Posts Tagged: sports medicine

Return To Sport After Pediatric ACL Ligament Reconstruction

ACL Injury in Pediatric Athletes, ACL Injury Prevention

Return to sport after pediatric ACL ligament reconstruction and its effect on subsequent ACL injuries, the JBJS 2017. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common with estimates suggesting that there are upwards of 100,000 to 200,000 ACL injuries in the U.S. each year. Frequently acl injuries occur during sporting activities that require a lot of… Read more »

Patient of the Month Gail Tucker

Gail Tucker

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Gail Tucker! When COVID hit in March of 2020, Gail and her husband Dale (like many others) found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands. Instead of going to the Northeast Branch YMCA, 4-5 times a week for the fitness center and water aerobics classes,… Read more »

What is Mueller-Weiss Syndrome? Understanding Rafael Nadal’s “Rare” and “Incurable” Foot Condition

Mueller-Weiss Syndrome is a “Rare” and “Incurable” Foot Condition

Rafael Nadal is one of the biggest names in professional tennis. As a former World #1 and current World #5, the 35 year-old Spaniard has won the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles in history. He won the Australian Open this January, and appears to be vying for major wins during the upcoming clay-court season. … Read more »

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Try These 5 Tips For Optimal Recovery

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Read Tips Here

If you’re suffering from persistent, long-term shoulder pain, you’ve lost your strength or range of motion in your shoulder, and you feel like you’ve tried everything (ice, rest, painkillers, waiting) — It’s time to consult an orthopaedic doctor. Rotator cuff tears are found in 30-50% of the population ages 50+ and are one of the… Read more »

Achilles Injuries: Everything You Need To Know

Achilles rupture, achilles tendonitis, achilles tear

The Achilles tendon is the most common tendon to rupture spontaneously. In athletes, it is the most commonly hurt tendon of the lower extremities. About 24% of competitive athletes and 40% of runners experience an Achilles tear at some time. In short, injuring the Achilles is certainly not rare. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t… Read more »

Understanding Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a condition in which the hip joint is not properly formed in newborn babies and infants. Found in every 1 in 1,000 babies, DDH is a treatable condition, detected and diagnosed through a physical exam. Hip Physiology The hip joint is a “ball-in-socket” joint, meaning that the rounded… Read more »

Arthrogryposis: An Overview

Arthrogryposis, also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), is a condition characterized by multiple joint contractures throughout the body. Arthrogryposis is a congenital condition. Doctors often diagnose it at birth, and it doesn’t progress or worsen over time. It is heterogeneous, meaning it differs from case to case. It is a descriptive term or symptom… Read more »

Understanding Different Types of Medical Imaging Tests

When your doctor needs to see what’s going on inside your body, they’ll likely order a medical imaging test for you. Medical imaging tests, such as MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans, use different kinds of energy to provide detailed pictures of the inside of your body. In doing so, the imaging tests can help experienced… Read more »

Torn Rotator Cuff: An Overview

Can a torn rotator cuff heal on its own?  Did you know that over 3 million Americans experience rotator cuff injuries like a torn rotator cuff every year, making it one of the most common points of injury? The rotator cuff is engaged when you use your arm to carry, pick up, push, or bear weight… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic Physician?

When it comes to seeking diagnosis for chronic pain or an activity-related injury, it’s important to choose the type of medical specialist that’s right for you. Consulting with your primary care physician is the first step. They can provide a diagnosis through x-rays and tests, and, based on your condition, a recommendation for a relevant… Read more »