Earlier this month, we celebrated National Physician Assistant Week! Our first blog post of the month recognized our incredible PAs who have dedicated themselves to delivering the best possible care to our patients and the communities we serve! Click the button below to read more about PAs Alexander, Barnes, Begley and Key!
We are excited to announce that renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Brett Smith and his talented team will join us beginning Nov. 1. Dr. Smith is board-certified and fellowship-trained with years of experience specializing in Total Joint and Adult Reconstruction. Use the button below to read more about Dr. Smith!
Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time to carve the perfect pumpkin!
Here are a few tips to safely create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece and avoid injury according to our hand experts!
Pumpkin Carving Safety
Keep it clean. Your workspace, hands and tools should be kept clean and dry to avoid slipping and causing injuries.
Leave the carving to the adults. Let your children grab the goo on the inside and draw the pattern on the outside.
A sharp knife may not be best. They can become wedged in the pumpkin, and forcibly removing it can be hazardous.
Carving kits are great. These kits include small, serrated pumpkin saws less likely to get stuck in the thick pumpkin tissue.
Seek help for injuries. Minor cuts often stop bleeding after applying direct pressure with a clean cloth. However, seeking medical attention may be required if the bleeding doesn't stop within 15 minutes!
Dr. Sonya Ahmed held her first on-site clinic at the Northwest Florida Ballet. As part of a new partnership with the organization, Dr. Ahmed will serve as the official Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics provider this season.
Dr. Matthew Mai traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to present "Beyond Simple Abductor Repair" to his colleagues at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy's (ISHA) Annual Scientific Meeting, the organization's flagship event.
Mandy Whitley, OTR, CLT, CHT, presented on Distal Phalanx Injuries during the annual American Society of Hand Therapists conference and Marta Brinkley, CHT, shared a helpful instructional video she produced before the event.
Study Participants Needed for Knee Osteoarthritis Research
Dr. Josh Hackel and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation are currently seeking participants for a MicroFat (MFat) for Knee Osteoarthritis Research Study.
Click below to download the brochure or call Dr. Hackel's office at 850.916.8783 to learn more.
Dr. Kronlage Publishes in Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Dr. Steven Kronlage's article on “Thumb Carpometacarpal Stabilization With a Dorsal Capsule Repair Augmented With an Internal Brace” has been published in the Sept. issue of Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. Co-authored with Edward Whitaker, the article describes a dorsal stabilization technique with internal brace augmentation. Click the button below to access the article.
North Florida Bone & Joint Specialists includes highly trained orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialties covering the upper extremities, shoulder, knee, hip, foot and ankle, and general sports medicine physicians.