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D. Hodari Brooks, MD, Interview with 680 The Fan / 93.7FM

OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, D. Hodari Brooks, MD, held a live radio interview on Sports Radio 680 The Fan / 93.7FM with Nick Cellini and Chris Dimino of the Cellini and Dimino show on Friday, May 4, 2018. Dr. Brooks shared insights into the opening of OrthoAtlanta’s newest location at The Battery Atlanta, innovations in orthopedic and sports medicine care for patients ranging from kids in competitive sports, to weekend warriors, to surgical and non-surgical treatment options for arthritis. The interview concluded with a reminder that the Arthritis Foundation’s Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis would be held on Saturday, May 5. OrthoAtlanta, with 14 offices, 38 physicians and over 450 employees is a proud sponsor of this annual fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation.

OrthoAtlanta recently opened its 14th office location in The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County. Providing orthopedic and sports medicine care for the entire family, the new OrthoAtlanta office with onsite X-ray and physical therapy is just steps away from the 680 The Fan office and SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Dr. Brooks shared with listeners how excited OrthoAtlanta is to serve patients in The Battery Atlanta.

Specializing in adult total joint reconstruction, and with extensive experience in hip and knee replacements and sports medicine, Dr. Brooks discussed the perils of weekend warriors, those in Atlanta who are anxious to get out on beautiful weekend days to enjoy sports activities such as tennis and golf. Dr. Brooks cited that OrthoAtlanta treats many patients who may have overlooked proper warm up and stretching prior to starting their favorite sports activity.

Competitive team sports being played by children at younger ages and with higher intensity was discussed. Typical injuries seen include those to the upper or lower extremities, such as shoulder and knee injuries. The occasional cervical or spinal injury is also seen.

Aging has changed over the years, as have treatments for conditions such as arthritis. Orthopedic doctors perform surgeries, but non-surgical treatment options including anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and injections are an important component to treating arthritis, often providing relief without surgery.

One of the newest innovations in treating knee and hip disorders is same-day hip replacement and knee replacement surgery. Not every patient qualifies, but the majority of hip and knee replacements can be done in an outpatient surgery center. Not only is the patient going home the same day, they are not even having to go into the hospital.

Dr. Brooks concluded the interview by reminding listeners that OrthoAtlanta is a proud sponsor and participant of the Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 5 at Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia. All funds raised go to the Arthritis Foundation for their work in advocacy, education, and research towards finding a cure for arthritis.

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