With any injury, it is important to get back to strengthening that area of the body as soon as it is safe. I always remind my clients at the studio to “work to your weaker side” in class. Keeping the body balanced is beneficial to all your muscles working as a cohesive team. Even though it is tough to make the strong arm work less by using lighter weights, no weights, less range of motion, or fewer repetitions, let the weaker side be in charge (or even work more to catch up). In the long run, when all is healed, your overall fitness will benefit from that balanced state you created in your muscles.
Glen L. Moore, MD
- bariatric medicine
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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 avoid having a rookie surgeon work on me?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredYou're well within your rights to ask how many times the surgeon has performed the specific surgery and to ask whom he or she will delegate certain parts of the operation to. (You remember Hawkeye on M*A*S*H saying "Close for me" to the nurse, don't ya?)
Now, would you mind too terribly if the 29-year-old resident performed his first operation ever on you? Or performed a part of it under a more experienced surgeon's watchful eye? You would? Well, how do you think we get new surgeons in this world? Somebody has to be the first patient.
But I'm with you all the way. I wouldn't let a new surgeon work on me, either. Smart patients know that it's a possibility (especially during the summer months), but they're in the educated minority.
When you go in for surgery, kindly ask the surgeon if he or she will actually be performing the surgery and request that residents or others only assist. One thing a smart patient doesn't do, however, is insist that a surgeon do everything. It sounds prudent, but you don't want the surgeon personally inserting your IV if he or she hasn't done it in 14 years.
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