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May
01

National Osteoporosis Awareness Month: 6 Tips to Prevent Bone Loss

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Osteoporosis means "porous bone," and is a chronic disease characterized by the loss of bone density, in which bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone. This inability of the body to create new bone tissue causes the bones to become weak and brittle, thus increasing a patient's risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is often considered the "silent disease...
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Feb
01

The Mako System: For Joints in Need

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McLean County Orthopedics is changing joint replacements as we know them. The Mako Total Knee is transforming the way joint replacements are performed by providing a more patient-specific approach to joint replacement surgery, thus improving the experience for surgeons and patients alike. Experts have predicted that the amount of knee replacements ...
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Aug
01

Bone Health Clinic: New For You at MCO

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McLean County Orthopedics is a comprehensive orthopedic facility that treats a variety of bone injuries and fractures, but now we're offering even more! We are excited to provide preventative and proactive support to the community through our new Bone Health Clinic. Our clinic offers screenings and treatment options for osteoporosis, as well as inc...
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Jul
02

What You Should Know About Bone Cancer

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We have all been affected by cancer in some way, whether we've battled it firsthand or supported someone else in their fight. There are a variety of cancers to be dealt with, but here is what you need to know about cancer of the bone. Primary bone cancer (cancer that begins within the bone) is rare, accounting for less than one percent of all cance...
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Apr
16

Standard MRIs vs. Open MRIs: What's the Difference?

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Doctors are sometimes unable to diagnose a condition until they perform an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). An MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. These imaging systems can reveal tissues, bones, and joints that can't be seen with x-rays, CT scans, or ...
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Feb
28

7 Tips for Chronic Pain Management and Find Relief Now

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You might not be able to escape pain entirely, but it doesn't have to control your life . We've covered routines that may be causing your pain previously , but what about chronic pain that can be difficult to treat? Here are some helpful tips to improve your chronic pain management:   1. Use Deep Breathing Techniques. ​   Meditate and cal...
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Feb
05

5 Daily Routines That Might Be Causing You Pain

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Orthopedic injuries occur across the body and most often in athletes and older adults , but everyone is susceptible. Sometimes we get so involved in our daily routines that we might not even notice what's causing our pain. Check out these five daily activities that might be causing you orthopedic discomfort:   Common Causes of Pain ​ Typing: I...
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Feb
05

Quick, Quality Orthopedic Care at Our Walk-In Ortho Care Clinic

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If your bones, muscles, or joints are injured, bring them to MCO's Walk-In Ortho Care Clinic  and get the quick, quality care you deserve. At McLean County Orthopedics, we understand that accidents happen and when they do, they make life even more stressful. That's why we offer a walk-in orthopedic care clinic with extended hours dedicate...
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Jan
17

Discovering the 4 Major Joint Pain Causes and Finding Relief

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As we go throughout our daily activities, we often forget how much strain we put on our bodies. Normally, we associate joint pain causes with the aging process, but sometimes it can be a signal of a more serious underlying condition. Although this pain is frustrating and uncomfortable, it can lead us to determine what may be wrong internally. Often...
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Dec
29

The Only Place To Go Is Up: Managing Your Post-Surgery Pain for Recovery

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In need of a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement and worried about post-surgery pain? Never fear! Your comfort is a top priority for MCO's highly skilled surgeons . We'll make every effort to provide you with the best care possible. However, there are also some things you can do on your own to achieve relief. Don't let your pain control you; check o...
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Dec
18

The Four Reasons You Have Joint Pain and Where to Find Relief

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 Joints are what connect your bones to one another. They are crucial to your body's functionality by allowing your bones to move freely. The main joints include the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Many people suffer from joint pain, which can have a tremendous effect on their ability to perform daily activities. Causes Explained  Join...
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