Orthopedic Blogs

A Journey of Rediscovery

A Journey of Rediscovery

A Journey of REDISCOVERY Hip pain chipped away at the abilities that help make Annie Mueller who she is. Now pain-free after two hip replacements, she’s found herself again.For years, Annie, a 53-year-old intensive care nurse from Sicklerville, lived with increasing...

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Hip Hooray

Dr. Thomas John On Hip Replacement Surgery & Recovery Health U Publication by Hackensack Meridian Health Spring 2019  “I want to get a hip replacement, but I am worried about how long it will take to recover. I have a vacation planned soon and want to make sure I...

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3 Common Basketball Injuries – And How They Are Treated

3 Common Basketball Injuries – And How They Are Treated

Dr. Thomas John On Hip Replacement Surgery & Recovery Health U Publication by Hackensack Meridian Health Spring 2019  “I want to get a hip replacement, but I am worried about how long it will take to recover. I have a vacation planned soon and want to make sure I...

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3 Effective Minimally Invasive Pain Management Procedures for Back or Neck Pain

3 Effective Minimally Invasive Pain Management Procedures for Back or Neck Pain

At Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our shoulder specialists, Dr. Michael Gross, Dr. Michael Benke and Dr. Oscar Vazquez are experts in treating shoulder injuries. If you are having symptoms in your  shoulder, we encourage you to contact our office today to make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson and Elmwood Park, NJ.
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3 Common Overuse Injuries – And How They Are Treated

3 Common Overuse Injuries – And How They Are Treated

The information in this article can be used to help patients prevent or identify overuse injuries. In the event that an overuse injury is sustained, an appointment with one of the orthopedic specialists at Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine should be scheduled so an official diagnosis can be made.
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Common Causes of Knee Injuries in Weightlifters

Common Causes of Knee Injuries in Weightlifters

Sudden stops, cuts, and jumps are common causes of knee injuries among athletes.  While weightlifters perform few of these movements while working out, it doesn't mean they aren't at risk. Knee injuries in weightlifters usually occur when too much weight is lifted or...

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Herniated Disc: The 5 Things You Need to Know

Herniated Disc: The 5 Things You Need to Know

Herniated Discs: The 5 Things You Need to KnowA herniated disc is one of the most common causes of neck or back pain in adults, but many are not sure whether their neck or back pain is just a strain or something more serious. Knowing herniated disc symptoms can help...

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Common Knee Injuries That May Require Arthroscopic Surgery

Common Knee Injuries That May Require Arthroscopic Surgery

Common Knee Injuries That May Require Arthroscopic Surgery At Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery is used whenever possible because it has a shorter recovery than traditional open incision knee surgery. There is also less surgical trauma...

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If The Shoe Fits

If The Shoe Fits

If The Shoe Fits By Dr. Michael Gross Whether you are a hard-core runner or a novice, choosing a good running shoe is essential for preventing injury and helping you enjoy your running. When running, your foot absorbs up to four times your body weight every time your...

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Use; Don’t Overuse – Dr. Michael Gross (BC The Mag Interview)

Use; Don’t Overuse – Dr. Michael Gross (BC The Mag Interview)

Overuse injuries are impairments caused by repeated trauma to the tissues over time. The human body is very resilient and it can adapt to most repeated stress over time; however, if that stress occurs more frequently than the body can handle, or if it increases more rapidly than the body is able to adjust, then an injury occurs. These injuries are called overuse injuries.
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