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Did the Nationals Get It Right in Shutting Down Stephen Strasburg?

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It has been one of the most talked about stories in Major League Baseball this year, and now it is official:  Stephen Strasburg, the pitching ace for the Washington Nationals, has been shut down for the season.  This is made more significant by the fact that the Nationals are in first place in their division and have a real ...

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Do I Need Surgery for My Meniscus Tear?

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meniscus tearOne of the great things about my job as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon is that I get to meet many new people every week.  Patients in my practice range in age from approximately 12-90, and they range in activity level from couch potato to elite athlete.  There is one particular knee injury that I see commonly across the ...

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Burners and Stingers

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It is that time of year again when weekends are spent at stadiums taking in football games, or at home watching them on TV.  From a sports and entertainment standpoint, for me this is the best time of the year.  From a professional standpoint, this is a busy time due to the increased number of traumatic sports injuries.  So much so that we host a Saturday morning sports injury clinic at my office during football season to help manage ...

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Concussions: Interview with Dr. Tad Seifert

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Concussions have been a hot topic in sports medicine over the past few years, fueled mainly by the attention they have received in the NFL.  Since football season is now getting into full swing, I have asked a local concussion expert and head of the Norton Sports Health concussion program, Dr. Tad Seifert, to answer some questions about concussions.

“Dr. Seifert, how does an athlete know if they have sustained a concussion?”

There are many classic symptoms typically associated with sports-related concussion, ...

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Fantasy Football Injury Analysis: Ryan Matthews’ Clavicle Fracture

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Here is a pre-season stat line that makes fantasy owners sick:

RB Ryan Matthews: 1 carry, 5 yards, 1 broken clavicle

Matthews was projected to have a huge fantasy season, so how much will this affect his production?  Matthews had surgery to fix the clavicle right away, and the team released a statement saying that he should return in 4-6 weeks.  Let’s examine the medical facts and see if this makes ...

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