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Who Needs Bone Density Testing?
Bone density tests aren't usually recommended for healthy young and middle-aged adults. But, as you get older, bone density testing offers essential information about your risk of fractures and disability.
Electrical Stimulation 101
Electrical stimulation helps relieve pain if you have a chronic condition like fibromyalgia or are recovering from injury. Here’s exactly what this treatment entails and how it works. Read on to learn more about electrical stimulation.
Is There a Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can resolve completely in some cases. But often, you have to learn to manage the condition with therapeutic strategies and lifestyle changes to prevent further nerve damage. Here are some solutions.
What's Considered an Occupational Injury?
Broaden your definition of occupational injuries to include any injury that occurs within or due to your line of work. Here are common issues that fall under the definition of an occupational injury and how to get help.
Warning Signs of Arthritis
Are some joints feeling a little more stiff and achy than usual? These could be the first signs of arthritis. Read on to learn about other signs of arthritis and when you should seek medical care so you can continue your active lifestyle.
What Is Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical stimulation might sound like an intimidating procedure. In reality, electrical stimulation, or E-stim, is a noninvasive treatment for injury or illness. Read on to learn how it’s used and why it’s valuable to your recovery.
What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause's Effect on Their Bones
A woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis greatly increases after menopause. However, the condition isn’t an inevitable effect of aging. Arm yourself with knowledge so you can keep your bones healthy even after this major life change.
Hand Problems That May Require Surgery
When your hands start to fail you, and you find activities like cooking, cleaning, writing, and typing difficult or even impossible, you may need intervention from a trained hand surgeon. Here are some of the most common reasons for hand surgery.
Fractures Versus Sprains: Everything You Need to Know About These Common Sports Injuries
Most athletes experience a fracture or sprain at some point. Although a fracture and a sprain are very different injuries, both cause major pain and swelling. Read on to learn how these injuries differ in other symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
Healing From Elbow Fracture Repair Surgery: What to Expect
When surgery is the best course of treatment for your elbow fracture, what should you expect after the procedure? Here’s what you need to know during your recovery and when you can get back to full function.
What to do About a Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder causes pain and stiffness that interferes with your daily tasks. If you have frozen shoulder, range-of-motion exercises, steroid injections, and sometimes surgery can help. Here’s how you can manage your frozen shoulder.
Sports Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know
Exercise boosts the immune system, a welcome benefit at any time but certainly during a pandemic. Staying active amid COVID-19 is a vital part of overall health, but it’s important to do it safely. Learn more here.
A New You Getting in Shape!
Gym Membership To get into good physical shape, it is necessary to participate in a comprehensive exercise program consisting of strength/resistance training and cardiovascular and flexibility/stretching exercises.
Take time to select a good bike, and get a proper fit as you start cycling
Road biking is becoming more popular as a source of exercise, fun and camaraderie. Perhaps you are considering it; if so, take time selecting your first bike. Choose a good road bike that will last a long time...
Temporary West Tennessee Bone & Joint Physical Therapy Policy
The care and safety of our patients and staff at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Rehab is our top priority. In accordance with the recommendations from the CDC, West Tennessee Bone & Joint is implementing the following temporary policies...
Milan resident goes home same day after robotics-assisted knee replacement
James Dunavan’s friends were amazed at how quickly he recovered from his total knee replacement surgery. “Everybody was blown away,” said the 67-year-old Milan resident. “This whole thing has amazed me and a lot of other people.”
David Johnson, M.D.
Physician wins 2015 Jackson Sun Reader's Choice Award West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. proudly congratulates David Johnson, M.D., for being selected the Jackson Sun’s Readers Choice ‘Best Orthopedic Surgeon.
Surgeon among first in nation to do customized knee replacement
While choosing a high performance knee replacement is central to regaining an active life, a new, technologically-advanced surgical procedure may extend the life of knee implants. “Visionaire Patient-Matched technology is a remarkable...
NAVIO™ Surgical System
The NAVIO system is a robotics-assisted tool used by surgeons to perform accurate and precise partial knee replacement. Partial knee replacement is a potential alternative to total knee replacement for some patients suffering from early...
Dr. David Johnson is first in Tennessee to perform new ligament-sparing knee replacement surgery
David Johnson, M.D., a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, recently performed the first ligament-sparing total knee replacement surgery in Tennessee at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
At West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients, employees and community. During this time of uneasiness as coronavirus impacts our daily lives, we want to assure you that...
You Don’t Have To Live With Knee Pain Anymore
The physicians at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic use the NAVIO™ Surgical System to perform robotics-assisted partial knee replacement. If you’re one of the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis...
