Volume 1, Issue 2

Featured Physician

Robert B. McGinley, M.D.

Thomas M. Barbour, III, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Fellowship-Trained, Hand & Microvascular Surgery

Expertise: Hand, Wrist & Elbow

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What Does Fellowship-Trained Mean?

The road of training to become an orthopaedic surgeon is a long one. The entire process takes 13 years: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 5 years of residency. Those who are accepted to a subspecialty fellowship program will do an additional year of specialty training in a specific field of orthopaedic surgery, for example if a fellow wants to become a shoulder surgeon, he or she obtains a fellowship in shoulder surgery. This means that the fellow is an expert in performing procedures related to the shoulder.

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The Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by frequent pressure on the median nerveā€”the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to different parts of the hand.

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A Mission Trip: Making a Difference in Honduras

Surgeons from The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. departed on a two-week mission trip to Honduras with the help of 22 medical students from the University of South Alabama. Their objective: to help train local medical teams and treat patients in need in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.

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The Rise of Minimally Invasive Procedures

A minimally invasive procedure is any surgical procedure that requires minimal incisions as opposed to traditional or open surgery used for the same intention. Patients often prefer minimally invasive procedures because of their apparent advantages.

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Hip Replacements Becoming More Durable

While hip replacements are designed to last a long time, they will not last forever. Over time, and with wear and tear, hip replacements can loosen and begin to deteriorate. And, with more and more patients in need of hip replacements each year, doctors continually advance their techniques and discover materials that are more durable for hip replacements and revisions.

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