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Orthopedic Surgeons Venice FL

Orthopedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. See below to find local orthopedic surgeons in Venice that give access to treatment for knee arthroscopy, and lumbar spinal fusion, as well as advice and content on pediatric orthopedics and surgical sports medicine.

John T. Moor, MD
(941) 957-1500
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
Business
Advanced Sportsmedicine Center
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: AetnaBCBSCignaHumanaUnited Healthcareand many more
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Residency Training: Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
Medical School: Medical College of Ohio, 1983
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Active Member 1993 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Active Member 1993 American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Diplomat 1991 American Medical Association Active Member 1991 Ameri
Languages Spoken: English

Data Provided By:
Jesse Ehrlich, DDS
(941) 485-7006
140 Indian Ave
Venice, FL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Julio Gonzalez, MD
(941) 485-3302
600 Nokomis Ave S Ste 101B
Venice, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided By:
Michael H Jaquith
(941) 497-2663
1525 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Julio Gonzalez
(941) 485-3302
241 Nokomis Ave S
Venice, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
William Lee Lovett, MD
(602) 406-4095
333 Tamiami Trl S
Venice, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Usphs Indian Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Hand Surgery Consultants

Data Provided By:
Michael Howard Jaquith, MD
(941) 497-2663
1525 Tamiami Trl S Ste 602
Venice, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1975

Data Provided By:
William L Mehserle
(941) 497-2663
1525 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
William Lee Mehserle, MD
(941) 497-2663
1525 Tamiami Trl S Ste 602
Venice, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
John Paul Vidolin
(941) 497-1771
836 Sunset Lake Blvd
Venice, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Leg, Knee, and Hip Pain

 



Knee and hip pain are the most common cycling injuries. The most common cause of knee (and hip pain) in cyclists is iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome. The IT band is a thick fibrous band of tissue, which runs on the outside of the leg from the hip to the knee. Pain is caused when the band becomes tight and rubs over the bony prominences of the hip (greater trochanter) and/or the knee (lateral epicondyle). Tight inflexible lower extremity muscles may worsen the condition.

As injury is generaly a problem of overuse, it is often seen in the cyclist just beginning a training program or early in the training season when the temptation is to do too much too fast. In order to minimize knee and hip pain in the early season, take it easy for the first few weeks - pedal with low resistance and keep that cadence up to at least 80-90 rpm allowing your body to adjust again to road riding. (Likewise with any change that leads to a slightly new bike position.) Minimize hard riding or hill work for the first few weeks. Add in a stretching program for your lower extremities, especially for the gluteus and IT band to help transition you into your riding season.

The most common causes are:

  • Faulty saddle height or position
  • Crank too long - especially if you have chondromalacia
  • Pushing excessively high gears (slow cadence in cold weather)
  • Too much leg work in the gym
  • Cleat alignment
  • Individual cyclist anatomy

And finally don't forget about the low back as playing a role in leg pain - especially the back of the leg and hamstrings. All leg pain is not from problems "where it hurts".

Q. I have a question about lower back and leg pain that I sometimes experience while riding. Sometimes when I am riding my legs will become so racked with pain that I can no longer pedal. I know I have lower back issues from years of heavy Olymic style weightlifting, but this is ridiculous. Sometimes I cannot climb even the smallest hills without stiffness and pain so bad that I almost black out. Any ideas? SG

A. A lot of leg pain is really back pain. So if you have a history of low back problems from the past, I'd start with a good massage therapist that deals with sports injuries combined with a program of back stretches.

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Location

One way to classify knee pain (and identify possible solutions) is to look at the location of the pain.

  • Anterior (see chondromalacia below)
    • Reasons
      • patellar tendonitis
      • patellofemoral syndrome
    • Causes
      • pushing BIG gears - cadence too low
      • saddle too low or too far forward
      • foot too far forward on the pedal
      • crank arms too long
      • leg length discrepancy with seat set for shorter leg
    • Possible solutions
      • ride at 75 rpm or higher
      • raise seat (in small increments of less than 5mm) or move seat back
      • move cleat forward 1 to 2 mm
      • shorten crank arms by 2.5 cm
      • set seat for longer, not shorter, leg with correction for the shorter leg
  • Posterior
    • Reasons
      • hamstri...

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