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Dr. Giusti's professional interests include peripheral nerve reconstruction, wrist arthritis and carpal instability.
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Spritzer has special interests in sports medicine, fracture care and general orthopedics.
Falls can happen to people of all ages and for a great variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more brittle our bones can become, so the severity of injury from even a simple fall can be more debilitating. Here are a few common questions about falls and fall prevention.
Using ankle braces to prevent ankle injuries is becoming more common, and I’m often asked by coaches, parents and athletes if wearing an ankle brace is worthwhile.
Hip fractures are a common injury among older adults, especially older women. Just ask Timothy O' Connor, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries. Overuse injuries are any type of muscle or joint injury, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, that’s the result of repetitive trauma. Overuse injuries typically occur because of training or technique errors.
A good percentage of Americans love football for the fast-paced, hard-hitting product displayed on the field. And spectators enjoy the game at all levels — grade school, high school, college and the pros. Because the nature of football is highly intense and physical, injuries are prevalent. In particular, ACL injuries and concussions commonly surface in athletes of all age levels. And these injuries aren’t limited to just football — many other sports pose risks. But what are ACL injuries and concussions? What symptoms should you be aware of? How can you prevent them?
Winter is filled with fun outdoor sports such as ice skating, sledding and downhill skiing. These activities are excellent for improving cardiovascular health and provide enjoyable entertainment for all ages. But what happens when muscular and joint injuries occur? At the ice rink or on the slopes, injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. Musculoskeletal injuries can be debilitating and may require medical intervention.
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints of Americans of all ages. The pain can result from an injury, arthritis or other condition. The location and severity of knee pain often varies with each person depending on the cause of the problem.
Lily Gersemehl is always on the move — running, climbing and dancing her way through life. Perhaps she’s making up for lost time after being born with hip dysplasia.
A recent foot surgery has helped put the pep back in Jeanie Bruner’s step.
When Sandra Carter was told in January that she needed rotator cuff surgery on her shoulder, she was worried. She didn't need to be because she was in good hands.
After coaching football as defensive coordinator at Owatonna High School for 19 years, Marc Achterkirch wasn’t ready to sit down on the job after sustaining a torn meniscus in 2013.
Pain from an irreparable rotator cuff tear kept Fern Rediger from many of her favorite activities. But a reverse shoulder replacement procedure has her back gardening, quilting and playing with her great-grandchildren.