Orthopedic Blog

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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So You’ve Decided to Have a Total Knee…

This will be a follow up piece on my segment from October 2015 "Total Knee Arthroplasty--Why So Spooky?"  If you have not looked at it I recommend taking a peek to get some general background on knee arthritis and surgery selection. Ok so you have decided to take the plunge and sign up for a total...
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Should My Child Play Just One Sport?

Let's start the year with a controversial topic shall we?! There is an on going out cry among many in the sports medicine community to stop young athletes from specializing in just one sport.  We are a country of bigger is better--when it comes to a Samsung TV I can't really argue. When it comes...
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What is the Labrum Anyway?

Many of our patients have heard the story of my college softball career.  I am not here to go into details about it, but I do like for patients to know that I have also had shoulder surgery.  A labral repair to be exact--and during my junior year of college softball no less. [caption id="attachment_2440" align="alignright"...
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