Orthopedic Physician Dr. Badia was featured on a WAG Health & Fitness article about orthopedic injuries and prevention
It’s spring, and thoughts turn to improving and updating your home. Doing it on your own can save money and provide a sense of achievement. But plan those projects carefully, because do-it-yourself (DIY) often becomes “do-it-to-yourself.” For orthopedic physicians, DIY season usually means another round of treating lacerations, fractures and joint dislocations, along with strains and tears to tendons and ligaments — injuries especially affecting hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Statistics from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System indicate more than a third of annual home-project mishaps involve hands and fingers; another 6% affect wrists and shoulders.
By Alejandro Badia, M.D., Health & Fitness, March 2020
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