From little league to high school and on into college, making it to the big leagues is the dream of many young athletes. Unfortunately, many athletes have already had surgical scars inside their elbow by the time they reach the higher levels.
"We do everything a little different now," Jennifer Perry, Norwood Clinic administrator, says. When Alabama shut down in March to slow the spread of COVID-19, the multi-specialty, 20-physician practice had to stop elective surgeries, ophthalmology visits, and even mammograms. Once the state reopened in May, they had to adapt to new restrictions.
"We have 17 providers, but only four phone operators, all because of our patient portal," says Clay Barnett, director of internal programs at Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates (BIMA). This tech allowed them to add four physicians in the last two years without the expense of hiring any additional phone support.
Abnormal development in the hip joint in adolescents and young adults is more common than was once thought. The condition can lead to hip dysplasia and hip impingement and usually requires surgery to correct the problem.
"People don't think about their deductible and when the time comes, we have to educate them about their insurance," says Lisa Warren, CEO at Andrews Sports Medicine.
At first glance, a ballet dancer and a wrestling superstar seem the ultimate juxtaposition. Closer scrutiny reveals the similitude of performance arts and athleticism.
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