A flip flop by any name, shape or style is an accident waiting to happen

Spring is finally here! After a long winter, snow boots are being traded for flip flops much to the dismay of physical therapists and orthopaedists. Physical Therapist, Chris Carlson PT, MPT, shared professional insights and orthopaedic recommendations in this Active Bones article on the perils of flip flops. Before rushing out to buy a pair for this year, though, you’ll want to read his article.

Active Bones is an e-newsletter produced by the Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) founded by Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Illinois. OTRF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding research and education for the purpose of keeping people active and healthy. To subscribe to Active Bones, send your name and email address to contactus@chudikmd.com/. Past issues of the newsletter are available on the OTRF website.

A Top Doc in orthopaedics and specialist in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, Dr. Chudik saw a growing demand for up-to-date, reliable medical information and unbiased research on injury prevention. To fulfill these requests, OTRF offers athletic training, physician assistant and research educational programs, conducts seminars for healthcare providers and the community, and funds unbiased research and development in emerging areas such as arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery, in addition to providing e-newsletters and sports performance programs.

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