Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Broken Bones: Is It A Fracture, Break Or Crack?




Is it a fractured, broken or cracked bone?


Answer: It's a trick question!

Fractures, breaks and cracks are all basically the same thing - an interruption in the structure of the bone.  Fractured/broken/cracked all mean that the integrity of the bone is no longer in tact.  A fracture (or bone fracture) is a medical condition in which the continuity of the bone is broken. A break is typically a term used by non-medical professionals to refer to a fracture. A crack is also known as a fracture. One term does not imply a more serious injury over the other.

There are many ways in which a bone can fracture and the fracture can be partial, complete, displaced or non-displaced. The type of fracture depends upon quite a variety of factors, including the cause. A fracture can occur in any bone in the body.

Timing is the key to the care of fractured bones. If you feel you may have fractured a bone, it is important that you contact your orthopedic physician.  You can also come to Advanced Bone & Joint's Quick Care Center - there's no need to call or wait. You can just come in and we will take care of you as quickly as possible. Our Quick Care Center focuses on treating acute injuries such as fractures, sprains and strains without the high cost of an emergency room visit.


Disclaimer:
There is a fine line between blogging and giving medical advice. The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Nothing contained in this blog is intended to replace the medical advice of a trained, licensed physician.
In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celebrate Arthritis Day at the Ballpark!



Join Advanced Bone & Joint and the Arthritis Foundation for Arthritis Day at the Ballpark! A portion of the ticket sales will go to Team Advanced Bone & Joint for the Jingle Bell Run St. Louis 5k Run/Walk on 11/23/2014
 

Cardinals vs. Padres
August 17th, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.

  • Tony La Russa Red Jacket Hall of Fame Statue Give-Away to the first 25,000 fans!
  • Tickets: 25.00 (41.00 - 50.00 value), sections 356 - 363
  • Ticket includes free t-shirt and a voucher for a free hot dog + soda!

Limited quantity of tickets, so please order early! Don't forget to wear your t-shirt!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

4th of July: 30th Annual Firecracker Run & Parades




Stop by our booth this 4th of July at the 30th Annual Firecracker Run hosted by the O'fallon Chamber of Commerce!  This course is USATF Certified and all proceeds will benefit the mission of the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about this run, click here!

After the race, stick around because Advanced Bone & Joint will also participate in the Heritage and Freedom Fest Parade! The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m.  The parade route starts at the corner of Main and Third Streets, continuing north on Main Street to Tom Ginnever Avenue , where it turns east, ending at T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the entrance to the festival grounds. Please come early to avoid traffic closures and find a spot along the route.

Finally, Advanced Bone & Joint will also walk in the St. Charles Riverfest parade at 10:00 a.m.  Come by and say hi!

Disclaimer:
There is a fine line between blogging and giving medical advice. The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Nothing contained in this blog is intended to replace the medical advice of a trained, licensed physician.
In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tips To Stay Healthy In Hot Weather


Summer is a time for "fun in the sun" but extremely hot temperatures can pose a real threat to your health.  Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion are two heat - related illnesses that should be avoided if possible. The people who are most at risk for heat-related illness are the elderly, young children and people with chronic medical conditions. Also, people who spend a lot of time out-of-doors, such as construction workers and landscapers, the homeless and those who exercise in the heat are at risk for the dangerous side effects of spending too much time in hot weather

You can avoid heat - related illnesses by taking a few very simple precautions:
  • During very hot weather, stay inside where it’s cool. If you don’t have air-conditioning in your house, go somewhere that does: A library, a grocery store, an indoor mall. Communities may also set up cooling centers where people can escape the heat, so check with your local government. 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Alcoholic beverages and sugary drinks like soda and juice can make you more thirsty, so stay away from those as much as possible in the heat.
  • You can still stay active and enjoy the outdoors, but consider saving your exercise or outdoor activities for the cooler parts of the day: morning and evening. Avoid being outside in the middle of the day when it’s hottest.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, because dark clothes or heavy fabric can trap heat. Also, make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen — sunburns put you at higher risk for heat-related illnesses!
  • Sign up for free weather alerts via email or text, so that you’ll know if there is an excessive heat warning for your area.
  • Don’t forget to check on friends, older family members and elderly neighbors in very hot weather.
Disclaimer:
There is a fine line between blogging and giving medical advice. The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Nothing contained in this blog is intended to replace the medical advice of a trained, licensed physician.
In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C.