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What is a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner?

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At California Pacific Orthopaedics, our team comprises of surgeons as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This team approach is critical to our approach to patient care.   The key difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant is their training and background. Both are important members of the health care team.   […]

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Our patient treks the Himalayas on a new knee

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Bill, a resident of Mill Valley is living his dream by taking a year to travel around the globe with his wife. “We were preparing for an active trip,” he said, “which included two-week treks and hiking in Japan, the Himalayas and around Machu Picchu.”   A prior injury comes back to haunt him To […]

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Demystifying the Spine

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Join Dr. Mark Ignatius and Dr. Frank Valone for a lecture on conservative, interventional and operative solutions that can help preserve motion, quicken recovery and greatly benefit patients. Come learn ways to manage common spine disorders, including spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, neuromodulation, spinal surgery, cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive surgeries and other non-fusion technologies. Wednesday, […]

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The Advantage of the Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement

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by Robert Mayle, M.D. The purpose of a hip replacement is to relieve pain and restore function. There are many different ways for your surgeon to access your hip joint (anterior, anterolateral, posterior). Many people argue that the anterior approach is superior to the posterior approach, because it is muscle sparing. I believe the anterior […]

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What is a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner?

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At California Pacific Orthopaedics, our team comprises of surgeons as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This team approach is critical to our approach to patient care.   The key difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant is their training and background. Both are important members of the health care team.   […]

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