A coach being coached
For years, Donita trained to cycle across the United States. Finally, Donita’s dream was about to come true until the day of her last training run on May 24, 2016. Donita was four miles from her house when a truck hit her at 60 mph.
Electric scooter safety tips everyone should know
As scooters grow in popularity, more injuries have been reported. It’s important to educate yourself about the risks of electric scooters and how to keep yourself safe while riding one.
Amputation gives patient a second chance
Despite the constant pain she faced from rheumatoid arthritis in her ankle, Sarah was always determined to find a solution to live without pain.
Patient overcomes pain medication addiction after devastating injuries
How do you manage pain without medication? Learn more about one patient’s journey of overcoming addiction from pain killers.
OrthoIndy trauma surgeon helps patient attend son’s wedding
How do bones repair after fracture and what is the treatment? Learn more about bone fracture repair surgery and what to expect when a broken bone is healing.
Unique foot and ankle surgery allows patient to walk and cheer again
How long does it take to recover from an ankle operation? An open fracture in the talus and tibia leads to three surgeries but ultimately allows patient to return to normal.
What is reconstructive osteotomy surgery?
An osteotomy is a reconstructive surgery where a bone is cut to shorten or lengthen it or to change its alignment usually after a broken bone due doesn’t heal correctly.
What is a periarticular fracture?
A periarticular fracture affects the bones that make up the joints throughout the body. Treatment depends on the severity of the break, the location and the cause.
Malunion vs. nonunion fractures
After bone trauma, difficulty with bone healing or alignment can occur. This is referred to as a malunion or nonunion and may make the return to function a challenge.
Can you get an infection from a fractured bone?
Most broken bones do not lead to infections. In rare cases, fractures, particularly open fractures, can lead to infection and a long treatment and recovery process.
Common motorized vehicle injuries
OrthoIndy trauma physicians treat injuries related to motorized vehicle accidents including car, truck, motorcycle, four wheeler, ATV, dirt bikes and moped accidents.
What is a proximal tibia (shinbone) fracture?
A proximal tibia fracture is when the shinbone specifically breaks just below the knee. Here we explain proximal tibia fracture symptoms and treatment.
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