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    • February 7, 2013
    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, Co-Authors Book Titled The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, and Chief Medical Research Officer for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, has recently co-authored a book titled: The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries:  An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries During Physical Activity.  Created in collaboration with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, this exciting new book provides an extensive guide to the diagnosis, management, and c... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Heading Home, Surgery Expected Next Week

    • American skier Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in Tuesday's crash at the world championships.Vonn was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel."I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive," Vonn said in a statement Wednesday, a day after her crash here."I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible ... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Discusses Common Injuries in Snow Skiing with the Vail Daily

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, recently had a one-on-one with Vail Daily reporter John LaConte. During their discussion, which takes place up the side of the mountain in one of Vail's very own gondolas, Dr. LaPrade discusses common injuries that can be sustained on the mountain, especially during heavy snowfalls, and during warmer days when the snow melts which often leads to harder surface on the slopes.  ... MORE →
    • February 5, 2013
    • New Trends in ACL Tears and How to Prevent One

    • There are 200,000 injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) per year in the United States, representing a cost of $3 billion.Three-fourths of all ACL tears are non-contact injuries (think skiing), and typically occur during deceleration, lateral pivoting, or landing. Most people who tear an ACL will hear a pop, feel their knee “giving way” and notice immediate pain and swelling.Female athletes are three to four times more likely to tear an ACL than male athletes playing at similar levels ... MORE →
    • January 28, 2013
    • A Woman With Mountains to Climb

    • Of all the world's aerospace engineers, Meghan Buchanan loves snowboarding the most.She was laughing, smiling and loving the powder on Windows in Vail's Sunup Bowl on Feb. 6, 2011, an epic day.“This is what life is about!” Buchanan, 38, shouted to her friends as they took another powder run.Everything changed in an instant. Buchanan said she was snowboarding at about 35mph when she hit a fallen tree, buried under about four feet of new snow.She broke the head off her left femur bone, twisting it... MORE →
    • January 17, 2013
    • Medical Center CEO Talks About Future Plans

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is poised for some big steps in the near future.Speaking at an annual luncheon Wednesday at the Sonnenalp, medical center CEO Doris Kirchner talked about the center's recent achievements and future plans. Those plans no longer include working with the Steadman Clinic and its associated business on a joint project with the town of Vail. The Steadman Clinic pulled out of that project in November, essentially scuttling a plan to build a new medical office building and new... MORE →
    • December 20, 2012
    • Drs. Hackett, Miranda & Hardenbergh Honored with Physician Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center honored the 2012 winners of the Physician of the Year, Rising Star and the Clinical Excellence awards to Dr. Thomas Hackett, Dr. Gregory Miranda and Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, respectively. A special recognition was also given to Dr. Paul Corcoran, local dentist, as well. The awards were presented at an annual ceremony earlier this month in Edwards by Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner, President of the VVMC Medical Staff Dr. Jamie Gray and Vai... MORE →
    • December 20, 2012
    • VVMC Now Offers Pharmacy Delivery

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce a new prescription delivery service. Delivery is now available from the Eagle Valley Pharmacy in the Vail Village and the Edwards Pharmacy during regular business hours, including weekends and holidays. “The service is for the convenience of our patients, both locals and our visiting guests,” said Stu Read, Pharmacy director at Vail Valley Medical Center.  Deliveries can be made to a hotel front desk or concierge, as well as homes and businesse... MORE →
    • December 11, 2012
    • VVMC's Cafe Is 2nd on "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating" List

    • Vail Valley Medical Center's Remedies Café is second on the "The Daily Meal's" list of "9 Hospitals with Food That's Worth Eating." Following is the article and a link to the slide show featuring VVMC. When faced with the prospect of an extended hospital stay, there’s not much worth looking forward to, if anything at all. There are the needles, the shared rooms, the backside-baring gowns (brr!), the sight of things you were hoping not to see, and the general desire to be anywhere but there. And... MORE →
    • December 7, 2012
    • How The Docs Do It: Physicians Share Their Personal Wellness Routines

    • Doctors don't just concern themselves with others’ health and wellness: They practice what they preach. The Vail Valley is fairly small to have such an elite team of healthcare providers. But they, like most of the county’s population, are interested in living active, healthy lives, and Vail is the perfect place to do it. Read on to discover some of the medical community’s busiest physicians’ wellness priorities. Dr. Jeff Brown, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist What are some ways that you maintain yo... MORE →