Falls can cause broken bones and head injuries Each year, approximately 3 million older adults in the U.S. are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Inova alone, falls are the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. These…

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Larry Black looked forward to a quiet retirement – playing golf, spending time with his wife, and enjoying his large brood of children, grandchildren and new great-grandchild. But just 13 days after stepping down as Chief Magistrate for the 20th Judicial District of Virginia, Larry was in the Inova Loudoun Hospital Emergency Room (ER), fighting…

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3D printing

How Inova surgeons use 3D-printed models to improve patient care Innovation is at the heart of improving patient safety and outcomes. This passion for staying at the cutting edge of medical technology not only keeps Inova providers abreast of the latest and greatest, but also ensures patients receive the best care possible. One recent example…

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underprivelaged kids playing sports

Sandy Spring Bank Foundation partners with Inova Sports Medicine to help children be active Assisted by a generous contribution from the Sandy Spring Bank Foundation, Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), in conjunction with EXOS, created a Sports Performance Program for underprivileged children and students in Northern Virginia in the summer of 2018. Sandy Spring Bank…

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bunion diagram

Steven Neufeld, MD, explains bunions and a procedure to correct them Condition: Bunion: A bunion is a “bump” of bone that most often forms at the base of the big toe joint. It occurs if bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place and forces the big toe to bend toward the others.…

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physical therapist examining a patient's knee

Whether you favor the treadmill, the streets, or the trails, make sure your enthusiasm doesn’t outstrip your abilities. Launching into a workout routine without proper preparation can often put you at risk for overuse injuries such as stress fractures and muscle tears. Jessica Wertz, DO, a family and sports medicine physician at Inova Sports Medicine,…

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“Joint” Endeavor is a Winning Combination Inova Mount Vernon Hospital now serving Northern Virginia joint replacement patients even better, adding two highly respected physicians and new ankle replacement specialty The Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Joint Replacement Center welcomes two new surgeons to its team of orthopedic specialists: Oliver Schipper, MD, who specializes in foot and…

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