serious (Patel & Nelson, 2000).

What is Hand Therapy?

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Hand therapy is a specialty practice in orthopedics that focuses not only on the hand but can include the entire upper extremity. The overall goal of hand therapy is to restore as much return of hand/arm use as possible given the patient’s particular condition. Tim Tracy is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) at Missoula Bone & Joint. Tim has over 30 years of experience as a CHT and what he still loves most about his job is the satisfaction of helping a patient achieve a great outcome.


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