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6 Signs of a Concussion Aug 11th, 2020

Did you know that concussions are considered a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Concussions usually result after you hit your head or experience violent movement, like a hard collision or car accident. They can be mild or severe, but any level of concussion affects your brain function and can...

Joint Replacement: When Can it Help? Jul 15th, 2020

If you’re suffering from joint pain and wondering whether a joint replacement surgery could help, you’re in good company. About 1 million Americans elect to have joint replacement surgery each year, making joint replacements one of the most common elective surgeries in the country.  While the idea of having a...

The Difference Between a Fracture and a Break Jun 18th, 2020

Over 1 million Americans suffer bone injuries each year. If you’re one of them, you may have heard the terms “break” and “fracture” and wondered about the difference between them. Some people assume that fractured bones are more serious than broken bones, while others assume it’s the other way around....

5 Tips for Returning to Sports After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery May 29th, 2020

Getting back in the game after an injury or surgery is often a challenge. Do it too soon, and you can re-injure yourself after weeks, or even months, of rehabilitation. At Performance Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. David Dickerson, an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, understands that you want to resume your...

What to Do If Your Child Breaks a Bone Apr 8th, 2020

Pediatric fractures are sometimes different than what you’d expect. While children can have complete fractures, their bones are still developing and have a thick coating that makes them slightly more flexible than adult bones. As a result, your child could develop a greenstick fracture in which the bone bends, but...