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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

Yes: The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist. Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients. ...Read more

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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Should mouthguards be required for children playing basketball?

Should mouthguards be required for children playing basketball?

Absolutely: Anything that can help prevent potential traumatic injury to the teeth should be used. ...Read more

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What mouthguard should I get for playing rugby with orthodontic braces?

What mouthguard should I get for playing rugby with orthodontic braces?

Check with: Your orthodontist. There are many different set-ups, so only he or she can recommend an appropriate mouthguard. Kudos for thinking about wearing one! ...Read more

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How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Can i play soccer with a wrist brace on?

Can i play soccer with a wrist brace on?

Yes if protected: Yes but make sure its covered propely without any exposed metallic parts that could cause injuty to youor others. ...Read more

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Professional football player with scaphoid fracture. Can i play before it completely heals?

Better to wait: Of course you could play before it heals but that would not be best for your body. If you reinjure the area this could have further consequence creating more damage, perhaps permanent. ...Read more

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After genu varum surgery , can I run, play tennis, swim and other sports as before surgery ?

After genu varum surgery , can I run, play tennis, swim and other sports as before surgery ?

Yes: If there are no complications and no other associated disorders, you should be able to return to regular activity after the prescribed recovery period ...Read more

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Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Yes: Yes, we actually recommend most of our athletes with vision issues wear (disposable) contacts during sports. It's also a good idea to have a spare set handy if you lose one or need to replace one. ...Read more

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Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Not recommended : Broken toes cause pain, swelling and possible deformity. These fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal and become non-painful and the swelling can take months to resolve maing it difficulty in many cases to fit into a shoe. Playing soccer if not healed is intuitively wrong can delay heeling and increase swelling. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

No: As previous physicians have stated it is unwise to play with a torn mcl. The mcl , medial collateral, ligament, is a stabilizer for the inner side of your knee. It also helps to protect the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) which if torn does require surgical repair. Healing of a completely torn mcl ligament may take from 6-12 weeks. Lesser injuries to the ligament may result in less play time loss. ...Read more

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Can you play football with wrist cast?

Can you play football with wrist cast?

Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more