Posts Tagged 'orthopedics'

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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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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Strength Training is Crucial for Bone Health

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Strength Training Builds Bone MassEveryone knows that exercise is an important component of staying healthy, but the importance of strength training is often overlooked.  Training with weights or other resistance is important for many reasons; building muscle mass helps to prevent certain injuries, control weight, and build stamina.  But resistance training has another very important goal: developing strong bones.

A rising health ...

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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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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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