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4 Tips to Recover from Joint and Muscle Pain from Exercise

Starting in late January and early February every year, Dr. Friedhoff begins to see an influx of patients suffering from overuse injuries caused by starting their New Year’s exercise regime too aggressively. These injuries are one factor that leads to the more than 80 percent of those who make a resolution to exercise falling off the wagon by early February. However, Dr. Friedhoff said the majority of these strains and pains do not need to make your New Year’s Resolution come to a screeching halt. Rather, he advises patients on how to change their exercise program, allow the body rest and then set manageable training goals. ...Continue →

Adult stem cell therapy heals grandmother’s shoulder osteoarthritis

Suffering constant pain in her shoulder, Jeanie Fleischer found herself powerless to perform everyday tasks. Unable to open a car door, put water in the coffee pot and reach into her cupboard, Jeanie relied on Ed, her recently retired husband, to assist with daily chores that just a few years before seemed routine. Jeanie did her research and found some hope in a new solution, adult stem cell therapy, a promising regenerative treatment using cells from a patient’s own bone marrow to accelerate healing in moderate to severe osteoarthritis. The more she learned, the more she believed that this treatment therapy might be the answer to relieve her pain without the weeks of immobilization in a sling and the months and months of rehab that would come with shoulder replacement surgery. ...Continue →

Outpatient Procedure Helps Patients Take Control of Arthritis Pain

Sandra turned to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. George Friedhoff in search of an alternative to surgery to relieve her back pain. Dr. Friedhoff performed a cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation, a state of the art non-invasive outpatient treatment option for those suffering chronic back and joint pain. Dr. Friedhoff was able to target and burn the nerves causing Sandra’s pain. Studies have shown the treatment provides patients with up to 24 months of pain relief and improved physical function without the months of rehabilitation, risk of infection and hospitalization associated with surgery. Almost immediately after the ablation procedure, Sandra found relief from her pain. More importantly, she took back control of her life. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Spine and Orthopedic Institute Leads the Way for New Advances in Orthopedics

The Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center prides itself on having a deep bench of entrepreneurial physicians who are constantly exploring ways to improve life for patients. Some of the newer advances are designed to provide patients with improved long-term results and fewer complications. Ultimately, the name of the game is better care, whether it’s surgical or non-surgical. ...Continue →

Back on the ice. Back to life.

Christina Ferfolia had a back injury that she thought was going to sideline her from high school hockey. Then she met Dr. George Friedhoff. ...Continue →

ST. VINCENT MEDICAL GROUP EXPANDS WITH 12 NEW PHYSICIANS

St. Vincent Medical Group added a number of new physicians to its ranks in the past year that support key service line growth in the areas of primary care, spine and orthopedics and behavioral health. “As a physician-led hospital, St. Vincent Charity values the contributions of our physicians to the care of our patients,” said David F. Perse, M.D., president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and of the St. Vincent Medical Group. “We are pleased to find like-minded physicians who choose to work in an employed model that gives them the flexibility to meet patient needs while also growing their practices.” ...Continue →

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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