In the United States, approx. 6.3 million fractures occur each year, and over 40% of these are at home incidents. Broken bones are a common occurrence, especially among children and people who play sports regularly. There are about 3.5 million visits made to emergency rooms for fractures each … [Read more...] about How to Know if a Bone is Broken
The COVID-19 has made people rethink their choices on comingling with others — how often they go to the grocery store, parks, schools – any public spaces. However, one thing COVID19 shouldn’t do is seeking medical care in a healthcare emergency and making a visit to the ER. Having said that, we … [Read more...] about Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
A fall resulting in injury can cost a life. Alarming statistics tell us that globally, an estimated 646,000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury death, after road traffic injuries. (WHO 2018) By definition, a fall is defined as an unplanned … [Read more...] about Is My Fall An Emergency?
Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents result in broken bones. Normally when a bone fracture occurs you will notice some of the following: Bruising Swelling and possibly deformity Of these three, deformity is by far the most obvious sign that you’ve broken something. Simple breaks … [Read more...] about Broken Bones
We Texans love our sports. We love to watch them and cheer on our favorite teams and players. But we also love to play them ourselves. And sometimes on the field, on the court, or in the rink, accidents happen. Hi, I’m Dr. Williams, ER physician here locally at Beaumont Emergency Hospital. … [Read more...] about Sports Injuries Requiring Emergency Room Treatment