MIAMI, August 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hurricane Dorian is on its way to Florida,
He offers the following tips for injury prevention and treatment:
Dr. Badia advises that if you do get hurt in what you consider a non-life-threatening way, that you avoid the emergency room which can take hours, be costly and pull ER personnel from treating more life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks, and seek medical help from a walk-in clinic first.
"As always, our mission is to help people in time of need," adds Dr. Badia. When an event such as a hurricane takes place, there are many injuries that happen before, during and after the storm; injuries such as cuts and bruises, broken bones, sprains and strains become very common. If you have sustained an injury to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder and/or spine it's strongly recommended to avoid ERs altogether.
Dr. Badia's network of OrthoNOW clinics will be open throughout the storm to help treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries to hands, arms, shoulders, legs and more. Moreover, if you can't get to a clinic and need medical advice on an orthopedic issue, Dr. Badia suggests utilizing its telehealth service at OrthoNOWLive.com where support services will be made available at half price for people affected by the storm or storm preparations.
Bio: Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a walk-in orthopedic care clinic. He is a member the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a specialist in treating all problems related to the hand and upper extremity including trauma, sports injury, joint reconstruction, nerve injuries and arthroscopic surgeries. OrthoNOWcare.com and drbadia.com.
SOURCE Dr. Alejandro Badia
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