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Post Category: Orthopedic (Bone and Joint)

Scooter dangers and safety recommendations

Scooter dangers and safety recommendations Ascension Seton doctors see increase of severe scooter accidents and recommendations to keep riders safe Hot weather and summer excitement have Austin residents seeking out adventure. With the emergence of motorized scooters on the city’s busy streets, severe scooter accidents are on the rise, and physicians at Ascension Seton are…
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Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug

Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug Study links drug to decreased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis   Make no bones about it: bone loss and fractures related to osteoporosis can cause severe pain and even disability. A new drug that increases bone formation, reducing the risk of fracture, may be an improved…
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Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best

Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best U.S. News and World Report releases Best Children’s Hospitals, Dell Children’s in top 50 for pediatric orthopedics For the second consecutive year, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is nationally recognized for its excellence in pediatric orthopedics, according to the U.S. News and World Report list…
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Playing it safe on the playground

Playing it safe on the playground Warmer temps are here, school is almost out and children are ready for summer fun. Playground time is a great way for children to get fresh air and exercise; but before kids start monkeying around, parents should equip themselves and their children with safety tips to help prevent falls…
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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
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Five Ways to Avoid Knee Surgery

Five Ways to Avoid Knee Surgery Five ways to avoid knee surgery Study reveals other methods can have good results A recent study shows that surgery may not be more beneficial than exercise when it comes to dealing with knee pain. In the study, published in the BMJ, Norwegian researchers followed 140 male patients…
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First in the World: Teen Gets New Jaw Using Femur

First in the World: Teen Gets New Jaw Using Femur Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeons, Dr. Raymond Harshbarger, Dr. Patrick Kelley and Dr. Steven Henry made history when they created a new jaw for 16-year-old, Abby Rodgers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, in 2014. Dr. Harshbarger has now been asked to present Abby’s case…
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