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Take Caution this Winter: Avoid these Common Causes of Winter Back Injuries

‘Tis the season for joy, fun, and…back pain? While you might not be sliding down chimneys like the big guy, there are still plenty of ways to experience winter back injuries. You might not think of winter as prime time for neck and back injuries. After all, many of us are more active in the […]

Prevent Heavy Backpack Strain: 6 Tips for Returning Students

As everyone’s thoughts turn to back-to-school, kids are getting ready to gear up after a (longer than usual) break. While we’re not sure exactly what school will look like in the fall, one ongoing concern for students is the strain and stress from heavy backpacks. While many schools are streamlining their books, especially at the […]

Make the Most of Summer: 8 Ways to Avoid Injuries During Outdoor Activities

After a long winter and a spring filled with COVID19 quarantine, most of us can’t wait to get outside this summer! Even if social distancing is still the norm, there’s nothing like sunshine and fresh air to boost your spirits. From biking to hikes to kayaking, the summer is jam-packed with outdoor activities–many of which […]

Safety First as OHOW is Now Expanding Elective Surgeries

After the past few months of following safer-at-home protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to announce we’ve increased our already-robust safety protocols to ensure patients can safely return for elective surgeries. We’re now accepting appointments and working to reschedule elective procedures and therapies that were delayed due to COVID-19. We also wanted to […]

Enjoy the Snow with These 7 Winter Injury Prevention Tips

Whether you enjoy snow sports or are just stuck cleaning it up, Dr. Joseph Kroner from the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin has some great winter injury prevention advice to keep you healthy and safe.

Cold Weather Safety: How to Avoid Winter Slips and Falls

Winter is once again upon us! Here in Wisconsin, the coldest weather typically occurs in January and February. As we know all too well, cold temperatures lead to snow, sleet, and ice—increasing the likelihood of winter slips and falls.Fortunately, you don’t need to spend the season hibernating indoors to avoid injury. There are plenty of ways to steer clear of these common winter weather hazards and keep yourself safe.