'Keeping You Active'
A history of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Dr. Stonecipher Orthopedic surgery was much different in 1973 when Dr. Lowell Stonecipher opened West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. Major bone fractures were treated for weeks in traction or...
Soccer: The world’s football
Known the world over as futbol, soccer is undoubtedly the world’s most popular sport. Previously a relatively little sport in America, it is certainly not so anymore when a 14-year-old teen-ager named Freddie Adu signs a...
ACL injuries more common with female athletes
Basketball and soccer lead to more ACL tears in female athletes than from any other sport. Anterior cruciate ligament tears can occur when an athlete pivots suddenly, causing excessive rotational and sheering...
Dr. Stan Ragon brings orthopedic care to Trenton
W. Stan Ragon, Jr., M.D., is seeing patients in Trenton at Christian Family Medicine, 2017 S. College St. Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Ragon joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic in August 2015. He is based in the main clinic...
Family Nurse Practitioner joins WTBJC
Drew Freeman, FNP-BC, joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic’s Jackson office as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He will be working with physicians Michael S. Dolan, M.D., and Adam M. Smith, M.D.
Arthroscopy an answer for many ‘not so old’ patients with hip pain
A patient’s guide to hip mobility, femoroacetabular impingement and hip arthroscopy Hip pain in a patient considered much too young for a joint replacement has been a significant problem for some in the past.
The science of the golf swing
In 1992, a golf pro named Jim McLean theorized the merits of the so-called, “X-factor” concept as it relates to driving distance. This theory hypothesizes that the magnitude of the upper body coiling during back swing...
Muscle injuries sideline athletes
Muscle injuries commonly affect both the athlete and the general population, accounting for 10 to 15 percent of sports injuries. Injury mechanisms include strain, contusion, laceration and delayed...
Is cheerleading the most dangerous high school and collegiate sport?
New studies have shown that the rate of serious injury associated with cheerleading accidents is considerably higher than any other sport in which there is female participation.
Hand surgeon Dr. Mike Dolan saves livelihoods
Dr. Mike Dolan had just finished cooking Thanksgiving dinner for his family when he got a phone call. An electrician was building a deer stand when he completely cut off his right thumb above the knuckle.
Specialized therapy speeds recovery of hand injuries West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic can provide specialized rehabilitative services for the hand and upper extremities to help patients manage pain and recover quicker.
Use precaution to avoid cycling injuries
Bicycle riding is a popular form of recreation and exercise for people of all ages. It is a great, low-impact way to stay fit. Off-road bicycles (mountain bicycles) now account for approximately 60 percent of new bicycle...
Football: Shoulders take a big hit
Lawn chairs and portable grills are out of storage. The hot summer is ending, and the cracking of shoulder pads can be heard on college and high school campuses all over West Tennessee. Football season is here.
Special clinic identifies patients at risk of breaking bones Normal healthy bone, left, osteoporosis, right It happens to all of us. As we get older, we lose bone mass. Some of us, particularly women, lose enough bone mass to have osteoporosis and...
Summer can be painful for elbows
As summer goes down the stretch, it’s routine to hear the crack of batted baseballs in West Tennessee. Golf balls are flying, and colorful tennis balls are being smacked as folks play their favorite summer sports. That can only mean...
Ladder injuries common, but also preventable
Every year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in ladder-related accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And during the last 10 years, the amount of ladder-related injuries...
Interventional pain management helps patients with chronic pain
Before entering the specialty of pain medicine, I never appreciated the number of people who suffer with debilitating, chronic pain — especially in the elderly population. I’ve just been shocked with the prevalence of it.
No Place Like Home
Dr. Blake Chandler cherishes giving back to his hometown When Blake Chandler, MD, headed to medical school, he did so with the support of his family, friends and his hometown. As an orthopedic surgeon...
2017 Readers' Choice Award Winners
On behalf of the physicians and staff, we would like to humbly thank all of our patients, friends and families for choosing West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. as Jackson Sun’s Readers' Choice Favorites for ...
Understanding joint pain in colder weather
Research still debates the true reason between joint pain changes and weather variation. Many patients report increased stiffness and aching joints occurring with colder weather months.
Athlete takes the field after knee surgery
Lukas Reynolds is back on the gridiron after a season-ending injury forced the Henry County running back off the field during the playoffs in his sophomore year. He rushed for 1,147 yards for the Patriots that season in 2015 and scored 17 touchdowns...
A different approach to hip replacement
Dr. Blake Chandler sees many advantages for patients when he performs anterior hip replacement surgery – his preferred method to replace a patient’s hip joint. “With the traditional incision in the back of the hip, you have to cut through...
