John R. Ehteshami, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursPhoenix Orthopaedic Consultants
5605 W Eugie
Glendale, AZ 85304
- BC/BS of Arizona-HMO Arizona
- CIGNA HealthCare
- United Healthcare
- Arrowhead Hospital
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure. Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized. It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours. The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.
What are the most common types of sports-related injuries in children?
Sports-related injuries are by far the most common cause of musculoskeletal injuries in children treated in emergency departments. They are also the single most common cause of injury-related primary care office visits.
How can immobility after a fracture harm joints?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Immobility can lead to joint stiffness, weakness and an undernourished cartilage, so you need small movement to increase blood flow and promote healing. This is called biomechanical stimulation. The tradeoff for this activity or stimulation is that the little bit of pain you may feel in the short run will give you optimal flexibility and strength in the long run. That's why many walking boots and braces these days allow you to have some range of motion (casts not so much). This, of course, is an example of a biological trade-off, like breaking an addiction or dieting: The short-term pain is small compared to the long-term gain, which can be huge.
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