Orthopedic Blog

Youth Safety Month

It is Spring! This time of year brings warmer temperatures, longer days, outdoor activities and spring sports! Many youth athletes are changing out their basketballs, wrestling uniforms and hockey sticks for running shoes, baseball gloves and bicycles. Youth sports is a fantastic opportunity for kids. Athletes learn about teamwork and physical fitness. However, with sport comes risk. According to...
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ACL Tears-That Terrible Pop You Felt in Your Knee

We hear it all the time, "I felt this pop in my knee."  It may occur skiing, playing basketball, soccer, or even while at work.  Rest assured that when you feel it, you will know something happened in your knee.  The "pop" sensation is often followed by swelling, instability, and a trip to see me! Read more...

Happy National PA Week!!

Every year from October 6th-12th is national Physician Assistant week.  Since you are my friends, family, and patients, I thought it only fair to celebrate with you!  Several times a year I get asked questions about if I like my job, what I do, and how long I went to school, etc. This is a...
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Inject Or Not To Inject? That’s the Question…

We have all been there before, that pain that will not go away.  It seems to wake you up at night, hurts when you take that first step, maybe even seems to catch your breath.  That's when you call me, or at least someone like me. (Or if your my family member or friend, you...
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Stem Cell Answers

Lately I have had patients asking me about stem cell injections for arthritis, newly popular treatment for a variety of aliments. Stem cells are immature cells that have not yet "differentiated" or formed into their final cell type.  This makes them very useful in regenerative medicine and also controversial. Stem cells can be found in many...
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YOUTH BASEBALL THROWING INJURIES

As spring is now in full swing, many baseball players will be hitting the diamond. Unfortunately, overuse injuries often come along with America’s favorite pastime. In youth baseball, there are many overuse injuries that can occur in throwing athletes, and treatments will vary depending on age and body area. Overuse injuries in youth baseball include...
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