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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
The 2014 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run was a huge success!
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The 2014 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run was a huge success!

Thank you to ALL who came out for the 2014 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 13th. With 50 degree weather and tons of great walkers and runners, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The event helped to raise over $25,000 for the Arthritis Foundation’s valuable research and programs. DMOS is...

December 17, 2014September 15, 2017by
Join us for the Jingle Bell Run, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation
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Join us for the Jingle Bell Run, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation

DMOS surgeons treat thousands of individuals each year who are affected by arthritis. The affects on the body can be debilitating, not to mention to mental anguish this terrible disease can cause. We are committed to helping find a cure for arthritis, through research and development. That’s why DMOS has teamed up again with the...

November 10, 2014September 15, 2017by
DMOS featured on Iowa Healthiest State
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DMOS featured on Iowa Healthiest State

Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons has made a commitment to getting patients back to their healthy lifestyles as quickly as possible, with the best orthopaedic care possible. It was this promise to patients that got the physicians and administration team at DMOS thinking: If we make this promise to our patients, shouldn’t we make a wellness...

October 3, 2014September 15, 2017by