Tag archives for: falls,

Snowman helping push a hurt Santa with a broken leg in wheelchair

Ho ho ho — oh, no!

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

It seemed like a pretty good idea at the time, climbing your 12-foot extension ladder to hang the lights along the eaves of the house. Until you landed after free-falling all the way back down. “The holidays are especially tough times for falls from ladders,” said Dr. Bruce Adams, chair of emergency medicine at University Hospital and UT Health San Antonio. “Us men, we want to get up there hang the lights, get up on the roof, put Santa and the reindeer on the roof — and we fall.” Dr. Adams, speaking to KENS5 reporter Jeremy Baker, said ladders are …Read More >

Tags: , , , , ,
Three doctors wear masks as they look down to operate

Rising numbers of serious injuries reported

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  Research  /  trauma

The number of seriously injured children and adults brought to University Hospital’s Level 1 trauma center has increased in each year over a five-year span. And even when accounting for population growth in the region, the rate of those injuries has also been rising year after year. Those were among the main findings from University Health System’s Third Annual Community Trauma Report, which was publicly released at a news conference Thursday. The report looks at major causes of serious injuries and trends in South Texas over a five-year period, using data from thousands of trauma patients seen at University Hospital. …Read More >

Tags: , , , ,
A woman helps an older man on a treadmill

A little help keeping your balance

Categories: News  /  rehabilitation

Getting older does not have to mean losing your balance. For some time, Herb Rippa had been feeling dizzy and unable to drive or do other normal activities. He found himself more and more limited in what he could do. Finally he went to an ear specialist who diagnosed him with fluid in his inner ear. After he sought treatment for that condition, he turned to physical therapy at University Health System’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center to help him recover his physical skills. “When you have something that affects your everyday life, such as driving, you need to do something about it,” …Read More >

Tags: , ,
Second annual community trauma report with a UHS building against a blue sky

As biking becomes more popular, injuries are on the rise

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  Surgery

The growing popularity of bicycles has come with a price — a sharp rise in both adults and children treated at University Hospital with severe injuries from bike crashes. That was one of the highlights from University Health System’s second annual Community Trauma Report, which looks at major causes of serious injuries and trends in South Texas over a five-year period, using data from thousands of trauma patients seen at University Hospital. The report was released Thursday as families across the country prepare to take to the road for the holidays. “With this, our second annual Community Trauma Report, we hope to continue …Read More >

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Featured Video

Upcoming Events

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
  • Mon
    06
    Aug
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m.University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
Download the University Health System App