Tips for Avoiding the Disabled List

I have a steady flow of baseball and softball players who come to see me for shoulder and elbow rehab. Many of these players on the disabled list have characteristics unique to the throwing athlete. Given this information and my background, I have preached arm care, throwing programs and strength and conditioning to players, parents […]

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So You’re A Fall Sport Athlete?

Your How-To Guide to Survive the Winter Season and Prepare For Spring Sports The last touchdown passes have been thrown. Soon, the last volleyball kills and tennis aces will be recorded and cross country races run for the fall sports season in Nebraska. Many fall athletes will go on to play winter sports, but some […]

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It’s Not Just an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of injuries for people who are active. Current evidence suggests that almost two-thirds of individuals who have sustained an ankle sprain do not seek medical treatment. An ankle sprain is defined as an injury or overstretching of one or more of the ligaments that provide support […]

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What Knee Injuries Can I Get From Falling on Concrete?

Unfortunately, falls onto concrete can be quite common. Knee injuries of varying severity often occur with these falls. After you get past the initial pain, it becomes important to closely monitor your progress over the next few days. Persistent or worsening pain may indicate a much more severe injury. The proper diagnosis and treatment is […]

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How Long Does it Take to Walk or Work after Meniscus Repair Surgery?

Meniscus tears of the knee are one of the most common problems seen by orthopedic surgeons. The meniscus is a c-shaped pad of cartilage (see diagram) that acts as the shock absorber of the knee and lower stress on the bones and cartilage.  It can be pretty painful when damaged. All patients and meniscus tears […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Fall is upon us and with the fall comes Halloween!  Halloween can be an extremely fun evening for both kids and parents, but with most Halloween activities being held at dusk or during the evening, it presents some hazards that can and should be avoided. Here is a list of things to remember before you […]

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Aquatic Pool Offers Comfortable Winter Therapy Option

It’s that time of year again – the weather is turning cold and fewer people will be wanting to exercise or swim outside.  The warm water pool at OrthoNebraska provides a comfortable and therapeutic environment for completing rehab in the winter months.  The pool is maintained at a temperature of 92 degrees to help with […]

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7 Tips for Low Back Pain After Cycling

Similar to other sport and activity-related pains, prevention is key – prior to beginning any cycling program or long-distance ride, be sure to prepare with appropriate training and equipment. Rest. There’s a reason it will be the first thing most people who work in the medical field will tell you. Rest often works, at least […]

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My Hip Just Started Hurting, So Why See a Surgeon?

It typically happens slowly. First, a little pain after a day with a lot of steps. A year later, instead of hurting for one day it hurts for three. I’m talking, of course, about hip pain. Most of my patients struggle with the pain on their own for a while, waiting until it gets really […]

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OrthoNebraska to Grow Spine, Joint Replacement Programs

OrthoNebraska is excited to welcome two new physicians to our team! We believe in providing unparalleled access to highly-personalized, comprehensive care. The addition of these physicians will further strengthen our ability to provide comprehensive spine care and introduce a new technique in custom joint replacement. Dr. Sayfe Jassim specializes in hip, knee, sports medicine and total […]

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Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Chances are most people know someone who has torn an ACL. Athletes participate in more games and practices compared to 20 years ago AND they are specializing in a single sport.  Both factors have influenced the rate of ACL injuries.  Youth sports is a booming business and shows no real signs of slowing down. But […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Cycling injuries can seem fickle and arbitrary. One minute, you might be enjoying a brisk ride along a beautiful country road. The next, your pain is unbearable. As a sports medicine physician, I see lots of injuries that are specific to certain sports or activities, and cycling is no exception. Here are a few of […]

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Hooked in the Hand?

With the heat of the summer now upon us, we find ourselves performing our favorite outdoor recreational activities. Very simply, the better the weather, the more active we are! With this increased activity, our hand therapists see an increase in the number of simple accidents that occur. Runners trip and fall, bike riders crash, and […]

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Being an Informed Healthcare Consumer

Do you know what your insurance benefits are? Healthcare is an ever-changing beast. Insurance, in particular, seems to be the most unpredictable. With costs increasing and benefits constantly changing; do you know where you stand? When choosing a healthcare provider, whether it be a general physician, orthopedic specialist or even your physical therapist, are you […]

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Anterior Hip Replacement: Why Consider It?

Anterior hip replacement is one of the newest advances in hip replacement surgery. Incredibly safe and effective, this procedure like many of the recent advancements in total hip replacement involves a quicker route to rehabilitation. At OrthoNebraska, we believe patients should be out of bed within two hours of surgery and home as quickly as […]

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Orthopedic Nurse Certification

Like physicians, nurses have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of healthcare. This is accomplished by obtaining certification, which promotes safety, excellence in nursing, and demonstrates the knowledge and proficiency of a nurse in a certain specialty. In many cases, certification provides a nurse with the expertise to care for patients with many […]

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Starting a Run/Walk Program: Our Tips

If you’re considering beginning a walk or run routine, know you are taking steps to improve your overall health and wellness. Walking or running has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve weight loss efforts, boost our energy levels and so much more. Best of all, it is a simple way to make a […]

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