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Category Archives: General

Fractured Clavicle – Do I Need Surgery?

By Joshua Lindsey, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health The clavicle or “collarbone” is an S-shaped bone that connects our arm to the body.  It is therefore under a lot of physical stress.  The clavicle is just like a strut in your car – a strut is what holds the …read more.

Ouch! I twisted my Ankle…

By Phil Burr, PA-C at The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health Almost everybody, at some point in their lives will experience the pain and frustration of a twisted ankle. And you’ll struggle with questions like “Is it broken or just sprained?” “Should I go to the doctor or just ice it?” “How am I gonna …read more.

Why does the outside of your knee hurt? Conquering IT Band Syndrome.

by Julie Grabandt, PT What is the IT Band? The IT (Iliotibial) band is a long band of tissue that runs the length of the outside of your leg. It starts up at the hip and ends on the outside of the knee. This tissue is very dense and thick and can become irritated in …read more.

Your ACL: bridging the gap between injury and play

by Brad Vamstad, Director of Athletic Training and Sports Performance Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL injuries can be a devastating injury for an athlete of any age. In the United States alone, ACL sprains make up almost 200,000 reported injuries per year. Most common among those are athletes who participate in high demand sports like …read more.

Back in the Saddle

It wasn’t so long ago that Kevin Kase reluctantly accepted the fact his hip pain restricted some of his favorite activities, such as horseback riding and other physical endeavors. But when the pain grew so intense that he couldn’t sit for long, found it difficult to move without severe pain, and was persistently ornery and …read more.