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hough I played two sports and danced during my junior high and high school years, I managed to get away with only a few pulled muscles and a couple of jammed fingers. I’ve never sprained an ankle or broken an arm, so I can’t imagine the strength and patience it might take to recover from such injuries. Luckily, the Mid-South boasts some of the most talented and innovative orthopedic and rehabilitation medical professionals, so athletes of all ages can get back in the game. In this issue of Good Health, we’ll explore some of the unique options and expert information provided by our physicians who specialize in musculoskeletal and sports medicine. As always, we’ve included guides to great active gear, exercise, and healthy eating. Our Outfitter feature showcases aquatic accoutrements for swimming, boating, and other water sports that will keep you cool through the dog days of summer. Because strength and resistance training can help to maintain bone density and prevent bone loss, this issue’s Work it Out section includes strength exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels. I personally can’t wait to try out the Vitamin D-rich salmon and kale salad in our Good Food department. Whether you’re a young athlete, a weekend warrior, or an active senior, I hope the August issueof Good Health proves to be a source of information and information for your healthy lifestyle. I’d love to hear about your own journey to wellness, your success stories, or your health questions. Just drop me a line at email@example.com.
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Open Late: Orthopedic Care After Hours 4 Injury Interception 6 National Immunization Awareness Month 19
Outfitter Make A Splash 14 Work it Out Going Strong 16 Success Story Breathing Easy 20 Good Food Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon and Kale Salad
Behind the Scenes with Your Medicare/Insurance Claim 8
CFI Prosthetics and Orthotics
Deep Venous Thrombosis 10 Memphis Vein Center
Robotic Knee Surgery for Osteoarthritis Sufferers 12 St. Francis Hospital Memphis
LISTEN UP! Hearing Loss & Your Quality of Life 15 Hearing and Balance Center
Introducing Treatment for Keratoconus 17 Eye Specialty Group
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Orthopedic Care After Hours Photos by Brandon Dill
n a recent Thursday evening, while traditional clinics were finishing
muscle, ligament) injuries an alternative to the emergency room through after
up for the day, Joley Gonzalez and her
hours care. Dr. James Beaty, a pediatric
three children walked into Campbell
orthopedic surgeon who has been with
Clinic’s Germantown location. Her son,
Campbell Clinic since 1982, recalls the
Jarad Jirari, 17, had been leading a
inception of the program. “We knew
group of children in recreation activities
that a lot of people have orthopedic
earlier that day at Calvary Chapel Bartlett
injuries that happen after hours, and
church when he injured his arm. As an
they have a choice to make. They can
active teen, he’s been to the After Hours
go to the emergency room, or they can
Clinic a few times before for similar
wait until the next day and hope to get
minor injuries. “I called my doctor’s office
an appointment. That’s the way it was
and they said that this was an option,”
in the past.” Now, patients can not only
Gonzalez shares. “As soon as they said
avoid the inconvenience and exposure
that, I said ‘good, you don’t have to give
to illness that comes with an emergency
me any more options.’ Our experience
room visit, but they can also be seen
here has been excellent, we love being
by an orthopedic surgeon or other
able to come here.”
orthopedic specialist right away.
After a few minutes, the receptionist
The program has been so successful
called Jarad back into the clinic, where
that Campbell Clinic extended hours
he received an x-ray. Since 2009,
at its Southaven location as well. From
Campbell Clinic’s Germantown location
5pm-8pm, Monday-Thursday, the clinic
has provided people with minor and
accepts walk-ins at the Germantown and
acute musculoskeletal (bone, joint,
Southaven locations, and on Saturday morning, the Germantown After Hours clinic is open from 8am-11am. “The most common injuries we see are foot, ankle, hand, and spine, mostly minor injuries from sports or trauma,” Beaty says. “But sometimes we have an issue that does need acute care that we can manage here.” He stresses that in a true emergency, a patient should go directly to the E.R., and that in some cases, Campbell Clinic will make the call to send someone to the hospital. “We want to evaluate the problem and do whatever is best for the patient,” Beaty says. “We want the patient to get back to doing the activities that they want to do.” Another walk-in visitor to the clinic that day was Kevin Crosby, who had been experiencing elbow pain for a few days. This was his first time coming to the after hours clinic, and he was grateful for the program, which was
more convenient to his schedule. Dr. Beaty explains that the range of patients who visit After Hours can be anyone from early grade school children who play recreational sports to adult “weekend warriors” to active baby boomers. “Whoever said that sixty is the new forty is right,” he says. “The older generation wants to be active at a much higher level than we would have thought thirty years ago, and that’s going to continue. We want people to have mobility and be pain-free from issues that affect bone and joints and the spine. If they can do those things, then they’ve really accomplished a lot for their lifestyles.”
