Monthly Archives: October 2019

YOUR BEST FRIEND: Your Dog AND Your Orthopedist?

October 21, 2019

Did you know dogs are good for your overall health? Petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower your blood pressure and walking a dog is great for your heart and musculoskeletal system, helping to strengthen muscles and bones.  In addition, a walk keeps your joints moving … “motion is lotion”.

The downside? Walking a dog incorrectly can put you at serious risk for a sprain or even a broken bone! We see our share of dog walking injuries here at 360 ORTHOPEDICS.  The #1 injury from dog walking is hip damage; next is a hand/wrist or upper arm trauma. Worse, a broken hip can be a life altering experience so it’s important to know how to protect yourself from an unfortunate spill when walking Fido.

  • Train your furry friend that pulling on the leash is a “no”. An obedience school may be a wise investment.
  • You don’t text and drive and you shouldn’t text and walk either. A distraction can send your pet bounding away from you causing a trip and fall. Instead, put down your phone and enjoy the scenery!
  • Wrapping the leash around your wrist or hand is the cause of a common injury and it occurs in a split second.
  • Never use a retractable leash. Giving your pet too much latitude may allow them bounding off to chase a critter and dragging you with them. A front clip harness helps control pulling and avoids a painful dislocated shoulder.
  • Walking your dog while riding a bike is an accident waiting to happen.
  • Flip flops or open toe sandals can cause serious foot damage; opt for sensible shoes.
  • Watch the weather. Walking in the rain isn’t perfect, but what can you do when Fido wants to go out? Non-slip shoes or boots rather than sneakers that can slip on wet pavement are your best option.
  • At night, wear light clothing. A reflector on both you and your little one provides an extra safety measure. Walk facing traffic.
  • Bottom line … PAY ATTENTION! No texting … no headphones … watch for critters that tempt your pet to give chase, and most important… train your buddy to obey simple commands.

If you do have an injury and your swelling/pain doesn’t subside within a couple days call your doctor. For a serious injury like a break or bleeding, see a physician immediately.

At 360 ORTHOPEDICS we offer same/next day appointments at multiple locations when you need us. Check our website here or call us at 941-951-BONE.

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Orthpedic Docs Raise Money For Breast Cancer

October 10, 2019

Real Men Wear Pink

Two physicians from the rebranded 360 ORTHOPEDICS  (formerly Sarasota Orthopedic Associates), have been chosen to participate in the REAL MEN WEAR PINK events to raise awareness and donations for this important cause that runs until the end of October.  Dr Paul Lento and Dr Justin Raye, along with 25 other men have accepted this challenge to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime.

Dr Paul Lento, a triple board certified physician said, “My mother passed away at the age of 42 and my 5 sisters tested positive for the BRCA gene. I now have a daughter who may face similar issues as she gets older, so miserable disease hits close to me”. 

“Breast cancer touches everyone” said Dr Justin Raye, an Interventional Pain Medicine physician, “whether your immediate family or friend or colleague. We’ve all witnessed the horrors of this deadly disease. About 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime and worse, each year over 40,500 will die losing their struggle”.

To support these physicians in their quest to win this battle, go to either or

360 ORTHOPEDICS supports non-profit organizations year round and is committed to sustain our local community.

This entry was posted in on October 10, 2019 by sarasotaAdmin.