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New developments in the approach and treatment of

orthopaedic injuries are occurring constantly.


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August 12, 2017

There are many programs designed to help people return to running.  Of course, the approach will vary according to each individual’s situation, whether recovering from injury or surgery; dealing with chronic conditions; returning to competition; or just trying to get “...

March 5, 2017

After knee surgery, patients should take precautions when traveling distances.  Trips over one hour in the car, on a bus, plane or train can potentially put recent post operative patients at risk for a DVT (deep venous thrombosis) - otherwise known as a blood clot.  DV...

December 14, 2016

Many times after sustaining a serious injury, athletes will want to do whatever it takes to 

return to the playing field. They see professional athletes making miraculous comebacks 

in short periods of time, and they try to do the same. But one must keep in mind that if 


September 27, 2013

In the world of sports medicine time is of the essence for recovery and return to play. Due to continuous advances in research and medicine there are more options to assist an athlete’s return to play safely and effectively.

Acute, as well as chronic injuries, can sidel...

May 1, 2013

The knee is a hinge joint made up the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (knee cap).  There are four major ligaments that give support and stability to the knee.  These ligaments are the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) collateral ligaments, wh...

January 20, 2013

Hockey is a sport that is played by both men and women and is played all year round. 

There are different types of hockey (ice hockey, roller hockey and deck hockey). 

Although they follow the same basic rules. 

Body checking is an element of hockey that has lured many an...

April 28, 2012

Ankle sprains are by far the most common injury in sports. An ankle sprain 

can occur by a twisting type injury causing the ankle to turn inward or 

outward. This motion stretches the ligaments around the ankle joint. 

(Ligaments are bands of tissue that attach bone to bo...

December 17, 2011

The winter season is here, and athletes of all ages may be as active as they were during 

the summer. While the cold weather sports are great forms of exercise and a lot of fun, 

injuries can always occur. It is helpful to know how to protect yourself from painful an...

February 8, 2011

Now that winter is here in full force, we’re sure you’ve had thoughts of the warmth of spring and being outside again.  Well if you’re a baseball, softball, or any spring sport athlete your mind is in the right place.  Now isthe time to start initiating spring training...

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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

       • ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?

       • Knee Arthroscopy

       • Meniscal Transplants



Tears and Instability

       • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

       • Collateral Ligament Injuries

       • Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

       • Meniscal Tear

       • Patellar Tendon Tear

       • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear

       • Quadriceps Tendon Tear

       • Unstable Kneecap



Pain Syndromes

       • Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain

       • Arthritis of the Knee

       • Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica)

       • Compartment Syndrome

       • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)

       • Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)

       • Shin Splints




       • Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder

       • Chronic Shoulder Instability

       • Common Shoulder Injuries

       • Dislocated Shoulder

       • Rotator Cuff Tears

       • Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

       • SLAP Tears


Broken Bones, Fractures, & Injury

       • Hip Strains

       • Hamstring Muscle Strain

       • Muscle Strains in the Thigh



Nonsurgical Treatment

       • Care of Casts and Splints

       • How to Use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers

       • Knee Conditioning Program

       • Knee Exercises

       • Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis



Diseases and Syndromes

       • Discoid Meniscus

       • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

       • Hip Bursitis

       • Knee Tendon Bursitis

       • Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis

       • Osteonecrosis of the Knee

       • Snapping Hip



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