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Different Types of Fractures

A fracture is a common injury that can occur to any bone in the body. When a bone receives a force that’s too great to absorb, it breaks or fractures. Fractures typically result from a fall, physical activity, or a motor vehicle accident. However, other fracture causes include osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens bones, and overuse caused by repetitive motion that tires out muscles and puts more stress on bones.

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Risk Factors of Complex Fractures

A complex fracture occurs when the bone is broken in multiple pieces, causing damage to surrounding soft tissue and cartilage. This can result in joint dislocation and the loss of bone fragments due to the severe trauma. While each complex fracture varies from patient to patient, there are certain people who are more at risk than others.

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Pediatric Fracture Care

Dealing with injuries in children presents its own challenges, as a child’s bones are still developing and aren’t as strong as an adult’s. If a child suffers a bone fracture and it’s not properly addressed, the child could face lifelong issues. A child’s bones also heal more quickly compared with an adult’s, so it’s crucial to provide the right type of pediatric fracture care and to treat the fracture immediately. The staff at Premier Orthopaedics includes doctors who specialize in pediatrics and who will accurately diagnose your child’s injury and determine what type of treatment they need. Then, using Premier’s advanced technology, they’ll treat your child’s fracture and help them recover as quickly as possible. If your child has experienced a fracture, learn more about pediatric fracture care and how Premier Orthopaedics can help you.

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Fracture Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

A bone fracture occurs when your bone breaks due to a force the bone can’t handle. Bone fractures are common, and many people deal with thi s type of injury every day. Fractures vary in severity level, and there are many different treatment methods for them based on this severity. Your doctor at Premier Orthopaedics will utilize advanced technology and wide range of skills to diagnose your injury and provide an effective treatment. Read on to learn more about fracture causes, symptoms, and diagnosis.

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Preventing Fractures in Philadelphia This Summer

Summer is a season for broken bones, and with all of the exciting events going on in the Philadelphia area, you’ll definitely be enjoying the many outdoor activities available. So whether you’re heading out to a Phillies game, checking out the Philadelphia Zoo, or walking around the city to visit historical landmarks or museums, you’ll need to take care not to fall and hurt yourself. Here are some tips to get through this blazing summer fracture-free as well as what to do if you do find yourself taking a tumble and suffering a painful injury.

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Summer Fun in Philly

There’s nothing better for your health than aerobic exercise to work your muscles and raise your heart rate, and when the summer months hit in Philly, there are plenty of things to do! Find out some of the newest events and happenings in the summer.

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Back Exercises for Spine Health

While back pain can drastically disrupt your normal routine, there are some exercises you can incorporate into your daily life that will help ease the pain. It’s a common misconception that exercising while you’re suffering from back pain will increase that pain. However, exercising actually improves your spine health and can also improve your posture over time.

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Preparing for Back Surgery

Sometimes, back surgery is the only option left to help return you to your normal life. Fortunately, back surgery is a very common procedure these days and is used to improve the lives of countless people by relieving their pain for good. Although this procedure is straightforward and typically successful, it’s completely normal to be apprehensive just as you would with any type of surgery.

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The Importance of Hydration

You know that staying hydrated is important, but you may not understand just how crucial water is to your body. Water plays an important role in your body, making it a critical nutrient to consume so your body functions properly.

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Who is Most at Risk for Back Pain?

Standing, walking, bending, and twisting are just a few of the movements you rely on your back to perform a countless number of times each day. Dealing with even the slightest back pain can be especially frustrating when it disrupts your normal routine. While back pain is one of the most common issues people deal with today, some people are at greater risk than others.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.