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Thank you for choosing Tidewater Orthopaedics for your specialized orthopaedic care. In this section, you'll find links to a wide range of our online resources and educational videos.

ACL Tear:

An ACL tear occurs when the ACL ligament connecting the femur and tibia becomes injured.  It is often painful and causes the knee to feel unstable.  An ACL tear most often occurs during athletics, but can also occur because of sudden stops, landing awkwardly, or trauma.  Most often the patient will experience a popping sound at the moment the ACL tear occurs. Surgery and rehabilitation are commonly required. 



Osteoarthritis of the Hip:

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person's lifestyle.




This deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It is a bony bump beneath the skin on the inner side of the foot. A bunion starts small, but over time it can grow to become very large. Bunions are more common in women.



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