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  • Joint pain screening is Aug. 16 in Ashland

    King’s Daughters orthopedics and sports medicine staff will be conducting free screenings for joint pain beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Outpatient Services Center, 480 23 rd St., Ashland. The noninvasive screening includes knees, hips, backs and other joints. King’s Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., and Marshall Health orthopedic surgeon Felix Cheung, ...
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  • Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aitken accepting new patients in Flatwoods; offers free joint screening June 21

    Beginning in June, King's Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., is accepting new patients at Flatwoods Medical Specialties, 1109 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods; and is offering a FREE joint pain screening beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Non-invasive screening includes • Knees • Hips • Shoulders • Other joints Appointments are required for the joint pain ...
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  • Keys to strong bones: Calcium and Vitamin D

    Although bone-weakening osteoporosis is quite common among older people, it isn’t an inevitable part of aging. There’s a lot you can do to shield your bones from this disease. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D are two critical strategies for keeping bones strong. King's Daughters orthopedic surgeon Felix H. Cheung, M.D., says older people who take vitamin D seem to fall less ...
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  • Free joint pain screening Feb. 22 in Jackson

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings are designed to help pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide follow-up recommendations. King’s Daughters is offering a free joint pain screening beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at 14395 Ohio State Route 93. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. The screening allows our team to evaluate ...
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  • West Portsmouth athlete returns to play after ACL injury quicker than expected thanks to great care

    Soccer player Zachary Neal keenly remembers enjoying some off-season play in February at a Shawnee State University indoor soccer tournament. While going after the ball in a defensive stance, he was hit from behind and knocked forward. He took a step and heard a loud pop. That day, everything changed for the 14-year-old. “I think I immediately knew what the injury was,” Zachary said. ...
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  • Portsmouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers free joint pain screening Jan. 25

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings are designed to help pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide follow-up recommendations. King’s Daughters Portsmouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is offering a free joint pain screening beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 1729 Kinneys Lane, Suite 102, Portsmouth. Appointments are required by calling ...
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  • Newer approach to hip replacement speeds recovery time

    “Traditional hip replacement usually means weeks of activity restrictions to prevent joint dislocation, three to six months of discomfort while muscles heal and, sometimes, a stay in a nursing home or rehab facility,” said orthopedic surgeon Gerry Trinidad, M.D. It doesn’t have to be that way. A newer approach to hip replacement, called direct anterior approach, or DAA, is making ...
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  • Orthopedic surgeon Sinan Ozgur focuses on shoulders

    King’s Daughters orthopedic surgeon Sinan Ozgur, M.D. works primarily on pathologies of the upper extremity including total and reverse arthroplasty of the shoulder. Prior to his fellowship shoulder and elbow fellowship in San Francisco, Dr. Ozgur earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. and completed orthopedic residency at Joan C. ...
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  • Free joint pain screening Nov. 30

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plan that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a free joint pain screening 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Outpatient Services Center, 480 23rd St., Ashland. Non-invasive screenings will be performed by orthopedic ...
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  • Aitken joins team at King's Daughters Orthopedics

    King’s Daughters Health System is pleased to announce orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., is joining King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. For more than 20 years, Dr. Aitken has cared for patients in Ashland and surrounding communities as an independent physician. As a member of King’s Daughters orthopedic team, he will relocate to Suite G30 of ...
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  • Osteoporosis known as "silent disease"

    A majority of American men view osteoporosis solely as a “woman’s disease.” Moreover, there are many men whose lifestyle habits put them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Few recognize the disease as a significant threat to their mobility and independence until they develop a fracture. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and the bones to break. It poses ...
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  • Joint screening offered in Jackson

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plan that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a free joint pain screenings in Jackson. • 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 27 14395 Ohio State Route 93 Jackson, Ohio Non-invasive screenings will be performed by ...
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  • Like it or not, we're not superheroes; our bones will break

    We may feel our bodies are invincible like superheroes— able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. While in real life, we sometimes fall and don't get up as fast as we would like. And maybe the next day we move slower. It's called getting older. And it happens to everyone — whether we like it or not. Sometimes, we fracture bones when falling. While on the campaign trail ...
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  • Glow Run benefits community concussion testing

    King’s Daughters Orthopaedics Marshall Orthopaedics are calling all runners and walkers to light up the night for its July 28 Glow Run 5K to benefit concussion testing. Proceeds from the run, which begins at 9 p.m., will go to community concussion testing for local athletes. “We want everyone to come out and have fun,” said sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D. This ...
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  • King's Daughters Ohio offers free joint pain screening July 13

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings are designed to help pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide follow-up recommendations. King’s Daughters Ohio is offering a free joint pain screening beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13 at 1729 Kinneys Lane, Suite 102, Portsmouth. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. The noninvasive ...
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  • Great orthopedic care - across our region

    King’s Daughters highly skilled orthopedic team is dedicated to improving quality of life through compassionate care. From Portsmouth, Ohio, to Prestonsburg, Ky., and in between — our fellowship trained surgeons and support staff are dedicated to restoring motion and getting patients back to their daily activities. Skilled in total joint replacement procedures of all types, including ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes orthopedic surgeon Steven Carawan, M.D.

    King's Daughters welcomes orthopedic surgeon Steven Carawan, M.D., to KDMS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Suite G20, 613 23rd St., Ashland. Dr. Carawan is also accepting appointments at King's Daughters Medical Specialties - Prestonsburg, 1279 Old Abbot Mtn. Road. As part of our Rapid Recovery orthopedic surgical team, Dr. Carawan's areas of practice include hip and knee total joint ...
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  • Caring for our aging bones

    As we age, so do our bones. Fragile and weakness of bones can lead to osteoporosis in women after menopause and in older men. This bone-thinning disorder puts people at greater risk for broken bones — particularly fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine. Hip fractures can be caused by factors that weaken bones. As the bones weaken the impact from a fall can cause a break below the hip bone. ...
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  • Free joint screening April 27

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plant that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a FREE joint pain screening 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Outpatient Services Center, 480 23rd St., Ashland. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. Non ...
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  • Free diabetic foot screening Tuesday in Ashland

    King’s Daughters podiatrist Matthew Ellsworth, DPM, will be conducting free diabetic foot exams from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 as part of the American Diabetes Associations ALERT! Day. The screening consists of a review of the participant’s medical history and an exam of the feet. Recommendations for self-care, education and follow-up services, if needed, will be provided. The ...
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  • Linda Wilson: Getting back to life; total knee replacement success

    For the last two years, increasing pain in her left knee made routine activities difficult for Linda Wilson. “I have always been active, but pain in my knee slowed me down,” Wilson said. “My leg would swell, and I had difficulty walking.” When she and her husband Dan went on vacation to Virginia Beach and she could not keep up, she knew she could not put off total left knee ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes new podiatrist

    King’s Daughters Medical Center is pleased to welcome a new podiatrist to its team: Matthew Ellsworth, DPM. Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, complications of diabetes, hammer toe diabetic foot care, gait problems, calluses, non-healing wounds, and ingrown toenails. Ellsworth earned his medical ...
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