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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – What is a growth plate fracture?

    If you have children then chances are you have heard of the term growth plate fracture. So, what is a growth plate fracture? Growth plate fractures occur only in children. As the skeleton grows, this growth occurs from a site within each bone called a growth plate or physis. This is an area of bone

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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder that affects the quality-of-life of a large portion of the population.  Many patients suffer with carpal tunnel without realizing what their diagnoses really is, and what the treatment options are.  Carpal tunnel syndrome has been associated with overuse type jobs.  With the onset of the computer revolution, the keyboard

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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – Growing Pains

    Have you ever taken your child to the doctor with knee pain or ankle pain and been told “Oh, it’s just growing pains?” You may have felt like you were just getting brushed off, but it actually is a common source of pain in the growing skeleton. The two most common locations are pain in

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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – Knee Cap Pain

    A very common complaint during the adolescent years is anterior knee pain. Especially common in girls, this pain is often attributed to knee cap pain. The condition is called patella femoral syndrome. This name describes the knee cap (patella) and its relationship to the leg bone (femur). It is a disorder where the knee cap

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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and affects the vast majority of patients with arthritis pain.  Some refer to osteoarthritis as “wear and tear” arthritis.  Another term is degenerative joint disease.   Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but most commonly affects the weight bearing joints specifically the knees and hips.  Basically, the padding

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  • Dr. Patrick Boyett – Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain is a common complaint among working individuals in the middle age range.  Shoulder pain can occur with injury or without injury.  Of the middle age group of patients, doctors see patients more often who report “no injury” than in patients who report injury.   The most common scenario for patients who present to

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