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  • Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

    Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

    Knee replacement surgery is increasingly common among people over 80 sidelined with knee pain, and the procedure isn't as hazardous for them as often assumed.

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  • May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

    May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

    May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month, and it's important to be aware of the different types of arthritis and how they are treated. Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

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  • 80% return to baseball after meniscectomy: New study

    80% return to baseball after meniscectomy: New study

    Professional baseball players are likely to return to sport after a meniscectomy, according to a new study. The study, “Performance and Return to Sports After Meniscectomy in Professional Baseball Players,” was published online on February 11, 2022, in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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  • The Damage of Playing Through An Injury

    The Damage of Playing Through An Injury

    In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports and more than 3.5 million injuries occur each year. As an athlete, you may have probably heard “shake it off”, “tough it out”, or “rub some dirt on it” more times than you can count. Oftentimes athletes feel the pressure to perform and to have a warrior mentality, so they choose to play through the pain and keep their injuries hidden.

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  • Activities After Knee Replacement

    Activities After Knee Replacement

    It takes time to return to everyday activities after a knee replacement. The best way to get back to your lifestyle and speed up the healing process is to properly participate in rehabilitation. After you've recovered, you'll be able to resume most activities, but there are some activities that you may want to avoid like high-impact sports.

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  • Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for a Broken Bone

    Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for a Broken Bone

    Injuries often happen when you least expect them, which probably means you won't know how to handle that situation in the moment. Broken bones are one of the most common injuries likely caused by a fall, car accident, playing sports, etc. A break happens whenever there is trauma or pressure on the bone that exceeds the bone's ability to bend.

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  • What to Know About an ACL Tear

    What to Know About an ACL Tear

    Whether you’re an athlete who would like to get back to your sport, a construction worker who would like to get back to work, or someone who would like to just get back on their feet to do normal tasks, Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery can help you return to your ideal activity level after an ACL tear.

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  • Common Soccer Injuries

    Common Soccer Injuries

    Tryouts are scheduled, State Games are played, and tournament championships and State Cups are vied for. While many of those events aren’t happening in typical fashion this year, soccer injuries are still a real concern for many players (and their parents). Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent them. As the fall club season heats up for both boys and girls, it’s important to know what to be on the lookout for – especially since so many of these athletes have been sidelined for so long. Below is a shortlist of the most common injuries that can happen while playing the sport, and how to prevent them.

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  • Easy Ways to Get Your Steps in Each Day

    Easy Ways to Get Your Steps in Each Day

    Tryouts are scheduled, State Games are played, and tournament championships and State Cups are vied for. While many of those events aren’t happening in typical fashion this year, soccer injuries are still a real concern for many players (and their parents). Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent them. As the fall club season heats up for both boys and girls, it’s important to know what to be on the lookout for – especially since so many of these athletes have been sidelined for so long.

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  • Common Basketball Injuries

    Common Basketball Injuries

    Basketball originated in the United States in 1891 at a YMCA in Massachusetts. It started with the players trying to get the ball into a couple of hanging peach baskets. These days basketball is a popular sport in the United States, and the physical demands of the game mean there is an increase in common basketball injuries.

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