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Volunteers Needed for OHSA Ambassadors

Volunteers Needed for OHSA Ambassadors

Meet and greet patients and assist with check in procedure.

Location:  OHSA Downtown Office

801 North Orange Ave

Orlando, Fl 32801

Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm

Volunteers Needed for OHSA Ambassadors

Volunteer: At least 4 hours a week (flexible scheduling)

Applications at the front desk or call (407) 841 – 2100 Ext. 8260

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INTRODUCING – Nicholas J. Newsum, M.D.

Dr. Nicholas J. Newsum is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon who was raised in Lakewood, CO. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated with distinction. He then went to medical school in Ohio at the University of Toledo where he was elected into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society by his peers for his outstanding interpersonal and compassionate clinical care. Dr. Nicholas J. Newsum was also selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society as a 3rd year student, an honor only given to the top 4% of medical students in the country.

He then completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he participated in the care of all Florida Gator sports programs. On the first day of residency, Dr. Nicholas J. Newsum met his wife, Bridget, and they now have 3 children.

Following residency, Dr. Nicholas J. Newsum completed a fellowship in Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Microsurgery at the nationally recognized Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL under Dr. Mark S Cohen. During his time there he participated in the care of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. After fellowship, he and his family moved back to Central Florida. In their free time they are mostly outdoors, swimming, fishing, going to amusement parks, or going to the beach.

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Dr. Patel Treating Avocado Hand

Orlando hand surgery Associates is comprised of hand surgeons specialized in microsurgery. We routinely consult for nerve and arterial injuries. Avocado hand has become common place with Dr. Anup Patel’s surgery being featured below.

Call 407-841-2100 or visit us to make an appointment with a doctor today!

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Anup Patel, MD, MBA Named University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumus

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Dr. Anup Patel is one of a select group of University of Florida alumni named to this year’s prestigious “40 Under 40.” Honorees receiving 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni awards were recognized during a campus ceremony on Saturday, April 13.

The annual awards program was established in 2006 to recognize alumni under the age of 40 whose achievements positively reflect The Gator Nation. Criteria for the competitive award include making a significant impact on the candidate’s industry and having civic or professional accomplishments at the state, national or international level.

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AdventHealth and Orlando Hand Surgery Associates Strike Partnership

ORLANDO, Fla., April 7, 2019 — AdventHealth, formerly known as Florida Hospital, has struck an affiliation with Orlando Hand Surgery Associates, an independent hand surgery group, to create a regional hand surgery center.

The Hand to Shoulder Center, which will be located on Princeton Avenue on AdventHealth Orlando’s campus, will include a walk-in clinic, a surgical center, a biomechanics lab, skills and cadaver lab, a microvascular lab and teaching and rehabilitation center. Leaders expect to start a hand surgery fellowship training in 2020. The center will also include satellite offices across Central Florida.

“We’re developing a regional hand center,” said Dr. George White, president of Orlando Hand Surgery and the director of the new center. “There’s no place in the Southeastern United States that puts everything that we do together in one place.”

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AdventHealth, Orlando Hand Surgery Associates Announce Affiliation

OHSA physicians will begin practicing at AdventHealth campuses this summer, offering personalized upper-extremity orthopedic care close to home.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2019 — AdventHealth and Orlando Hand Surgery Associates are pleased to announce an affiliation that will significantly expand exceptional upper-extremity orthopedic care in Central Florida. Together, OHSA and AdventHealth will establish The Hand to Shoulder Center, which will focus on providing personalized treatment options. The Center will include additional offices and physicians, our new walk-in clinic, hospital and emergency facilities, specialized diagnostic facilities and a research department including a biomechanics lab, skills and cadaver lab and a microvascular lab and a new teaching and rehabilitation center.  A Hand Fellowship training the hand surgeons of the future will start in 2020.

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What is a Ganglion Cyst?

A ganglion cyst is a common condition within the hand and wrist. These cysts are noncancerous and appear as a lump or bump underneath the skin. A ganglion cyst is commonly located on the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger, and the top of the finger (near the nail bed.)

Symptoms

Ganglion cysts can be categorized by location, size and pain. They usually surface from the fluid filled areas on the ligaments or between the bones. These cysts most commonly occur on the wrist or hand.

The size of the cyst can fluctuate. The fluid within the cyst can thicken over time causing it to become firm and progressively larger in size.

Often times a cyst is painless. If there is discomfort or pain, it could be due to pressure from the cyst pressing on a nerve. Discomfort from a cyst can include tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness.

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The Difference Between Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are two common conditions that can cause pain to the elbow. Despite their names, tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players, and golfer’s elbow is not limited to golfers. Both conditions can occur due to a number of different occupations and activities. It can sometimes be difficult for those dealing with elbow pain to determine which condition they may be experiencing. Below we have listed information on both conditions and the characteristics that make them different.

What is Tennis Elbow? 

In this video, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo explains tennis elbow, and provides exercises that may help alleviate pain.

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow.

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Shoulder Pain: Nonsurgical and Surgical Solutions

The shoulder is compromised of several joints that work together to provide us with a wide range of motion. Because we use our shoulders to perform a variety of different tasks throughout the day, it can be prone to injury and pain.

Treatment options for shoulder pain will vary depending on the severity of the injury or condition. Below, we have listed some of the most common causes of shoulder pain along with common treatment options. As with any condition or injury, it’s best to consult a doctor in order to receive a proper evaluation and treatment plan.

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain:

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: 
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    Dr. Jason Pirozzolo explains shoulder bursitis.

    Shoulder impingement syndrome is a collection of shoulder symptoms related to impingement, bursitis, and tendinitis in and around the shoulder joint. The most common symptom of shoulder impingement is pain, especially when one tries to use the affected arm above the level of the head (e.g., overhead activity, throwing).

  • Arthritis:
    Arthritis in the shoulder usually results in swelling, pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the shoulder. Pain due to osteoarthritis may worsen over time.
  • Instability:
    Instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. Instability is usually the result of an injury or overuse. Sometimes instability, or a dislocation, can occur repeatedly which can increase the risk of arthritis developing in the shoulder.
  • Fracture:
    A fracture, also known as a broken bone, often occurs as the result of a traumatic injury. Shoulder fractures in older patients can occur after a fall. Shoulder fractures are also common in high-energy contact sports.
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