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General articles by Mark Maffet, M.D.

Treatment of the First Time Shoulder Dislocation

Many patients come to my office after a shoulder that has dislocated for the first time.  Often this follows a trip to the emergency room where x-rays can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis and the direction of the dislocation.  Most commonly the acute traumatic dislocation is anterior.  What is the right thing to do […]

Treatment Options in Knee Arthritis

Today, there are plenty of options available for the treatment of arthritis in the knee. Here are just a few… 1.   Activity modification – Certain changes in lifestyle may be necessary to accommodate degenerative changes in the knee. Sometimes if more stressful impact activities stop, then other types of activities are possible without symptoms. […]