30Apr, 2018

Golf injuries: Play it safe with these tips

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Golf injuries are common but avoidable. Learn how to protect yourself. Although golf is a low-impact sport, it’s associated with a significant number of injuries. Many golfing-related injuries are a result of poor mechanics or overuse. The most commonly injured area is the lower back, followed by the elbow, wrist and hand, and shoulder. Follow these tips to stay in shape on the course. Adjust your swing The entire body is used to execute a golf swing in a complex and coordinated movement. When this movement is repeated frequently, significant […]
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27Feb, 2018

What is Arthroscopy?

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Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.” In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that […]
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6Feb, 2018

What can you expect on your first day of physical therapy

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Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and help patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery. Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Our physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain. You can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral. Whether this is your first visit or you’ve been treated by a physical therapist in […]
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31Oct, 2017

Our first Total Knee Replacement using Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

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Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic’s Pratik P. Desai, M.D., M.S. was the one of the first in Central Florida to perform Total Knee Replacement Using Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery on October 30, 2017. Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology with Triathlon Total Knee implants is an example of how technology is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are being performed. When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Surgery is performed […]
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25Oct, 2017

Meet our Lady Lake Doctors

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For over 80 years Jewett Orthopaedic has provided Orlando with world renowned orthopedic care & now we are honored to provide the city of Lady Lake & surrounding communities like the Villages® with that same personalized care.  Giving this amazing & ever growing community a local alternative to the current their orthopaedic options without traveling to Orlando or Tampa for top notch orthopaedic coverage. This facility hosts 4 orthopedic specialist. Meet our Lady Lake Team of  Doctors! Meet Dr. Megan Crosmer Meet Dr. Pratik P. Desai Meet Dr. Sean McFadden Meet […]
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