– Dr. Jason Heisler
It’s back to school time. The excitement of going back to school is overwhelming for an elementary school aged child. The race across the monkey bars, jumping from the swing, soccer in the yard; It’s the place that memories and lifetime friendships are made.
This is also the time of year that we see an increase in pediatric wrist and elbow injuries. One slip from the bars and a fall on the outstretched hand can lead to a variety of upper extremity injuries. We see a spike in wrist, forearm and elbow fractures this time of year from the return of organized activities like recess and athletics. Most times these injuries can be treated in an office setting without surgery, but some of the injuries require close observation and even surgical intervention. We have specialist available to examine, treat and monitor these types of injuries every day. Taking care of your family is our number ONE concern!