Tag Archive for: fracture

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip caused by a fracture through the physis of the proximal femur. It affects primarily adolescent males and is closely associated with obesity. With the recent rise in childhood obesity rates, the incidence of SCFE has risen dramatically as well. Prompt recognition and treatment of […]

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Taking Care of a Broken Wrist

TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF A BROKEN WRIST   Broken wrists are usually treated in either a cast or a brace.  Upon occasion, broken wrists are treated with surgery.  Either way, the following are some tips to help you to a speedy recovery.  1)      Elevation Keep your hand elevated.  That means that your wrist should […]

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