Jarad Jirari, 17, (left) walks with clinic assistant Yesenia Romero to the x-ray room at Campbell Clinic during after hours care at the practice. Jirari visited the clinic late Thursday afternoon after injuring his arm.
“We want the patient to get back to doing the activities that they want to do.” Kim Phan (far left) leads Jarad Jirari, 17, out of the x-ray room while family members Drake Gonzalez, 7, (from left) Kayden Gonzalez, 3, and Joley Gonzalez wait for him at Campbell Clinic. Jirari visited the clinic late Thursday afternoon after injuring his arm.
“We want people to have mobility and be pain-free from issues that affect bone and joints and the spine. If they can do those things, then they’ve really accomplished a lot for their lifestyles.”
The Campbell Clinic Germantown and Southaven locations offer after hours care from 5pm-8pm Monday through Thursday. The Germantown location is also open Saturday mornings 8am-11am. The service is part of a growing trend among physicians to attract patients who would otherwise visit the emergency room.
Eye Specialty Group introduces treatment for keratoconus Keratoconus (kehr-uh-toh-KOH-nus) is a serious eye condition resulting from gradual deterioration of the front of the eye, or cornea. With keratoconus, the normally round, domeshaped cornea thins, becoming distorted and irregularly shaped. Depending on the severity of the condition, Keratoconus can cause blurred vision or cause multiple images to appear. In severe cases, it may cause sensitivity to light, which can be painful, and vision may deteriorate to the point that normal activities such as driving and reading must be abandoned. This unpredictable, progressive eye condition can be caused by trauma to the eye, or it may be genetic; in some cases, the cause may never be determined. Keratoconus is generally first diagnosed in young people, relegating them to a lifetime of increasingly complicated treatments ranging from specialized contact lenses to corneal transplants. In a corneal transplant the patient’s cornea is removed and replaced by donor tissue, similar to a kidney, liver or heart transplant. It is not a commonly known eye disorder; however, it is by no means rare and is definitely serious. Today’s modern diagnostic equipment enables eye doctors to identify Keratoconus sooner.
Advanced treatment options enable earlier intervention to improve the prognosis for saving vision or visual rehabilitation. One such advanced treatment is Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL). Thousands of people around the world have already enjoyed the benefits of this procedure since it was first introduced 13 years ago. However, at this time, the procedure is not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Due to the universal acceptance of CXL’s benefits among international ophthalmologists and recent advances in diagnostic technology, the annual number of cross-linking procedures is expected to increase substantially. CXL was fully approved for use in the European Union in January 2007 and almost all other countries have approved its general use to treat Keratoconus. Eye doctors across the United States have begun CXL trials and Eye Specialty Group is proud to announce an IRB* approved study open to patients in the Mid-South.
exposure during a cross-linking procedure is comparable to, or even less than, the exposure of the eye to the ultraviolet light in skylight for a full day outdoors in summer. The riboflavin drops are simply vitamin B2, commonly used in foods such as your breakfast cereal. The procedure is very safe.
Cross-linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops. As a first-line treatment, the aim of CXL is to reduce and stop Keratoconus from worsening in the early phase of the condition. The goal is to eliminate the need for corneal transplantation. The ultraviolet light
* Information regarding the Investigational Review Board-approved study is available upon request.
