Avoid Frightening Injuries this Halloween
The ghosts and goblins may be coming out this Halloween, but your skeleton shouldn’t!
A study published in the 2010 journal Pediatrics found that Halloween is the holiday with the fourth highest number of emergency room visits. Other results from the nine-year study on injuries between 1997 and 2006 included:
- Finger/hand injuries accounted for the greatest proportion of injuries on Halloween (17.6 percent)
- Of the finger/hand injuries sustained on Halloween, 33.3 percent were lacerations and 20.1 percent were fractures
- Children, ages 10-14, sustained the greatest proportion of injuries (30.3 percent)
For more information, see the full article provided by AAOS.
Share your orthopaedic story
One in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move. This can be devastating to people’s lives – impacting work, physical health and one’s family and social life. The good news is that patients across the spectrum of orthopaedic care — from the trauma patient in need of life-saving surgery, to the retiree in need of a new hip to enjoy a pain-free tennis game, to the child needing corrective care for a congenital deformity, or to a patient diagnosed with bone cancer – all have options to help them lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.
As orthopaedic surgeons, we understand bone and joint health problems are among the most prevalent and debilitating health challenges that Americans face. We dedicate our lives to helping people regain their mobility, reduce their pain, and reclaim their freedom to do what they love at every stage of life. Through our work, we strive to provide our patients with high-quality care that keeps them and our country “A Nation in Motion.”
Share Your Orthopaedic Care Story
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) wants to share the inspiring stories of patients throughout the country who are living well and thriving after orthopaedic care. Share your story and what you are able to do because of your orthopaedic care. Please follow this link to share your story! http://anationinmotion.org
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Leading orthopaedic specialists
As one of the area’s leading providers of highly specialized orthopaedic care, NebOrtho physicians are certified by the leading professional accrediting organization for our profession. In addition, NebOrtho specialists are fellowship trained, which means they have spent additional time focused specifically on key areas within this specialty, such as: sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle, fractures, cartilage repair and more.