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  • 05/21/2020
    Aspen Orthopedic Specialists will open a new location in Oak Creek on Tuesday, May 26. The brand-new, state-of-the-art clinic at 8907 S. Howell Ave., Suite 800, will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with consultation, diagnostics and care from the practice’s specialty-trained...
  • 05/04/2020
    The specialty-trained surgeons at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists have resumed orthopedic surgery for their patients. Since area hospitals and surgery centers can maintain the appropriate level of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., Aspen Orthopedic...
  • 04/09/2020
    You can move your fingers because of soft tissues called flexor tendons that are attached to your fingers and the muscles in your arm. These tendons glide through channels called tendon sheaths, and trigger finger is the result of inflammation or thickening in the tendon sheath. Trigger finger,...
  • 04/09/2020
    Overuse injuries are the result of small, repetitive forms of trauma to the structures in your arm. Whether you’re an elite athlete or work with a computer daily, learning about upper extremity overuse injuries can help you practice caution and know when to seek professional medical help....
  • 04/09/2020
    The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that covers the top of the upper arm bone, helping to hold the shoulder joint together. The structure allows the arm to rotate in the joint so you can throw a ball, pick an apple, or give someone a high five.  Some rotator cuff injuries...
  • 04/08/2020
    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to offer essential orthopedic care, Aspen Orthopedic Specialists is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing patients with bone, joint and muscle concerns. This approach enables new and existing patients to safely visit...
  • 01/30/2020
    Orthopedic and musculoskeletal specialists devote their practices to helping patients who experience joint problems. They have a comprehensive understanding of how your joints work and what causes joint pain, and they can provide a precise diagnosis as well as the treatment options best suited...
  • 12/11/2019
    Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to accept their limitations and develop better coping...
  • 12/11/2019
    How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation regimen. Over the course of six to eight weeks, the...
  • 12/11/2019
    People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This technique minimizes the amount of pain for the patient...
  • 12/03/2019
    An ankle sprain is an injury that is just as common as it is painful. But the sports medicine experts at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are dedicated to helping you avoid this injury so you can stay active. An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the...
  • 10/22/2019
    Local surgeon Justin Peterson, D.O., of Aspen Orthopedic Specialists will be giving a sports medicine presentation on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the 2019 Annual Fall Meeting for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Dr. Peterson will present his award-winning paper on ACL reconstruction...
  • 09/13/2019
    Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. Your hydration can have...
  • 09/13/2019
    In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. Meniscal injuries also...
  • 09/13/2019
    It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates than boys playing the same sports. The...
  • 09/04/2019
    Justin Peterson, D.O., fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, has joined Aspen Orthopedic Specialists. He is available to see patients in Brookfield at 19475 W. North Ave., Suite 201, and at the practice’s New Berlin office, located at 12555 W. National Ave., Suite 100....
  • 07/25/2019
    If you are suffering from back, neck, or spine pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option you should consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, smaller incisions, fewer complications, and less muscle invasion...
  • 06/28/2019
    Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctor says one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture. The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your posture, and reduce your chances of suffering from...
  • 06/28/2019
    The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain, but the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical spine—can also be a pain in the neck. Artificial disc replacement is a procedure that can offer pain relief and restore function. The artificial disc replacement is a prosthesis designed...
  • 05/16/2019
    When your shoes don’t fit right, your feet can be subject to injury or even permanent deformity. These problems include soreness, blisters, calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoe. Wearing well-fitting shoes can prevent pain and discomfort in your feet. Here, we offer some guidelines for...
  • 05/16/2019
    Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the heel, or both. Heel Pain Behind the Heel: You may...
  • 05/16/2019
    Sprains and strains in the ankle are different injuries requiring different methods of care. Knowing the difference between these injuries is important.  An ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments connecting the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Ankle sprains...
  • 07/27/2017
    Bacteria needs water to grow. It likes a warm moist environment and is found where moisture can accumulate.  It loves to live in saunas, and that’s what your shoes become when they are warm and moist all day. Below are a few ideas to eliminate bacteria from your feet. Wash your shoes...
  • 07/25/2017
    Your hand has 28 bones, 29 joints and an intricate network of ligaments, tendons and nerves. All of these things help you to comb your hair, button your shirt or even give a thumbs up, but when you have arthritis or another condition that affects your hands, the simplest tasks can be painful. See...
  • 07/13/2017
    When cleaning, make sure to use your large muscle groups, use products that are lightweight and avoid unnecessary bending and twisting in order to avoid injuring your joints. Choose products that are lightweight such as cordless vacuums or carpet sweepers. And when using mops and sponges, use...

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