June Star Employee

by Colin Johns - Posted on Jun 4, 2019

Congratulations to Kristen Willis for being the recipient for June Star Employee Award!

Kristen goes above and beyond in everything she does. She helped out while an employee was out on leave. She did not hesitate to step up and do things that are outside of her clinical duties. If she doesn’t know the answer to something, she will take the initiative to figure it out. She comes in the office every day with a smile on her face and she never complains about her work.

We’re so happy to have Kristen a part of the TSOS team!

 

What is a separated shoulder?

Separated shoulder, also known as AC joint separation occurs from a direct fall on or blow to the shoulder. This injury accounts for 9%-12% of shoulder injuries. Continue reading to learn more about recognizing and treating AC joint separation.

Understanding the anatomy

Three bones form the shoulder joint: the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone).  The AC joint, short for acromioclavicular joint, is where the clavicle meets the highest portion of the scapula, the acromion, and is held together by the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament and coracoclavicular (CC) ligament.

Who gets AC joint separation?

This most often occurs in men in their 20’s who participate in contact sports like football, hockey, and wrestling.  However, it can occur in anyone with a traumatic injury to the shoulder.


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May Star Employee

by Monica Auker - Posted on May 7, 2019

Heather Calentine of the Therapy Desk is the May Star Employee!  Heather went above and beyond while her co-worker was gone on maternity leave.  She took time to learn how to take care of reports, train new hires, attend meetings and manage the therapy desk during her co-workers absence.  She made sure the desk ran smooth and that everyone was happy and comfortable.

Congratulations to Heather!  We are happy that she is a part of the TSOS team!

 

 


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Physician of the Year Award

by Monica Auker - Posted on May 2, 2019

Congratulations to TSOS’s Dr. Phillip Stiver for receiving the 2019 Physician of the Year Award from St. Vincent. His dedication and care for his patients, appreciation for his employees and support to other physicians are just some of the reasons he is deserving of this award.

 

 

   

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Dr. Glenn Johnson - Posted on Apr 24, 2019

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Picture this – you wake up in the middle of the night to a painful numbness or tingling in your hand. At first you think your hand is just asleep but this sensation doesn’t go away. If this is something you have experienced, you might be dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the nerve of your wrist. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand. This condition affects the thumb, pointer, middle, and part of the ring finger.

Cause

The cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is inflammation of the nerve at the wrist. The inflammation causes swelling of the nerve in a confined space which results in increased pressure on the nerve. This pressure causes the nerve dysfunction. Nerve dysfunction leads to the numbness and tingling sensation that people experience. There is no single cause that leads to Carpal Tunnel. However, one of the most common causes is repetitive movement.


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