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Orthopedics and Teen Sports Injuries

Orthopedics and Teen Sports Injuries

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Every year, there are millions of teenagers who participate in some form of high school sports. And every year, many of them sustain sports-related injuries.

Orthopedic Injuries in Men vs. Women

Orthopedic Injuries in Men vs. Women

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There are certain fundamental differences that exist between men’s and women's physiology. Although leagues now exist for both men and women to play the same sports.

The Benefits of a Sports Performance Doctor

The Benefits of a Sports Performance Doctor

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
For athletes of all skill levels, the advantages of seeing a physician who specializes in sports medicine far outweigh those of a doctor unfamiliar with cutting-edge athletic treatments.

Resting Is As Important As Working Out

Resting Is As Important As Working Out

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
You often hear about the importance of getting a good workout to keep your body in shape, whether it's stretching, strengthening, or aerobic activity.

Most Common Skiing Orthopedic Accidents

Most Common Skiing Orthopedic Accidents

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Skiing is a great winter activity that not only serves as great exercise but is also a fun and exhilarating pastime. However, skiing can also be a trap for a variety of orthopedic accidents.

Preventing Sports Injuries of the Hand

Preventing Sports Injuries of the Hand

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
There is always a risk of injury when playing sports. Twisted ankles, torn ACLs, stress fractures. But rarely does a sportsman consider an injury of the hand.

What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Whether you’re a teen athlete, a soccer mom, or an adult weekend warrior, it’s good to have an understanding of sports medicine. After all, you never know when you or your child might need it.

What is the Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and the Emergency Room?

What is the Difference Between Orthopedic Urgent Care and the Emergency Room?

by Holly (SU)
It is very important to know the difference so you can get the best immediate care you need for the specific nature of your condition.

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

by Crystal (SU)
There’s a sport for every season – and an injury for every sport. Every year, an estimated 2 million sports injuries result in approximately 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations. And that’s not even counting professional athletes, adult weekend warriors and other sports enthusiasts prone to injuries! As long as sports involve vigorous physical activity and contact, common injuries will occur. Let’s take a look at some of those injuries for some of the most common sports by season.

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

by Crystal (SU)
Any medical condition that does not improve with appropriate measures while compromising daily activities requires attention. Making the right choice of physician, whether family practice doctor or specialist, is an important decision in dealing with any illness or injury.

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