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  • Inject Or Not To Inject? That’s the Question

    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

    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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    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

    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?

    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?

    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!

    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

    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?

    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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