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Saturday Sports Care Open Through Fall

August 27, 2014

August 2014 – Just as with Ortho After Hours, the needs of our patients are top priority. And with everyone’s busy back-to-school schedules, our Saturday Sports Care clinic offers convenience and quality care to area athletes who might be suffering lingering effects from Friday nights.

Our clinic opens from 8-10 a.m. each Saturday through the end of November. Any athlete—high school, college or professional—can walk in without an appointment and see one of our orthopaedic specialists. A quick diagnosis and timely treatment can get them back into the game sooner.

Backpacks and Back Pain

August 27, 2014

August 2014 – As we send our children out the door for school, make sure their backpacks are the right fit. Otherwise, they may suffer back pain at an early age.

Dr. James L. West, spine specialist, recommends that students not carry more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight on their backs daily. The best option is a rolling backpack, but that’s not always a trendy option for teenagers.

A few other adjustments, according to Dr. West, can also make the pack more comfortable:

Physician Spotlight – Dr. Jacob F. Kidder – Shoulder & Sports Medicine Specialist

August 27, 2014

August 2014 – Dr. Kidder completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kidder then completed a fellowship in shoulder care in Lyon, France.

From Honduras with The Orthopaedic Group

From Honduras with The Orthopaedic Group

June 17, 2014

Dr. McGinley, Dr. Barbour and Scottie Chappell are part of a week-long medical mission to Honduras with Christian Medical Mission of South Alabama. Dr. McGinley is sharing a daily journal from Honduras with us.

Day 1, June 16: Easy trip. Dinner with medical students who have seen a lot of patients in gang area clinic. Amazing stories.

May Is Arthritis Awareness Month

May 12, 2014
With May designated as Arthritis Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to start a walking program if you don’t already have one or maybe add to your current pace—particularly if you suffer from arthritis.
Arthritis is a disease of the joint, which is where the ends of two or more bones meet. The most common cause of disability in the U.S., it currently affects an estimated 50 million adults in this country and as many as 300,000 children. Sometimes regarded as an “old person’s disease,” it is actually most common in patients under 65.
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