Hand and Upper Extremities, Legs and Lower Extremities, Orthopedics

Teaching lawn mower safety tips can help your child avoid serious injuries

Practicing lawn mower safety Injuries involving lawn care equipment can have devastating consequences, and families should teach lawn mower safety tips to their children. Children can be injured or killed during lawn mower accidents, and the hazards extend beyond the piece of equipment alone. Lawn mower blades can rotate at 100 to 200 mph, which…

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Hand and Upper Extremities, News, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries

How to prevent Little League shoulder

While an abbreviated major league season is just getting underway, much younger pitchers and catchers have been playing at baseball fields across the U.S. As baseball is one of the youth sports where it is somewhat easier to practice social distancing to prevent spread of the coronavirus, many programs have continued this summer. So have…

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Fractures and Injuries, Hand and Upper Extremities, Hand Surgery, Norton Childrens Hospital, Orthopedics, Prevention & Wellness

How to prevent firework hand injuries

It’s fun to play with fireworks — until it’s not. Emergency departments across the country see an increase in burns and hand injuries around the  July Fourth holiday. Charity S. Burke, M.D., hand surgeon with Norton Louisville Arm & Hand, has treated such fireworks injuries. Norton Louisville Arm & Hand The skilled surgeons with Norton…

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Fractures and Injuries, Hand and Upper Extremities, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries

What is Little League elbow?

Spring is officially here — and that means young pitchers and catchers are reporting to baseball fields all across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Youth baseball is a fun and healthy spring and summer sport for boys and girls. But as youth sports get more competitive and kids specialize in a single sport or position at…

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Hand and Upper Extremities, Orthopedics, Spine Surgery

Brachial plexus injuries most common in newborns

When many people think of shoulder issues, a professional athlete often comes to mind. But every year, thousands of babies in the U.S. are born with a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that run from the cervical spinal cord in the neck to the shoulder, arm and hand. Their…

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Hand and Upper Extremities, Orthopedics, Teens

Pitching injuries could be prevented with these tips

Being a sport parent is tough. You want the best for your kid. You want to push them (gently) when they need it but also want them to have fun during their athletic endeavors. And you certainly want to help them avoid pitching injuries and ailments. Recently, Ryan J. Krupp, M.D., orthopedic and sports medicine specialist with Norton…

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