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Dr. Nicholson Reviews the Top 10 Sports Injuries Jul 30th, 2020

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or Sunday morning walking group kind of person, there is always a chance you could get injured. Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or...

Stem-Cell Treatment for MS: Positive Future for Orthopaedics Jul 27th, 2020

Regenerative Medicine Regenerative medicine is a treatment technique that relies on the body’s natural healing response to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. When used as a stand-alone treatment, regenerative therapies are applied directly to areas of tissue damage. The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC uses regenerative medicine to...

Baseball Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention Jul 24th, 2020

Playing multiple baseball games per week, along with the overhead repetitive motions, causes stress to the musculoskeletal system and exposes players to overuse injuries. Today more than 30 million teens participate in sports. A whopping 288,000*  are injured each year playing baseball alone. Young athletes usually focus on one or two...

COVID-19 Updates Jul 22nd, 2020

COVID-19: Information & Updates The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization.  Your Safety Is Our Priority Your health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do, so...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

Aging of the Rotator Cuff: Dr. Nicholson's Patient Shares His Story Feb 27th, 2020

It happens.  Rotator cuffs wear out.  Because most rotator cuff tears are caused by normal wear and tear that comes with aging, people over 40 are at a higher risk.  That risk increases for those involved in arm and shoulder dominant sports, like tennis, or in occupations requiring repetitive, overhead...

Basketball and Wrestling: Two Great Reasons to Take Yoga Dec 10th, 2019

In 1981, a young Herschel Walker admitted to studying ballet at the University of Georgia.  According to Walker, “Ballet really works your body.  Most people (not just guys) don’t have the guts to step into a ballet class.  Truth is ballet is great for athletes.” Today, that same truth can...

Ankle Arthritis and Pain: Dr. Paul Spiegl’s Patient Shares His Story Sep 19th, 2019

When ankle arthritis and pain makes life unbearable it may be time to consider ankle replacement surgery.  While the path to ankle replacement differs for everyone, the odds for returning to everyday activities and being pain free following surgery are very good. Gene’s Story Begins Dr. Paul Spiegl’s patient, Gene...

Dr. Nicholson on Regenerative Medicine: Harnessing Your Body’s Own Natural Healing Power Jul 3rd, 2019

DR. NICHOLSON ON REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: HARNESSING YOUR BODY’S OWN NATURAL HEALING POWER WITH REMARKABLE RESULTS What is Regenerative Medicine? By now most people have heard about regenerative medicine (also known as orthobiologics.) Regenerative medicine is a field of musculoskeletal care that aims to use the body’s own natural healing response...

Improvements in Knee Replacement Makes it One of the Most Successful Medical Procedures! Apr 25th, 2019

Dr. Daniel Nicholson Certified in Total Knee Replacement Using the Mako System As one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine, total knee replacements in the U.S. are expected to rise 673 percent by 2030.  Perimeter Orthopedics’ surgeon, Dr. Daniel Nicholson is now offering his patients a highly...

What do Venus Williams and Chef Chris Siversen Have in Common? Tennis Elbow! Mar 14th, 2019

Winter is coming to a close, and that means back to playing tennis in Atlanta. But if you’re experiencing lingering pain from lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), you may need to be patient awhile longer.   A few things you should know about this condition:  One, whether you have lingering pain that...

New at Perimeter Orthopaedics! O-Scan Dedicated MRI for Extremities Feb 18th, 2019

Diagnosing your injuries just became more accurate, faster and easier at Perimeter Orthopaedics. Our new MRI, conveniently located in our clinic, provides our patients with high resolution imaging without having to go off site.  The O-Scan Dedicated MRI for Extremities covers limbs and joints, including the ankle, knee, calf, foot, hand, wrist,...

These Boots Aren't Made for Walkin' Feb 11th, 2019

Bunions: Preventions and Treatments - By: Paul V. Spiegl, MD Did you know wearing tight, narrow, high-heeled shoes can aggravate bunions?  A bunion (medical term: hallux valgus) is a bony prominence that develops at the joint at the base of the big toe. When your shoe pushes your big toe against your next...

Sad on the Sidelines: Reducing the Risk of Football Injuries Oct 24th, 2018

It’s been confirmed that San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, tore his ACL in the game against Kansas City on 9/23 taking him out of the game for the season.  And while Coach Kyle Shanahan is confident he’ll come back next year, physicians know the road to ACL recovery is...

Plantar Fasciitis: A Battle You Can Usually Win Alone Aug 7th, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.  Approximately 10% of people will suffer from this condition during their lifetime. Runners and people who are on their feet every day all day are at a greater risk. The good news is that plantar fasciitis can usually be treated...

My Left Foot. . .Now Showing in 3D Jul 25th, 2018

Step  into  Standing  CT  and  get  the  most  accurate  diagnosis  for  your  injury. Perimeter Orthopaedics is the only practice in North Atlanta that offers true 3d weight bearing CT imaging of the foot and ankle.  PedCAT™ scans allow Dr. Paul Spiegl to view his patient’s foot and ankle abnormalities in...

Hockey... A Breath of Cold Air on a Hot Summer Day! Jun 16th, 2018

Even though Atlanta lacks a major league hockey team, plenty of locals still love the sport. So here’s a few tips to help you prevent injuries and stay in the game courtesy of Pro Stock Hockey.

Ten Tips for a Safe, Fun and Happy Summer May 14th, 2018

1. Protect your knees and back when gardening or working outdoors: Kneeling on a cushion or using tools with extenders can make yard work more enjoyable and help prevent muscle strain. 2. Take special care when operating lawn mowers, chain saws and weed trimmers:Thousands of people show up in emergency...

ACL Reconstruction: Seven Tips to Reduce the Risk of Re-Injury Apr 3rd, 2018

Modern ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction techniques have led to a steep decline in the rate of re-rupture of the reconstructed ACL. However, several factors can increase the risk of re-injury. For that reason, it’s important to do everything you can to lessen the risk of incurring damage in the...

How Do Pro Athletes Heal So Quickly? Feb 6th, 2018

For Lingering Injuries, Think Outside the Box Ever wonder why professional athletes heal so quickly?  Team doctors consider a variety of therapies, from conservative to holistic to emerging, to get their patients back in the game.  One such treatment that is endorsed by physicians across a variety of specialties is...

Count Down to the Top 12 Sports Injuries Jan 2nd, 2018

Can you guess the top 12 sports with injuries that resulted in trips to the E.R?  It’s worth noting that in most cases a popular sport will cause more injuries. Injury data does not show the number of injuries per player; therefore, do not assume that higher ranking sports are more...

Who Gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Dec 10th, 2017

What does a violinist; butcher and dental hygienist have in common?  All work in occupations that predispose them to carpal tunnel syndrome.  Prolonged and repetitive hand motions, strong gripping and vibration have all been associated with an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although carpal tunnel syndrome is not always...

Beyond Tennis Elbow - Rotator Cuff Tears in Senior Athletes Nov 29th, 2017

Millions of people play tennis in the United States and that number is growing every year.  As a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, a growing number of baby boomers are picking up the racquet.  But, while the sport’s popularity among seniors increases, so too do...

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Nov 9th, 2017

"The good news is that the success rate for this surgery is high, with a 10 year success rate of 90-95%" What Does “Minimally Invasive” Mean? The term “minimally invasive” is used to describe many modern medical procedures and surgeries that have been enabled by the advances of various medical...

Not All Surgery Centers are Created Equal Sep 7th, 2017

Perimeter Outpatient Surgical Associates (POSA) has achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes orthopedic ambulatory surgery centers from other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients. Status as an accredited organization means a surgery center has met nationally recognized...