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Resource Center

Welcome to the Resurgens Orthopaedics Resource Center, your one-stop destination for orthopaedic answers to commonly asked questions.  We want to make sure everyone knows exactly what orthopaedic experts do and when it might be the right time to visit one.  Most people will have an orthopaedic need at some point in life and when that time comes, we want you to have as much information as possible to make the best healthcare decisions for yourself or someone you care about.   

There are a lot of options to consider and a lot of factors involved but we know that informed patients are happier patients, which leads to better patient outcomes. 
That's why Resurgens Orthopaedics is striving to simplify the process for you and clear up the confusion and misperceptions that exist out there.  Together, we can create the kind of healthcare treatment plan you need so you can live your best life. 

Take a look below and test your orthopaedic knowledge too!

What Is An Orthopaedist?

The term orthopaedist is often misunderstood or misused by the general public. What exactly is an orthopaedist? Well, if you’re struggling with any joint or bone pain from the neck down,...
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Why Resurgens

Resurgens Orthopaedics is the most trusted medical practice for musculoskeletal care in Georgia with 23 locations all around the metro area we're there for you no matter where you live a...
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23 Convenient Locations

At Resurgens Orthopaedics, we make sure seeing one of our orthopaedic specialists is simple and convenient for all patients. With 23 Resurgens locations across metro Atlanta, it’s never...
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Best Orthopaedic Surgeons

Nobody looks forward to surgery, and the truth is that many orthopaedic ailments can be treated with less invasive approaches. But if the time for surgery comes, you want to feel confident that...
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Orthopaedics Isn't Just For Surgery

Treating your joint and muscle pain does not always require surgery. In fact, the specialists at Resurgens Orthopaedics usually try other approaches first. Schedule an appointment with Resurgens...
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How To Choose An Orthopaedist

When choosing an orthopaedist, you want to feel confident and informed about your decision. It’s a big decision! At Resurgens Orthopaedics, our orthopaedic specialists have comprehensive...
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Do I Need An Orthopaedist?

If you’re living with severe or chronic pain in your joints our muscles, it may be time to consult with a specialist. In this video, Dr. Christopher S. Blanchard of Resurgens Orthopaedics...
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3 Signs You Need to See An Orthopaedic Specialist

Sometimes it can be difficult to know when an injury is relatively minor, or when it’s serious enough that you need to see an orthopaedic specialist. In this video, Dr. Uzondu Agochukwu of...
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No Referral? No Problem!

Suffering from bone, muscle, or joint pain but don’t have a referral to see a Resurgens Orthopaedics specialist? No problem. Save time and money by simply scheduling an...
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What is Pain?

All of us have experienced physical pain at some point in our lives. But what exactly is pain? In this video, Dr. Vamsi Kancherla of Resurgens Orthopaedics explains how pain is an important...
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Do I Need a Referral?

At Resurgens Orthopaedics, prospective patients often ask if they need a referral from a primary-care doctor before seeing an orthopaedist. We always appreciate referrals, and you often...
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When to Seek Treatment for Neck Pain

If you’re struggling with persistent neck pain or pain radiating down your arm, a spine specialist at Resurgens Orthopaedics is ready to recommend your best treatment options. Simple,...
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When To Seek Treatment for Back Pain

When you’re suffering from back pain, it can be difficult to know if you are experiencing everyday aches and pains, or if you need to consult an orthopaedist about a more serious issue. In...
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How To Deal With Lower Back Pain

Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The quality and duration of pain must be carefully assessed in addition to understanding how it changes with walking,...
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Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent...
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Spinal Stenosis

A common cause of low back and leg pain is lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our spines change. These normal wear-and-tear effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This...
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Bulging or Herniated Disc

Back pain can be a major inhibitor in your daily life. With a variety of potential causes, it’s essential to have your back pain checked by a specialist. In this video, Dr. Uzondu Agochukwu...
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3 Most Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Like other joints, the ankle can be susceptible to a range of injuries or afflictions. If you are dealing with ankle pain, it’s important to first understand the root cause of your specific...
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Plantar Fasciitis

Do you have start up pain when you stand from sitting? Does your heel have intense pain upon stepping out of bed? If you do you may suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is one of many...
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Your Amazing Feet

Although it may often be taken for granted, your foot is a marvel of evolution. It is a complex mechanism capable of handling the hundreds of tons of force generated by your movement every...
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Total Ankle Replacement

Total Ankle Replacements (TARs) have been in use since the 1970s. TARs were fraught with complications and were largely unsuccessful. But over the last forty years through many generations of the...
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When to Seek Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is very common.  There are a variety of causes of shoulder pain.  The pain can even originate from your neck.  Shoulder pain can be in the joint, the muscles around...
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When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

Knee pain is a very common condition.  There can be a variety of causes of your knee pain.  These can range from a simple strain, to a ligament tear such as an ACL tear, or even a...
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Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tears are common cause of pain and disability.  The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that hold the arm bone (humerus) in the shoulder socket as well as help with motion and...
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Golfer's Elbow

Golf has a longstanding place in American tradition as one of the country’s favorite pastimes. However, the repetitive motions required by this sport can sometimes lead to pain, stiffness,...
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How To Deal With A Sports Injury

 A common question is "how to deal with a sports injury?"  Treatment of sports injuries is not always an easy thing to do.  Some sports injuries occur after a single,...
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Hand Arthritis

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS: Simply defined, arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. At the end of each bone there is cartilage, a firm rubbery material, which allows your joints to move...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is numbness, tingling, and pain that occurs in your hand.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when a specific nerve, known as the median...
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Texter's Thumb

WHAT IS TEXTERS THUMB: Texter’s thumb also known as “Gamers thumb” or “Smartphone Thumb” is formally called De Quervain Tenosynovitis. It is the painful swelling of...
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3 Main Causes of Hand Pain

Hand pain can limit your participation in and enjoyment of many daily activities, including work, household chores and exercise. With numerous causes of pain or swelling in the hands, it’s...
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