Helmets, goggles, correctly fitted equipment, water and snacks—these are essentials as you get ready for a day on the slopes. A helmet will protect your head if you fall, and equipment that fits you will make the day easier on your body. But what are some simple ways to ensure you don’t end up hurt at the end of the day? ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics
The Department of Orthopaedics is dedicated to relieving pain, improving function and restoring quality of life to the individuals who suffer from musculoskeletal injury or disease. We provide state-of-the-art clinical and surgical orthopaedic patient-centered care with continuous orthopaedic education and development of better treatments through research and innovation.
Department clinicians serve people from across the state and throughout the Intermountain West. We are Utah's only comprehensive orthopaedic group providing compassionate, expert care for all orthopaedic conditions. The department specializes in all areas of orthopaedics including joint reconstruction, sports medicine, cartilage restoration, pediatric orthopaedics, spinal disorders, hand, foot and ankle, trauma, musculoskeletal oncology, shoulder and elbow, microvascular repair, and major limb reconstruction.
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It’s no surprise hip pain is a common problem in teenage athletes. Between constant growth spurts and activity levels at an all-time high, sometimes the hip joint has a hard time working properly. It’s important to know the different types of hip pain and how to manage it. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
With COVID-19 interrupting our daily routines, exercising is as important as ever not only for physical health, but mental health too. Exercising is a sure way to make you breath harder and may increase your perspiration which could make wearing a mask more difficult, but even more important in the long run. Dr. Christopher Gee MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery answers questions about wearing a mask while in the gym. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
You may have tried massages or stretching, but your hip pain isn’t going away. Find the source of your pain and learn from Doctor Chalmers when you might want to see a hip specialist. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.... Read MoreOrthopaedics
Your Junior Jazz player wants to own the court. Here are some conditioning drills for youth basketball players to help them stay healthy and active. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics