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Osteoporosis is treatable, reversible, and can be prevented for longer periods of time. For more information, read the National Council for Aging Care’s Osteoporosis Defined: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.  

Technology developed right here in Boston is helping patients with chronic knee pain avoid knee replacement surgery. MACI implants are now being done in the US after getting FDA approval last year. The procedure uses the patient’s own cells to heal damaged cartilage. No plastic, no metal, and it’s one and done. Watch this NBC […]

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or an everyday exercise-lover suffering from a major injury or minor discomfort, PRP injections may be the right treatment option for you.

Thomas (Tom) J Rotunda, an MRI and quality management technologist for Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, published an article, “Reducing Occurrences of MR-related Claustrophobia in Patients With PTSD,” in the September/October 2017 issue of Radiologic Technology, the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The article explores the issues of PTSD, the MR environment, […]

Consumer Perspective on Total Knee Replacement

By David Thut, MD | September 8, 2016

One of Dr. Thut’s patients wrote this thoughtful article about her personal experience with total knee replacement — from a healthcare consumer’s point of view. The story was published in the leading journal for the healthcare reimbursement process.

Advances in Meniscus Repair Technology

By David Thut, MD | June 9, 2016

There are two types of cartilage in the knee. The first is the articular cartilage which is the smooth surface on the ends of the bones that allows the joint to glide without friction. Meniscus cartilages are soft tissues that act as a cushion to protect the articular cartilage from wearing out…

The Decision to have Joint Replacement

By David Thut, MD | January 22, 2015

The decision to undergo an elective orthopedic surgery such as total knee replacement is different from the decision for most other types of surgery…

I often hear people ask the question “What is the difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon…

My Trip to Africa

By Charles Blitzer, MD | September 2, 2014

I recently enjoyed spending 3 weeks in Zimbabwe. The visit was primarily to catch up with family as my son lives in Harare…

Does Laser Spine Surgery Work?

By Peter Dirksmeier, MD | March 18, 2014

This is a question often asked by patients. The answer is that laser use in spine surgery has never been studied in a controlled clinical trial and lasers are not widely used or accepted as a tool to be used in spinal surgery…