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8 Ways to Keep Arthritis Pain at Bay This Winter
main with hand pain
If you’re one of those people who “feel it in your bones” when the temperature drops, you’re not alone. In fact, extra aches and pains this time of year in your joints or at the site of old injuries is relatively common for those with arthritis.   
Tips for a Healthy, Active Winter
walking in snow
Let’s be real – it’s a lot easier to get outside for a jog or take a ride on your bike when the sun is shining on a warm summer evening and ice and snow aren’t covering the ground.
Getting Back in the Game: One Patient’s Healing Journey
Women's football tackle
Cassie Macias-Hicks has returned to the field, playing running back for Nevada Storm, a professional tackle football team in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) after Dr. Christopher Dolan successfully repaired her ruptured ACL.
Pediatric Orthotics — Helping Our Smallest Patients Heal Well
child in arm splint
While many of us have come to associate “orthotics” with corrective shoe inserts, the term actually refers to any external device used to adjust the function of the neuromuscular or skeletal system. These devices can be rigid or soft and include splints, braces, and wraps.
Four Common Orthopaedic Problems in Women
Young woman who hurt her shoulder playing tennis.
In an earlier blog, we identified the six most common orthopaedic injuries in men. In this blog we take a look at some of the most common injuries the Great Basin Orthopaedics (GBO) team sees in their female patients.   
Why Does My Knee Hurt?
Man jumping in Moab, UT
Don Butterfield was playing soccer a few years ago when he stuck his leg out to defend a shot. “The ball hit my toe awkwardly and twisted my knee,” he explains.  
Why Does Your Shoulder Hurt? Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick Answers Your FAQs About Shoulder Pain
Older man experiencing shoulder pain at the gym
According to the infographic at right, shoulder pain is among the most common reasons Northern Nevadans visit Great Basin Orthopaedics.According to data from the Bone and Joint Initiative USA, shoulder
Building a Positive Company Culture
Building a Positive Company Culture
In her role as Practice Administrator, Kim Gulling is responsible for overseeing every aspect of Great Basin Orthopaedics (GBO) — the doctors, physical therapy, administration, billing and operations.
The Danger with Avocados
The Danger with Avocados
Pamela Locricchio-Wiens met Dr. Timothy Dooley the hard way. While trying to remove the pit from an avocado, the knife went through her hand. When she got to the Northern Nevada Medical Center emergency room and found out she would need surgery, she had a special request.
Racing to Better Knee Health
Nevada Rattler Race Car
As a retired race car driver and mechanic, Ricky Ruiz has had his fair share of injuries. In his 74 years on the planet, he has had ankle and wrist surgery, a broken collarbone and a broken neck.
A Fall Leads to Dr. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick
Sandra Ritchey found Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick when a broken kneecap took her to Urgent Care in late September. And she’s grateful that she found her way to Great Basin Orthopaedics’ newest surgeon.
Six common orthopaedic injuries in men
Doctor inspecting rotator cuff injury
Tibia fractures happen, but not as often as meniscal tears. It turns out, there are certain orthopaedic injuries that are simply more common in men than other injuries. The likely reason: a combination of their hobbies, their jobs, their mindset and the allure of Nevada’s great outdoors.