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Fireworks: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
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Fireworks: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

With the 4th of July approaching, the DMOS Hand Surgeons wanted to share information about the dangers of using fireworks. Devastating hand injuries occur every year related to the average citizen setting off fireworks. Even sparklers can cause injuries, specifically burns. Did you know? Firework-related injuries range in severity from superficial burns to complete loss...

Healthy Minute: Avoid Surgery With Orthobiologics & Stem Cells
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Healthy Minute: Avoid Surgery With Orthobiologics & Stem Cells

Orthobiologics derive from substances like plasma and bone marrow that naturally occur in your body.  Medical professionals are increasingly using orthobiologics in an injectable form to relieve pain and promote healing. Learn more about orthobiologic treatment from Dr. Jason Sullivan, an orthopaedic surgeon at DMOS Orthopaedic Center. What orthobiologics are available at DMOS and what are...

Healthy Minute: How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
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Healthy Minute: How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?

Are you experiencing pain and looking to take an active role in your recovery? Are you hoping to avoid surgery or prolonged use of potentially-addictive medications? If any of these situations apply to you, you may want to give physical therapy (PT) a try. Want to learn more about PT and how it can help...

Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries
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Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

When you’ve been working hard logging those running miles, the last thing you want is to be sidelined by an injury. To help you stay injury-free while pounding the pavement, try these 5 tips from Rich Green, a physical therapist and Director of Physical and Hand Therapy at DMOS Orthopaedic Center: Start Slow and Follow...

Healthly Minute: Incorporate Foam Rolling Into Your Fitness Routine
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Healthly Minute: Incorporate Foam Rolling Into Your Fitness Routine

If you feel stiff and sore the morning after a hard workout – and who doesn’t from time to time? – you might want to try foam rolling. To learn more about how to add foam rolling to your fitness routine, check out these tips from Brent Mongar, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Center....

Healthy Minute: Pain or Loss of Motion in Your Thumb Joint?
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Healthy Minute: Pain or Loss of Motion in Your Thumb Joint?

As we age, most of us experience some form of joint pain or inflammation, also known as arthritis. In fact, 80 percent of Americans over 65 experience osteoarthritis. (A common degenerative form of arthritis in which the cartilage at the end of the bone starts to deteriorate.) The thumb joint – or carpometacarpal (CMC) —...

Healthy Minute: Rehabilitating after ACL Reconstruction
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Healthy Minute: Rehabilitating after ACL Reconstruction

A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common sports injuries – especially for athletes in sports like soccer, football, and basketball that require changing direction rapidly and stopping suddenly. It’s also one of the most common knee injuries in general for non-athletes and can occur while performing activities such as doing...

Hand & Upper Extremity
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Hand & Upper Extremity

As the primary tool with which you interact with the physical world, your hands are at risk for injury, overuse and degenerative arthritis. Even simple daily tasks can become a chore. Our specialized team of hand care experts will work with you to improve your function, so you can get back to living.

Healthy Minute: 5 Tips for Starting a Running Routine
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Healthy Minute: 5 Tips for Starting a Running Routine

Want to start your own running routine but not sure what to do? Try these 5 tips from Rich Green, a physical therapist and DMOS Orthopaedic Center’s Director of Physical and Hand Therapy, and you’ll be off to the races in no time! Start Slow If you are feeling great, you might be tempted to...

Healthy Minute: Heat vs. Ice – Which is Best?
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Healthy Minute: Heat vs. Ice – Which is Best?

To help recover from an injury, which should you reach for — the ice pack or the heating pad? Follow these guidelines from Rich Green, a physical therapist and DMOS Orthopaedic Center’s Director of Physical and Hand Therapy, and you’ll never have to wonder again: For an acute injury, apply ice. Why ice? Ice is...