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Holiday Hip Injuries

Hip fractures are a common injury in people in their 60’s and up, but can occur at any age. At this time of year, with people using step ladders to decorate homes for the holidays, or even slipping on ice in some colder parts of the country, there is in an increase in the...
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Ankle Replacement – Is it right for you?

You have probably heard of hip and knee replacements, and maybe even shoulder replacements, but did you know orthopedists also perform Ankle Replacement surgeries? While not as popular as other joint replacements, they’re making their way into the orthopedic world and...
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What does arthroscopy mean?

Have you ever hear someone say they have had an arthroscopic surgery, or a “scope” before? This type of surgery allows surgeons to visualize a joint through a small portal hole and using a surgical camera. This avoids having to make a large incision. Not all surgeries...
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Skiing Injuries

As the weather cools down and people start to plan their winter ski trips, we want to remind everyone to be mindful of the injuries that can occur with this fun sport. Knee injuries and shoulder injuries are the most common. Just make sure you take some lessons if you’re a...
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Pumpkin Carving injuries…Let’s avoid them!

Pumpkin carving is a fun Halloween tradition. It can also be extremely dangerous if safety precautions are not followed. At South Carolina Sports Medicine, we see a lot of hand and finger injuries related to knife accidents. Follow these simple tips to stay safe and enjoy making...
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Turf Toe

Turf Toe is the common name for spraining the main ligament of the big toe. While it can be found in any athlete who pushes of the ground to propel themselves forward, it is most often seen in football players and earned its namesake when artificial turf became more prevalent on...
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October 12th is World Arthritis Day

http://worldarthritisday.org/about-us Arthritis affects millions upon millions of people around the world each day. There are numerous times of Arthritis, and therefore many different types of treatments and approaches to living with chronic joint pain. October 12th is recognized...
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Growth Plate Injuries

In addition to sustaining sports-related injuries, such as fractures and muscle strains, pediatric athletes are also at risk of injuries to their growth plates. Growth plates are found at the ends of long bones, and remain open until a child reaches skeletal maturity.  Examples...
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Playground Safety

Did you know SCSM physicians treat pediatric injuries? That’s right, we see many children each year at our office.  And as the weather cools and children are able to play outside more in Charleston, we see a number of playground and sports related injuries. It’s...
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Before you jump, read this…

The Dangers of Trampolines With the growth in number of trampoline parks in the US, emergency rooms have witnessed an increase in trampoline-related orthopedic injuries (from both trampoline parks and home trampolines).  At SCSM, we treat many injuries annually to both children...
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