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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Physicians Warn Athletes to Be Careful of Shoulder Injuries

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4Apr 12

According to news reports, with baseball season beginning, the chances for shoulder injury increase. Physicians are advising athletes to consider the ways they can avoid injury, particularly in the shoulder joint. Dr. Bradford Parson, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai, stated, “Unfortunately, as they’re gearing up for the spring season, some people always lose out due to injury. Throwing injuries and overuse often lead to shoulder pain, which for weekend warriors is most often due to a strain of the rotator cuff. Rotator cuff problems are very common, especially as people age, and can occur without trauma due [...]

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Former Players Sue NFL Over Latent Injuries

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3Feb 12

Media sources reported that more than 300 former players, including four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and 32 All-Pro selections, are suing the National Football League (NFL), arguing that more information should have been provided while they were playing concerning the dangers of concussions. Many of the retired players argue that they have mental and physical problems that they believe are a direct result of their time playing football. Offensive lineman to the Saints, Rams and Chiefs, Number 7 overall pick in the 1998 draft and 2000 All-Pro, Kyle Turley, said, “It’s not about whether players understood [...]

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CareFusion Updates Recall of Neurological Software, Devices

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25Jan 12

In a press release, CareFusion, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced an update to their previous voluntary recall of the Nicolet Cortical Stimulator Control Unit, Nicolet C64 Stimulus Switching Unit (SSU) Amplifier and NicoletOne Software with Cortical Stimulator License. The recall affects roughly 125 medical devices and 58 software licenses and was implemented in October of last year. The FDA deemed this a Class I recall, which means the product is associated with severe adverse health consequences or death.  The company has already completed the majority of recalls concerning these products. The recall was initiated [...]

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Covidien Recalls Duet TRS for Use in Thoracic Surgery

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20Jan 12

According to a news release, the global healthcare product provider Covidien, in accordance with the guidelines from and in full cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary safety recall of their Duet TRS Universal Straight and Articulating Single Use Loading Units in the use of thoracic surgeries due to hazards it poses to patients. The Duet TRS is a single-use loading unit with an integrated reinforcement system that is meant to support staple lines in tissue. The company initiated the recall after receiving 13 reports of serious injury and 3 fatalities after having the Duet [...]

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New Study Finds Botox May Result in Brain Damage

A recent study from the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Neuroscience discovered that botulinum cosmetic products such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, while useful in ridding the face of wrinkles, could also cause considerable damage to the brain. During the study, researchers injected botulism products into the whisker muscles of rats. After three days, remnants of a protein broken down by the toxin were found in the brain stem. Several days after, the toxin showed signs of having moved into the brain. The toxin appeared to have begun affecting a section of the brain responsible for controlling long-term memory, [...]

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Tips on Proper Mechanics to Prevent Arm Injuries in Baseball

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13Dec 11

In a news release, experts from sports medicine and baseball all weighed in on the proper mechanics of throwing a baseball. Improperly throwing a baseball can lead to arm and shoulder injuries such as torn rotator cuffs, sprains and strains. When throwing a baseball, always use a circular motion in order to prevent injury to the arm or shoulder. Begin with both hands together in front of the chest then start to slowly separate them. The baseball should go in a semi-circle with the throwing hand traveling from the chest down to the rear of the hip where it lines [...]

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Whiplash from Car Accident Injuries

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27Aug 11

Whiplash is the classic neck injury most commonly caused by automobile accidents. It results from the immense stress that affects the neck when the head is pulled forward and yanked backwards. This happens because the head’s weight is considerable compared to the size of the muscles used to control it; when the head is violently whipped, the neck’s muscles are inadequate to support the sudden movement. Some typical results of a whiplash injury include ligament damage, pinched nerves, muscle tearing, spasms and back problems. Whiplash can become a painful, chronic problem if left untreated. Unfortunately, many people make the grave [...]

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Muscular Therapy for Healing the Most Common Injuries From Car Accidents

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27Aug 11

The most common injury from a car accident is whiplash injury to the neck, or cervical sprain/strain. Sprains and strains are often called “soft tissue” injuries; soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments, but one can think of it as muscle. Soft tissue injuries, which are invisible on x-rays and often overlooked, can cause severe, debilitating pain after a car accident. If a soft tissue injury is not directly addressed with therapy and left untreated, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can cause chronic pain—for months, years, and even decades after the accident. Unfortunately, the standard medical approach to [...]

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Chiropractors and Treatment for Car Accidents

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27Aug 11

Regardless of the impact or severity of a car accident, one must be aware of any potential injuries. More and more studies indicate that even very low impact collisions can result in potential future soft tissue pain. In fact, 60% of the human body is soft tissue. Assuming oneself free from injury and failing to get a thorough evaluation is a mistake that could result in future pain. Manual manipulation is still the most effective treatment for soft tissue injuries sustained in a car accident; chiropractors deliver 94% of all manipulative procedures. Typically, soft tissue involves two distinct parts: soft tissue (muscle, [...]

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Doctors Say Text Messaging Can Lead to Neck Pain

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5Aug 11

Media outlets indicated that doctors have been speaking out about excessive text messaging resulting in neck and back pain for both teenagers and adults. A new term to describe the condition has been coined as “text neck.” The natural inclination to lean your head forward while texting can lead to chronic neck pain, according to doctors. Teen Tara Elliot sends text messages consistently day and night, and she’s noticed the pain. “I didn’t really think about it because I carry a backpack that normally weighs about 45 pounds,” Elliot says. According to Dr. Howard Neeman, this is another concern for [...]

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