Osteoporosis means “porous bone,” and is condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Throughout our lives, our bodies absorb and replace bone tissue. With osteoporosis, new bone creation doesn’t keep up with old bone removal. A little fall or bump can cause a serious fracture. The most common type of fractures are of the…

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What does the ACL do? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is perhaps the most important ligament in the knee is the. It runs from the front of your shinbone (tibia) to the back of your thighbone (femur), and is no bigger than your little finger. The ACL has several functions including: provides stability to the…

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Interview with Dr. Brett Helfer, Musculoskeletal Radiologist at ZP Neck and low back pain are extremely common complaints. Close to one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Back pain accounts for more than 250 million lost work days per year and experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some points in their lives. How…

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