The Orthopaedic Institute Winter 2013 Newsletter
We are pleased to present our seasonal e-newsletter dedicated to patient education with timely topics in medicine, health and lifestyle. This Winter 2013 issue includes the following:
- Outpatient Treatment for Osteoporotic Pelvic Fractures
- The Effects of Smoking on The Musculoskeletal System
- Common Overuse Injuries in Sports Medicine
- Do I Have Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis?
- Now Available - Volume 7, Issue 1 of Body Wise Magazine
- Upcoming Physician Presentations
Outpatient Treatment For Osteoporotic Pelvic Fractures
By Richard E. Kinard, M.D.
Pelvic fractures, also known as insufficiency fractures, are common osteoporotic fractures of the pelvis and are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The most common of these pelvic fractures involves the sacrum, known as a sacral insufficeincy fracture. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and available treatment for sacral insufficiency fractures here.
The Effects of Smoking on The Musculoskeletal System
By Jason Shinn, M.D.
Everyone knows cigarette smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease, to name a few things. What most people don't realize, however, is how harmful smoking is to your musculoskeletal system. Learn more about the smoking effects on the musculoskeletal system here.
With the cool Florida weather finally here, many athletes and "weekend warriors" are engaging in physical training programs to get them into top-notch shape. As a result, overuse injuries are extremely common. Read about a common sports injuries, their causes and how to manage them here.
Common Overuse Injuries in Sports Medicine
By James W. Berk, M.D.
Do I Have Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis?
By Rizwan Mansoor, M.D.
In my practice, I often come across the question "Do I Have Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis?" It is an obvious answer to some but may be very confusing for many. Despite the fact that osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are completely different conditions, they are frequently confused because both names start with "osteo." The following article describes the key differences between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Read more here.
The Orthopaedic Institute's biannual publication, Body Wise, which is another component of TOI's patient education initiative, is now available on our website and in our patient lobbies. Volume 7, Issue 1, features articles written by Dr. Kiard, Dr. Shinn, Dr. Berk and Dr. Mansoor. Download the latest issue here.
Physician Presentation Dates and TimesPhysician: Jonathan R. Pritt, M.D.
Presentation Topic: Common Ailments of the Shoulder
Location: The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center - Gainesville, FL
Date/Time: May 4th, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Host: North Florida Regional Medical Center: Women and Wellness
Open to the public. Please RSVP to 800-611-6913.
Physician: Zakariah S. Mahmood, M.D.
Presentation Topic: Your Elbows to you Fingertips - Common Orthopaedic Problems
Location: Senior Wellness Community Center - Ocala, FL
Date/Time: May 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Host: Senior Wellness Community Center
Open to the public. Please RSVP to 1-800-530-1188.
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