With today’s improved technology, the vast majority of people suffering from Keratoconus and other corneal ectasia may safely undergo CXL. However, there are exclusion criteria, so consult your eye doctor to determine if you are a candidate. As the only group in the MidSouth providing this new treatment for Keratoconus, the physicians at Eye Specialty Group will be happy to evaluate you, answer any questions, and help you decide if this exciting new treatment is right for you. Call the Eye Specialty Group at 901-685-2200 for a consultation.
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Interception OrthoMemphis provides expert care for local athletes Even the strongest and most talented athletes can experience an occasional injury. As Mid-South athletes of all ages finish up summer activities and prepare for fall sports, it’s good to know that the Memphis area has plenty of resources for orthopedic care in case injuries occur. OrthoMemphis’ team of 17 doctors provides surgical and non-surgical treatment in general orthopaedic and several subspecialty areas, including sports medicine. During football season, OrthoMemphis offers a Friday Night Football Clinic from 9pm-11pm for nonemergency injuries occurring during games from August 23 – November 8. Here, several physicians from OrthoMemphis share their expertise on some of the most common sport injuries.
Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Tennis Elbow is a common cause of pain on the outside of the elbow where the tendon
attaches to the bone. Anyone exposed to repetitive trauma or overuse of the elbow can develop lateral epicondylitis. Typical sportsrelated causes include repetitive motions like swinging a tennis racquet, golf club, or flyfishing rod. Treatment options for tennis elbow: Rest and Activity Modification – Rest and limit activities that cause pain, or modify the technique or grip used during the activity. Medication – Anti-inflammatory medications may help alleviate the pain. Brace – A tennis elbow brace (band worn over the muscle of the forearm and just below the elbow) can reduce the tension on the tendon and allow it to heal. Physical Therapy - Stretching and/or strengthening exercises may help restore your range of motion and reduce the pain. Modalities such as ultrasound or heat treatments may be helpful.
Steroid injections – A steroid is a strong antiinflammatory medication that can be injected into the area to manage the pain and swelling. Surgical Procedure - Surgery is only considered when the pain is incapacitating and has not responded to conservative care, and symptoms have lasted several months. -- Jeffrey Cole, M.D.
ACL Tear (anterior cruciate ligament)
Of all major injuries to the knee, ACL tears are the most common. With all of the cutting, twisting, and pivoting required by sports like football and soccer, we see more injuries to the knee as the fall sports season progresses. The ACL is a strong fibrous tissue that connects the shin bone (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur) and helps to stabilize the knee. When the forces applied to the knee are
greater than the forces that the ligament can handle, the ligament tears. The patient will typically feel a giving way, shifting, or buckling type of sensation. This shifting sensation is not only felt, but many times is also heard as a loud pop. Other symptoms include pain with standing or walking, swelling, decreased range of motion, and a feeling of looseness about the knee. Conservative treatment includes rehab, bracing, and activity modification to avoid cutting type activities. Operative treatment involves anatomic reconstruction of the ACL. An extensive rehab program follows surgery. Typical time to return to activity is six to nine months. Reconstruction does not guarantee returning to sport at the same level, but in general gives you your best chance to return to your sport. -- David Deneka, M.D.
and Separation During football season, you may often hear
his shoulder, the junction of the collar bone and shoulder blade is disrupted, but the ball
about a football player “dislocating” his shoulder
and socket of the shoulder joint remain in
or “separating” his shoulder following a diving
place. It usually occurs after a direct fall onto
catch or an aggressive tackle. Contrary to
the shoulder and does not need to be put back
popular belief, these terms do not mean the
in place on the field or in the emergency room.
same thing. They are different and distinct
Usually, a shoulder separation can be treated
non-operatively with an arm sling and proper
When a player “dislocates” his shoulder, the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) comes out of its normal socket in the shoulder. It is exceedingly painful and often requires a trained medical professional to put the shoulder back in place. Once stabilized, treatment for the shoulder ranges from conservative measures
physical therapy. However, when the injury is severe and multiple ligaments are torn, a surgical reconstruction is required. -- David Brown, M.D. These excerpts are selected portions of articles provided by OrthoMemphis that have
such as an arm sling, physical therapy, and
been edited with permission by Good Health
activity modification, or in some cases, operative
editorial staff. For full texts, contact holly.
