Freeze Out Knee Pain

By | 2018-03-07T19:52:54+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Parent Category I|

A new treatment used to treat knee pain and decrease the use of narcotics after knee surgeries has found its way to Nebraska.  Dr. Joshua Urban at OrthoNebraska is the first doctor in Nebraska to use this new treatment involving freezing the nerves that transmit the pain signal from the knee to the brain. This new treatment, Iovera, is not painful, with pain relief instantly lasting 2.5 to 9 months, allowing a delay in total knee replacement for patients with arthritis and a [...]

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Youth Sports Specialization…Don’t Do It

By | 2018-02-22T10:52:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Parent Category I|

Youth sports participation continues to grow as younger ages are included and additional groups form. With this growth comes an increased risk for youth sports injuries, and the majority of these are related to overuse injuries. The growth of specialization contradicts the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine who strongly oppose adolescent specialization. A study¹ of more than 1000 patients between 7-18 years of age demonstrated a 60% specialization, typically by [...]

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