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Common Wrestling Injuries

Wrestling is a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding sport. In Nebraska, and the rest of the midwest and rust belt, the sport is quite popular. The region regularly nurtures some of the countries top collegiate wrestlers and host their state… read more

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

  Arthroscopic surgical procedures are more common than one thinks, but did you know most tend to be outpatient procedures? Patients might be scared due to the “surgical” part, but it’s actually an incredibly safe and routine procedure. Let’s dive… read more

An Interview with Dr. Matthew Byington

In early October of 2018 Prairie Orthopaedic’s own Dr. Matthew Byington was inducted into the Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) Hall of Fame for his athletic career in Track and Field. During his induction weekend, Dr. Byington was profiled by legendary… read more

Tips to Follow During Physical Therapy

Walking into the physical therapy room can be daunting. You’re recovering from an injury and about to work the most tender part of your body. No one wants to go through physical therapy, but it’s the fastest route to a… read more

A Parent’s Guide to Youth Injuries

Multiple studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons highlighted key factors parents and coaches need to consider when addressing youth sports. These studies established two major takeaways that can’t be ignored: the frequency of certain… read more

Living with Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is real, and most people will experience it at some point in their lives. In fact, a 2012 American Physical Therapy Association survey found nearly two-thirds of Americans experience low-back pain but 37 percent do not seek professional… read more

Musculoskeletal Disorders in Farmers

Harvest is just weeks away. For those of you in the agriculture industry, this means early mornings and late nights spent at work with colleagues, friends and family. Farming is physically and mentally taxing. While your team is working long… read more

Overuse Injuries in Kids

If there are any universal traits in children, it’s that most are highly active. This activity is good, as it builds cardiovascular and muscular strength, increases bone density and helps cognitive function as well. But how much activity is too… read more

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Lift up your hand. Turn it over so you can see your palm. Look at the region where your hand and wrist meet. Right around that region is your carpal tunnel; an inch-wide, narrow passage made up of bones and… read more

Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

You have one point left in your racquetball game, score and you win. Your opponent hits a poor shot and serves the ball on a platter for you. You hustle to your position, stop abruptly to smash the ball, but… read more