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What is the Leading Cause of Death in Children and Young Adults?

We never really know when our time will come, but for Americans between the ages of 1 and 45, statistics show that injuries are most likely to be the cause of death, regardless of race or economic ...

6 Popular Extreme Sports and Common Injuries

High speeds. Tall heights. Real danger. All three are elements of various extreme sports, a branch of sports that has taken off in the past few decades; today, there are over 100 types of extreme ...

Hip Pain Prevention and Treatment for Golfers

You’ve heard of tennis elbow; how about golfer’s hip? Just as your elbow plays an important role in tennis, so do your hips in the game of golf. Think about the swing: when you address the ball, you ...

Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments of Sciatica

There are over 100 billion nerves in the human body, but by far the longest and thickest is the sciatic nerve. It runs from the lower back through the buttocks and thighs, right down to the feet. ...

Rotator Cuff Injury: Causes, Symptoms, and Surgeries

A group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff keeps the ball of your upper arm bone inside your shoulder socket. As such, it plays an important part in helping to ...

How Surgery for Hip Fracture Can Improve Quality of Life

More than 300,000 people in the United States suffer hip fractures every year, most of them over the age of 65. A hip fracture occurs when the upper quarter of the femur suffers a break. These ...

Make Plans to Attend the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Have you made plans to attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas? The event will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo March 12-16, with exhibits being ...

See a Difference with BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures at AAEM19 in Las Vegas

This year, the 25th Annual Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) will be held in Las Vegas—and BandGrip Inc. will be there at Booth # 220! The assembly will be held ...

Causes and Prevention of Blood Clots After Orthopedic Surgery

Approximately 600,000 Americans are affected by blood clots each year—and according to the National Blood Clot Alliance, over 15% will die due to a blood clot entering the lung. These blood clots, ...

5 Orthopedic-Related Sports Injuries, Treatment, and Prevention

Unless you’re a professional athlete, you may spend much of your week being mostly inactive, trapped behind a desk. Then the weekend rolls around, and it’s off to the golf course, the ballpark, or ...

5 Nonopioid Pain Management Strategies

For a patient, there’s really no such thing as “minor” surgery. Even relatively routine procedures can involve incisions that leave patients in significant pain during their recovery period. While ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Hip Surgery

The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially over the years, and it is becoming easier on the patients themselves. "Recovery is dramatically easier for ...