COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin Bone and Joint is committed to developing a protocol to help stop the spread of the virus within our office.

Effective 3/16/2020, we will remain open to provide care for urgent and post-operative patients.  If you have a non-urgent or elective issue we will be calling to reschedule your appointment.

The health and wellbeing of our patients and staff are very important.  If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to cancel your appointment.

This is an evolving situation, please check back often for updates.

Thank you,

Wisconsin Bone and Joint, S.C.

Inline Skating Injury Prevention

Prevention

More than 17 million Americans participate in the sport of inline skating. Whether skating fast or standing still, you can get an injury — from fractures or dislocations to more serious injuries to the head — if you do not follow the rules of the sport.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 61,000 people were treated for inline skating-related injuries in hospital emergency rooms, doctors� offices, clinics and other medical settings in 2007.

The key to remember is that many inline skating injuries are preventable if you follow these safety tips:

  • Learn the basic skills of the sport particularly how to stop properly, before venturing into traffic
  • Wear a helmet, wrist protectors and knee and elbow pads
  • Always put on protective gear before putting on your skates
  • Perform warm-up exercises before and after skating
  • Obey traffic signals, stay at the right side of the road and don’t weave in and out of lanes
  • Avoid skating in crowded walkways

Skate boots always must fit properly. Here are some tips you can use when purchasing inline skates:

  • Don’t buy boots that put too much pressure on any area of your foot; the pressure can cause blisters.
  • Choose the boot size at the end of the day or after training, when feet will be at their largest.
  • When selecting the size of the boot, wear the same type of sock that will be worn when skating.
  • Kick both feet into the back of the boots before buckling and skating.
  • Be certain the heel doesn’t move up and down in the boot during skating.

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