Freehold, NJ, February 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Alan S Nasar, MD, orthopedic surgeon at the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, participated in Health and Safety Week at Hillel Yeshiva Elementary School, Wednesday February 13th, with a special presentation on childhood fractures or broken bones.
At Hillel Yeshiva School, Ocean, New Jersey, Health and Safety Week, running through February 11 to 15, was filled with activities and programs aimed at basic education and prevention of the most common causes of injury in children. Dr Nasar provided an appropriately illustrative presentation to the young students of the Hillel Yeshiva Elementary School.
Dr Nasar used sample X-rays to explain to the students what happens when a bone is broken, how the child may react and feel and the most important things to do immediately; managing pain and shock, why the doctor needs to know what type of fracture has occurred and how he or she sets the bones back in their normal position. He explained the need for the special immobilizing bandage, placing a cast on a Mickey Mouse doll with a “broken leg”, and encouraging the kids to test the wet plaster. The session ended with an explanation of how broken bones heal and, finally, what may need to happen after the cast comes off. The students were encouraged to ask questions and talk of their personal experiences with fractures and other injuries.
Hillel Yeshiva School is a Hebrew day school providing private education to children of the shore area of New Jersey. Dr Nasar is an alumnus of Hillel Yeshiva. Head of the Elementary School, Dr. Ruth Katz and Rabbi Avi Bodlander, Assistant Principal, were present throughout the presentation and welcomed Dr Nasar’s participation in the program. The children present ranged in age from 6 to 14 years. “Fractures are common in childhood, and it is not always easy to tell that there is a broken bone.” Dr Nasar explained his emphasis on this aspect of children’s health and safety. “A broken bone in a child differs from that in an adult and usually takes half the time to heal; rarely requiring surgery, they usually need just the molded cast. Although kids heal so quickly, some activities should be avoided for a time, no hanging from the monkey bars! Accidents will happen, but it’s smart for both the child and the parent to know how to react as well as the safety preventative measures. I welcomed this opportunity to play a part in this very important promotion of children’s awareness.”
Dr. Alan S. Nasar is one of several orthopedic specialists at the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold. He is the Director of the Total Joint Center of New Jersey at CentraState and the Director of Orthopedics at CareOne Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, New Jersey. In addition, he is a professional member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Monmouth County Medical Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society.
Dr. Nasar’s goals are to restore patients to their previous activity level, minimize pain, and facilitate rapid recovery. He has a particular interest in advanced pain management techniques, which combined with minimally invasive surgery, can lead to less discomfort and a more rapid return to leisure activities.
Today, all of the surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute perform minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery. Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute provides advanced medical care in Freehold, New Jersey, with leading doctors and surgeons, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional Patient-Centered, Patient-Focused Care ™. The seven practicing physicians at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute have a combined 100 years of experience providing exceptional orthopedic care to the New Jersey community.