Ultimate Sports and Orthopaedics - Doctors | Apple Valley, CA

 Ultimate Sports and Orthopedics

Stephen Chow, M.D.

Louis C. Redix, Jr., M.D.

Paul Stanton, M.D.

 

 

15990 Tuscola Road, Apple Valley

By Ultimate, Oct 19 2017 04:00PM

Casts are used to stabilize a broken bone and keep the bone from being moved. Casts are made out of plaster or fiberglass. Before the cast is put on, the injured body part is wrapped in soft cotton or polyester padding. If this padding gets wet, it is almost impossible to dry and will need to be replaced. Failure to replace the cast could result in discomfort, infection and/or reduced bone stability.

For more questions and answers regarding casts, visit Kidshealth.org.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/cast-faq.html#

By Ultimate, Oct 19 2017 05:53AM

KEY MESSAGES AND FACTS ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS

Approximately one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will

break a bone due to osteoporosis.

An osteoporotic fracture occurs every three seconds.

By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310% and by 240% in women.

Urbanization and aging populations are driving rapid increases in the osteoporosis disease burden.

The majority of fragility fracture patients are neither assessed, nor treated by their health-care system hence there is failure to ‘Capture the Fracture’ and reduce risk of subsequent fractures.

A prior fracture is associated with an 86% increased risk of any fracture.

UNDERDIAGNOSED AND UNDERTREATED

Only one third of vertebral fractures come to clinical attention.

80% of people who have had at least one osteoporotic fracture are neither identi ed nor treated for osteoporosis.

DISABILITY AND LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE

Osteoporosis accounts for more days in hospital than other diseases like breast cancer, myocardial infarction, diabetes and others.

In men, the risk of fracture is up to 27% higher than the risk of prostate cancer.

INCREASED RISK OF MORTALITY

Hip fractures can cause loss of function and independence with: 40% unable to walk independently; 60% requiring assistance a year later; 33% being totally dependent on or in a nursing home in the year following a hip fracture.

Hip fractures cause the greatest morbidity with reported mortality rates up to 20-24% in the first year after a hip fracture.

Source: worldosteoporosisday.org

By Ultimate, Oct 18 2017 03:00PM

Autumn weather is perfect for hikes. Stay safe with these tips:


Plantar fasciitis and stress fractures can occur when normally sedentary people significantly increase their activity levels. It is best to gradually increase the intensity, duration and distance to avoid injuries.


Everyone should warm up their muscles before they start hiking. Special attention should be paid to calf muscles, hamstrings and achilles tendons.


Hikers should wear closed-toed shoes with good support to reduce the chance of injuries.



By Ultimate, Oct 17 2017 03:22AM

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers the following suggestions to minimize the risk of fractures on Halloween:

*Make sure that costumes fit propertly. Children may trip on costumes that are too long.

*Make sure that masks do not block children's vision and that they can clearly see where they are walking, especially at night.

*Encourage children to wear sturdy, slip-resistant shoes to minimize the change of falling.

*Encourage children to walk on sidewalks and not to cut across yards where they may trip.

Halloween Safety Tips

orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00715

By Ultimate, Sep 29 2017 05:30PM

September is Pain Awareness Month.

Now is a great time to make an appointment with your primary care physician or a specialist to discuss exercises or steps you can take to reduce your pain.

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