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Hand Care 2016 Dates

The Hand Care 2016 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana will be held on April 15-17, 2016.  More information on registration will be available soon.

Ladder Safety

With the Fall months upon us the leafs are changing colors and falling to the ground. Many home owners will be raking and cleaning the leaves out of their yards and gutters. One of the tools used for this is the ladder. Ladders are very useful tools, but if not properly used you can hurt yourself. The most common injuries are dislocations and sprains, followed by fractures and open wounds. These injuries are typically severe and complicated secondary to the high degree of energy the body absorbs from a fall from a like this. Here are some helpful tips to use this fall.

  • Always inspect the ladder before use. Check for loose screws or damage.
  • Place ladder on a even surface.
  • Do not use the top step on the ladder.
  • Always maintain a 3-point contact (two hands and a foot or two feet and a hand) on the ladder when climbing and always face the ladder.
  • Do not extend the center of your body’s torso past either side rail of the ladder. Over-reaching or leaning to far to one side when you are on a ladder could make you lose your balance and fall.
  • Ladders should be set up at a 4:1 angle (1 ft out from the base for every 4 ft of rise)
  • Use the right ladder for the job. Extension ladders are ideal for use outdoors to reach high places like gutters on the roof.
  • Be sure all locks are properly engaged on the extension ladder before use.

If you would like further information Werner Ladders has provided a great “Ladder Safety Tips” brochure on their website. It is full of helpful illustrations and diagrams. Please visit their website and download the PDF file at http://www.wernerladder.com/catalog/files/rc310.pdf

2015-16 Fellowship Class

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2014-15 Fellowship Class Completes Year of Specialized Training

indiana hand to shoulder center fellowshipToday is the last day for the Indiana Hand to Shoulder 2014-15 Fellowship class. They have completed a year of specialized training in the upper extremity and will be joining practices around the country. Here is where they will be practicing:

Michael Brody, MD – Loyola Univ. in Maywood, IL
Christina Endress, MD – Troy Orthopaedics in Troy, MI
Tobias Mann, MD – ORA Orthopedics in Bettendorf, IA
Santosh Mathen, MD – Plainview, NY
Cameron Schick, MD – Bellevue Bone & Joint Clinic in Bellevue, WA
Chad Turner, MD – Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, WA
Justin Walker, MD – Georgia Physicians Group in Braselton, GA

Good Luck in the future.

 

Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD Elected to position at ASSH

Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD was elected Practice Division Director for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin R. Knox, MD patient returns to work after saw injury cut off his hand

FOX 59’s Jill Glavan did a follow up story on a Dr. Knox patient that cut off his hand in a saw accident two years ago. The pilot has returned to work and Dr. Knox was a passenger on one of his flights.  You can see the complete story on FOX 59 here.

http://fox59.com/2015/04/29/pilot-who-cut-hand-off-in-freak-accident-gets-back-to-work/

You can also watch the video below

Nicholas E. Crosby, MD article on Cubital Tunnel featured on IU Health website

IUlogoNicholas E. Crosby, MD is featured in a article on iuhealth.org about 3 ways to avoid cubital tunnel syndrome.

Crosby says most people can alleviate symptoms with a few lifestyle changes.

• Wear an elbow pad. You can purchase an elbow pad at most any pharmacy. Place it on the back of the elbow during the day and the front of the elbow at night to keep the arm from a fully-flexed position.
• Avoid resting your elbows on hard surfaces like a desk or counter. If you choose to lean, be sure you’re wearing an elbow pad to cushion the stress.
• Use ear buds, headsets or speakerphones to avoid bending the arm at the elbow when you talk on the phone.

For the complete article please visit the iuhealth.org website.