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New Options for Hip Surgery at Lexington Medical Center

Dr. Adam Lazzarini, orthopaedic surgeon at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, was a guest on WLTX recently to talk about hip replacement surgery. From total hip replacement to hip arthroscopy, Dr. Lazzarini is an expert in the field. Learn more in the segment below.

 

For more information on Dr. Lazzarini and hip raplacement surgery, SEOrthopaedic.com

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Justin Knight, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Justin R. Knight, MD, to its network of care at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The physician practice provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle; total shoulder and knee replacement; partial knee replacement; and ACL reconstruction.

knight_justinA Lexington native, Dr. Knight is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He went on to complete fellowship training in sports medicine at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Miami.

During his fellowship, Dr. Knight was actively involved in the care of high school, collegiate and professional athletes, including players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida International University Panthers, as well as MMA and UFC fighters. He was also part of the Miami Dolphins medical staff at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Knight worked in private practice in South Florida after his training, treating a wide variety of sports, trauma and general orthopaedic conditions, and he served as the team physician for Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.

He specializes in sports medicine, as well as arthroscopic and open management of shoulder, knee and elbow conditions. In addition to treating elite and recreational competitors and non-athletes with musculoskeletal symptoms, Dr. Knight has specific interest in shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, knee ligamentous reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, cartilage restoration, sports injury management and fracture care.

Dr. Knight is accepting new patients. To learn more or make an appointment, visit SEOrthopaedic.com.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Bone Fractures

When WIS-TV news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank broke her foot while running, she learned that a Vitamin D deficiency can lead to an increased risk for bone fractures. She visited Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine at Lexington Medical Center to talk to Dr. David Lee about it. Watch what she learned in the story below. It will help you to keep your bones strong.


Here are a few notes from Dr. Lee.
~Sunlight increases Vitamin D in our bodies. In fact, 15 to 20 minutes of sunshine per day help the body to produce enough Vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.
~Patients who do not have enough Vitamin D in their system have softer bones.
~The body needs Vitamin D to help the calcium reach its full bone-building potential.
~Vitamin D helps to regulate your body’s absorption of calcium.
~Doctors recommend 200 – 400 units of Vitamin D daily. People over the age of 70 need more.
~A blood test can determine your Vitamin D levels.
~Some doctors believe a level below 30 can increase your risk of fracture.

For more information about Dr. David Lee and Southeastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, visit SEOrthopaedic.com