Patient Guides

These patient guides for patients and families were designed to help provide answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about various orthopaedic topics. 

General
Three common questions we get are: 
  • When should I apply heat or ice to an injury? 
  • What is scoliosis? 
  • When should my child take medicine? 

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Backpacks
Backpacks are often an essential item for helping students carry their books and supplies to and from school. However, wearing a backpack improperly or carrying one that is too heavy can lead to an injury. Set your child up for school year success by following safe backpack practices. 

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Halloween
Halloween can be a fun and spooky time for kids and families alike. It is important to remember that there are some dangers associated with carving pumpkins. Here are some tips for keeping your Halloween season fun and injury-free. 

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