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1 PREVENT INJURIES AMERICA TM I.M. Doctor, M.D. My Office My City, State

2 2 Prevent Injuries America! Each year, millions sustain avoidable orthopaedic injuries in their homes, at work and at play.

3 3 Prevent Injuries America! Orthopaedics and The Bone and Joint Decade Home Safety Injury-Free Workplace Playing Safely

4 4 What is an orthopaedic surgeon? MD who specializes in treatment and health maintenance of musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage)

5 5 What is an orthopaedic surgeon? The expert in treating the musculoskeletal system The expert in maintaining musculoskeletal health

6 6 Educating an Orthopaedic Surgeon College Medical School Internship Orthopaedic Residency Fellowship (optional) 2 Years Practice TOTAL (1) 2 16 years!

7 7 What do orthopaedic surgeons do? Diagnose Treat Medication Physical Therapy Exercise Brace Surgery Prevent

8 8 z Nearly 56 million physician visits for musculoskeletal injuries in 2003 z Many of these injuries are avoidable Prevent Injuries America!

9 9 Home Safety Preventing Slips and Falls Using Ladders Safely Lawn Mower Safety

10 10 Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls Falls leading cause of injury among seniors 1 out of 3 people over 65 60% of falls take place at home

11 11 Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls -Hip Fractures zMost patients with hip fractures are hospitalized for about one week. zOne in four adults who lived independently before their hip fracture has to stay in a nursing home for at least a year after their injury. zOne in five hip fracture patients dies within a year of injury. Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12 12 Annual eye exam & physical Calcium rich foods Regular exercise Dont smoke & avoid excessive alcohol Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls

13 13 Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls zKeep up-to-date lists of medications zKnow what you are taking them for zTalk to your physician about your medications

14 14 Reduce tripping hazards at home Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls

15 15 Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls Keep a lamp, telephone, and flashlight near bed Make it easy to get in and out of bed Keep floor clutter-free

16 16 Laces Heel counter for good fit and stability Midsole is cushioned, but not too soft or too thick Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls A Good Shoe High, wide toe box for good fit Anti-skid sole, avoid heavy lugs

17 17 Keep walkways clear Avoid clutter Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls

18 18 Keep electrical cords out of walkways Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls

19 19 Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls Use non-skid floor wax Remove throw rugs Clean spills immediately Use easy-to-reach storage In the Kitchen:

20 20 Slip-resistant rugs and mats Night lights and grabber bars Home Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls

21 21 Home Safety: Use of Ladders More than 560,000 people treated for ladder-related injuries each year Many more with less serious injuries Choose the right ladder for the job

22 22 InspectLock Home Safety: Use of Ladders

23 23 4 to 1 Rule 16 ft 4 ft Home Safety: Use of Ladders

24 24 Home Safety: Use of Ladders Reposition ladder Wear safe, secure shoes Face ladder while climbing

25 25 Home Safety: Use of Ladders Remain closest to center Do not sit or stand on top rung Dont use ladder in high winds, if drowsy or experiencing fainting spells

26 26 Home Safety: Lawn Mowers 117,000 lawn mower-related injuries Can result in amputation Most are preventable

27 27 Name: Chad Courtney Age: 11 Injury: Traumatic lower leg amputation with limb reattachment Getting You Back In The Game

28 28

29 29 Home Safety: Lawn Mowers Never use fingers to remove anything from blades Children should not operate Only operator on ride-on

30 30 Home Safety: Lawn Mowers Always turn off completely before inspecting and repairing Wear protective boots, clothing, eyewear Do not tamper with safety release

31 31 Injury Free Office Back, neck, and shoulder problems Long hours sitting at computers

32 32 Take stretching breaks Injury Free Office: Back & Neck Problems

33 33 Turn palms upward, straighten & stretch Hold seconds Back & Neck Problems: Prevention

34 34 Pull shoulder blades together until point of tension Hold 5 seconds Back & Neck Problems: Prevention

35 35 Stretch both sides Hold 5-10 seconds Back & Neck Problems: Prevention

36 36 Playing Safely Playgrounds Scooters Trampolines Sledding Inline Skating

37 Playing Safely

38 38 More than 500,000 injuries to children each year Playing Safely: Playgrounds

39 39 Playing Safely: Playgrounds zAvoid asphalt, hard-packed dirt or grass zBe sure of adult supervision zSteer kids to age appropriate activities zCheck for space for kids getting off slide or merry-go-round zKeep children from crowding exit areas.

40 40 Playing Safely: Playgrounds zTry out hand grips zBe sure swing seats are plastic or rubber zAvoid equipment that could entrap a childs head zBe sure you can see kids clearly, and they can see you.

41 41 Playing Safely: Playgrounds Safety Guidelines for Children Dry surfaces Slide one at a time Dont climb over guardrails Slide sitting down, facing forwards

42 42 Playing Safely: Playgrounds Safety Guidelines for Children Move away from slide exit quickly Climb stairs and steps slowly Wear proper footwear Hold on to handrails

43 43 Playing Safely: Playgrounds Safety Guidelines for Children Avoid climbing or sliding on support poles or beams Swing sitting down One person per swing Wait until swing stops to get off

44 44 Playing Safely: Playgrounds Safety Guidelines for Children One person on spring rocker, sitting down Be careful crossing in front of moving swings Beware of metal surfaces in hot weather!

45 45 Playing Safely: Trampolines Adult supervision is key to safety

46 46 Playing Safely: Trampolines One at a time Trampolines are best installed in a pit so that the trampoline surface is at ground level The surface should be shock-absorbing to reduce risk of injury

47 47 Playing Safely: Trampolines Use spotters Avoid high risk maneuvers unless prepared Protective padding

48 48 Playing Safely: Sledding Each year, 33,000 injuries in sledding accidents Annually, 3000 children suffer serious head injuries

49 49 Preventing Injuries: Sledding zAdult supervision zSafe sled paths zHelmets

50 50 Designated areas only No public streets No sledding on plastic sheets Preventing Injuries: Sledding Do Dont

51 51 Playing Safely: Inline Skating Wear protective gear Put gear on first

52 52 Learn basics Know how to stop Never hold onto a moving vehicle! Playing Safely: Inline Skating

53 53 Many accidents are preventable Simple safety guidelines can help you keep your family safe Prevent Injuries America!

54 54 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 6300 North River Road Rosemont, IL Resources

55 55 What are your questions and concerns? Prevent Injuries America!

56 56 Prevent Injuries America! Thank you for participating today Remember, your orthopaedic surgeon can help get you back in the game


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