West TN Bone & Joint, Surgery Center to expand on Stonebridge
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. and Physicians Surgery Center are partnering to expand their 207 Stonebridge Blvd. site to create a more spacious and comfortable environment for patients. When completed in 2018, the expansion...
Flying high after knee surgery
Ali Taylor is basking in the glory of the national and world cheerleading championships she won in February in Orlando with her Dyer County Coed Cheer teammates. Her squad has won four Universal Cheerleaders Association Large...
Shoulder replacement surgery helps firefighter alleviate pain
David Blake, a weightlifter and assistant chief with the Martin Fire Department, developed a lingering pain in his shoulders that worsened until he couldn’t sleep at night. He’s always been active. He joined the Martin Fire Department in 1987...
Q & A on Stretching
Q: Is stretching only good for athletes? No. Stretching in the right way at the right time can make a positive difference in one’s overall health. Stretching increases blood flow, boosts oxygen levels, helps deliver nutrients to...
The Effects of Endurance Sports on Your Joints
I always hated running growing up, but in the Navy I was required to run one and a half miles twice a year as part of the physical fitness test. I started running right before going on active duty, at the age of 32, just so I could pass the test.
2016 Readers' Choice Award Winners
Congratulations to David Johnson, M.D., for being selected the Jackson Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Johnson, board certified in orthopedic surgery, specializes in general orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, sports medicine,...
Injured athlete returns to basketball after knee reconstruction surgery
Allyn Swenson dribbled the basketball past half court after a rebound and jumped to a stop to set up the offense. A second later, her sophomore season with Huntingdon High School ended when a Bradford player failed to anticipate her move and...
Patellofemoral pain: It’s commonly diagnosed, but what is it?
The patella (kneecap) and the femur (thigh bone) combine at the knee to form what is called the patellofemoral joint. When the knee flexes or bends, a complex motion occurs as the patella glides in a groove of the femur...
Dr. Stan Ragon joins West TN Bone & Joint Clinic
West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic-Jackson welcomed Orthopedic Surgeon W. Stan Ragon Jr., M.D., in August. Dr. Ragon, who grew up in Jackson, is board certified and spent the last four years on active duty with the U.S. Navy where...
Patient says 'Thank you, Dr. Cobb'
My name is Kathy Pannell, and I am a patient of Dr. Michael Cobb. On August 20, 2014, I was the first person to undergo Oxford partial knee replacement surgery on an outpatient basis. The surgery was performed at the Physicians Surgery Center in Jackson.
Q & A on patellofemoral pain
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also known as runner’s knee, refers to a group of disorders that cause pain in the front of the knee. It may occur as a result of overuse, a traumatic injury with dislocation of the patella, or from poor...
Dr. Kyle Stephens joins West TN Bone & Joint Clinic
Dr. Kyle Stephens, a Springville native, returned to Henry County and joined Dr. Blake Chandler at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic – Paris. Dr. Stephens graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2009 and completed...
Shoulder arthritis causes friction and pain
As shoulder cartilage thins – through degeneration, disease or trauma – the joint’s smooth ball-socket motion deteriorates, causing painful grinding and stiffness. The condition often leads to pain when patients reach above their head or behind...
Paris clinic offers complete staff and services, including physical therapy
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic – Paris has partnered with Shannon Osbron, owner of Orthoworks Therapy, to open a physical therapy clinic next to the main clinic. “West Tennessee Bone & Joint has the same mission to give each...
Office procedures for Dupuytren’s contracture
Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that affects the connection tissue fibers of the hand. It leads to the development of new tissue in the form of nodules and cords.
Nurse practitioner staffs Dyersburg clinic
Leigh Ann Brandeberry, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, has been treating patients for more than 18 years — primarily in intensive care units and emergency room settings. She recently joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic’s...
Dr. Hutchison accepted into clinical study
Dr. Jason Hutchison of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic was accepted into the Novocart 3D Clinical Study that is currently enrolling patients in the United States. He is the only surgeon in Tennessee who has been accepted into this clinical research...
Broken arm can't stop athlete
Jackson Christian School was trailing North Parkway in the middle school jamboree on a Saturday in August when the Eagles’ coach called a play. Eighth grader Zach Simpson lined up as tight end. His job was to block the biggest athlete on...
Wren joins West Tennessee Bone & Joint
Amy Wren, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, enjoys caring for people and taking an active role to impact their health and wellness. She recently joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., to work with Eric J. Homberg, M.D., and treat patients...
Bone & Joint offers office-based hand surgery
It’s 9 a.m. Monday morning, and you have just shut your finger in a car door. It would be safe to say that you are probably freaking out at this moment. The first instinct that many of us would have is to go straight to...
