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Torus Fracture

Torus Fracture

A common childhood injury after a fall is a radial fracture.  Also known as a torus, greenstick, or buckle fracture, this break occurs when a child reaches out with his hand to cushion a fall.  Since a child's bones are still relatively soft when compared to an adult,...

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First Aid for Ankle and Knee Injuries

First Aid for Ankle and Knee Injuries

The summer and fall see the largest number of sports injuries.  As I personally learned early summer of 2016, staying physically active places one's joints at increased risk of trauma.  Knees and ankles are the most vulnerable with weight bearing activity, and...

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How to Manage Ankle Injuries

How to Manage Ankle Injuries

Slipping on the ice and twisting an ankle is a common accident this time of year.  Questions commonly arise regarding these injuries, including whether an individual needs to be evaluated by a medical professional and how these injuries are treated. Ankle trauma...

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Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition most often seen in toddlers and children between the ages of 1 to 4 years of age.  Technically known as subluxation of the radial head, it is most often caused by pulling upward or outward on a child's arm, thus dislocating the...

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