A fall onto an outstretched hand is a common event in any age group—so common it has its own acronym, FOOSH. The cause of the fall can run the gamut: a sports injury, slip on ice, trip on an uneven surface, or simple loss of balance. Common among athletes—runners, skiers, skateboarders, pole vaulters—the injury can also occur in car accidents and whenever you try to break a fall by reaching out with your hand.
Chip Hummer, M.D. and Jonathan Berridge, A.T.C. recently presented at this year’s Orthopaedic Forum National Meeting in Orlando, FL. Their lecture, titled “From the Sidelines to the Clinic: Collaboration Among Orthopaedic Surgeons and Athletic Trainers in Clinical Orthopaedic Practice”, gave insight to how their Care Team at the Orthopaedic Associates Practice division is committed to the integrated approach of orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers caring for our patients together.