Blog Archive

Surgery for a Broken Arm: What To Expect Jun 8th, 2021

For a broken bone to heal properly, the pieces need to be held in position long enough for new bone tissue to grow in between them. Without this, a break can heal out of alignment, leading to long-term issues like deformity, loss of function, and pain. Some fractures can get...

How Stem Cells Are Used in Orthopaedics May 21st, 2021

If you’ve ever cut yourself or broken a bone, you’ve seen your ability to self-heal first hand. That’s the concept behind regenerative medicine: using cells involved in the healing process to treat injuries. At Tadje Orthopaedics, Dr. Jared Tadje offers stem cell therapy at his state-of-the-art clinic in Meridian, Idaho....

Who Needs a Rotator Cuff Repair? Apr 13th, 2021

Most of us know someone who’s had rotator cuff problems at some point. But have you ever wondered why? This unique structure in your shoulder involves four different muscles whose tendons form a strong cuff-like structure over your joint. Their job is to hold your upper arm in place, provide...

How PRP Can Speed Up Your Healing Mar 12th, 2021

PRP isn’t new, but it’s been getting a lot of mainstream attention recently. You may have heard of it because of your favorite athlete treating a problem like a tendon injury or sprained knee and getting back in the game faster than usual. But what exactly is PRP? PRP stands...

What To Expect When You Get Your Knee Replaced Feb 9th, 2021

A knee replacement is a common and highly effective way of resolving knee pain, especially if you have arthritis in the joint. In fact, an estimated 600,000 total knee replacements occur within the United States each year alone. But this procedure is only the first step in getting you back...

Signs You Might Benefit From Knee Replacement Surgery Jan 13th, 2021

Doctors perform more than 790,000 knee replacements each year in the United States alone. While these numbers seem high, some studies show they could jump to a staggering 1.2 million by 2030. So how do you know when to schedule knee replacement surgery or if it’s best to wait? In...

How to Prevent an ACL Tear Dec 9th, 2020

Your ACL — or anterior cruciate ligament — is a major ligament that provides stability in your knee. Unfortunately, this important role also means that an injury can have devastating effects on athletes. Approximately 200,000 people experience a torn ACL each year. Most of these injuries occur during sports with...

Healing From a Broken Shoulder: What to Expect Nov 10th, 2020

You can break your shoulder for several reasons, including falls, car accidents, and contact sports. But, no matter what caused your fracture, Dr. Jared Tadje at Tadje Orthopaedics can ensure you have an optimal recovery. As an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Meridian, Idaho, Dr. Tadje provides nonsurgical and surgical solutions...

5 Tips to Help Relieve Arthritis Pain Oct 7th, 2020

Arthritis is a common problem. It’s actually the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Despite the impact joint inflammation can have on your body, there are simple strategies you can take to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Dr. Jared Tadje is a talented orthopedic surgeon...

The Role of Regenerative Medicine in Healing Sep 9th, 2020

Regenerative medicine may sound like a new trend, but this innovative field has been used in surgeries since the 50s and 60s — and we still use ancient practices and techniques that were discovered and recorded over a thousand years ago!  You may be more familiar with specific forms of...

Wave Goodbye to Shoulder Pain With a Rotator Cuff Repair Aug 12th, 2020

The word “surgery” might send a shiver up your spine. But, when you live with chronic or intense pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, it can offer the best solutions. Plus, advancements in surgical techniques have made many procedures far less invasive than those in the past, including rotator...

The Importance of Early Fracture Care Jul 24th, 2020

When it comes to fractures, it’s easy to assume they're caused by some form of trauma. While that’s possible, two of the most common types of fractures develop because of overuse and osteoporosis — a disorder that causes bones to weaken.  Both stress fractures and osteoporosis can lead to cracks...

What to Expect When Returning to Sports After an ACL Injury Jun 18th, 2020

Sustaining an ACL injury can significantly impact your athletic performance. However, many athletes return to their pre-injury activity levels after having ACL reconstruction surgery. At Tadje Orthopaedics in Meridian, Idaho, Dr. Jared Tadje brings the most advanced treatments for treating musculoskeletal problems, including ACL injuries. If you’ve torn your ACL, here’s what...

Am I a Candidate for Arthroscopic Surgery? May 27th, 2020

No one wants to have a surgical procedure. But, arthroscopic techniques can offer an easier recovery with less pain and risk of infection.  Unlike traditional surgeries performed with one large incision, arthroscopic techniques use small cuts the size of a buttonhole to achieve the same results. This approach can offer...

5 Tips to Help Speed Your Recovery Following Knee Replacement Surgery Apr 12th, 2020

Each year, more than 600,000 men and women undergo knee replacement surgery in the United States alone. This safe and highly effective procedure offers numerous benefits, ranging from correcting leg deformities to relieving pain and restoring mobility. Knee replacement surgeries have come a long way since that first procedure in...

How PRP Injections Are Revolutionizing Joint Pain Treatment Mar 24th, 2020

More than 54 million people in the United States report joint pain because of arthritis, which doesn’t include the millions more who experience joint pain due to injury or other diseases. What these statistics illustrate is that joint pain is extremely common, and experts predict that the numbers will only...

Meet Our Front Desk Coordinator, Dani! Jul 31st, 2019

My name is Dani and I am the Front Desk Coordinator for Tadje Orthopaedics. Working at Tadje Orthopaedics has been an exciting adventure and I love that no day is the exact same. I have loved working in the medical field for 26 years and have experience in several fields,...

