2 Tips For Protecting An Open Fracture From Bacterial Infection

Posted on

High-energy fractures are caused by accidents that require a large amount of energy or force. For example, if you are hit by a car at a high speed, then you may sustain a fracture to your leg. High-energy fractures often result in open fractures. The intense energy required can cause the bone to shatter. Since the bone is incredibly sharp, it can easily pierce through the layers of your skin. When an open fracture occurs, it is even more important to be aware of a possible infection.…

Read More »

Preparing Yourself For Knee Surgery

Posted on

Osteoporosis has worn down the cartilage in your knee, making it painful to walk. Your doctor has suggested knee replacement surgery to get you back on your feet again without pain. This is what you can expect from this major surgery and your recovery from it. Replacing the Damaged Knee Surfaces The pain and swelling in your knee are caused by the bones rubbing against each other without the protection of the cartilage, which normally cushions them.…

Read More »

3 Ways You're Causing Your Back Pain

Posted on

If you are a part of the 80% of Americans who experience or have experienced back pain, one of the first things you can do to treat or prevent it is to understand what’s causing it. Sometimes the source of back pain is easy to identify and comes from a one-time mistake: you lifted a box that was too heavy, or you had a bad fall. Other times, the culprit is more difficult to determine; sometimes, the cause of back pain is something you’ve been doing for years without a noticeable problem.…

Read More »