As we head into the colder months, we want to remind our elderly patients to take extra care when maneuvering the ice and snow. Studies show that when facing icy conditions, adults over the age of 65 had double the odds of having great difficulty when leaving their home, and fall-related fractures are statistically higher in older adults during the winter month. Hip and arm fractures are more common among the elderly in cold weather due to the higher incidence of falls.
Knee injuries can happen to anyone at any time. It is considered one of the most common injuries in the US today. From the elderly to the young many suffer from a variety of knee problems. Roughly 6,600,000 knee injuries occur each year in a variety of age groups. There are times when an injury is not correctly diagnosed and increases the risk of further injury. It’s incredibly important to find a doctor that can correctly diagnose you for your wellbeing.
So what exactly is an ACL? An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer in the knee that connects your femur, or thigh-bone to your tibia, or shin-bone. ACL tears most commonly occur during sports that require sudden changes in direction or speed. During your initial diagnosis, your doctor will order an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of your injury.
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Urgent Care has remained open in limited capacities to serve the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our patients, providers and staff. In order to limit potential exposure to illness, we have revised our patient requirements.
Something like a painful wrist fracture can happen in a second and require much more time to recover from. Whether you broke your wrist from falling, playing a sport, or in an accident, prompt, appropriate treatment for your injury is crucial to regaining and maintaining strength and range of motion. While there are numerous treatment options for wrist fractures, some injuries may require surgical repair due to their location or severity.