Meet Our Physician Assistant, Kelly Vincent! Jul 11th, 2019

Hi All!  My name is Kelly Vincent and I am excited and honored to join the Tadje Orthopedic Team as Dr. Tadje’s Physician Assistant.  I am replacing the famous Virginia Jeppeson, NP.  She has only been gone 8 weeks but she is missed greatly by both patients and staff.  Although...

Interning With Tadje Orthopaedics Jul 9th, 2019

Here at Tadje Orthopaedics we enjoy having students in our clinic to provide guidance and to further explore the world of healthcare and more specifically Orthopedic Surgery. Through our desire to foster a learning environment, we have teamed up with Boise State University to create an internship program for those...

Kim's Mission Trip To Ukraine Jun 25th, 2019

First of all I want to thank you, Tadje Orthopaedics, I don't think this trip would have been possible without your help.  I don't know if it was the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, Meloxicam, prayers, or a combination, but my knee did great! We did a lot of traveling and...

Providing Care In Senegal Feb 19th, 2019

Jacob Tadje is a hard working pre-medical student at the University of Utah with big dreams and a heart of gold. He hopes to become an orthopaedic surgeon like his dad, Dr. Tadje. Last, month, he was sponsored by Tadje Orthopaedics to participate in a humanitarian trip to Senegal. This...

Virginia Goes To AAHKS Nov 20th, 2018

The first week of November, I had the opportunity to journey to Dallas, Texas and attend the 2017 AAHKS (American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons) annual meeting. I spent 2 solid days listening to papers and symposiums, selected from over 1400 submitted, to be reviewed at the annual AAHKS...

The Sweat, The Passion, And The Dirt Nov 2nd, 2018

Wyatt Lyonsmith has been riding dirt bikes since he was 4 years old. When he was about 8 years old, he saw his first motocross race and was instantly hooked!  By the next event, he was no longer an observer, but a racer. Since then, he has raced at all...

Humanitarian Trip To Cambodia Oct 12th, 2018

In 2017, Dr. Tadje took a humanitarian trip with his son Andrew, to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They were able to provide much needed assistance to a place called CICFO (Cambodia International Children Friendship Outreach). CICFO is a home where about 30 children live in a family environment, so they can...

Metamorphosis Aug 29th, 2018

Nicole Eaton, therapist, mom of 2, biker, traveler, and sculptor, is always on board to try something new. One of her most recent endeavors has been learning to weld. Her social work practice keeps her busy, but in her spare time she has discovered she loves to create metal sculptures....

Rescuing Others At 80 Years Young Jul 27th, 2018

Ray Bingham turned 80 on New Year’s Day 2018, but he is not old. According to him, age is more about attitude than a number. Sometimes his body gives him some trouble, but he just stops by Dr. Tadje’s office for a little help and he’s off on his way...

Meet Steve May 30th, 2018

Why Do You Work With Dr. Tadje And His Team? My name is Steve and I am Tadje Orthopaedic's x-ray technologist. As an x-ray tech, I take images of a variety of patient's, including new patients, re-check patients, post-op patients, etc. I have been with the Tadje Ortho team for approximately 2.5...

Tracy's Thailand Trip 2018 May 23rd, 2018

In January, my husband and I traveled to Thailand as a part of the Trauma and Emergency Management Program. This program provides training, support and essential medical supplies to mobile, community-based “backpack” medics. The “backpack” medics hike through difficult terrain to deliver lifesaving emergency care to people in remote, landmine-contaminated...

Tina's Long Road To Recovery Apr 25th, 2018

Tina's Long Road To Recovery By: Rebecca Howard Tina Fitzgerald used to be a medtech. But in 2013, one of her patients accidentally parked an electric wheelchair on top of her right foot. It took 6 people to finally remove the chair. Her foot had been completely crushed. Her active,...

Meet The Koubas Mar 26th, 2018

Fast Rides, Tough Breaks By: Rebecca Howard The Kouba family is the kind of family that’s always on the move. Jennifer and Charlie Kouba introduced their boys, Austin and Bailey, to motocross at a young age, and they were instantly enchanted. They ate, slept, and breathed motocross. They spent their...

Meet Lacey - Our Biller Feb 20th, 2018

Hello Everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read up on who this new girl really is! My name is Lacey Madrigal. I am part of Team Tadje’s Medical Billing. I address each day with sincere actions to build financially positive and OPEN relationships with our patients. I have worked inside...

Meet Mikayla Nov 3rd, 2017

My name is Mikayla and I am Virginia and Dr. Tadje’s medical scribe. As a medical scribe, I accompany Dr. Tadje and Virginia as they see patients and dictate their notes for them. I detail the history of the injury, hands-on exam, imaging reads, and treatment plan. I have been...

Coltin's Story Oct 2nd, 2017

Coltin Steele grew up in Eagle, Idaho as a confident, tough farm boy with a large supportive family. In June 2010, life became especially busy for him. He was working hard mowing fields and preparing for his upcoming wedding. The day before his wedding, his time was already filled with...

Virginia's Story Sep 16th, 2017

Although there are many reasons I work with Dr. Tadje, one of the main factors in my decision to work at his practice is his dedication to his patients. When I was getting my master’s degree, I was working at St. Alphonsus as a charge nurse in the Operating Room....

Meet Mitch May 30th, 2017

Fractured Fibula And Complete Quadriceps Tendon Rupture The good news: I got to spend Christmas Eve 2016 with my family while I was visiting Idaho. The less good news: We had to spend it in the emergency room. About 8:00 pm that night, I was in an accident that left me with a...