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Post Nicole A. Friel, M.D.

Quarantine to competition could be a recipe for an injury

Parents will be thrilled to see their children’s behinds heading out the door as the pandemic restrictions on school and organized sports are lifted.

Kids and teenagers with uniforms, mitts and cleats will be rushing out to the playing fields.


But those young athletes are going to be at a big risk of injury following such a prolonged hiatus, says Nicole Friel, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.

Post Claire Manske, M.D.

Six-hospital study identifies better brachial plexus birth injury surgery

Impactful research changes clinical practice, according to pediatric orthopedic surgeon Mary Claire Manske, M.D. And that’s just what she has done with a paper on brachial plexus birth injury.

In the paper published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery last year, Dr. Manske compared two surgical approaches used in infants for repairing the suprascapular nerve and restoring external shoulder rotation.


Instant Noodles: Overlooked Burn Hazard

Featuring Dr. Greenhalgh

Talk of burn prevention at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California invariably turns to soup and instant noodles.

“There continues to be a steady rate of hot soup burns in children,” Sally Martens FPN, a provider with the burn team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, said. “We see at least a 2 or 3 new noodle soup burns each week.”