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Ask Dr John Esq – Traumatic Dental Injuries

broken tooth - upper incisor in man's mouth

Trauma to the face often involves dental injury, including a tooth that has been chipped, dislodged or knocked out. It is especially important to take quick action (within 30 minutes) for a tooth that has been knocked out (avulsed) for the best results.

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Ask Dr John Esq – What is a Retained Placenta?

Human fetus or embryo inside womb

Labor can be divided into three stages. The final stage of labor, delivery of the placenta, is a necessary part of the labor process. Complications of a retained placenta include life-threatening bleeding or infection. These may require a blood transfusion, hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, and/or surgery.

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Ask Dr John Esq – Clavicle Fractures During Birth

chest x-ray fracture right clavicle - article by john naranja md jd

Fractures of the collarbone, are by far the most common birth-related fracture in newborns. Prolonged second stage of labor is associated with clavicle fractures. Learn more about neonatal injuries may be helpful in the prevention and/or diagnosis.

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Ask Dr John Esq – Former 7 foot 6 inch NBA player, Shawn Bradley, Paralyzed after Bicycle Crash

The importance of bicycle safety made headlines when news broke that former 7 foot 6 inch NBA player, Shawn Bradley, was tragically paralyzed while riding his bike. He was hit from behind by a minivan. The incident occurred on January

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Ask Dr John Esq – A Brief Look at Emerging Technologies in the Evaluation and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

March is brain injury awareness month

An estimated 2.8 million individuals sustain a concussion or traumatic brain injury each year. Of those, 282,000 are hospitalized and 50,000 will not survive. In a previous article, we discussed how traumatic brain injuries are assessed. Today, we will examine

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Ask Dr John Esq – An Analysis of Tiger’s Car Crash Injuries

tiger woods at golf tournament - by john naranja

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:15 am, PST, golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in an unimaginable car crash on a Southern California highway. We have been informed that the major parts of Tiger’s injuries include an open

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Ask Dr John, Esq – Heart Health

heartbeat - heart shaped icon article by Dr John Naranja MD, JD

Through extensive research, the medical community has identified risk factors that you should understand to increase your chances of a heart-healthy life. Risk factors can be classified into those that cannot be changed; risk factors that can be treated or

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Ask Dr John, Esq – What is a Chest Contusion?

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Chest trauma from motor vehicle collisions represents serious injuries. Another term for this type of trauma is blunt chest trauma. Many also recognize these injuries under a generic umbrella designation of chest contusions. While technically chest contusions are a bruise

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Ask Dr John Esq. – What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?

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Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment for low back and neck pain that radiates into the leg(s) or arm(s) respectively. This article will discuss the anatomy involved in an epidural injection, what an epidural steroid injection is, why it

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Ask Dr John, Esq – Spinal Cord Injury and Types of Paralysis

spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries occur in the United States at a rate of approximately 12,000 injuries each year. The largest proportion (36.5 percent) are a result of car accidents. The next most common causes occur as a result of falls, followed

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