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Skier’s, Gamekeeper’s or Sprained Thumb

Friday, November 17th, 2017

A stable thumb is essential for pinch and grasp movement. The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is located in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint where the thumb meets the hand. Ligaments are soft tissue structures that connect two bones to make a stable joint. The purpose of the UCL is to keep the thumb stable in order […]

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Ski Safety Tips

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) collects data from all ski areas in the United States annually. During the 2015/16 season, 52.8 million skier/snowboarder days were reported for the season. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 114,000 snow skiing-related injuries and 79,000 snowboarding-related injuries treated in hospitals, doctor’s offices and ERs […]

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DOC’s Doctor and Healthcare Specialist Veterans

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) is hosting the inaugural Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race to honor wounded veterans and their families. Dr. Merritt Pember, an orthopedic surgeon at DOC and a U.S. Army major, physician and veteran, served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. Dr. Pember, along with a team of DOC members, Emmis […]

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Mysterious, Moveable and Removable Ganglion Cyst

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Ganglion cysts are the most common mass or lump in the hand. They are not cancerous and usually harmless. They occur in various locations, but most frequently develop on the back of the wrist. These fluid-filled cysts can appear, disappear and change size. If the cyst is painful, interferes with function, or has an unacceptable […]

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