Patient Education

At Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our Physicians and healthcare staff combine compassion, customer service, and technical expertise to deliver exceptional patent care. Our providers are not only able to treat the most basic aches and pains, but each of our physicians also have additional training (known as fellowship training) and experience in treating more specific conditions, such as joint replacement, which truly sets our expert staff apart.

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Need information about orthopaedic conditions and treatments? Select a body area to view related information in the Article Links section below.


Need information about orthopaedic conditions and treatments? Select a body area to view related information in the Article Links section below.


Shoulders are responsible for a wide range of motion contributing tremendously to our daily routines. A combination of joints, muscles, and tendons, our shoulders can be a complicated area. From common diagnoses and conditions to surgeries and exercises, the articles below will help you learn more about standard areas of concern in the shoulder region.


Back & Spine

Our back and spine play important roles in our mobility; with multiple functionalities needed throughout the day. From supporting you and allowing movement, to protecting your spinal cord and keeping you upright. Read below to learn about injury prevention, exercises, and common diagnoses and treatements for all ages.



Muscles, bones, and tendons – all work together in the arms to accomplish daily tasks. Browse the articles below to learn more about different conditions, fractures, injuries, and treatments (including orthopaedic surgical procedures all affecting our arms.



Our elbows may seem like a simple area, but in reality, it can be a bit complex. While we may not notice it daily, when we are dealing with pain or injury, we quickly remember how important the elbow joint is. Review the articles below for more information on dislocation, pain, sports-related injuries, and even replacement.



Our hands are not only important, but they are complex. Browse the articles below to learn more about common orthopaedic conditions and diagnoses. From fractures and tendon injuries, to arthritis and wrist pain, the articles below are a great resource to empower you as a patient.



Our hips are a major joint in our body. When we’ve been injured, or we have pain, it no doubt affects our daily routines. Browse the list of articles below to learn more about many of the hip conditions we treat. From fractures to hip replacements, we are ready to help.



Muscle strains, fractures, and more commonly effect our legs. Take a look through the educational leg articles listed below as you review the different diagnoses or pain you may be experiencing. This resource is filled with articles for before, after, and during treatment.



Our knees are made up of many parts, making it a complex joint often times susceptible to sprains, strains, fractures, and more. Review our vast list of educational knee articles below covering numerous topics: from tears to total knee replacements, and more.


Foot & Ankle

Our feet and ankles have lots of little bones, and we put them to work daily. Browse the articles below to learn more about these important areas on our bodies. From learning the proper way find the right fit for your shoes and athletics concerns, to achilles tendinitis and more – the resources below will help you better understand most of your foot and ankle concerns.


Article Links

Back & Spine

Back Pain in Children

Cervical Fracture (Broken Neck)

Fracture of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disk in the Lower Back

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Sprain

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back

Back Pain in Children

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression).


Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Congenital Scoliosis

Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Low Back Pain

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Neck Pain

Neuromuscular Scoliosis


Scoliosis: Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal Deformity in Children with Myelomeningocele

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Artificial Disk Replacement in the Lumbar Spine

Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery

Cervical Radiculopathy: Surgical Treatment Options

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Surgical Treatment Options

Electrodiagnostic Testing

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Low Back Surgery Exercise Guide

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion

Preparing for Low Back Surgery

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Fusion Glossary

Spinal Injections

Spine Conditioning Program

Treatment Options for Low Back Pain (video)

Backpack Safety

Preventing Back Pain at Work and at Home

Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms

Burners and Stingers

Patient Tutorials

Spine Stretches