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Buckle Fracture

What Is a Buckle Fracture? To understand the answer to that question you have to know a little bit about children’s bones.  Kid’s bones are much more flexible than adult bones. In adults, when a bone breaks, it usually breaks into 2 or more major pieces, like snapping a piece of chalk in two.  The […]

What Exactly is a Herniated Disc

  The spine is composed of an alternating stack of bones and discs from the base of the skull to the pelvis.  The shape of the bones at various levels of the spine (neck, upper and lower back) vary slightly but overall they all have roughly the same shape.   There is a solid block […]

Dental Procedures and Joint Replacement

A new guideline was recently published as a joint effort between the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Dental Association to address the issue of dental procedures in patients with artificial joints and the need for preventative antibiotics.  Previously the recommendations were based on a concern for the possibility of oral bacteria entering […]

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