Orthopedic Health of KC Newsletter April 2020
IN THIS ISSUE :
- Avoiding Spring Injuries
- Congratulations to Dr. Satterlee
- Coronavirus Update
Avoiding Injury this Spring
Spring has sprung and everyone is anxious to get out and enjoy the sunshine. While the restrictions are heavy due to the importance of social distancing, just stepping outside can bring sweet relief to the monotony of the day. Coincidentally, spring is also a time when orthopedists see a rise in injuries occurring outdoors. Aside from wearing a mask and keeping a six-foot perimeter between one another, the following list includes ways to avoid injury when leaving your home.
- This may be stating the obvious, but WEAR A HELMET. We can’t stress the importance of wearing a helmet both when on a bicycle and on a motorcycle.
- Wear supportive shoes when on a walk or a run. Shoes with the correct support can help you avoid pain, enhance circulation, and increase mobility.
- Use the buddy system or bring a phone. Should an injury occur, have a backup plan or way to contact help.
- If you are just beginning your fitness journey, start slow. If you have not been recently active, do not expect to jump back in where you left off.
- Stretch before and after exercising. Sprains, strains, and other injuries can be avoided by allowing your body proper time to warm up.
If an unexpected injury occurs, don’t forget about OHKC’s two urgent care clinics. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am – 8pm at both locations and on Saturdays from 8am – 12pm at our NKC location.
Congrats to Dr. Satterlee
Dr. Charles Craig Satterlee, MD, FAAOS, was recently named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). Dr. Satterlee is one of eight surgeons selected to serve on the board which supports over 39,000 surgeons around the world.
Specializing in injuries of the shoulder and elbow, Dr. Satterlee has worked on numerous AAOS committees and councils. He has also served on the boards of several business entities in the Kansas City area.
Coronavirus Update on Appointments and Clinic
Throughout the pandemic, OHKC continues to schedule and conduct appointments as long as the patient does not exhibit any symptoms and has not been exposed to someone with symptoms of COVID-19. All of our staff are wearing masks to protect our patients and other staff members. We do ask that our patients wear a face covering for everyone’s protection as well when they come to our offices.
The urgent care clinic continues to operate without reducing hours. Avoid the hospital when an unexpected orthopedic injury occurs by visiting either of the OHKC clinics open Monday thru Friday from 8am – 8pm. Additionally, the NKC location is open from 8am – 12pm on Saturdays.