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Summer Safety Series—Swimming and Diving

 

Summer is here; which means sun, sand and of course, swimming. Swimming is a great way to get exercise and cool off during the hot summer months and can even be great for the musculoskeletal conditions. However, swimming and diving can also lead to orthopedic injury–many of which can be prevented .

In fact, Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, NY sees many of these cases in his practice during the summer months. Here are safety tips before you splash into summer.  

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Stress Fractures in Sports

Spring is finally here! With warmer weather and more daylight hours, it’s a great opportunity to get outside and get active. It’s also the time of year where orthopedist and sports medicine specialist Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D.  sees at influx of patients with stress fractures  at our  Long Island, NY office. A stress fracture is known as an overuse injury, which occurs after repetitive forces cause a tiny crack in the bone. Fortunately, we have some ways to prevent this type of sports injury, as well as the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for it. runners

Demographics of Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery

Elbow November 2015 study released by University of California cites orthopedic trends in regard to elbow arthroscopy surgery procedures. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy is “a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.” The study examines the demographics of elbow arthroscopy procedures from 2007-2011:

Winter Safety Series: Snow Shoveling

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Shoveling snow during the winter time is a household chore. While this chore is usually a necessary task, it can lead to serious orthopedic injury or even put a strain on your heart. Common orthopedic injuries related to snow removal are: sprains, strains, lacerations and finger amputations.

Here are some tips to reduce your risk of injury while shoveling snow:

Winter Safety Series: Snow Blower Tips

A snow blower is an extremely helpful tool to use to clear pathways during the winter months.

Snow blowers can also be dangerous if used improperly. Some common orthopedic injuries related to snow blowers  include finger injuries, amputations, and back and shoulder strain. Some snow blowers units are heavy and cumbersome and may be inappropriate for patients with shoulder and back problems

Here are some ways to stay safe while operating a snow blower:

Women Underrepresented in Orthopedics

It is well known that women are underrepresented in science and math related fields, and this discrepancy is particularly pronounced in the field of medicine. When we look into the field of medicine itself, women are underrepresented in orthopedics than any other specialty.

Pacquiao Announces ‘Official’ Return To the Cage

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The sports news world has been buzzing about Manny Pacquiao declaring his return early next year. Pacquiao has become an athlete of conspiracy after the ongoing and changing story concerning his rotator cuff injury. After his questionable match against Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao received surgery to repair the tear in his shoulder. Since then his predicted return dates have fluctuated over the past few months from a hopeful return in 2015, to the current date expected in late February. The main missing piece of the story is how bad Pacquiao’s injury actually is.

Stretching Prevents Lower Back Pain

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As the world is taken over by more technology every day more people are neglecting their health. More people are experiencing every day, according to the Institute of Medicine about 100 millions Americas a year suffer from chronic back pain.

Children and adults are practicing bad posture when using devices, some simply lack any physical activity and more commonly many patients forget or neglect proper stretching. It’s important to crack these bad habits early before the body suffers injuries or develops a painful condition.

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