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What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

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I see a large number of adolescent athletes in my office that play a wide variety of sports, and many of these athletes come in with knee pain.  Most of these patients have conditions that can be treated without surgery, and I can help them get back to their sports fairly quickly.  Perhaps one of the most common causes of knee pain that I see in this adolescent age group that most people don’t know a lot about is Osgood-Schlatter ...

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Are NFL Players Taking Concussion Risks Seriously?

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Earlier in the football season, I wrote about concussions and why they are a serious issue.  Last week during Monday Night Football, something happened in the NFL that highlights why concussions will likely continue to be a difficult injury for doctors and trainers to treat effectively.  Rob Gronkowski, a second-year tight end for the New England Patriots, took ...

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Some Thanksgiving Thoughts

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.  I have a lot of things to be thankful for (like not being on call this weekend), and I wanted to take the time to write of some of the things that I’ll be giving thanks for this weekend.

My family, especially my parents, deserves most of my thankfulness.  I had ...

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Athletic Trainers are Valuable “Players” in High School Sports

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youth sports injuriesOne of the responsibilities that many sports medicine orthopaedists take on is providing medical coverage to local high school sports teams.  I provide on-field coverage for two local high schools during football season, and through this experience I have learned how important it is for schools to have an athletic trainer on staff, not only for football, but for all ...

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What is a SLAP tear?

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A SLAP tear is a certain type of shoulder injury that is common in throwers, but can occur in anyone if there is a pulling or jerking injury of the shoulder.  It is a specific type of glenoid labrum tear of the shoulder, and is different from the other types of labral tear in many ways.  I ...

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