Archive for April, 2017

How Smoking Impacts Wound Healing

Smoking has long been targeted as a risk factor for many diseases and seen as detrimental to our health.  Diseases aside, smoking has also been shown to have a big impact on how wounds heal. In order for a wound to heal efficiently and effectively, it needs oxygen.  At the cellular level, oxygen is needed […]

Growth Plate Injuries- What Are They?

Growth plates are the areas of growing soft tissue in the long bones of arms and legs. They are present in kids and adolescents.  Each bone has two growth plates, one on each end, and they determine the length of the matured bone. Because growth plates are not yet calcified (hardened), they are more prone […]