What Is Family Medicine?
The medical system can sometimes feel overwhelming and impersonal, even as you sit sharing intimate information about yourself or your family members with a doctor or specialist. After medical experiences that make people feel like they’re not being truly seen or listened to by the system, many people turn to family medicine doctors instead. Family […]
Types of Fractures
A bone fracture, commonly known as a broken bone, is a common injury that affects millions of people yearly. Most types of fractures result from falls, sports injuries, and car accidents. People who engage in certain repetitive activities or have a medical condition like osteoporosis are at increased risk for broken bones. Where the break […]
What Is a Radial Fracture?
The radius and ulna are the two bones of the forearm that connect the elbow to the wrist. The radius is the thicker of these two bones and runs along the thumb side. Interestingly, the radius is shorter than the ulna, and it rotates when you twist your wrist so that it is always on […]
What is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor?
Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]
Ask a Sports Medicine Physician: Dr. Mark Peterson on Orthopedic Sports Medicine Treatment
Living in the mountains in Utah – or anywhere else in the country that provides outdoor recreation and adventure – is a blessing. The chance to play outside year-round is what brings many people to Salt Lake, Park City and the surrounding area. While the benefits of this mountain lifestyle far outweigh the negatives, there […]