Traumatic Patellar Dislocation

During a traumatic event, such as a fall, auto accident, or sports injury, the patella (kneecap) can completely or partially dislocate. A patellar dislocation occurs…

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Why Tape My Ankle?

Ankle taping is commonly used in athletics, but why is it done? Initially, an athletic trainer may tape your ankle to help reduce the swelling…

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Pelvic Fractures

The forces required to fracture the pelvis of a person with normal bone structure are nothing short of massive. These types of forces are generally…

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What is Damage Control Orthopedics?

Surgeons use damage control orthopedics (DCO) to manage critically injured patients by temporarily stabilizing fractures so that the patient’s overall condition can improve. The purpose…

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Trauma Center Designation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death for American children and adults ages 1…

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