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How to Fracture Your Pelvis and Qualify for Boston – All in Six Months (PART ONE) by Kate Freed Posted Wed 05 Dec 2012 10:46am If you’ve been reading this blog at all over the past year, you might recall the turbulent emotional rollercoaster that was my 2012 running calendar. I had an aggressive and optimistic race schedule planned out from April to November 2012, including dreams of PR’s, capped off with running the NYC Marathon in November. The year started successfu ... Read on »
Bone Fractures by Carol B. Facebook Posted Tue 23 Aug 2011 5:10pm I've spent 10 days watching my mother suffer.  She lost her balance, falling on her butt.  She has 10 bone fractures.  Ribs, vertebrae, pelvis.  After a couple of days in bed she developed pneumonia.  She looked like a tiny bird, her small ribcage quickly rising and falling as she struggled for each breath.  Coughing, necessary for pneumonia, was ... Read on »
The Ultimate Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures: Causes, Risk Factors and How to Return to Training by runnersconnect Posted Fri 28 Dec 2012 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most frustrating injuries a runner can come down with . While bad cases of some injuries do have a reputation for sticking around longer than the duration of a normal stress fracture, a stress fracture is a much bigger baseline setback than most soft tissue injuries: at least six weeks of no running at all—so ... Read on »
How to Fracture Your Pelvis and Qualify for Boston – All in Six Months! (PART TWO) by Kate Freed Posted Wed 26 Dec 2012 4:17pm I hope you all had a fabulously relaxing and indulgent holiday. I had a wonderful time visiting family in New Hampshire, Boston, and Pennsylvania, and am using this week to finally get caught up on my to-do list. I apologize for the infrequent blog posts these days. Quite honestly I haven’t been running all that much since the Manchester C ... Read on »
Recovery from pelvis stress fracture going slow, but running has produced no set backs. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 11:05am I’ve run six times for a total of about 24 miles since coming back from my pelvis stress fracture. And the good news is that I have not re-injured myself. I’m icing at least once or twice... Read on »
Second opinion on MRI reveals stress fracture in my pelvis, not my hip. No running for 3 to 4 months. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 1:01pm The headline says it all, right?Last week, I got an MRI and my physical therapist told me it was a stress reaction in my hip and said no running for a month. Today (Wednesday the 9th), I got a second... Visit for more Read on »
What a stress fracture in my pelvis looks like: it's kind of graphic. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Mar 2011 5:42pm The docs actually thought there was something wrong with my hips and so they only took pictures of, you guessed it, my hips. When I took the MRI film to get a second opinion, the doc there saw the... Read on »
Anti-Clotting Drugs Rarely Needed in Children with Big-Bone Fractures by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 21 May 2012 5:17pm Children with pelvic and thigh fractures develop dangerous blood clots so rarely that anti-clotting therapy should be given only to those with underlying conditions that increase clotting risk, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The research, to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, ... Read on »
Osteoporosis – Make the First Fracture the Last by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 05 Nov 2012 10:07am Breaking the Silence of Osteoporosis Guest Post by Judy Stenmark, CEO International Osteoporosis Foundation Meet Jeanie Joas. She’s an active woman in her 50s, who walks five miles at a time with weights, does yoga, spinning and recreational hiking, while supplementing all of these activities with a healthy, calcium-rich diet. What sh ... Read on »
Bariatric Surgery Seems to Result In Greater Bone Fractures by Linda Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 12:00am A new study done at the Mayo clinic shows that bariatric surgery to induce weight loss puts a person at greater risk for broken bones. People who had bariatric procedures either stapling of the stomach (gastric bypass) or banding of the stomach (gastric band surgery) at the Mayo Clinic were followed for twenty years. Results showed that they h ... Read on »