16Sep, 2019

What Is an Ankle Fracture?  

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  A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both. Ankle fractures are common injuries most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis. They sometimes occur simultaneously. Symptoms An ankle fracture is […]
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14Sep, 2019

UCF Football’s Secret Weapon

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Those that attended or watched University of Central Florida‘s Football game these past few seasons may have noticed a large tent that injured players disappeared into. This is nothing to be concerned about—in fact, it’s one of UCF Football teams secret weapon. This tent is a Kinematic Sports SidelinER, a simple product with a revolutionary application & the first to be used in the American Athletic Conference.   The SidelinER is a portable and collapsible patient exam room designed specifically to meet the needs of athletic programs. In the past […]
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9Sep, 2019

Bahamian Hurricane Relief Efforts & Supply Drive

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The damage and impact caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has been devastating, and its path continues to affect our team members, families, & community.  We are proud to say our physicians and staff have responded with compassion and immediate action.  Jewett Orthopaedic has a long-standing history of providing support during times of need, and it is our privilege to do what we can to help those impacted by the storm. Jewett Orthopaedic is proud to partner with local organizations to help supply relief items and support recovery efforts. […]
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29Aug, 2019

Update: Hurricane Dorian | Open Thursday

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Wednesday, September 4th – Update All Jewett Orthopaedic Clinics locations  will reopen Thursday, September 5 for regular business hours. For immediate assistance please call our 24/7 patient contact center at (407) 629-2444 —————————————————- Monday, September 2nd – Update All Jewett Orthopaedic locations will remain closed on Wednesday, September 4th  All PSCC appointments have also been cancelled. Stay updated & informed with vital Jewett news via our website or any one of our social media pages. For immediate assistance please call our 24/7 patient contact center at (407) 629-2444   —————————————————— […]
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26Aug, 2019

What’s Causing My Ankle Pain?

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Generally speaking, people associate ankle pain with athletes. That’s certainly a fair observation. After all, strains and sprains are some of the most common injuries to befall both athletes and the ankle. This only makes sense considering how crucially the ankle functions in executing our everyday activities like walking. For example, consider the many instances in which an athlete may need to shift suddenly or pivot directions—two actions that apply a ton of stress on the ankle. If one lands the wrong way while doing so, it can easily precipitate […]
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21Aug, 2019

Tips for Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

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Wearing the appropriate shoe for your sport will not only improve comfort and performance – it will help prevent injuries. Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic provides tips for finding the right athletic shoe: Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance and, most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place tremendous pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Running and jumping, for example, generate an impact force through the legs that is three to five times a person’s body weight.Today’s athletic shoes are designed with specific activities […]
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21Aug, 2019

Dr. Gregory Munson Employee of the Month Award | Glenda

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We are honored to announce Glenda from our accounting department as this month’s recipient of the Dr. Gregory Munson Employee of the Month Award. Glenda has always produced work of exceptional accuracy and attention to detail. The recent Benefit Open Enrollment produced a very large amount of payroll deduction changes, which are currently manually keyed, and she accomplished this challenge with very high accuracy and met the tight deadline that existed. She is a hard worker who deserves recognition for her outstanding performance. Thank you for all that you do! […]
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19Aug, 2019

What is baseball finger (mallet finger)?

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Mallet finger, also known as baseball finger, occurs when some impacts the tip of a finger or thumb and forces it to bend further than it usually goes. As a result, you are unable to straighten the tip of your finger or thumb because of the injured tendon. Anatomy Tendons connect muscles to bones to allow movements. The extensor tendons on the top of the hand straighten the fingers. The flexor tendons on the palm side of the hand bend the fingers. In a mallet finger, the force of the […]
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14Aug, 2019

Running Hurts My Knees. What Can I Do About It?

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It’s not a myth: Running is tough on your knees. Whether you’re a newbie starting a couch-to-5K program or you’re a veteran ultra-marathoner, it’s likely that at some point in your running journey you’ve experienced knee pain that has brought you to a halt. And it’s no surprise; running is a high-impact activity that involves repeated, intense stress on your joints—particularly your kneecap, or patella. The knee injury patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) got its common moniker “runner’s knee” because it arises in runners of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Does […]
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