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Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!
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Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!

On Dec. 16 of last year, Ava Jo’s mother, experienced what every parent fears; her little girl was severely injured when struck by a car as the child walked home from school. The accident occurred just a block from the Winterset Elementary School. The incident was so close to home that her mother could hear...

Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury
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Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury

As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, allowing you to run, jump, and walk. Though this tendon can withstand a great deal of stress due to running and jumping, it is also prone to injuries related to overuse and degeneration. There are several factors...

What Is a Stress Fracture?
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What Is a Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and tenderness when the bone is bearing weight or severe pain during heavy exercise. Darkening...

What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis
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What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports-related injuries orthopaedic doctors see, but they are often perceived as minor injuries and are easily forgotten. However, injuries to the ankle joint should never be overlooked, as they can often intensify into a long-term problem. Damage to the ankle joint can show up years down the...