UChicago Medicine sports medicine specialist Holly Benjamin, MD, explains why active women are more prone to injury and orthopaedic aches and pains — and how to minimize the risk.
When registered nurse and active grandmother Katherine Krol faced intolerable knee pain, she turned to Phil Nigro, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, who provided a surgical option to relieve her pain and quickly get her back on her feet.
More than 2 million Americans age 50 or older suffer fragility fractures — broken bones related to osteoporosis — every year. Fragility fractures are seven times as common as heart attacks. The snap, crackle and pop of middle-aged bones is epidemic, said Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, chair of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine.