Blog Posts

Summer Safety Checklist

With summer comes the opportunity to participate in more outdoor activities and an increased amount of travel. With all of the summer fun, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind so you can continue to enjoy your summer with your friends and family. Follow...

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Preventing Children’s Sports Injuries

As a parent, you know how much energy a child can have. This is why participating in sports is a healthy outlet for your children’s energy and provides a hobby to keep them busy. However, if your child isn’t fully prepared, it can leave them with an increased risk for...

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Outpatient Joint Replacement

Did you know that, if you’re a candidate for it, it’s possible to receive a total knee replacement and go home the same day? This is called an outpatient total knee replacement procedure. Pat, one of Dr. Nelson’s patients, qualified for this procedure. Here’s a video...

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The Importance of Sports Physicals

Before your child starts their sport for the season, it’s incredibly important to schedule a sports physical for them. Today, we’re sharing some of the top reasons why you should schedule a sports physical exam for your child as well as what to expect during the...

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Broken Hips

Each year, around 300,000 Americans break a hip. Most of these are over 65 years old, with women being more at risk, as they fall more frequently on average and are more prone to osteoporosis. A hip fracture is a major injury that often requires surgery to completely...

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Elbow Arthritis

If you’ve been experiencing pain in either of your elbows, it could be due to elbow arthritis. While arthritis is more commonly found in other joints of your body such as the hands, hips, and knees, some people suffer from elbow arthritis. If you suspect your pain...

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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tears in Skiers

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tears in Skiers Kenzie, a college student, is excited for the opening day at her favorite ski resort. Her gear is packed, her boots fitted, and she is ready to hit the slopes. On the fresh powder, Kenzie warms up on the goat trails....

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Staying Active During Winter

Cache Valley received its first snowfall this month. The temperatures have dropped and it’s getting dark earlier. Winter is definitely approaching. If you’re cooped up inside, staying active can be difficult no matter what your age. Jessie, a mother of four kids...

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Safe Exercises for Sore Knees

Norma is a 60 year old woman who has struggled with achy knees for years now. She has tried everything it seems to reduce the pain she is feeling. She has stayed off of her legs as much as possible, she has tried elevating her legs, icing her knees, and finally...

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Weight Loss for Healthy Joints

Eric is a 45 year old man who is overweight. He notices recurring joint pain after activity and can’t figure out why he’s experiencing this. He hasn’t had an injury to cause this pain and hasn’t participated in any rigorous activity lately. After putting up with this...

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Preventing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes

On any given day across Cache Valley, young athletes can be seen warming up, playing hard, and giving it their all. Tennis, soccer, football, cross country, volleyball, and even marching band members are working hard to perfect their sport or activity. Practices last...

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ACL Injuries and Reconstruction

Josh is an active runner, tennis player, and outdoors fanatic. He loves being active and doesn’t let anything slow him down. During an intense tennis doubles game, Josh landed after delivering an amazing return and felt a pop in his left knee. Suddenly, his knee...

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Humanitarian Trip 2018

Recently, Dr. Keith returned from a humanitarian trip to the Philippines. While he was there he did some amazing work. First stop was the Philippines Orthopaedic Center. This facility has over 700 beds dedicated specifically to orthopaedic patients. Among other...

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