Archive for 'Knee Injuries'

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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ACL Surgery in Growing Children

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A few weeks ago I wrote about some recent studies reporting a rise in ACL injuries in kids and discussed some of the causes of this trend.  Since then I have had a few questions about treatment of these adolescent ACL injuries, so today I am going to explain how the thinking on this has evolved over the years and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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