Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, and Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know – by William D. Long III, MD
The good news for patients with debilitating sciatica and spinal stenosis is the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques to address spinal stenosis and degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine such as disc disease and spondylolisthesis. Using smaller incisions and microsurgical techniques, surgeons can remove offending pathology and provide more space and stability for the spinal nerves with less disruption of the surrounding tissues. Furthermore, these procedures many times can be done on an outpatient basis READ MORE HERE: www.acespremortho.com/news/sciatica-spinal-stenosis-and-spine-surgery-what-you-need-to-know-by-wi... ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to Aces Premier Orthopaedics
Introducing Dr. William D. Long III, Spine Surgeon
Undergraduate: Drew University, Madison, NJ
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Spine Surgery Fellowship: The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Having completed his education and training at some of the most prestigious colleges and hospitals in the country, Dr. Long has dedicated his medical practice to conditions of the spine. His expertise encompasses all aspects of spinal pathology, including degenerative disease, trauma, oncology, and deformity; he treats diseases of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions of spine. As a spine surgeon, Dr. Long’s focus has been to master minimally invasive and cutting edge surgical techniques, including microsurgery and computer navigation.
Dr. Long has made education a large part of his practice of medicine, frequently giving lectures to the next generation of medical students and physicians. His publications on spinal disease and surgery are in the most prestigious medical journals, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and The Spine Journal. He has also authored numerous chapters for spine surgery medical textbooks.
Dr. Long is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The North American Spine Society, and AOSpine. He serves at NASS as a member of the Continuing Medical Education committee.
For more information visit us at: www.acespremortho.com or call our office for a consultation with Dr. William Long at 201-833-9500 ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
Let's Discuss Bunions
Because they are bone deformities, bunions do not resolve by themselves. The goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain cause by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include:
•The use of protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems.
• Removal of corns and calluses on the foot.
• Changing to carefully-fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth.
•Orthotic devices—both over-the-counter and custom made—to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing.
•Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis.
• Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly. This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions, because their bone development may still be adaptable. •physical therapy
•changes in shoe gear
• life style changes (For example, a nurse who is on her feet all day may choose to pursue an administrative hospital position which requires less walking and punishment of the feet).
Surgical Treatment When non-operative treatments fail to relieve the pain, surgery may be considered. There are many types of surgical procedures to treat bunion deformities and the choice of the procedure usually depends upon the severity of the condition. The procedure typically involves cutting and repositioning of the metatarsal bone with insertion of internal fixation, such as screw and/ or pins. Protective devices, such as surgical shoes or casts, are worn after surgery. Except in rare cases, the procedure is performed in an ambulatory setting and no hospitalization is required. For more information, call for a consultation: 201-833-9500 ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE SURGERY CENTER - At Our Bloomfield Location. ACES Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is here to help when it comes to corrective surgical procedures as well as more conservative interventional pain management methods. Our surgery center is located in our Bloomfield, NJ office.
Our highly skilled orthopedic and spine surgeons perform essentially any and all types of surgical procedures to restore you to a wider range of motion and a pain-free life.
•Arthroscopic knee, shoulder and elbow surgeries to repair torn muscles and ligaments or remove or repair damaged cartilage.
•Correct slipped or herniated discs.
•Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgeries and corrective procedures such as kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty and spinal fusion.
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