The Specialists

with Dr. Tom Miller

Dr. Tom Miller, Chief Medical Officer and Internal Medicine at University of Utah Hospital, talks to medical experts about a wide array of health topics.

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The Difference Between Strains, Sprains and Fractures

Oct 4, 2016

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A strain is an injury to a muscle. A fracture is an injury to a bone. Why is it important to know the differences? Dr. Emily Harold, professor of orthopedics at University of Utah ...

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How to Determine Which Hip Replacement Surgery Method is Best for You

Sep 27, 2016

When it comes to your health, you should always be careful what you read online. Especially when it comes to a surgery like hip replacement. There are two commonly used surgical approaches for the implant, but which one is best for you?

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Sooner is Better Than Later for Your Knee or Hip Replacement

Sep 20, 2016

Advancements over the past 20 years have led orthopedic specialists to pursue knee and hip replacement procedures sooner rather than later. Dr. Tom Miller talks with

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Repair and Recovering From Full-Thickness Tear in Rotator Cuff

Sep 13, 2016

The rotator cuff is a group of tightly connected muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint. These muscles can be torn in a traumatic injury or simply by age-related wear and tear. According to Dr. Bob Burks, professor of ...

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The Differences Between a Child’s and Adult’s Knee Injury

Sep 6, 2016

Kids and adults can both injure their knees doing the same things. Skiing accidents, overuse with sports, trips and falls. But kids’ bones are still developing well into their late teens, which can make treatment more risky.

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Sciatica? Maybe You’re Sitting Too Much

Aug 30, 2016

Sciatica is a general term for pain related to the legs and issues with spinal nerves. Surprisingly, injury is not the most common cause for this painful condition. Dr. David Petron, a sports medicine physician, talks ...

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What You Need to Know When Your Knee “Pops”

Aug 23, 2016

A sprained or torn ACL is pretty common in Utah. Hiking, running, skiing—or as Dr. Patrick Greis describes it, tying long boards to your feet and throwing yourself down a mountain—are good ways to injure a ligament. ...

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