Hip Fracture Mobility Research

The University of Maryland School of Medicine recently published a research article regarding hip fracture mobility. According to the report, over a quarter of a million people in the United States suffered a fractured hip every year. It can be a challenge for people to regain their mobility following a broken hip. This is a debilitating injury which can lead to severe, permanent changes in someone’s ability to walk, run, or even get out of bed.

Tissue Printing has a Role in Femur Fracture Repair

For years, researchers have been exploring the potential of 3D printing in science, engineering, and healthcare. Tissue printing has been a growing field because of its potential to produce certain types of tissues and organs for which there has been a shortage in the medical field.

Davis Amtrak Accident Causes Fatal Injury

On Monday, September 16, 2019, a Davis Amtrak accident reportedly caused fatal injuries. The accident involved a small passenger vehicle and an Amtrak train and took place in the afternoon. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one man was fatally injured during the incident. The man has been identified as Richard Bruce Campbell, an 82-year-old resident of Davis. According to reports, Campell was the only person injured during the incident. The collision is under active investigation by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office.

Major Injury Fairfield Motorcycle Crash

According to reports from police, a Fairfield motorcycle crash left one person injured on Friday, September 13, 2019. The Fairfield Police Department (FPD) indicated that this accident only involved one vehicle and happened on a major Fairfield roadway during the morning. The injured motorcyclist was reportedly left with severe trauma as a result of the collision and updates on his condition have not yet been provided by medical officials. The crash is being investigated by FPD.

Rollback on Truckers Drive-Time Restrictions

Trucking industry interest groups are just on the brink of getting their way. Bill Sullivan, an American Trucking Association lobbyist, has publicly stated that this group has a robust relationship with the Trump Administration, and is hopeful that this will facilitate a more relaxed set of rules moving forward. The longstanding fight between the trucking industry and the government has consisted of constant back-and-forth banter regarding the “hours of service” restrictions, which permits a 14-hour “driving window” limit to long-haul drivers. Additionally, long-haul drivers are currently constricted to 11-hour driving limits, 60-hour per 7 days and 70-hour per 8 days duty limitations.

Injuries Reported in North Highlands Accident

A North Highlands accident on September 15 resulted in two persons being injured after three vehicles collided. The accident happened around 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Watt Avenue and Larchmont Drive, according to the police log of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Airbags in the vehicles deployed. However, the impact of the collision was enough that a tow truck had to be called to the scene of the North Highlands accident to remove one of those vehicles. Two people were transported by ambulance to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael for further evaluation and treatment of their injuries. One person was reported to have suffered a knee injury as a result of the collision. 

Vehicular Accident at Intersection in Antelope

A vehicular accident in Antelope occurred on September 16 between a silver SUV and a Toyota Prius. The collision happened at the intersection of Elverta Road and Driver Way not far from The House of Chicken and Ribs. After the initial collision, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that were at the scene of the accident said the Toyota Prius hit a pole, which remained upright. Responders said the airbags in the Prius deployed after impact. When police arrived, there were 10 young people standing near the pole, and it has not yet been confirmed if they were in any of the vehicles. Debris was scattered on the roadway, and cleanup crews were called to the scene. The second and third lanes were blocked for a short time due to the accident, and tow trucks arrived to remove at least one of the vehicles. Injuries were reported by authorities who were at the accident site. There is no word at this time whether the individuals involved in the vehicular accident were transported to the hospital. 

Citrus Heights Truck Driver killed in Oregon Fatal Accident

A crash on southbound Interstate 5 at 3:30 in the morning killed a semi-truck driver on September 12. The accident happened in the vicinity of Gold Hill, Oregon. According to the Oregon State Police, the driver was a 21-year-old man from Citrus Heights, California. He was identified as Pavlo Hryzhuk. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by EMS personnel. The International Box Truck Hryzhuk drove was carrying electronics. Early investigative reports say that the truck hit a large guardrail section after drifting right on the roadway. The vehicle then fell from the bridge, landing on the road below. Some lanes of I-5 were closed to traffic as the accident was being cleared. The family has established a GoFundMe page to help with burial expenses. 

Vacaville September 2019 Community Events 

Vacaville is a beautiful city in northern California, and the upcoming season of fall might be the prettiest in the city. Watching the fall colors of rust orange, pale yellow, and deep red emerge through the trees, experiencing the chilled weather as the intensity of the sun begins to decline. There are many beautiful sights available 24/7 in Vacaville, but there’s something special about fall. If you are in Vacaville this month, find a unique local activity to experience with a family member, a loved one, or an old friend.

A New Study on Pediatric Femur Fracture Avascular Necrosis

Recently, a research paper was published exploring the rates of avascular necrosis in pediatric femur fractures. Avascular necrosis is one of the most serious complications that might develop following a broken leg. The bone cells in the femur, like every other cell in the body, depend on a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients to survive. When someone sustains a serious bone fracture, these nutrients become even more important as the bone tries to heal. When someone develops avascular necrosis, this blood supply is cut off and the nutrients are deprived.