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ACL Depression Syndrome

ACL Depression Syndrome
A recent study documented that 40% of people who undergo ACL surgery experience clinically diagnosable depression. Life disruptions are a drag—especially when they put the brakes on your active lifestyle.

The Wizard of 02

The Wizard of 02
Pooh-poohed by most experts as money-wasting (and possibly dangerous) psychological massage, oxygen bars are nonetheless expanding their reach, from dugouts to mountain spas. Why?

The Role of AI in Surgery

The Role of AI in Surgery
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. For me, that means the operating room—and for you, the patient, it means that your surgeon is not alone.

MCL Injuries: Why Kevin Durant Will Be Back

MCL Injuries:  Why Kevin Durant Will Be Back
There are now phenomenally potent tools to drive healing to a full, faster than ever recovery. You just have to use them.

Protein: The Missing Ingredient

Protein: The Missing Ingredient
While there are varying statements on how much protein a person needs each day, my observation is that those levels are far too low when you are injured or sick. And, they are probably too low to keep you from getting injured and sick.

Costly Decisions

Costly Decisions
We all do stupid things. I try not to do them too often. And I try to limit my stupid activities to those with minimal consequences.

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

Top Ten Ways to Run, Safely

Top Ten Ways to Run
Running is safe. No joint is injured solely by running, despite what you may have heard. Running only damages already damaged joints. You can run forever if you have healthy joints and good running mechanics.

Self-Inflicted pain: The Salamander Solution

Self-Inflicted pain: The Salamander Solution
We hurt ourselves while we push ourselves. We seek greater athletic glory at the expense of our bodies. We train through the pain, ignoring the warning signs of injury. We stop only when we can’t go on

Accuracy

Accuracy
Accuracy is one of the key measures of fitness, but it’s one that we frequently underestimate.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder. How quickly can it be thawed?

Outpatient Knee Replacement: The Great Debate

Outpatient Knee Replacement:  The Great Debate
The debate is always the same. “We do it the traditional way because that is the way we have always done it.” “It is safer for patients; the new ways are not time tested. And, there are more complications.”

Resolutions

Walk the Talk
So you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions. You have probably made some every year. How many of them have you kept?

All Things Digital Are Public

All Things Digital Are Public
Forget about privacy. Accept the fact that all things digital are public. The fact is indisputable.

All-Star Teams and Stem Cell Therapy / Stem Cell Injections

All-Star Teams and Stem Cell injections
What’s the secret to fast, effective healing? Teamwork.

Top Ten Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding in 2017

Stay Vertical!
Stay vertical this holiday season...Keep your tips up

Good is Not Enough

Good is Not Enough
Excellence isn’t a given—it’s an achievement.

Amniotic Stem Cells: The Old New Solution

Amniotic Stem Cells: The Old New Solution
The stem cell field as a whole has become crowded with companies proclaiming remarkable results. Unfortunately, many of the products offered lack stringent quality control.

Glucosamine Revisited

Glucosamine Revisited
Just what is glucosamine—and is the supplement really an effective treatment for arthritis? You may be surprised.

Why Microfracture Fails

Why Microfracture Fails
Microfracture surgery fails at an alarming rate ending the careers of many pro athletes. Fortunately, there are alternatives.