Thursday, September 18, 2014

How Denver Orthopedic Surgeons Treat Baseball Arm and Hand Injuries

Minor injuries may be addressed through conservative treatment and rehabilitation. In these cases, qualified Denver orthopedic surgeons usually advise athletes to rest the worn ligaments, muscles, or bones. Medications may be prescribed for pain, while casts, splints, slings, and other corrective or assistive devices may help stabilize the injury and enhance the healing process. As for rehabilitation (which is also necessary for surgical cases), injured athletes may be required to sit out games and practices for weeks or even months, depending on their condition. During this period, physical therapy helps restore the full function and mobility of the affected hand, elbow, arm, and/or shoulder.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Denver Orthopedics: Knee and Leg Injuries Concerning Football Players

ACL injury takes down another athlete. This time, it’s a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. Seasoned NFL reporter Jeff Legwold has more on the story in Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood, who was making a significant push to make the roster as a sixth wide receiver, suffered a knee injury in Wednesday’s practice and will miss the remainder of the season. Norwood was injured in a red zone drill when he battled Houston Texans cornerback Brandon Harris for the ball in the back left corner of the end zone. The two players jumped for the pass and Norwood landed somewhat awkwardly. Norwood is one of several players on the Broncos’ roster who suffered sports injuries this season. Some have been sidelined by similar ACL injuries, leg fractures, or strained quadriceps. Others damaged their ankles, calves, knees, or hamstrings. These temporary or permanent losses may not cripple the team’s chances of reaching the Super Bowl once again.