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Stronger Hamstrings = Stronger Athletes

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Studies have shown strong hamstrings may help prevent sport related injuries. Therefore, it is important for athletes to incorporate hamstring strength and endurance exercises into their physical fitness program. Simply put, hamstrings help create stability in the knee. Strong hamstrings can help reduce the stress placed on the ACL and hopefully lower the risk of a tear or other related injury. Dr. Andrew…

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#HeartStrong Project

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This Valentines Day, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta teamed up with radio station 104.7 The Fish, to bring love, support, and encouragement to children waiting for heart transplants in the Sibley Heart Center. The entire Atlanta metro area was given the charge to get their communities, classrooms, friends, and co-workers together to make Valentine cards for these brave and #HeartStrong kids….

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Welcome Dr. David Hubbell!

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Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, David Hubbell, MD.  starting June 1, 2015.   He specializes in nonsurgical spine care and electrodiagnostic medicine.  Dr. Hubbell’s medical journey began at a very early age as he observed his father, a retired anesthesiologist, dedicate himself to his patients and his…

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2015 Cartersville Has Heart 5K

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The 2015 Cartersville Has Heart 5K was another great success, thanks to the efforts our local community members! This year, Cartersville Medical Center and The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter teamed up to host a 5K at the beautiful campus of Georgia Highlands College. Proceeds were donated to the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter, a local facility that provides temporary shelter as well…

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Bike Your Best

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6 Core Strengthening Exercises Whether you are a novice cyclist or a seasoned rider, it is important that you have a strong core.  The primary core muscles include the pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae, and the diaphragm.  The job of the core is to stabilize your spine and pelvis over the…

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Answers to the Matching Game

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Answers to the Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons, P.C. Matching Game Activity Sheet Longest bone in the human body: Femur Another name for the tailbone: Coccyx Leading cause of sport related head injuries: Cycling Largest tendon in your body: Achilles Medical name for Tennis Elbow: Lateral Epicondylitis Greek word for “closely knit row”: Phalanges Bone broken in a Boxer’s Fracture: Fifth Metacarpal Neck Dr. Atwell: Plays the Guitar…

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What Your Pre-Op Nurse Needs to Know

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Are you preparing for an upcoming surgery? Think of your pre-op appointment as a time for collecting “puzzle pieces” of information. When the pre-op is complete, your physician and nurse will have a complete and accurate picture of your health and history. Your pre-op nurse is going to cover 5 general categories. Consider these categories  before your appointment and make…

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Helping The World – One Person At A Time

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Our October 2015 Surgical Mission has been concluded and it was yet another undeniable success!  This mission was a bit of an anomaly as we focused on only orthopedics.  While there, we not only did Amatitlan’s first Total Hip Replacement, but also their first arthroscopy.  Our ability to perform arthroscopic procedures in Amatitlan was primarily the result of the extremely…

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Staying On Your Feet

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Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injuries for people ages 65 and up? Fortunately, many of these falls can be prevented. Here are some helpful safety tips from our director of Physical Therapy, Janice Zike, PT. 1. Place night-lights in hallways and bathrooms. Well-lit walkways can help reduce the risk of tripping or stumbling into items at…

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Working to Serve You Better!

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Effective Monday, February 22, 2016, we are pleased to announce the addition of a nurse help desk.     The nurse help desk will handle prescription refill requests and other patient care questions or issues and will be open during normal business hours.   To reach the nurse help desk, call 770-386-5221 and follow the prompts to reach your provider.  If you are…

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