Monthly Archives: September 2014

Dancing and ACL Tear

Why do dancers (ballet and modern) have a lower incidence of ACL injury compared to other athletes? A great study conducted at the Harkness Center for Dance injuries in New York City in conjunction with the Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases looked at the biomechanics of landing from a jump between the two… Read more »

Hip Survey

Are you a cyclist who has experienced a hip injury while biking? If yes, please consider participating in a survey Dr. Grossfeld is doing to better understand hip injuries for cyclists. For more info, see: Hip Injury Survey. Thank you for your participation!    

Rotator Cuff Pain

Why do rotator cuff tears and rotator cuff tendinitis hurt so much? As a shoulder specialist, one of the most frustrating situations is trying to control a patient’s pain, when they present with a rotator cuff tear or rotator cuff tendinitis. Rotator cuff pain, after rotator cuff surgery, can be significant. Rotator cuff pain often… Read more »

Posterior Shoulder Dislocation

Posterior Dislocations of the Shoulder There are several types of shoulder dislocations. They are named based on the direction of the dislocation. The most common type is the anterior dislocation where the shoulder comes out the front. Another type of shoulder dislocation is posterior: this is where the shoulder dislocates out the back. A posterior… Read more »

Knee Surgery Among College Athletes

Effects of knee surgery on a subsequent injury and surgery among NCAA college athletes Dr. Sharon Hume et al. published a very interesting article in the April 2014 issue of the American Journal  of Sports Medicine. She and her colleagues studied 456 Division 1 athletes at UCLA who had a history of an orthopaedic surgery procedure…. Read more »