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Join us for our annual Jingle Bell Run!
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Join us for our annual Jingle Bell Run!

Looking for a fun way to get the whole family active during this holiday season? Looking for a way to give back and benefit a worthy cause? Look no further! DMOS will partner again in 2015 to bring the annual Jingle Bell Run to West Des Moines. The race will be on Saturday, December 12th...

December 8, 2015September 15, 2017by
DMOS Breaks Ground on New DMOS – Ankeny Orthopaedic Center
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DMOS Breaks Ground on New DMOS – Ankeny Orthopaedic Center

Ankeny, IA – Local leaders and officials joined the surgeons at DMOS to celebrate the groundbreaking of “DMOS – Ankeny Orthopaedic Center” on October 28th. This new addition to Ankeny will be located on the corner of NE 36th Street and NE Trilein Drive, across from Briarwood Golf Course’ driving range. Dr. Nick Honkamp kicked...

October 29, 2015September 15, 2017by
Posture 101
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Posture 101

Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctors say 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 back pain later in...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back
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Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back

A herniated disc is the rupture of a spinal disc, which is the soft cushion that sits between each vertebra of the spine. When the disc ruptures, a small part of the spinal disc is pushed outside its normal boundary, and the spinal nerves and spinal cord may become pinched. Our spine surgeons typically suggest...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Eliminating Lower Back Pain for Good
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Eliminating Lower Back Pain for Good

The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can decrease your chances of sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Dr. Isaacson Discusses Total Joints
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Dr. Isaacson Discusses Total Joints

Are you a candidate for Total Joint Replacement? Do you know someone who is? Did you know that the number of total joint replacements in the U.S. is likely to see significant increases over the next few years, as our baby boomer population continues to age? Dr. Isaacson, the newest surgeon at DMOS, took some time...

August 11, 2015September 15, 2017by
Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!
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Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!

On Dec. 16 of last year, Ava Jo’s mother, experienced what every parent fears; her little girl was severely injured when struck by a car as the child walked home from school. The accident occurred just a block from the Winterset Elementary School. The incident was so close to home that her mother could hear...

Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury
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Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury

As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, allowing you to run, jump, and walk. Though this tendon can withstand a great deal of stress due to running and jumping, it is also prone to injuries related to overuse and degeneration. There are several factors...

What Is a Stress Fracture?
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What Is a Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and tenderness when the bone is bearing weight or severe pain during heavy exercise. Darkening...

What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis
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What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports-related injuries orthopaedic doctors see, but they are often perceived as minor injuries and are easily forgotten. However, injuries to the ankle joint should never be overlooked, as they can often intensify into a long-term problem. Damage to the ankle joint can show up years down the...

How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle
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How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle

A pulled muscle occurs when the muscle is strained or stretched too far, creating small tears within the muscle. This generates aching, tightening, and stiffening in the muscle, which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The hamstring is commonly strained, which can hinder athletes from performing a variety of activities, including running, walking, and jumping....

Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season
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Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints (the glenohumeral and the acromioclavicular), the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move in multiple directions and allow you to apply force or pressure, allowing for greater movement, but simultaneously...

Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears
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Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. It is also common for the meniscus to be...

What makes my heel hurt and how can I make it better?
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What makes my heel hurt and how can I make it better?

The most common cause of heel pain is “Plantar Fasciitis.”  Typical symptoms are pain and limping the first steps out of bed and the end of the day. The pain usually stems from aggravation and inflammation of the plantar facial ligament. To learn more about heel pain and how to treat it, please read on.

February 11, 2015September 15, 2017by
Are You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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Are You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and irritation and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. So, what are the warning signs of carpal tunnel...

February 3, 2015September 15, 2017by
Treating Shoulder Instability
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Treating Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the least stable joint in the human body. The shoulder can move in multiple directions, allowing you to apply force or pressure to it. This...

February 3, 2015September 15, 2017by
What You Should Know About Bursitis
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What You Should Know About Bursitis

The condition known as bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, located between a tendon and skin or between a tendon and bone, become inflamed. It can cause pain and tenderness in the area, and it can make movement very difficult. Below, we address some of the frequently asked questions about bursitis. What is...

February 3, 2015September 15, 2017by
DMOS and Courage League Sports Team Up for 3 on 3 Tournament
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DMOS and Courage League Sports Team Up for 3 on 3 Tournament

DMOS is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the upcoming Courage League Sports’ 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball tournament. Courage League Sports is a recreational adaptive sports facility specifically designed for children and adults not able to go “full speed” due to disability, illness, or emotional challenges. DMOS is proud to partner with such...

January 28, 2015September 15, 2017by