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NO PAIN, NO GAIN...RIGHT?
 WRONG!
 EVERYDAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE BENCHED DUE TO AN INJURY.
 YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY THROUGH THE PAIN ANY MORE. 
 AS TONIGHT'S HEALTHCAST SHOWS US SURGERY CAN BE A REAL GAME CHANGER.
MILLIONS OF WEEKEND WARRIORS WILL END UP AT THE DOCS OFFICE THIS YEAR.
BACKS, KNEES, SHOULDERS, A-C-L'S, HIPS-ALL PUSHED TO THE EXTREME AND EXHAUSTED! TIM ACEVEDO WAS MORE COMFORTABLE ON TWO WHEELS THAN TWO FEET UNTIL THE COMPETITIVE CYCLIST WAS LITERALLY THROWN OFF HIS GAME.   "I was coming down a hill and I hit a bump that I didn't see."
"The bone breaks, the coracoclavicular ligaments tear."
TRADITIONAL SUTURE REPAIR FAILED JUST ONE  WEEK AFTER SURGERY-THEN, TIM MET EMORY SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST DOCTOR SPERO KARAS- ONE OF THE ONLY U-S  SURGEONS DOING CLAVICLE REPAIR WITH A EUROPEAN DEVICE CALLED A SUB-ACROMIAL HOOK PLATE. 
IMPLANTED DURING SURGERY, STUDIES SHOW THE HOOK PLATE STABILIZES THE JOINT DURING HEALING. THREE MONTHS POST-OP, TIM'S SHOULDER WAS STABLE ENOUGH TO REMOVE THE PLATE. NOW, HE'S BACK ON TWO WHEELS.
FROM AVID ATHELETES TO THOSE WHO WORK OUT JUST A FEW TIMES A WEEK, OUR KNEES TAKE THE MOST ABUSE.
"My knee got really painful when I was walking or hiking."
IF THERE'S A 14-THOUSAND FOOT MOUNTAIN ANYWHERE IN THE U.S., GARY STEARNS HAS SEEN THE TOP OF IT.
BUT ARTHRITIS IN HIS RIGHT KNEE STOPPED THIS AVID MOUNTAIN CLIMBER IN HIS TRACKS. TRADITIONALLY, DOCTORS WOULD REPLACE THE ENTIRE JOINT.
OUTPATIENT PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY IS SHORTER AND LESS INVASIVE THAN A TOTAL KNEE. 
 "I basically take minimal bone from both the thigh bone or femur and tibia or shinbone and replace it with metal, cement and plastic." 
PATIENTS ARE ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT CRUTCHES OR A CANE TWO WEEKS AFTER SURGERY.
 SIX MONTHS AFTER SURGERY, GARY WAS ABLE TO CLIMB WITHOUT PAIN. NOW THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING THIS CLIMBER-THIS CYCLIST-OR YOU-FROM PUSHING YOUR LIMITS PAIN FREE.
 FOR TENNIS FANATICS...RESEARCHERS AT STANFORD HAVE DEVELOPED A SURGICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR TENDINITIS-USING YOUR OWN BLOOD!
   DOCTORS TAKE BLOOD FROM A HEALTHY PART OF YOUR BODY, PROCESS IT TO BOOST PLATELET CONTENT AND INJECT IT INTO THE AFFECTED AREA IN THE ELBOW...KICKSTARTING THE HEALING PROCESS.
 THE RESULT: A 93 PERCENT SUCCESS RATE-EQUAL TO SURGERY, BUT WITHOUT THE KNIVES.
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