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Serious Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Serious Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

by Yenny (SU)
Weight-bearing joints like hips and knees play a critical role every time you sit or stand. Behind the scenes, your joints work in close coordination so you can move with ease.

Can Degenerative Discs Heal On Their Own?

Can Degenerative Discs Heal On Their Own?

by Yenny (SU)
Spinal discs act as shock absorbers, and sit between the bones of the spine (called vertebrae). The discs help the spine stay flexible as you move, bend, and twist. As we age, the discs become less able of providing the necessary cushioning and support to the bones of the spine. The breakdown of the discs is the result, a condition called degenerative disc disease. It causes inflammation, pain, and reduced flexibility and mobility in the back.

Why Your Child Needs the Best Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Why Your Child Needs the Best Pediatric Orthopedic Care

by Stephanie Meadows
Throughout our lives, we have heard that staying active and healthy during childhood is very important, as it can set the foundation for how our bodies grow and develop as we age throughout life. Our anatomy provides form, stability, movement, support, and binds our organs and connective tissues together.

When Should You Treat it at Home and When Should You Seek and Orthopedic Urgent Care?

When Should You Treat it at Home and When Should You Seek and Orthopedic Urgent Care?

by Stephanie Meadows
Injuries happen every day, and some accidents are just going to need more care than others. Though not every injury is an emergency, knowing that you have options for your medical care can be a relief. If you’re experiencing severe pain or are unable to properly move, it can be an indicator that you may need medical attention.

When Should You Treat it at Home and When Should You Seek and Orthopedic Urgent Care?

When Should You Treat it at Home and When Should You Seek and Orthopedic Urgent Care?

by Stephanie Meadows
Injuries happen every day, and some accidents are just going to need more care than others. Though not every injury is an emergency, knowing that you have options for your medical care can be a relief. If you’re experiencing severe pain or are unable to properly move, it can be an indicator that you may need medical attention.

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