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Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
According to Cigna, the average emergency room wait is about 4.5 hours, and the average cost – around $2,259 without insurance. That’s a steep price to pay and a colossal time commitment for most. According to AAOS Now, a publication by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, today’s patients are demanding faster and more accessible treatment for Orthopedic care.

Causes and Symptoms of Lumbar Pain (Lower Back)

Causes and Symptoms of Lumbar Pain (Lower Back)

by Shearly (SU)
Back pain is a common problem, affecting more people than you might realize. Lower back pain has actually been cited by doctors as one of the most prevalent reasons that patients seek medical help for. Many people will actually put the aches and pain aside as much as they can, realizing all too late that they are now in a state of chronic pain. Whether a nagging pain or a sudden injury, it’s important to know your body, and to understand what is truly causing your pain.

Underlying Conditions that May Cause Hip Fracture

Underlying Conditions that May Cause Hip Fracture

by Shearly (SU)
A hip fracture is the complete or partial breakage of the upper thighbone, known as the proximal femur. The femur’s rounded end (known as its head) sits tightly but freely in the pelvis socket. The correct functioning of this “ball-and-socket” joint is essential for human locomotion. Hip fractures can cause loss of the ability to stand and walk, because of the tendency of the bone to heal in a malformed way — the result of stress that the thigh’s system of muscles exerts on the bone. Every year 300,000 Americans find themselves in hospital beds because of hip fractures.

Scapular Fracture (Shoulder Blade) Recovery Time

Scapular Fracture (Shoulder Blade) Recovery Time

by Shearly (SU)
The shoulder blade is a triangular-shaped bone that connects your upper arm bone to your collarbone and chest wall. You have two shoulder blades, one located on either side of your upper back. An intricate web of muscles, which work to give the shoulder strength and allow it to move smoothly, protects it.

Preventing Common Work Injuries

Preventing Common Work Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
You’ve probably heard the words, “safety first,” plenty of times. However, workers are injured on the job every day. Some of these injuries are serious and life threatening, while others are not as grave and require little attention. From falling down, to developing carpal tunnel because of too much time typing to hurting a hand while lifting heavy objects, injuries occur in a variety of workplace environments and can affect any worker. Reducing the occurrence of injuries is the main objective of safety and health professionals all over the country.

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