Groundbreaking Surgeons Break Ground
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) announced it is following up on a promise to provide better outpatient care in New Haven—this time with same-day joint procedures, and a therapy regimen most people can do from home. Wednesday evening, hospital administrators, funders, and orthopedic surgeons gathered to break that news—and break ground—on an ambulatory center for musculoskeletal care at the Saint Raphael Campus.Source: New Haven Independent
For a cross-country skier, disk replacement surgery ended a battle with back pain
Danette Guay, 49, of Middletown, suffered back pain but balked at a spinal fusion procedure. Instead, artificial disk replacement allows her to continue to enjoy gardening and cross-country skiing.Source: Yale Medicine
Women at higher risk of fall-related injuries
Hormone-related changes associated with menopause are the main reason women are so prone to falling, especially as they age, said Dr. Karen Sutton, an orthopaedic surgeon, director of Women’s Sports Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, and associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at the Yale School of Medicine.Source: The Connecticut Post
Where are the women in orthopedics?
The orthopedic industry is ever-changing, with new robots and surgical techniques seemingly always around the corner. But one aspect of this vibrant industry hasn't changed much since its conception — the lack of women in the operating rooms. Orthopedics has the least amount of female physicians when compared to other specialties, with just 10 percent of women making up the orthopedic workforce, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2023," and that number shrinks when examining the number of women of color in the field. Five orthopedic surgeons from the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, a networking organization for female orthopedic surgeons, connected with Becker's to discuss why there are so few women in orthopedics.Source: Becker's Orthopedic Review
Achilles Tendinitis: What Is It, and What Are the Treatments?
Chronic tendon issues are a frequent source of pain and can limit activity. They become more common with age, weight and certain activities, and early and appropriate diagnosis by a doctor is critical to get the best outcomes. The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf to the foot, and it is responsible for push-off power. The tendon is critical for stability during standing, walking, running and other activities. During muscle contraction, the tendon functions as a rope. It has elasticity to generate the tension required to handle the force of six times a person’s body weight.Source: U.S. News & World Report
The Benefits Of Walking Just 10 Minutes A Day
It can feel intimidating to commit to an ongoing fitness plan, especially one that meets recommended guidelines in the U.S. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. While a single burst of short exercise — in this case, a 10-minute walk — won’t meet these moderate physical activity recommendations, you could still reach the goal by taking three 10-minute brisk walks each day.Source: Reporter Health
2023 “Top Doctors” List Features 12 Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Faculty
Each year, Connecticut Magazine recognizes exceptional physicians in its annual “Top Doctors” issue. The 2023 list features more than 250 Yale Medicine physicians who were selected by their peers as the best in their fields, which includes 12 members of the Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation faculty.
Tips for staying safe on the road during Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and with the summer season on the way, more motorcyclists will be heading out on the Connecticut roads and highways. These safety reminders are for everyone on the road. Whether you’re driving in a vehicle or a motorcycle, everyone needs to be cautious and share the road.Source: WTNH
What Is Sciatica? Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
About 10% of people in the U.S. per year experience sciatica, which refers to pain caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine that typically radiates from the low back down the leg(s), according to the CDC. Sciatica usually develops in people between the ages 30 and 50, but it can also affect younger people who may have nerve damage from an incident, such as a sports injury or a car accident, and older adults with conditions like arthritis. Although sciatica is common, various treatments may provide relief for sciatica pain and discomfort, according to experts.Source: Forbes Health
Austrian Scholar Working with Yale to Quantify Patient Recovery Benchmarks
Wolfgang Grosek is a visiting Marshall Plan Scholar from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) Entrepreneurial School in Austria who is conducting research at Yale thanks to a collaborative project between the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) and the School of Medicine. Grosek’s research project, which is entitled “Digitalization of the Physical Performance Test and Training,” will serve as the foundation for his master’s thesis in the field of mechatronics and smart technologies with a focus on electrical engineering at MCI. The research also has the potential to dramatically impact physical medicine and rehabilitation in orthopaedics.
This Is the Absolute Best Workout for Brain Fog, According to a Physiatrist and Neuropsychologist
Sometimes our brains don’t work quite as efficiently as we would like them to. Whether a side effect of an illness, like long COVID, or related to stress, lack of sleep or simply getting older, brain fog has become an increasingly more common medical term to describe feelings of fogginess, sluggishness and even forgetfulness. The good news is simple healthy habits, like exercise, can help improve brain fog. But knowing what types of exercises to do is key.Source: Parade
Health Headlines: Can gardening replace your daily workout?
Can gardening replace your daily workout, and what’s more important, how many steps you take or your pace? Plus, what to know about returning to a sport after an injury. Dr. Liz Gardner, a Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Yale School of Medicine, talks about these topics with Lisa Carberg.Source: WTNH
The 10 Best Electrolyte Powders Of 2023 To Keep Your Body Hydrated
Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts unanimously agree that staying hydrated is a crucial component of overall health. Hydration impacts energy levels, brain function, digestion, muscle health, skin health, sleep, and more. Still, research shows 75% of Americans struggle with hydration. Because mineral balance is key to hydration pathways in our body, the best electrolyte powders can be used to help you stay hydrated and replenish some nutrients you may be lacking. Yale Medicine physician, Jennifer Hankenson, MD, explains.Source: mindbodygreen