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    • May 15, 2013
    • The Proof is in the Package

    • Like anything in life, a major surgery is easiest on those who are best prepared. Unfortunately, as far as major surgeries go, preparedness is a luxury that’s usually unavailable. But it doesn’t have to be, says the team of surgeons at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. If the major surgery you need is a total joint replacement, you may be able to delay that operation without causing more pain, long-term damage or a reduced quality of life. The Steadman Clinic is of the opinion that you sho... MORE →
    • May 9, 2013
    • How to Prevent Overuse Cycling Injuries

    • As we head into summer here in the high country, we at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, like you, will start heading out on our bikes. Unlike our friends who live at lower elevations, we can not ride outside all year. With a short riding season we are tempted to get all of our fitness in a short period. This sudden increase in our time riding and the repetitive nature of cycling makes us susceptible to overuse injuries.  An overuse injury will certainly detract from your enjoyment on the bike, but it a... MORE →
    • April 30, 2013
    • Patients Honor Dr. Donald Corenman for Compassion

    • Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Donald Corenman was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients' Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recogn... MORE →
    • February 19, 2013
    • Six Q & As with Kathi Thomson, Summit County’s Only Certified Hand Therapist

    • Hand therapy is a growing practice in the United State due to hand pain, lack of motion and even lack of grip. Kathi Thomson, a certified hand therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, has over 12 years of hand-specific experience. Following are a few question-and-answers with Kathi.Q: What kinds of problems do people with hand problems face? A: Hand and wrist problems create great functional limitations like being unable to grip a steering wheel, hold a ski pole or a glass or pinch and turn a k... MORE →
    • February 12, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Mending After Surgery on Right Knee

    • The swelling around Lindsey Vonn's repaired right knee has gone way down a day after surgery and her spirits way up.Back in time for the 2014 Sochi Games?Try possibly back in time for the beginning of the World Cup season in late November.The doctor who operated on Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return that soon.That's the goal, anyway. And it's looking more promising following the procedure by Dr. Bill Sterett on Sunday to fix Vonn's knee af... MORE →
    • February 11, 2013
    • Lindsay Vonn Has Operation to Repair Shredded Knee Ligaments

    • The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships.Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion Sunday morning in Vail, Colo. In a release issued by the ski team, Sterett said the surgery went well and that she was resting comfortably."The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Mode... MORE →
    • February 7, 2013
    • Sterett to Operate on Vonn Next Week

    • Within an hour after a roughly 70 mile per hour crash that caused Lindsey Vonn to tear two knee ligaments and fracture part of her tibia, the reigning alpine skiing World Cup champion wanted to know how long it would be before she could get back on her skis.U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Bill Sterett was by Vonn's side after her super-G crash at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria. He told the Vail Daily Wednesday that journalists aren't the only ones who want to know when the... MORE →