The Importance of Wearing a Helmet

With temperatures finally cooling down, it’s important to brush up on bike safety rules so your kids can ride safely and enjoy the cooler weather. For both adults and children, the most important way to stay safe on a bike is to always wear a helmet. No matter how skilled a roadster your child may be, it’s important they wear a helmet any time they ride a bike, go roller skating or hop on a skateboard.

ACL Injuries Explored

Each year, an estimated 200,000 people are sidelined by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Of those 200,000 injuries, 100,000 require ACL reconstructive surgery. Typically those who play high-risk sports, such as basketball, football or soccer are more likely to experience an ACL injury. If you are an athlete, or even just someone who is active, it’s important to know how ACL injuries occur and what you can do to prevent them. Read below for more information on ACL injuries.

Congratulations to Huong Le on 10 years of service!

Congratulations Huong Le on ten years of service!

Huong Le is the Physician Liaison for North Central Surgical Center Hospital. She has responsibility for managing relationships with the hospital’s physician partners and their offices, driving patient referrals, overseeing an aggressive marketing program, and providing direction to the senior team on a number of fronts, including social media development, marketing, and sales functions.

What is Turf Toe?

While it’s one of the most harmless injuries, turf toe can be a nagging annoyance for athletes. Turf toe is defined as a sprain of the big toe’s main joint. Usually this occurs when an athlete is pushing off before a sprint and the toe is bent into hyperextension, with the toe stuck flat on the ground.

Common basketball injuries

As the men’s NCAA basketball tournament progresses, we find ourselves on the edge of our seats, hoping for upsets and praying for good competition. It’s no surprise that basketball is one of the most popular sports in the nation, but with the dramatic finishes and amazing comebacks come injury and defeat. It’s just a part of the game.

The R.I.C.E. Method

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a marathon runner, or simply someone who enjoys casually playing sports with friends, injury is bound to occur. Often, an athlete’s natural reaction to injury is to “rub some dirt on it”, walk it off and get back in the game. Unfortunately, that instinct to keep going is really not in your best interest. In fact, it can take you out of the game quicker in the long run, if a proper remedy is not utilized.