July 2010 • Volume 1, Issue 4

Featured Physician

Timothy J. Bonatus, D.O.

Timothy J. Bonatus, D.O.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise:Orthopaedic Trauma, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery

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How to Heal a Broken Bone Faster

Patients often don’t have patience when it comes to healing a broken bone. Dr. Timothy J. Bonatus, a specialist at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics says, “Healing is a process dependent on many factors, including patient age, overall health, nutrition, blood flow to the bone, and treatment. However, there are a number of things one can do to speed up the process.” The following are some tips Dr. Bonatus gives to those recovering from a fracture.

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Exercising for Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint among people of any age. While refraining from strenuous activities might be the answer in the short term, when done for more than a few days, it can actually undermine healing. Whether the back pain is acute or chronic, exercise can play an important role in easing your pain.

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What Is a Physiatrist?

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics has a variety of specialists on its staff that are able to treat a multitude of orthopaedic problems and conditions. Among these specialists are three physiatrists. What kind of a role do they play and when should you see one?

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All About Knee Braces

Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions, but are available in two basic types: functional knee braces and prophylactic knee braces. How do they work, and do they help?

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Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating disorder that afflicts more than one million people. Hand specialists at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics provide a variety of treatment options, from conservative care to advanced surgical techniques.


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