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Preventing Football Injuries

Most orthopedic injuries that occur due to school sports activities involve football. Orthopedic specialists encourage parents to make sure their kids have the proper equipment before they play. ...
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The Anatomy of the Rotator Cuff

Orthopedic doctors often treat patients with rotator cuff tears and similar injuries. These conditions often cause pain and weakness, and they interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. ...
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Examining Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff involves four muscles that are responsible for raising and rotating your arm. A rotator cuff tear most commonly involves the supraspinatus, which is one of the muscles; however, it ...
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Avoiding the Most Common Winter Injuries

Winter is a beautiful time of the year, especially when there is a new layer of light snow decorating the trees. However, winter weather also presents significant hazards. Orthopedic doctors often ...
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Treating a Wrist Fracture after a Slip and Fall

A wrist fracture can seriously interfere with your daily life. This injury frequently happens when people try to break a fall using their hands. For proper healing, it is important to consult an ...
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4 Common Football Injuries

Football is one of America’s favorite sports, but playing the game comes with a substantial injury risk. Football players frequently find themselves under the care of orthopedic doctors as they ...
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An Up-Close Look at a Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus usually occurs after the knee is twisted into an abnormal position. The severity of this kind of injury depends on exactly where the tear is located. This video explains what you need ...
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Preventing Winter Shoveling Injuries

Winter can be a magical time in New York City when the snow falls and covers everything in a clean white blanket. Of course, all the snow that falls around your home, sidewalk, and driveway must be ...
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What to Do When You Have a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures, which are common among athletes, can significantly interfere with your mobility. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a stress fracture, it is important to see an orthopedic ...
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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Greenstick Fractures

Unlike other types of fractures, greenstick fractures involve bones that are bent, rather than broken. They are somewhat rare in adults but common in children, who still have high levels of calcium in ...
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What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder can be a debilitating condition. It most often afflicts people between the ages of 40 and 60. Although frozen shoulder can clear up on its own, an orthopedic doctor can speed up ...
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The Different Types of Fractures

Many people mistakenly believe that bone fractures and breaks are two different conditions. In fact, they are the same, and both terms can be used to describe different kinds of fracture-based bone ...
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For the Working Moms

Rise and shine... The familiar sound of the alarm clock - another day and the beginning of another hectic week... You make the bed, bending at each corner. In the bathroom, you hunch over the sink to ...
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How Are Fractures Treated?

When one of your bones is exposed to outside pressure it can’t sustain, a fracture is likely to occur. The bone may break completely—a condition called a displaced fracture—or it may ...
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The Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare" - Opens Today!

Today, many Americans with preexisting conditions and for the most part, lower incomes, will have a new way of obtaining health insurance. Tune in to this podcast as it looks at what ...
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Sprain vs. Strain

Sprains and strains are common sports injuries. A sprain is an injury to a ligament in your body. Ligaments are strong, fibrous bands of tissue that connect adjacent bones, particularly in your ...
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What to Expect if Your Child Fractures Her Wrist

A fractured or cracked wrist can occur during sports, play, or following a fall. Fractures require a cast or splint to hold the bones in place for a period of weeks, allowing them to heal. If your ...
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Achilles Tendon Rupture: Causes and Symptoms

The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the lower leg, where it connects the bone of your heel to your calf. Achilles tendon ruptures are common injuries among athletes, causing intense pain and ...
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Exploring the Causes of Rotator Cuff Injuries in Women

The rotator cuff provides support and stability to the joint of the shoulder. Injuries to the rotator cuff can occur during sports, exercise, or even everyday activities. This video discusses the most ...
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Symptoms of an Ankle Fracture

Ankle fractures occur when one or more of the many bones composing the ankle joint become broken. Depending on the severity of the break, the ligaments connecting the bones together may also be torn. ...
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Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition involving the median nerve. This nerve runs from the forearm through the wrist and into the palm of the hand, where it is responsible for both motor and ...
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Every 30 minutes a Child is Sent to the ER Because of Falling TV's

Flat-screen TV's are in most homes these days, but did you know they come with a risk that many don't realize: kids can be seriously hurt in a TV tip-over. According to an article written on Today ...
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A Look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed and irritated as it passes through the carpal tunnel. Those with this condition often suffer from numbness or tingling in the fingers, ...
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A Look at the Common Causes of ACL Tears

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is in the knee joint. It connects the upper and lower leg bones, and is responsible for stabilizing the joint. An ACL tear is a common orthopedic injury, which ...
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