Central Maine Orthopaedics to Host September YAH! (YPLAA After Hours

September 2, 2014

On Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the Young Professionals of the Lewiston Auburn Area (YPLAA) will host their monthly after hours (YAH!) at Central Maine Orthopaedics. Central Maine Orthopaedics and YPLAA invite both young and established professionals to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and bar service from Mac’s Grill in Auburn.

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My Knee Hurts

August 7, 2014

We ask a lot of our knees. When they are in top form, knees can withstand tremendous pressure, allowing us to walk, jump, bend, run and perform our favorite activities – from taking a walk to competing in professional sports….

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LifeFlight: Taking to the Skies to Save Lives

June 18, 2014

Ford spent ten days in the intensive care unit. Her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Regan of Central Maine Orthopaedics, dealt with complications from her broken back, including leaking spinal fluid. It would be four months before Ford could return full time to her work as an admissions officer at Colby College, and more than a year before the Waterville resident was physically recovered. Despite this, Ford is grateful. “When you think about what other people do for strangers, it is stunning and humbling. It is the goodness in people—the kindness—that stays with me.”

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Every Step of the Way

June 13, 2014

Imagine yourself walking. How many steps do you think you take every day? The average person takes between 8,000 and 10,000. In a normal lifetime that adds up to about 115,000 miles ­or four walking trips around the globe. With…

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Better care now available for hip fracture patients

June 5, 2014

Central Maine Medical Center and Central Maine Orthopaedics, who came together to establish The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine five years ago, have developed the state’s first hip fracture program focused on helping patients recover sooner.

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Introducing the OICM Hip Fracture Program

June 3, 2014

The only one of its kind in Maine

The OICM Hip Fracture Program is offered at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine. It is built upon the very latest medical research and methodology, and patients are treated using our Core Connect Care℠ orthopaedic team approach. It takes into account the fact that most hip fractures are suffered by geriatric patients who require specialized care.

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When Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery is the Best Option

June 3, 2014

Think about all the movements your shoulders can make. You can shrug them, roll them to the back and roll them to the front, or pull them down to stretch your neck. Movements that usually feel really good. Thanks to…

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When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Speaks, You Should Listen

May 29, 2014

Carpal tunnel surgery has a high success rate — over 90 percent. The key to a successful outcome is not waiting too long to do the surgery and doing it for the right reason. If damage is too severe, the nerve won’t be able to wake up, which is why people with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome shouldn’t wait until their hand is constantly numb before seeing a doctor.

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Surgical Treatment of Shoulder and Elbow Pain is Subject of June Seminar

May 12, 2014

“Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Problems” is the subject of a special presentation set for June 5th at Central Maine Medical Center. Orthopaedic surgeon Matt Bush, M.D., will discuss shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy, all surgical options for…

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Dr. Cain to Present Surgical Treatment of Knee Problems

April 28, 2014

Orthopaedic surgeon Paul Cain, M.D., will discuss options for the surgical repair of knee disorders and injuries. A long-time member of the central and western Maine medical-surgical community, Cain practices in various specialty areas, including sports medicine, arthroscopic and open…

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