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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 chance to make a World Series run.  Strasburg is coming ...

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Why are Children’s Sports Injuries on the Rise?

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Several recent studies, including this one from Philadelphia, have shown a significant rise in children’s sporting injuries over the past 10-15 years.  A large percentage of these are knee injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, which can have ramifications on knee health as an adult if not treated adequately during childhood.  Throwing injuries of the shoulder and elbow, such as “Little League Elbow” are also increasing.  Treatment ...

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What is Sports Medicine?

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Sometimes patients see that I am listed as a sports medicine surgeon and they ask, “Does that mean you only treat athletes?”  While treating athletes of all levels is definitely a part of my practice, the majority of my patients do not actively participate in competitive sports.

In broad terms, a sports medicine specialist is someone with specialized education and training that focuses on the medical and therapeutic aspects ...

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