When is it Safe to Play My Sport After An Orthopaedic Injury?
Jordan Burroughs, former NCAA wrestling champion from Nebraska and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling for the USA, was preparing for the 2013 world championships in Budapest when he broke his ankle. Just four weeks later, after having a surgery to stabilize the fracture with a plate and screws, he won the world freestyle […]
Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn?
Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn? A basic explanation of musculoskeletal injuries and how they are best treated. Orthopaedic injuries – injuries to the musculoskeletal system – are the primary medical issues seen in sports medicine and one of the main reasons for hospital ER visits. What are the basics that patients […]
Trying to Achieve Balance in Youth Sports
Orthopaedic Perspectives “If you’re not first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby The intensity of participation and investment of time and finances in youth sports has undergone explosive growth over the past 3 decades. Fueled by the preeminence of collegiate and professional sports in the media and associated monetary reward, children are devoting increasingly more time […]
Is it broken? Let’s take a look.
Ouch! Not sure if it’s broken but it really hurts. You need to get this looked at for sure. This is a story blog of what happens next when you visit me, Dr. Bob Wolf at Alabama Orthopaedic Center in Homewood, Alabama. First, we get you over to our super high tech x-ray machine. We […]
Decision Making for Orthopedic Care
Decision Making for Orthopaedic Care When seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries, patients are availed numerous choices and treatment options. The information available through internet searches, advertising, and healthcare marketing can be overwhelming. How can a patient discern which information is trustworthy from that which is simply profit-motivated in this important process? In terms of information, […]