Sprains and strains are some of the most common types of injuries in any sport. They involve the stretching or tearing of tissue. Sprains occur to ligaments, while strains involve muscles or tendons.
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Of the joints in the leg that are commonly injured in runners, hip pain often poses the most difficult diagnosis.
A spinal cord injury — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal — often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.
The picture of youth sports today is far different from that of the early 20th century. Physical activity in the form of “free play” was a more common daily occurrence for most children then.
Article Featured on Orthopedics This Week Daniel C. Allison, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, is preparing to perform the first bone anchored (osteointegrated) prosthesis surgery to be done in Southern California. The patient had previously had an above-the-knee-amputation.
Every year, thousands of kids suffer injuries caused by intense sport specialization and overuse. As a tutor and a medical writer, I see how students are affected. Having suffered from overuse injuries when I was a youth athlete, I also know how they feel.
Many people in developing countries may never have access to the quality of medical care we have here in the U.S., but thanks to two Albuquerque health professionals, dozens of people in Honduras are getting life-changing operations.
Melissa Gaethje, DPT, PT, will be joining the New Mexico Orthopaedics physical therapy team on Monday, November 4th, 2013. Melissa will be treating patients at our downtown therapy clinic, located on Lead avenue, about a block due south of the Presbyterian Hospital. Melissa is currently contracted to treate Medicare, Medicaid, and workers’ compensation patients. She […]
This week is National Medical Assistants Recognition Week, and New Mexico Orthopaedics would like to take a moment to thank all medical assistants across the country, but most especially, we’d like to thank our hard-working medical assistant staff for all that they do for us! Thank you MA’s everywhere. What you do is difficult and […]
New Mexico Orthopaedics would like to recognize National Radiologic Technology Week this week by thanking all the hard-working ‘rad techs’ out there in the medical industry. We would especially like to thank our hard-working group of techs here at NMO! Thank you, Thank you!