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7 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on May 7, 2015

By Ron Krit Between performing surgeries, my friend and sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Josh Alpert, carved out (bad pun intended) some time to talk injury prevention with me. Dr. Alpert works for Midwest Bone and Joint Institute, and you can view his impressive bio here . As a sports fan, I was very jealous…

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From Patient to Pre-Med Student

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on April 20, 2015

How a doctor’s care turned one high school students’ serious/rare injury into a possible career in medicine Dr Alpert: As an orthopedic surgeon, one of the more rewarding things I provide for the community, is to offer a shadowing program for high school and college students who are aspiring doctors. They spend time with me…

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The Importance of Recovery Time for Athletes

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on April 13, 2015

As the NCAA Tournament comes to a close tonight and the spring sport season begins, it’s important for athletes to understand that one of the main ways to avoid injury in the future is learning how to recover properly after workouts and games, especially when there is a quick turnaround before the next activity. Not…

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6 Tips for a Better Workout in the Cold

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on February 18, 2015

When the weather turns brutally cold, it can be a challenge to exercise outdoors while being comfortable and safe. This week is shaping out to be one of the coldest this year, so heads-up to all you outdoor athletes. Here are some tips on how to manage your workout and stay safe and healthy. Dress…

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Preventing Slip-and-Fall Accidents This Winter

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on December 17, 2014

As the weather changes and winter approaches, this unfortunately is the time of year when orthopedic surgeons see an increase in the number of patients who present to the office with injuries from slip-and-fall accidents on ice. Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number…

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With Old Age Comes Increased Fall Risks

Written by Michael Kogan, MD on October 8, 2014

There’s no stopping Father Time. Some gracefully accept growing old, while others fight to hang on to what youth they may have left. But, one thing remains true – as people age, the chance of an accidental fall. “Unfortunately, I usually see the consequences of falls,” says Dr. Michael Kogan, orthopedic surgeon on staff at…

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Here’s What’s Happening in Al’s Neck of the Woods: Rotator Cuff Surgery

Written by James Seeds, MD on April 17, 2014

Al Roker, the lighthearted weatherman on NBC’s Today Show, recently underwent rotator cuff surgery. His quick return to the show and shoulder sling has brought a lot of attention and questions about the condition, surgery and recovery. Midwest Bone & Joint Institute’s Dr. James R. Seeds, an Orthopedic Surgeon and Shoulder Specialist, shares his expertise…

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Safety on the Slopes

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on March 10, 2014

For winter sports enthusiasts, this unseasonably snowy winter means more time to partake in sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Snowboarding, in particular, is growing in popularity among teens and young adults.  This sport’s increase in popularity also means a greater risk for injury. However, with the proper gear, training and preparation, snowboarding can be…

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Orthopedic Treatments to Keep Bodies Active

Written by Shawn Palmer, MD on February 10, 2014

Aches and pains aren’t what they used to be. Discover some of the incredible new advancements that are helping to shorten recovery times and reduce the need for invasive surgeries. But aches and pains aren’t what they used to be. Thanks to incredible advances in orthopedic medicine, surgery is no longer the first, or only,…

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Young Athletes and Sports Injuries

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on February 10, 2014

Americans love sports, not only as spectators, but also as participants, whether their activity is part of a wellness routine or a rough-and-tumble game of backyard football. No matter the level of activity, injuries are still possible. Dr. Joshua Alpert, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Midwest Bone & Joint Institute who practices at Sherman…

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