June 2010 • Volume 1, Issue 3

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Michael Glover, M.D.

Michael Glover, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: Medical and surgical problems of the neck and spine

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Are You Suffering From an ACL Injury?

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major knee ligaments and is very important when it comes to knee stability. When someone sustains an injury to their ACL, they might experience their knee “giving-out” from under them. For this reason, many patients opt to have surgery to repair the damage to this ligament. Now, a new procedure is changing the way many physicians look at ACL reconstruction.

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New Hip Gives New Life

For 21 years of his life, everyday activities were made difficult. Putting on shoes, driving a car, and even sitting normally in a chair were all daily challenges John Lupo faced with his fused hip. At the age of 16, a major infection forced doctors to fuse Lupo’s hip; a surgery that eliminated all motion in the joint and left it at a permanent 155 degree angle. “I tried to be as active as I could,” says Lupo, “but everything was made more difficult, including riding a bike, because I could only stand and pedal. There was no way I could be competitive on a bike.”

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Procedure Helps Those Suffering From Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the most common types of pain that orthopaedic surgeons treat. But the upper portion of the spine can also be a pain in the neck. Northern Arizona Orthopaedics offers a new option to help relieve both types of pain and restore mobility: artificial disc replacement using ProDisc™.

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Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel

Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain and irritation, and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. What are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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5 Best Things for Arthritis

As the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years, arthritis affects one in five adults in the United States. However, remembering the following tips could help to reduce arthritis pain.

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