Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is often the cause of chronic low back pain and neck pain. What is degenerative disc disease (DDD)? Degenerative disc disease is a progressive degeneration of the intervertebral discs that act as cushions between the bones in your spine. Healthy discs are plump with water that gives them the ability to absorb…. read more
What you need to know about Hip Replacement (Total Hip Arthroscopy) 50% of patients are under the age of 45, and 50% are over age 45. More than 300,000 people in the United States have a total hip replacement every year. Traditional hip replacement surgery is considered to be one of the most successful operations…. read more
Partial Knee Replacement
What is a Partial Knee Replacement? Partial Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure to treat chronic knee pain caused by damage from osteoarthritis, and to restore function. The knee is made of three compartments: the inside part of the knee, the outside part of the knee, and the front compartment made of the knee cap…. read more
If you’ve had it, you know what it is. It’s literally a pain in the butt on one side or the other that radiates down the back of the thigh and into the leg. It hurts! Read below for more information about the anatomy, symptoms and causes of sciatica. Anatomy The spinal cord begins at…. read more
Dr. Francesca M. Swartz joins OSSWF!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Francesca Swartz is joining our practice on Tuesday, July 11th!! Dr. Swartz completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. Kevin Plancher in Cos Cob, CT and Manhattan, NY. She worked with the United Football League in Hartford, CT and with the teams of Manhattanville College in Rye, New…. read more
Dr. Camilo Guzman is now a shareholder!
Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida is happy to announce that Dr. Camilo Guzman has become a shareholder in the practice effective May 1. We welcome him aboard as an owner so, please congratulate him on his achievement!