Posts Tagged 'meniscus tear'

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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Do Sports Medicine Specialists Order Too Many MRIs?

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On Saturday, the New York Times ran an article called “Sports Medicine Said to Overuse MRIs.”  The author of the article and several quoted orthopaedists claim that the field’s reliance on MRIs has crossed the line from appropriate use to overuse.  In fact, the article claims that MRIs are “given to almost every injured athlete or casual exerciser.”   If this claim ...

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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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