Orthopedic Blog

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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How nutrition can help in the healing process. It really is what you eat!

We perform a variety of surgery on a weekly basis, anything from tendon repairs to plating broken bones.  All patients having surgery have one thing in common--everyone wants their surgery to heal!  All surgeons want their patients to do well after operations.  So how can this be done?  Well although there are no guarantees, surgical...
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Osgood Schlatter Disease-It Hurts When I Jump!

Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs in adolescent athletes during growth spurts.  As my young cousin Kendyll can attest it hurts! Often found in running athletes like soccer and basketball players OSD can be frustrating to children throughout their childhood until they reach skeletal maturity. The bones of the body grow in areas called "growth plates."  Growth plates are...
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You Are An Ironman…

An Ironman is a 140.6 mile race that most would agree is the ultimate test of will and endurance.  2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run--it's all a bit crazy isn't it?  Well for the last year everyone in our office has been a witness to the preparation, skill, and unbelievable determination...
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Total Knee Replacements–Why so Spooky?

This topic is brought to you by popular demand!  I've had great deal of requests for a topic on total knee replacements or as we call them in the ortho world TKAs (Total Knee Arthroplasty).  TKAs can seem overwhelming and downright SPOOKY if you are faced with the possibility of surgery.  Let's see if we...
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