Injuries Treated

The term “laceration” is pretty broad, and includes any injury where the skin, muscle, or tissue is cut open. Lacerations might be long, short, narrow, wide, deep, or shallow. Technically, everything from a paper cut to a major tear in the skin is considered a laceration, and at Mend Clinic we’ve seen all types. Repairing a laceration requires proper cleaning...

At Mend Clinic, we’re often asked about fractures and broken bones. They’re the same thing, though “broken bone” is laymen’s terms. However, there are various types of fractures. Some bones, such as those in your toes, are so small that there’s little that can be done to treat them. Severity depends both on the size of the bone and the...

Tendinitis is a relatively common injury, but what causes it and how can we treat it? At Mend Clinic, Dr. Peter Tsai and his team specialize in orthopedic injuries, which include any injury related to the bone. Tendons connect muscle to bone, but many are surprised to learn that tendinitis is an orthopedic injury. Tendinitis happens when a tendon gets inflamed....

Most people have heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and at Mend Clinic we see plenty of cases. Carpal tunnel syndrome and its cousin, cubital tunnel syndrome, are painful and chronic conditions that require treatment from a hand specialist. However, both conditions started to boom in the 1980s. Previously, although carpal tunnel syndrome certainly existed, it was diagnosed as compression...

Sprains and strains are confused terms are both common injuries. Not only do they sound alike, but they also have similar symptoms—however, sprains and strains refer to very different body parts. What Is A Sprain A sprain happens when ligaments are stretched or torn. Ligaments are a connective tissue that joins bone to bone. Ankle sprains are one of the most common,...

At Mend Clinic, among the most common traumas we treat are sports injuries. Generally, playing sports is a great way to keep the body fit and in shape. From cardio sessions on the treadmill for track and field to agility drills as part of your soccer practice, sports can be an important part of your overall fitness. The training keeps...

The Digital Era has helped shift what many of us think of “work place injuries.” Although getting injured on the job has included off-site accidents such as auto injuries when delivering client documents or slip and falls at conferences, as more people are telecommuting more injuries are happening in non-traditional settings. Workplace injuries might be sudden, such as falling off...

Dislocations happen when a bone is no longer in its joint. At Mend Clinic, we see all types of dislocations, but some of the most common are dislocated fingers, dislocated shoulders, dislocated elbows, and dislocated wrists—in other words, your arm has a much better chance of getting dislocated than other parts of the body. Specifically, the shoulder is one of...

When accidents happen, and emergencies arise, you deserve the highest quality care that only an alternative to the ER can provide. The emergency room is notorious for long waits and a lack of specialists. If you need a referral, the ER can be just the start of your path to wellness. Salem’s new ER alternative - Mend Clinic - has...