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July 21, 2017

What is arthritis?

Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes different joints may become hard to move and may become swollen. These could be signs that you may have arthritis. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling. These problems are telling you that something is wrong. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. In an arthritic patient, joints become irregular and painful. It’s true that arthritis can be painful. But there are things you can do to feel better.

What are the types of arthritis?

There are several types of arthritis. Two of the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. This condition usually comes with age and most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows an injury to a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when the body’s own defense system doesn’t work properly. It affects joints and bones (often of the hands and feet), and may also affect internal organs and systems. You may feel sick or tired, and you may have a fever. Another common type of arthritis, gout, is caused by crystals that build up in the joints. It usually affects the big toe, but many other joints may be affected.

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June 16, 2017

Dr. Stone discusses PRP (platelet rich plasma) Therapy.

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April 28, 2017

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) announced Dr. William H. Kinnard as the recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award. The prominent Golden Stethoscope Award publicly recognizes a TGMC physician for his or her exceptional level of professionalism, integrity, and teamwork in caring for patients and families, as well as interacting with hospital staff members and other physicians. Nominations can be made by physicians, employees, patients, and volunteers and recognizes two physicians a year. “It is an honor to announce Dr. William H. Kinnard as a recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award. For over 30 years, he has provided outstanding orthopedic care to patients in our community,” says Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Dr. William Kinnard’s commitment to his patients and his practice has helped establish TGMC as being a leader in orthopedics. It is a true privilege to present him with this recognition.” Read the complete article in the Healthcare Journal of New Orleans.

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November 17, 2016

Published on Nov 17, 2016

In this segment, host Keith Weisheit talks orthodpedic injuries and ways to prevent them with Jaime Gaudet, Clinical Practice Manager at Gulf Coast Orthopedics.

September 15, 2016

In this segment, host Keith Weisheit, discusses sports injuries and ways to prevent them with Dr. Brett Casey, orthopedic surgeon of Gulf Coast Orthopedics.

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June 29, 2016

Gulf Coast Orthopedics’ newest addition Orthopedist Dr. Geoffrey Stone is an active contributor in the medical community both locally and nationally. Here are a few highlights and accomplishments from the past year.

Dr. Stone presented a poster presentation researching peri-prosthetic shoulder infections at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual conference in Orlando, FL. He also presented a lecture on this same topic during the American Shoulder and Elbow Society specialty day assembly. He was also an active writer. He was published in November 2015 Clinical Review Articles with his article Distal Humerus Fractures: Open Reduction Internal Fixation. He co-authored Chapter 8 of the AAOS Instructional Course Lectures vol. 65. It is titled: Biomechanics of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Current Concepts. His most recent publication came in the ASSH Elbow Trauma Master’s Skills Publication. He co-authored Chapter 16: Distal Humerus Factures-Total Elbow Arthroplasty. In April, Dr. Stone served a host surgeon for Don Joy Orthopedics. This role allowed Dr. Stone’s surgical technique to be observed by other surgeons while he performed reverse total shoulder arthroplasty surgery. This allows observing surgeons to receive training from an expert in the field in an actual operating room. In April, he also traveled to the Andrew’s Institute in Florida to teach other o

June 17, 2016

On this segment of To Your Health, Dr. Geoffrey Stone discusses ways to prevent sports-related injuries and what to do when an injury occurs.

February 4, 2016

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December 13, 2015

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