A marketing manager for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority (RSCVA), Debbi Engebritson is very active in the community. But her bad knee used to keep her from enjoying many of Northern Nevada’s great places and events.
Surgery allows her to better enjoy what Northern Nevada has to offer
Surgery is the beginning of your recovery
Debbi Engebritson asked a lot of questions and followed directions closely when she had her left knee replaced by Dr. Thomas Fyda of Great Basin Orthopaedics at Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) in November 2018.
Gain the upper hand: Prevent hand injuries with these tips
An occupational therapist specializing in hand therapy, Cindy Hartman, describes common hand injuries and preventive treatment options. The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but it has also been said that the hands are the instruments of our intelligence.
ACL Reconstruction after run-in with a dog
Teresa Cartmill hurt her tendon in November 2017, but she was managing it okay until she got sideswiped by a dog in September of 2018. She knew she needed help, but she wasn’t sure what kind, so she reached out to GBO’s Dr. Richard Mullins as she had prior experience with him.
Too old to play? How to keep from getting injured in adult rec sports
Our recreational activities require more planning and vigilance now that we’re living in a COVID-19 world. Click here to learn more.
Billing department finds ‘joy’ in dealing with insurance companies
For many people, dealing with medical bills and insurance companies is more stressful than the actual procedure.
Daylight Saving Time = more hours for fun!
Daylight Saving Time is a day when people throughout the country get to set their clocks an hour ahead to enjoy another hour of daylight. More hours of daylight mean more hours for play after work, something outdoor enthusiasts don’t take for granted.
10 effective strategies for managing chronic pain
Chronic conditions, arthritic joints and old injuries mean that many of us experience some level of pain on a regular basis. But chronic pain does not need to control our lives if we can find successful ways to manage it.
Personalized options for hip replacement patients
Gone are the days of the S, M, L, XL approach to total hip replacement, thanks to a new surgical technology available for GBO patients.
The gift of health
As you finalize your holiday shopping, you might want to consider giving your loved ones a gift to make them feel better. Here are some ideas to consider.
How to prepare for your orthopaedic surgery
There are many ways to prepare for surgery to make the procedure easier and the recovery more comfortable. Some of these preparations are obvious, others less so.
Patient gets three shoulder repairs in one surgery
Surgery is not always warranted with an orthopaedic injury, so it pays to have a care team that presents all your options. Mike Ingram found that team and those options for his shoulder injury at Great Basin Orthopaedics.