OrthoNow

Month: August 2015

Alligator bites off part of woman's arm

Another #AlligatorAttack in Florida left a woman without a limb. Between 1948 and November 2012, the@FloridaFishandWildlifeCommission recorded 348 alligator attacks on people. What to do when this occurs? @drbadia, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of @OrthoNOW, suggests: Control the bleeding by using a shirt or belt as a tourniquet. Place amputated limb in a moist towel or shirt and place it in …

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Orthopaedic Urgent Care: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?

It used to be that patients with acute orthopaedic injuries had to either seek treatment in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) or wait several days to get an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. Today’s patients, however, demand quicker and easier access to specialized orthopaedic care. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons are increasingly turning to …

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OrthoNOW Paving a New Path in Urgent Care

Area of expertise: OrthoNOW CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alejandro Badia, an orthopedic surgeon, reviews X-rays of a wrist fracture at the orthopedic care center in Doral. OrthoNOW is building a network of orthopedic urgent care centers and OrthoNOW Doral is the flagship location. MARSHA HALPER Miami Herald Dr. Alejandro Badia, an orthopedic surgeon, …

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