Physician helps patients with chronic pain regain their active lifestyles
Dr. Eric Jon Homberg is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management and helping patients regain an active lifestyle. He uses a multimodal and balanced approach to treating patients with the prescription...
Ultrasound useful for orthopedic patients
Ultrasound imaging has been used in many surgical subspecialties to assist with diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Its use in orthopedic conditions has been gradually expanding.
Marathoner shatters knee; he’s back to running after surgery
Dr. John Carraher was 15 miles into a 50 kilometer race on Mount Cheaha — a remote area in Alabama’s Talladega National Forest — when he slipped and shattered his kneecap.
An interesting study on concussions
On average, girls may take longer than boys to recover from a concussion. According to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, concussion symptoms may last longer in girls than they do in boys.
Outpatient knee replacement surgery performed at Physicians Surgery Center
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is now performing outpatient knee replacements at Physicians Surgery Center, which is more convenient, less expensive and results in a faster recovery.
Football player back on field
Tristen Webster, who is a football offensive and defensive lineman at the Tennessee School for the Deaf, suffered a horrific ankle injury last season. As the Vikings’ practice was winding down one September evening in Knoxville, the coaches...
Bone & Joint Specialists, PLLC, in Paris, joins West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, PC
Dr. G. Blake Chandler, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined with West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic. Dr. Chandler has been practicing at Bone & Joint Specialists, PLLC, in Paris, Tennessee, since he opened the clinic in 2000.
Proper stretching important for young athletes
Proper stretching is a vital yet often overlooked component of warming up before participation in athletic activities. Stretching is an important tool in managing common muscle imbalances that often occur in a young athlete’s growing body.
Interventional pain management helps patient after two surgeries
After two back surgeries, Patty Casey, who works part time as an assistant in University School of Jackson’s cafeteria, found herself with debilitating pain. She sat down in her recliner at home, and she couldn’t move her legs. Her husband had...
Hip mobility and hip arthroscopy
If you have pain in your hip, you may have a condition called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). In simpler words, this means the ball of your thigh bone or femur does not have a full range of movement in your hip joint.
Youth baseball, softball injuries increasing as more play year round
Youth baseball and softball is changing into a year-round sport with the growth of youth travel leagues. Instead of a season in spring or early summer that lasts a couple of months, many kids play longer, and that means they are exposed...
Why Is My Back Hurting?
The unfortunate truth is most people will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons that cause people to go to a doctor or miss time at work.
Shoulder injury requires physical therapy, then surgery for Union instructor
The Hero Rush sends runners through a four-mile course with up to 20 firefighter-themed obstacles — from climbing ladders and sliding down poles, to crawling through windows, breaking down doors and saving trapped victims.
Young patient loved visits with Dr. Haltom
Shelby Smith, a 10-year-old from Bolivar, can be somewhat clumsy at times — and it almost ruined her summer, said her mother, Erin Smith. Shelby was dancing for the fun of it in July when she stumbled and broke the growth plate in her foot.
Hand surgeon offers carpal tunnel surgery with numbing medicine rather than general anesthesia Dr. Michael Dolan at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is offering a new kind of hand surgery that many in the medical community thought...
Shoulder surgery allowed athlete to return to strenuous CrossFit training
Jennie Keel is passionate about CrossFit – the strenuous strength and conditioning program that mixes weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio exercises. It’s not only her favorite sport; it’s also her dream job.
Preventing heat-related illness
Summer’s heat and humidity are officially here. According to the national Centers for Disease Control, more than 300 Americans die every year from heat-related illnesses. When exposed to excessive heat, the body can be unable to properly cool itself...
Despite severe osteoarthritis, patient stays active with help from WTBJC
...West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic. Vicki Johnson, associate vice president for academics at Freed-Hardeman University, is very familiar with West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic and its staff.
Slowed down by joint pain? Not all solutions lead to joint-replacement surgery.
Total joint replacement is a solution for patients with limited function and chronic pain, and for many, it’s given them the ability to walk again and return to work.
Guidelines on healthy strength training for children and adolescents
In today’s society, sports are becoming more and more competitive. Athletes at younger and younger ages are starting to play year-round competitive sports and train specifically for those sports.
Basketball injuries can sideline season
Basketball season is in full swing. While a championship season isn’t made in the first half of the season, injuries can quickly derail any team’s hopes for a championship run. Basketball injuries are varied and may be due to...
The McKenzie Method
An approach to treating spine and extremity pain The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy or MDT, is a world- renowned approach to treatment of the spine and extremities.
