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Thumb Sprains

Injuries to our fingers, thumbs included, are pretty common. “Jammed” fingers and thumbs occur quite frequently in the athletic world. Just ask any basketball player, volleyball player, or soccer goalkeeper and they’ll tell you that jammed fingers and thumbs occur… read more

Common Overuse Injuries in Children Involving the Knee and Foot

In our last blog, we touched on overuse injuries in young athletes. Today we thought we’d go a bit more in depth, and review some of the most common overuse injuries that are typically seen in our office. Sever’s Disease… read more

Overuse Injuries In Children, Adolescents, and Teens

In the past several years, orthopaedic surgeons have been seeing more and more overuse injuries in young athletes. With spring sports just around the corner, we thought now would be a good time to revisit this very important – and… read more

Pain, Numbness, or Tingling in Your Hands or Wrists?

Have you spent extended time typing, using hand tools or power tools, or even playing the piano? Then you may understand the strain that these activities can place on your hands and wrists. Prolonged exposure to these factors, along with… read more

Preventing Elbow Injuries this Winter

Being in Nebraska we have to travel a bit to do any skiing or snowboarding, but every year scores of Nebraskans cross the border into Colorado and Wyoming to indulge in their favorite winter sports. With the ski season upon… read more

How to Know When It’s Time to Consult a Physician on your Shoulder Injury

The shoulder is one of the most used joints in the human body, and as such is very susceptible to injury. A healthy shoulder relies on a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments working together in harmony. Soft tissue injuries… read more

Winter Shoulder Injuries

With winter comes the increased risk of orthopaedic injuries. The snow and ice increase the risk of slip and fall injuries, and the cold weather can aggravate existing injuries or past injuries. Living in Nebraska, we have adapted and just… read more

Soft Tissue Knee Injuries

The functionality of the knee would not be possible without the series of tendons and ligaments that hold everything together. Trauma or overuse can strain or tear these soft tissues and leave you immobile. The most common causes of soft… read more

Common Elbow Injuries

Elbow injuries (diagnosed via exam, x-ray, CT or MRI) can involve the arm muscles and bones, as well as the ligaments and tendons, and treatment is specific to the affected structures. Tennis elbow, aka lateral epicondylitis, affects the tendon that… read more

Kneecap Injuries

When most people think of knee injuries they think of torn ACLs or other ligament damage that athletes get. With knee injuries making the rounds in the news now we think it’s important to touch on a lesser known knee… read more