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The world of orthopaedics is changing on a daily basis—and the orthopaedic surgeons and clinical professionals of Orthopaedic Specialists continue to be a part of that change. Here, you'll find orthopaedic information as well as news releases, publications, and press coverage related to Orthopaedic Specialists.

  • Joint replacement has traditionally been performed as an inpatient procedure in the hospital setting, but our team at Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to offer the potential of outpatient joint replacement surgery using the MAKO SmartRobotic™ system…
  • In the latest issue of the Quad-City Times, our newest board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Cagle, is highlighted in the article, “Cutting edge surgeon comes to QC,” for his expertise and specialized training in the MAKO…
  • Summer is a popular time for vacations and taking time to relax, but when it comes to resuming exercise regimens, Dr. Tuvi Mendel, one of the leading foot and ankle specialists in the Quad Cities, says people should take certain…
  • Dr. Kristyn Darmafall and Dr. Megan Crosmer will join practice as the only female, board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons in the community. DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 15th, 2019) – For years, Orthopaedic Specialists, located at…
  • Total shoulder replacement can help patients effectively address arthritis of the shoulder. However, this treatment is not necessarily ideal for an individual who has arthritis as well as rotator cuff tears. In a total shoulder replacement, the…
  • Shoulder instability can significantly limit activity, whether you’re a professional athlete or regular individual. If you’re experiencing one or more of the following issues, you may have shoulder instability, a condition in which the shoulder…
  • Persistent hip pain, typically associated with arthritis, can cause stiffness or weakness, which can lead to reduced mobility. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to consider a hip replacement procedure. Only a medical…
  • Are you experiencing pain from a hip condition? If normal activities, such as walking or standing up after sitting, are becoming difficult or impossible, a replacement procedure may be beneficial. At Orthopaedic Specialists, we offer a broad…
  • Many popular sports and recreational activities, such as golf, tennis, and racquetball, can lead to shoulder pain, often as a result of degeneration of the tendon (tendinosis). In the past, non-surgical treatment was the only effective approach…
  • Patients who have severe knee arthritis in their 30s and 40s often develop this condition after suffering a meniscus or ACL tear followed by surgery. Even with treatment, degenerative changes can lead to significant pain and, particularly…