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On the other hand, when a player “separates”
Behind the Scenes with Your Medicare/Insurance Claim bet if you are reading I tthis,wouldthatbeyoua good started working at an early age and worked for most of your life. You
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Saint Francis Offers Robotic Knee Surgery for Osteoarthritis Sufferers then appears on a monitor -- again in three-dimension -- so the orthopedic surgeon can see the work in progress. “An incision less than 3 inches is made,” Dr. Apurva R. Dalal, an orthopedic surgeon at Saint Francis, explained.“The robot goes in and takes out the diseased portion of the knee and puts in this artificial surface … an implant that works like a natural knee.” The robotic armmaneuvers inside the knee, said Dalal, and mirrors the image on the monitorto preserve natural bone and cartilage. “It is minimally invasive. It mimics the natural knee. And we can recreate John Lefever, regional MAKOplasty specialist, demonstrates the MAKO Robot at Saint Francis Hospital. The surgeon controlled robotic arm will be used to treat adults with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. (Photo by Wiley Henry/The Carter Malone Group)
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o need to worry about sticks and stones with these simple strengthening exercises from Nanette Farris, a licensed physical therapist, personal trainer, and owner of Fundamental Fitness studio in Memphis. “Strengthening muscles means strengthening bones,” she says. “These exercises can increase bone density and prevent bone loss.” The American Academy of Sports Medicine recommends that resistance training be performed three times a week, with at least a day of rest in between. Start with 3 lb or 5 lb hand weights; two sets of twelve reps for each exercise. Unless otherwise noted, begin by standing with feet together, knees slightly bent, and tight abs.
1. Anterior Deltoid*Hold
3. Posterior Deltoid* Hold
weights down at front of thighs. Lift arms forward to 90 degrees (palms down) then lower.
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2. Middle Deltoid*
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Lie on one side, knees bent, with torso supported by one elbw. Bend other arm by side at 90 degrees, holding weight toward the floor. Rotate arm upwards to 90 degrees, then lower.
Bend slightly forward, holding weights in front with slightly bent elbows. Open both arms out, then lower.
Balance core on an exercise ball with arms straight at a downward angle. Extend arms up and out, then lower. Begin without weights and progress to 3 lbs weights.
5. Supraspinatus Hold weights down at front of thighs. Lift arms up at a 45 degrees angle from your body (palms facing in), then lower.
7. Mid-Trapezius (row) Bend slightly forward, holding weights in front with slightly bent elbows. Open both arms out, then lower. Pull back both elbows until weights are at chest level, then straighten arms. For an extra challenge, balance core on an exercise ball (shown here). Begin without weights and progress to 3 lb weights.
NEW PHySiCiAN ANNOUNCEMENT Memphis Gastroenterology Group, P.C. & Memphis Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center East Proudly announce the addition of
Joseph G. Baltz, Jr., MD to their practice
Dr. Baltz was born in Memphis and raised inPocahontas, Arkansas. He received his undergraduate education at Duke University, where he graduated with distinction with a BS in biomedical engineering. He earned his medical degree and completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Baltz completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he also received advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound, ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus, and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection. He is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and American College of Gastroenterology.
