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Category: Fractures

Mar 28, 2016

Hip Fracture Prevention -- More than an Orthopedic Problem!

Part 1 of 2 My father celebrated his 91st birthday this January in a hospital bed due to a recent fall. While, it didn’t stop us from enjoying cake and ice cream, it did limit his mobility. He enjoyed 90 wonderfully active years; however, his independence was lost the same way more than one-third of […]

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Feb 24, 2014

Hip Fracture Prevention –More Than an Orthopedic Problem

My grandmother, Rosina Scalese, lived to the wise old age of ninety- seven. I have inherited her coveted “pock a book” in which she always kept one dollar bills to give to any child kind enough to visit her. Now, I find myself hoping to inherit another prized possession from my grandmother… her longevity genes! […]

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Sep 23, 2013

Watch Out for Stress Fractures When Training

 Steamtown Marathon is quickly approaching… This is the time of year when local runners are ramping up their training for the marathon or gearing up for high school cross country. It is also the time of year when many runners come to our clinic with shin splints. Many of these athletes are female runners, however, to […]

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Sep 17, 2012

Living With a Cast or Splint

One of the most common questions I receive from patients is related to the management and care of their cast or splint. Given the fact that one has to live with a cast or splint for four to six weeks (sometimes less, sometimes more) many people have concerns about hygiene, swelling, pain and function while […]

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Jun 28, 2009

Osteoporosis and Cola Consumption: Osteoporosis Part II of II

Soft drink consumption has increased rapidly in the general population in recent years. Intake of carbonated beverages was associated with reduced bone mass and increased fracture risk both later in life and in children and adolescents. Colas were more strongly associated than other carbonated beverages.

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Jun 28, 2009

Definition of Osteoporosis: Part I of II

Osteoporosis is a very common problem. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 55% of people over 50 years of age have osteoporosis. It accounts for 1.5 million fractures per year at an annual cost of more than 18 billion dollars.

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Mar 28, 2009

How to live with a cast or splint

Casts or splints are used to support and protect bones and soft tissues after injury or surgery. A broken bone or severe ankle sprains are two good examples. The immobilization provided by a cast or splint protects the injury, allows healing with proper alignment, and reduces pain, swelling and muscle spasm.

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