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Long Search for the Right Surgeon Pays Off for Avid Cyclist.
“I don’t want surgery,” Jenny Frayer told Dr. Thomas Fyda on her first visit to Great Basin Orthopaedics in 2007. “But it’s getting harder and harder to live with my knee the way it is.”   At 53 years old, the avid cyclist ended up in Dr. Fyda’s exam room reluctantly.
When It Comes to Bone Health, Not All Dairy Is Created Equal.
A study by researchers at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS), has found that dairy intake -- specifically milk and yogurt -- is associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) in the hip, but not the spine.
Being overweight big factor in knee pain.
If you're carrying too much weight on your body, your knees are taking a big hit, literally. As shock absorbers for our bodies, the cartilage between our knee and thighbone takes on a lot more force when we are overweight.
What Is Flatfoot and Why Should We Worry About It?
What Is Flatfoot and Why Should We Worry About It
By Richard Hayes, MD, Great Basin Orthopaedics   Some of us have genetically flat feet without much arch. We may wear arch supports or custom orthotics to improve our comfort when walking.
Motorcycle riding chef is cooking again
Motorcycle riding chef is cooking again
After a double leg fracture, Alberto Gazzola is cooking again, both on the track and in the kitchen.    The owner of La Vecchia Italian Bistro loves to let loose on a motorcycle, pushing his limits, and speeds of 170 mph, on amateur road racing tracks around the West.
Want healthy bones? Eat mushrooms!
Want healthy bones? Eat mushrooms!
Mushrooms can provide as much Vitamin D as supplements according to researchers.
Custom orthotics vs. over-the-counter — it's about more than cost
Custom orthotics vs. over-the-counter
An orthotic is an insert that fits inside a shoe and is designed to decrease abnormal foot motion, realign the foot, restore balance and eliminate or reduce foot pain.
Rotator cuff tear - a common, repairable injury
Rotator cuff tear
Rotator Cuff Tear   Shoulder injuries are pretty common. Each year, approximately 200,000 Americans require shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and an additional 400,000 have surgery for related tendonitis or partial tears. Dr.
Preventing six common hiking injuries
Preventing six common hiking injuries
Warm weather and outdoor exploring are here (or just on the horizon depending on Nevada weather whimsy).