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Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

AC Joint Separation

The most common cause of an AC joint injury is a direct contact force impacting the top of the shoulder. The impact can cause the joint to experience a mild sprain or a complete shoulder separation. Depending on the severity of injury will determine if conservative or surgical treatment will be required.
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Shoulder Arthritis

It is estimated approximately 20% of the older, adult population is affected by shoulder arthritis. Arthritis of the shoulder causes patients to feel chronic shoulder joint pain, stiffness, and weakness.
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Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff injury is a common injury seen in both young and active adults. The injury itself may be an acute injury related to a fall or sudden lifting motion.
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Labral Repair

The two most common types of labral injuries seen by Dr. Aaron Bates, orthopedic shoulder specialist located in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island, and Middleburg are SLAP and Bankart tears.
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Biceps Tendonitis

Repetitive shoulder movement and overuse are the main causes of biceps tendonitis, but the shoulder condition may also affect active individuals and athletes as they age and the shoulder joint begins to wear out.
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PCL Injury

Many patients who experience a PCL injury, such as a posterior cruciate ligament tear, typically report immediate swelling and pain in the injured knee.
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Meniscus Tear

Depending on severity of the knee cartilage injury, pain will range from mild to severe in both medial and lateral cases of a meniscus tear. Patients also experience stiffness and swelling in many cases, as well as a sensation that the knee is going to lock up, give away or get stuck in a certain position.
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ACL Tear

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee, to restore its function after an injury.
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Knee Cartilage Injury

The hallmark symptoms of a cartilage injury are constant, dull knee joint pain and swelling. Patients with loose bodies may also experience mechanical symptoms, including joint locking and catching.
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MCL Injury

The hallmark symptom of an MCL injury is knee pain. Patients may also experience swelling, bruising and instability when weight is placed on the injured knee.
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