Tag Archives: orthopaedics

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

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

Prairie Ortho: 3D Printing of Prosthetics

Technology is always changing and advancing in our ever-changing world, so much so that we now have the ability to create prosthetic limbs via 3D printing. By utilizing 3D printing, more individuals will have access to affordable and quality-made prosthetics…. 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

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

Common Causes of Hand Pain pt. 1

The human hand is one of the most complex structures of the body. They are also some of the most heavily used parts of the body, so when you are experiencing hand pain, it can be some of the most… read more