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Medical February 9, 2017

WHAT IS A LACERATION?

A laceration is a cut that is irregular in shape and is usually caused by some blunt force.  It can often get confused with an incision, which is also a cut but is due by a sharp object, such as a knife.  Either type can be superficial (shallow) or deep enough to penetrate muscle.  Infection […]

Medical February 7, 2017

WHAT IS BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA?

Blunt force trauma is when the body is hit with an object that is blunt, or not sharp, with enough force to cause significant damage.   It is important to note that initially there may be little in the way of overt clinical signs to indicate that serious internal abdominal injury has occurred, making assessment […]

Medical November 17, 2016

CUTTING-EDGE TECH IN TRANSPLANTATION AND PROSTHETICS

Transplantation science has moved into the future. Based on advances in technologies like 3D printing and biological/mechanical communication, researchers and scientists are creating human organs, “printing” tumors to assess the efficacy of chemotherapies, and designing thought-controlled artificial limbs. And some these advances are already improving the lives of patients. An Artificial Heart The SynCardia artificial […]

Medical Practices November 10, 2016

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

Robotic exoskeletons are one of the most recent tools in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Their advantage is that they work toward restoring lost function in severely injured patients rather than merely compensating for their losses. For spinal cord injury patients, the exoskeleton can be arranged to assist them with their steps, and over time can […]

Car Accident Medical Safety November 8, 2016

10 CAUSES OF 18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Truck accidents are far more widespread than most people think. They are responsible for thousands of injuries every year in the United States. These accidents can happen for many reasons, and they have the potential to be severe because of the vehicle size and weight. Here are ten factors that can lead to an 18-wheeler […]

Car Accident Medical Safety November 1, 2016

NECK INJURIES AFTER A CAR CRASH

A very common trauma associated with car accidents are neck injuries. Neck injuries occur when muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched or pulled. Signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. Severe cases present chronic neck pain and other ongoing complications. The severity of the injury may result from the […]

Medical Work-Related Accident October 28, 2016

TOP FIVE WORK RELATED INJURIES

Work related injuries can happen to anyone at any time. The majority of these incidents are random. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment and to take caution when on the job. Here is a list of the five most common work-related injuries reported by insurance companies: Physical overexertion These injuries are related […]

Car Accident Medical Safety October 20, 2016

CHEST INJURIES IN A CAR CRASH

Thoracic injuries are common after a car accident. The damage could be caused by blunt force or penetration. Penetrating chest injuries can lacerate or injure lungs, heart or major blood vessels. Symptoms of chest trauma can be roughly the same, regardless of whether the trauma was blunt force or penetrating. These include; difficulty breathing, hypotension […]

Car Accident Medical Safety October 17, 2016

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the impact of the crash will make everyone inside move abruptly and roughly. The force of the impact can cause soft tissue to stretch considerably, resulting in significant damage. This jolt movement very often can cause injuries. Soft tissue injuries are the ones involving non-bony parts of the body, […]

Car Accident Medical Safety October 6, 2016

MOST COMMON INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENT

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), more than three million people are injured every year in road accidents across the United States, causing considerable economic losses to victims and their families. The severity of the injuries will depend on each circumstance at the time of the accident, some will resolve within days without medical […]

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