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    • June 20, 2013
    • Got Visitors?

    • Naturally, not every visitor is fit for a brisk haul up the mountain or an afternoon on the slopes. But because Vail Valley Medical Center is situated closer to the pulse of a resort than most any other topnotch hospital, it seems a shame to deprive visitors of at least some means of exploring the mountains. Mere steps away is the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Vail Mountain, so it’s easy to get at least a bird’s-eye view of the sprawling terrain. It doesn’t have to be a hike from bottom to top — but it... MORE →
    • June 19, 2013
    • Ask an Expert

    • Question: I LOVE RUNNING BUT I’M STARTING TO GET PRETTY BEAT UP. DO YOU RECOMMEND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MILES PER WEEK FOR A RECREATIONAL RUNNER?Answer: This is always a challenging question to answer, especially when working with avid runners! There is not a hard and fast number of weekly miles that applies to all individuals regarding the point at which an overuse injury may occur. Through my nearly 20 years of experience, I have appreciated an increase in overuse-type injuries when recreational... MORE →
    • June 17, 2013
    • USSA Honors Dr. Tom Hackett

    • Tom Hackett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, was selected for the 2013 USSA J. Leland Sosman Award recognizing his commitment to the medical coverage and service to the USSA.Dr. Hackett has been the head team physician for US Snowboarding and a member of the medical committee for 10 years. He served athletes in the Olympic Winter Games and played an "integral role in planning for the upcoming 2013 Games" according to the report. Dr. J. Leland Sosman, known af... MORE →
    • May 20, 2013
    • New ‘Ask a Sports Doc’ Column Makes its Debut

    • I have a question for Dr. Cunningham. I am a finish carpenter from Eagle and recently had immediate pain in my knee after simply standing up from a squatting position. There is now sharp pain at times in my knee especially when I rotate or pivot on the knee. What do you think it is?— In Pain, EagleDear In Pain,You probably tore one of the meniscus cartilages in your knee. I see a large number of patients like yourself in the office who suffer isolated meniscal tear in their 40s or 50s given all ... MORE →
    • 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 →