A fracture – which is the same thing as a broken bone – happens when the physical force applied on the bone is more powerful than the bone itself, causing it to break. This can happen when we exercise or play sports, and it can also happen as we age. If you or a lovedRead More
Common Orthopedic Emergencies
Of the plethora of health conditions that send people to emergency rooms every year, a substantial amount are orthopedic emergencies. An orthopedic emergency is a severe problem in the musculoskeletal system – broken or damaged bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. The issue is an emergency if it needs to be dealt with right awayRead More
Do I Need an X-ray for my Ankle Injury?
Ankle sprains are pretty common, especially for active children and athletes. Sprains occur when the ligaments within the ankle are stretched too much, twisted in the wrong direction, or when they tear. Normal ankle sprains heal well if you stay off of the injured leg and rest it. Elevating the leg above your waist whileRead More