If one of our physicians diagnosed you with an injury, you can read a bit more about it here. If you are just browsing the website, you can find information about common orthopedic injuries here.
Acute (recent or fresh) injury to the knee is treated initially by controlling the pain and swelling. Use of crutches during this time is often helpful to keep the weight off of the involved leg, but is often symptom driven.
The treatment of elbow tendonitis involves the use of heat to loosen up tissue, friction massage to the tender area, and therapeutic exercises for muscle strengthening, ice massage to reduce pain, bracing and activity modification.
Ankle sprains are generally treated with Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation for about 3-5 days depending on the severity.
Injury is unplanned and never welcome. However, once an athlete is injured, part of the treatment plan involves estimation on the anticipated time out of action and return to play
These instructions are intended to give you information about your cast and it’s proper care.
Acute (recent or fresh) injury to the shoulder is treated initially by controlling the pain and swelling. Use of a sling during this time is often helpful to protect and support the injured shoulder but is often symptom driven.
Fractures of the upper extremity are initially treated with a sling or immobilizer for injury to the upper arm. For fractures lower down in the elbow/forearm/wrist a splint or cast is often used.
Patients having knee surgery on their left leg should be able to drive as soon as they feel up to it, as long as they do not drive a manual transmission vehicle.
To fit crutches properly, stand straight up and the top of the crutch should measure around three fingers from the armpit.
The response to cortisone injections is variable and unpredictable. In order to give the medication a chance to reduce the inflammation, it is recommended that you take it easy for a day or so.