E Brantley. Burns, MD
Specialty: Hand Surgery
- hand surgery
- orthopedic surgery
Location and Office HoursTennessee Orthopaedic Clinics
105 W Troutman
Knoxville, TN 37916
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
What are submersion injuries in children?
Submersion injuries are also known as drowning injuries that occur when one is submersed in liquid that then blocks the airway and prevents normal breathing. If breathing becomes difficult, this can cause problems with the brain and heart receiving oxygen from the blood. The most important thing to remember is prevention.
How can I reduce my risk of falling?
Henry McCann, DAOM, Alternative/complementary Medicine, answered
To avoid falls it is certainly important to be sure your home is safe. For example, be sure that floors are picked up well, and that furniture is placed so you don't have to walk around it when going through rooms. Throw rugs can be removed or secured to the floor with non-stick backing so they do not slip. Electric cords can be taped down, or should be placed along walls and not across rooms.
Different types of exercise can also be helpful in preventing falls. Taiji (also spelled T'ai Chi) is a type of gentle exercised developed from a powerful Chinese martial art. Several studies have shown that Taiji practice can improve balance and reduce fall risk in older patients.
When don't bones heal by themselves?
The human body has a wonderful system to heal broken bones; in the case of some very severe injuries, though, a broken bone may not heal properly. It might not heal because the bone may have shattered or become infected. On the other hand, smoking or other health habits can prevent a bone from healing. A non-healing bone can be devastating for a person, because it causes disability and pain, and sometimes people can't walk, function or resume their lives.
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