David E. Quinn, MD
Specialty: Hand Surgery
- hand surgery
- orthopedic surgery
Location and Office HoursCapital Region Orthopaedic Group
Albany, NY 12206
- Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
- MVP Health Plan
- Albany Medical Center
- Albany Memorial Hospital
- St Peter's Hospital
- Stratton VA Medical Center at Albany
What is jumper’s knee?
Also known as patellar tendinitis, jumper’s knee is inflammation of the patellar tendon. It usually presents with pain just above or below the kneecap. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What are common elbow injuries in children?
These are some common elbow injuries in children:
- Elbow osteochondritis dissecans is an impairment of the blood supply that leads to separation of a portion of the articular cartilage and bone.
- Little league elbow is an injury caused by repetitive stress on the elbow and may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.
- A fracture to any of the bones which make up the elbow joint.
How can I cope with feelings of anxiety and fear after a traumatic injury?
Challenge America answered
Many veterans with severe burn injuries live with anxiety and fear and often replay the trauma in their minds. Not only is the pain frightening when it intensifies for no reason, but the fear of what’s ahead with more surgeries and treatments can be overwhelming.
However, when you become obsessive about your fears and focus on what “might happen,” you become an obstacle in your quest to conquer the pain of the severe burn. High anxiety can lead to poor sleep, which can result in more pain the next day. Dwelling on fears can lead to feelings of sadness and make you want to be alone and you may stay isolated from family and friends.
You may lie awake at night, wondering if your pain will worsen or if your burn will get infected and require more treatment. You may also worry that your pain is caused by a more serious problem that your doctor has not yet diagnosed. On the other hand, you may be afraid that you’ll have to quit your job because of the severe burn and have to seek financial help for your family. Some veterans worry that their significant others will abandon them because of the injury and pain.
Talk to your VA doctor about any symptoms of anxiety and fear you have with a severe burn. Any severe injury that requires months of recovery can result in mental health issues that include emotional or behavioral problems. Along with anxiety and fear, you may have anger, sleep problems, and mood swings. Your VA doctor can help your feelings of depression using medications and/or psychotherapy.
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