Orthopedics

Injury Prevention Tips for Lacrosse Parents

Preventing Lacrosse Injuries

A small, hard rubber ball…long sticks…and the speed of soccer with the contact of hockey. Can you think of a more injury-inviting sport than lacrosse? Lacrosse is gaining popularity, making it one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. U.S. Lacrosse estimates the game is played by[…]

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The “Hip” Hip Replacement: Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is one of the most successful and reproducible surgeries for relieving pain and increasing function if you suffer from osteoarthritis in your hip.  Traditionally, hip replacements were performed through two approaches–posterior or anterolateral—but the anterior method is gaining popularity as the “hip” hip replacement. When you have[…]

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Knee Injuries in the Weekend Warrior: Common Injuries, Prevention and Treatment

Weekend warriors are people who only participate in activities in their spare time. They may or may not maintain a routine exercise program and then participate in vigorous activities over a short or abbreviated period of time. Does this sound like you? Frequently, this is a recipe for injury. Common[…]

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DocsTALK

DocsTALK Podcast Explores Chronic Pain: Why You Might Have It and What You Can Do

Listen to the March 2015 docsTALK podcast.  For March’s docsTALK podcast, hosts Drs. John Martin and Briana Walton help us navigate through the issue of chronic pain. Here’s an excerpt from the lively discussion: John: I feel like I have a lot of experience on this topic because my parents told me I was[…]

Following a few simple tips greatly lessens the chance your child will get hurt on the local sledding hill.

Six Tips for Sledding Safety

When winter brings us snow, there’s one place you’ll likely find the neighborhood children — the local sledding hill. Where you don’t want to find them, however, is at the doctor’s office or hospital due to a sledding injury. Yet according to the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics[…]