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Winter Olympics

With the Winter Olympics about to kick off in South Korea, we will be cheering on Team USA and wishing an injury-free competition to all of them. Meet the team in the following article. GO USA! https://www.teamusa.org/PyeongChang-2018-Olympic-Winter-Games/Team-USA/Athletes
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Low Back Pain

Sometimes it starts as a dull ache, sometimes it happens after you twist the wrong way, but whatever it comes from, Low Back Pain is a definite inconvenience! See the article from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons below to learn more about that painful back....
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“Skier’s Thumb”…it’s a thing!

There are many ways to injure your thumb, but during this time of year, skiing is among one of the top of the mechanisms of injury. If you suffer a thumb injury, make an appointment with one of our board certified Hand Specialists, Dr. Devries or Dr. Wartinbee. They’ll have...
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Staying Healthy

While we treat orthopedics, we want all our patients to stay healthy and avoid the Flu! Proper hand washing is crucial in maintaining good overall health, but for more tips to avoid illnesses like the Flu, see the article below. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm
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Starting a new exercise program for 2018

Many of us made a news year resolution to start exercising in 2018. But it’s important that everyone does this safely. We see many injuries from “weekend warriors”, or those that just jump into an exercise program that may be too intense or not appropriate for...
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Stay safe this holiday season!

  Wow, look at the statistics of holiday related injuries as reported by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission! Stay safe this holiday season. And have a happy and healthy 2018!   https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/staying-healthy/about-holiday-safety/    
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Heel Pain, a real pain..

Heel spurs, heel pain, Achilles Tendinitis. What does it all mean, beside a lot of PAIN? This article from the American Academy of Sports Medicine will help clear up some confusion.  If you’re suffering with foot pain, but sure to schedule an appointment with one of our...
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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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