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National Immunization Awareness Month
mmunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccinepreventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world. It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in this country. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases like measles, diphtheria, and rubella. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very
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t just eighteen months old, Bryce Calabria abruptly began to have difficulty breathing. His parents, Shawn and Shari Calabria, whisked him off to the pediatrician, who recommended an immediate transfer to the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. “As first-time parents, it was terrifying. We didn’t know medical lingo, only that he couldn’t breathe and his oxygen levels were very low.” The Children’s Hospital doctors treated him with nebulizer treatments, antibiotics, and steroids. After three days, Bryce was able to go home, but his experience with asthma and allergies was just beginning. Many people suffer from allergies that follow a cyclical pattern due to pollen and weather, but as the Calabrias would soon learn, Bryce’s allergies were severe enough to trigger asthma attacks and lead to other illnesses like strep throat and respiratory infections. Unlike Bryce, his younger brother, Garrett, does not suffer from any allergies or asthma. In 2001, when Bryce was five, the family moved to Germantown. “He immediately took a turn for the worse,” Shari recalls. “It started out with excessive allergic reactions to mosquito bites, and then breathing complications started.” There was not much improvement over the next several years, as visits to primary care physicians and allergists didn’t seem to help. When he was in fourth grade, Shawn and Shari heard about Dr. Christie Michael, a specialist in the allergy and immunology division of University of Tennessee’s Le Bonheur Pediatrics program. They made their first appointment, and Bryce tested
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positive for 9 different allergens, including grasses, ragweed, and very severe reactions to mold. Dr. Michael started Bryce on progressive allergy shots. “She explained that it was a way of changing my immune system so that my body eventually wouldn’t react like it did,” Bryce recalls. Three years later, he was retested and showed incredible improvement in all categories. Now, Bryce is entering his junior year at Houston High School and has put most of his severe asthma and allergy problems behind him. His last major respiratory illness was in 2009; he has not had a hospital visit since beginning allergy shots. His last hospital visit was back in 2009. Dr. Michael has enthusiastically supported Bryce’s musical endeavors playing, of all things, the trumpet. “Dr. Michael has helped us create a goal that by the time Bryce graduates, he won’t need allergy shots. It would be wonderful for him not to have to do that in college.” Right now, Bryce takes biweekly shots, and just one daily medication along with an inhaler as needed. “If I could reach the point where I didn’t have to carry around an inhaler, that would be great,” he says. “That’s the point I’m trying to reach.” He’s looking into West Point and Temple University for college, with plans to study history and attend law school, and with the help of Dr. Christie at the Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialist clinic, he’s right on track. “I would tell others with asthma and severe allergies to find a great doctor, make a plan and stick to it,” he shares. “Just don’t give up.”
Since the improvement in his symptoms, Bryce has excelled as a member of The Houston Band, and made the Senior High All-West Blue Band last year. pHoTo By nATHAn Berry
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ho knows your skin better than you and your dermatologist? no one. don’t trust your cosmetic care to someone else! Advanced dermatology & skin cancer Associates recently introduced a newly designed state-of-the-art medical spa in olive Branch, Miss. the spa offers the most effective, cutting-edge skin care treatments in a relaxing environment that truly captures the essence of what a medi spa should be. What is a medi spa? AdscA’s medi spa provides the best available treatments for a variety of skin care needs under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist. From cosmetic treatments to relaxation, the medi spa has it all. experiencing excessively dry skin or stubborn signs of aging? For a safe but more aggressive method of exfoliating and rejuvenating skin, try a laser treatment like IpL, co2 Fraxel or Ultherapy. chemical peels and dermaplaning are also safe and effective. Interested in maintaining healthy glowing skin or spending a relaxing day at the spa? try a facial, skin oxygen treatment, makeup application or eyelash extensions. For more information, visit advanceddermatologymemphis.com
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and Sesame Kale Salad by Sarah Matheny Gordon
If your kids shy away from vegetables, con-
sider making smart substitutions to familiar foods. Pureed cooked vegetables are easy to incorporate into your family’s favorite recipes, and add essential vitamins and nutrients.
ingredients 1 ½ pounds raw salmon Glaze ¼ cup honey 3 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Vinaigrette dressing 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2 teaspoons honey 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salad 1 large head curly green kale, stems removed, cut or torn into bite-sized pieces, thoroughly washed and dried 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (approximately 1 cup) 4 green onions, thinly sliced ¼ cup seedless cucumber, thinly sliced ¼ cup matchstick-cut carrots ¼ cup roasted salted cashews, roughly chopped
directions For the glaze, combine all ingredients and set aside. Preheat broiler. Whisk together all ingredients for the vinaigrette dressing in a small bowl. In a large bowl, toss to combine salad ingredients. Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad and toss, adding more dressing as necessary. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking oil. Place salmon on cooking sheet and place on the top rack. Cook 7-10 minutes per inch of thickness until fish flakes easily with a fork, checking frequently! Remove from oven and brush with glaze. Re-toss salad and serve on individual plates. Serve salmon alongside salad, garnished with green onions and sriracha sauce.
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