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Joint Journey - An Atmosphere for Joint Success

SportsMED has partnered with Crestwood Medical Center to offer patients a unique approach to joint replacement. Joint Journey is a specialized center dedicated to the care of knee and hip replacement patients. This program brings together a team of knowledgeable surgeons with compassionate and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

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SportsMED opens NEW Physical Therapy office in Madison

SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center is proud to announce the opening of our new physical therapy office in Madison. The new physical therapy office will be located at 44 Hughes Rd, Suite 1400, in the same building as our current physicians’ office. Our unique combination of orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists allows us to provide patient care, emphasizing conservative treatment in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

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Posterior Versus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion With Anterior Tension Band Plating:

Retrospective Analysis

by Curt Freudenberger, MD; Emily M. Lindley, PhD; Douglas W. Beard, MD; W. Carlton Reckling, MD; Allison Williams, PhD; Evalina L. Burger, MD; Vikas V. Patel, MD


Over the past 2 decades, posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with pedicle screw instrumentation has gained popularity. Anterior fusion techniques, however, have evolved over time and currently allow for minimally invasive anterior retroperitoneal diskectomy, interbody graft placement, and rigid instrumentation. A direct comparison of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) with anterior tension band plating to that of instrumented PLIF has not been previously reported.

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Shoulder Problems in the Aging Patient

Dr. Kendall Black

One of the givens in the adult patient population is that we will begin to experience the effects of the accumulation of those years on our “parts”.  In the shoulder this can be the result of previous injury, over-use, under-use, disorders of joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or any combination of these factors.

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