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April 2018

Arthritis by the Numbers

#1 Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States
23 Percent of overweight adults who have arthritis
50+ Percent of people over age 65 who have been diagnosed with arthritis
100+ Number of different types of arthritis and related conditions
54 Million Number of American adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis (conservative estimate)
78 Million Number of people expected…

All the Ways We Care

For Muscles, Bones and Joints, Our Comprehensive Orthopedic Services Have You Covered

There are 206 bones, 650 skeletal muscles, 13 major joints and literally hundreds of ligaments and tendons in the human body. And whenever any of these require medical treatment, there’s one place you and your family can turn to: Main Street Hospital. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, physica…

When To See An Orthopedic Specialist

Keep These Five Signs In Mind

Experiencing some level of bone and joint discomfort as we grow older is a normal part of the aging process. But sometimes that pain may be a sign of something far more serious. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek medical attention from an orthopedic specialist.

It’s Becoming Difficult to Perform Norma…

The Silent Thief of Bone

It’s Time to Sound the Alarm About Osteoporosis

There’s a Silent Thief out there, a medical condition that is robbing people of their bone strength without any symptoms until it’s too late and a bone fracture occurs.

That thief is called osteoporosis, a disease that causes the body to lose bone mass more quickly than it can rebuild it. The word “osteoporosis” means “porous…

Are You At Risk?

Gloria Gaynor is just one of the 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. When you combine osteoarthritis with the other types of arthritis (rheumatoid and psoriatic, for example), an estimated 91 million Americans have the disease. Here are some of the risk factors for developing arthritis, which is the #1 cause of disability in the United…

A Message from the CEO: Orthopedics with A Hometown Touch

Sometime, somewhere, it’s bound to happen to you or someone you love. It could be a broken bone or a torn ligament. Or perhaps, because of osteoarthritis, you need a total hip or knee replacement. Providing medical care for the body’s muscles, bones and joints is one of the essential ways a hospital cares for its community. And that’s the reason Main Street Hospital offers a full range of…

Interview with Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive

Best known for her 1978 mega-hit “I Will Survive”—which sold 14 million copies in the first two years and launched her into mainstream superstardom—Gloria Gaynor’s prolific music career spans five decades. When “I Will Survive” was first released, it soared to #1 and remained on the US charts for 27 weeks. Not surprisingly, it immediately became an enduring anthem of fema…

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