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    • 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 →
    • 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
    • Call, Push, Shock: Starting Hearts Raises Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • On Valentine's Day 2007, Lynn Blake was embarking on a new job in Vail Village when she had a rude awakening. The 27-year-old suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately for her, someone trained in CPR stepped forward and kept her heart beating until emergency personnel arrived with a defibrillator.If someone dropped in front of you unconscious, with no notable pulse, would you know what to do? Some 325,000 people die every year of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. And, contrary ... 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 →
    • February 2, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Installs New CT Scanner

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, the Toshiba Aquilion Premium, and was the first in the state to install this machine. CT scans on the new machine are completed faster than on traditional CT scanners and reduces the amount of radiation needed to obtain high quality diagnostic images.“At Vail Valley Medical Center, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. We upgraded our CT scanner because it is an advanced CT system which offers ou... MORE →
    • January 29, 2013
    • Pink Vail Returns March 9

    • On March 9, Vail Mountain welcomes hundreds of skiers and riders decked out in their finest pink apparel. These everyday athletes will gather in Vail for a one-day on-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program. One of the country's premier boutique cancer treatment facilities, Shaw's physicians and cancer specialists provide an innovative, holistic approach that empowers cancer patients to become cancer survivors. Pink Vail re... 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 →