Jammed finger injuries range from simple jams to dislocation, fractures
By Michael Dolan, M.D. One of the most common basketball or volleyball hand injuries is a jammed finger. This injury occurs from a blunt impact or forced motion to the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) of the fingers.
Overuse injuries caused by repetition
Sports requiring repetitive overhead motion, such as baseball, can lead to shoulder and elbow overuse injuries, especially in children and adolescents. Unique to children and adolescents are their developing...
Unstable shoulder causes problems
The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the human body. It happens when the ball (humeral head) loses its articulation momentarily with the socket (glenoid).
Every injured athlete has one main goal: Returning to play his or her sport
At West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, we are committed to getting you back in the game. The goal of any athlete is to get the okay for “return to play.”
Physical and Occupational Therapy offered at West Tennessee Bone & Joint
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic’s Physical Therapy Department opened 10 years ago and moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in 2006. Located within the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, the Physical Therapy Department has more...
Knee replacement brings back mobility
As a busy, active 63-year-old woman, Becky DeArmitt knew she didn’t want to accept constant pain in her right knee. She turned to Dr. David Pearce of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic for help. At the end of June, he performed a total knee replacement.
A Tale of Two Knee Replacements
Obion County resident Jerry Duncan “felt different” as soon as he woke up from his second knee replacement surgery. The pain was less, he said. “I liked it. I felt like a real person.” Because of normal wear and tear on his knees, the 66-year-old...
Preventing heat illness and heat stroke
Summertime means heat, particularly here in the South. It also is the time for outdoor activities like baseball and football. While staying active and exercising is a great way to stay healthy, activity in the extreme...
Surgeons learn new arthroscopic techniques for shoulder surgery
Several West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic physicians met with Smith & Nephew representatives at the Physicians Surgery Center to review new products and techniques related to arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Thawing a painful frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder is a relatively common problem affecting up to two percent of the population. It is defined by significant limitation of active and passive motion in an otherwise normal shoulder.
West TN Bone & Joint Clinic physicians experienced in patient-matched
..., knee replacement surgery. A new technologically-advanced surgical procedure is customizing knee replacement surgery to each patient. The result is a knee implant that works more naturally for the patient and may last longer.
Water: An essential part of any exercise, sport
Water is the most essential ingredient to a healthy life. Water has many important functions in the body including transporting nutrients and eliminating wastes, lubricating joints and tissues, temperature regulation through sweating...
MRSA infections a risk among high school football players
In high school football, our student athletes face many dangers. Broken bones, sprained ankles and occasional cuts are just a few that come to mind.
Burners and Stingers: What are they exactly?
Burners and stingers, interchangeable terms, are perhaps the most common injury in football. The true incidence is uncertain because they occur so commonly and are so familiar to athletes and coaches that most...
Ankle, foot injuries most common for basketball
More than one million athletes participate in high school basketball, helping to make it one of the most popular sports in the United States. Over the past 20 years, boys’ participation rates have risen 10 percent,...
Donna W. Klutts
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic CEO named Administrator of the Year Donna W. Klutts who was recently named chief executive officer of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C, was selected as Tennessee’s 2013 Administrator of the Year.
Running, excellent exercise, has some injury risks
Running is a popular form of exercise enjoyed by men and women of all ages. Most communities support running enthusiasts by hosting races with distances varying from 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles),...
Avoid shoulder and elbow injuries with proper pitching mechanics
As winter gives way to spring and basketball gives way to baseball, orthopedic surgeons see a change in the type of injuries in our office. During basketball season, we are riddled with knee and ankle injuries...
New knee surgery means faster recovery
When Bill Ragon’s knee started giving him constant pain about two years ago, he put off having knee replacement surgery. A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Ragon dreaded going through the six weeks of recovery time that replacement...
Hip arthroscopy treats more problems
Dr. David Pearce and Dr. Adam Smith recently met with Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colorado, at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic to discuss new developments in hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy, which is less invasive than other techniques,...
Muscle Cramps — Ouch!
It is safe to say that most of us have been awakened in the middle of the night with a painful muscle cramp or “charley horse.” Not only do they interrupt our beauty sleep, they can be very painful and intense!
Shin Splints: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Many high school and college basketball players have the potential to develop a condition known as “shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome. Another name used to describe this condition is soleus syndrome,...
Brain concussions common in contact sports
A concussion is one of the more common injuries suffered by high school athletes, particularly in contact sports like football. A concussion is a brain injury produced by direct or indirect head trauma with symptoms that...
Tips to prevent winter sports injuries
By David Pearce, M.D. People spend hours of recreation time on activities ranging from sledding, snow skiing and tobogganing to ice hockey, ice skating and snow boarding. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...
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