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Broken Arm: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments

Description A broken bone is commonly known as a fracture. Any bone in the arm can be broken, but common areas for fractures in the arm are: Wrist, specifically the distal radius Forearm bones (radius and ulna) (Figure 1A) Elbow Humerus Shoulder Causes Most broken arms are caused by trauma. In younger people, common causes […]

Fractures in Children: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Fractures occur in many different ways. Fingertips are sometimes crushed in a slamming door, damaging the bone at the end of the finger. Children are also curious, and may put their fingers into machinery or other equipment. Falls are another common cause of injury. Fractures may occur in sports from falls, twisting, or direct blows or impact to the hand or wrist.

Dr. Switlyk Retirement Announcement

We are both happy and sad to announce that Dr. Paul Switlyk is now officially retiring from OSM. About Dr. Switlyk Dr. Switlyk graduated from the C.M.D.N.J New Jersey Medical School in 1979. He interned at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont through 1980 and completed a four-year residency at Oregon Health & Science University in 1986. […]

Dr. Charles Petit has joined the OSM Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our team – Dr. Charles Petit! Graduated from Yale University in 1999 where he was captain of the men’s basketball team. He then attended UC San Diego School of Medicine, after which he completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He […]