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Use Your Mind & Find the Best Collarbone Fracture Treatment – A Patient Testimonial

July 29, 2016 - 1 Comment

Did you just break your collarbone? If so, you likely are in massive pain. You probably feel helpless, dependent on others for even minor tasks, unable to shower, or dress yourself, or get any work done. You probably are tired from sleeping poorly, exhausted from intense pain, and may feel unable to control your fate. […]

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Bone Healing Stages- Hard Callus Formation

June 15, 2016 - 2 Comments

The next bone healing stage is called the hard callus stage. The hard callus is the fundamental beginning of new bone. This stage can occur anywhere from two weeks after a bone fractures until one to three months after. During this time the soft callus we discussed in last week’s blog begins to transform to […]

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Bone Healing Stages – Soft Callus Formation

May 26, 2016 - Read Comments/Leave Reply

Bone Healing Stages – Soft Callus Formation Following the inflammatory stage, the bone forms a soft callus.  The soft callus phase of bone healing generally begins about four days after injury.  Soft callus refers to the first stage in the formation of new bone. If the fracture is severe, the doctor will attempt to repair […]

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The Stages in Which Bones Heal

April 29, 2016 - 1 Comment

Bone Healing – The Four Stages The human body is incredibly adept at recovering from illness or trauma, such as a broken bone. The body starts the repair process the moment a bone is broken but it takes years to complete. There are certain stages in which bones heal. The healing process is broken into […]

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History of Ankle Fracture Treatment

April 28, 2016 - Read Comments/Leave Reply

Ankle Fracture Treatments Have Evolved to Allow for New Heights of Success for Patients Alongside modern medicine, the treatment of ankle fractures has evolved over time. Before surgeons and doctors existed there was no treatment for ankle fractures. A caveman with a broken ankle eventually would heal, but likely would never fully recover from the […]

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How Do Ankles Usually Fracture?

March 31, 2016 - 1 Comment

How Do Ankles Usually Fracture? As you might suspect, there are many ways that an ankle fracture can occur. Ankle fractures do not just occur in extreme sports or athletic events. In reality, a majority of ankle fractures occur as a result of a simple slip or fall. There are many ways in which the […]

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Broke Your Ankle? Questions for your Doctor

March 23, 2016 - 2 Comments

Having a broken ankle is not only painful – it can be confusing. There are several different treatment options, depending on your condition, and navigating your choices can be complex. Your doctor is the only one who can help you decide which treatment option is right for you. Here are some questions you can ask […]

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A New Solution For Ankle Fractures

March 14, 2016 - 1 Comment

The fibula, or calf bone, is the smaller of the two main bones of the lower leg. The fibula is long and narrow, and is one of the most common bones to break. When your fibula is broken, there are a number of options for treatment. Depending on the exact type of fracture, some fibula […]

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Why Do Diabetics Heal More Slowly Than Non-Diabetics?

November 9, 2015 - 5 Comments

Co-Authored with Terry Whipple, MD Medical Director Sonoma Orthopedics Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and increases a person’s blood glucose level. In diabetics, wounds tend to heal more slowly and get worse faster; so close observation of wounds is imperative. The most prominent factors that affect the […]

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What Will the Emergency Room Be Like If I Choose to Go?

September 21, 2015 - 1 Comment

Co-Authored with Terry Whipple, MD Medical Director Sonoma Orthopedics The emergency room (ER) of a hospital is typically a busy department. It must serve every patient that walks through the door. It is open on weekends, as well as in the evenings. Before going to an emergency room, it is advisable to be completely informed […]

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