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The CMI: What it Means to All of Us

The CMI: What it Means to All of Us
The re-introduction of the collagen meniscus implant (CMI), unavailable in the U.S. for more than five years, will mean an improved quality of life for thousands of Americans.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II
Looking up the symptoms of your illness online and learn to be proactive about your doctor and treatment options.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part I

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part I
In the 21st Century, knowing is better than not knowing—so there are good reasons for looking up your symptoms online.

Fit Wishes for the New Year

Fit Wishes for the New Year
The daily goals we want to share with you in hopes they put sparkle in your life

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap
Joint injury could lead to chronic and disabling arthritis with hope of replacement surgery.

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix
The human shoulder is a complex system, interconnecting bones, muscles, tendons and cartilage. When shoulder pain occurs, finding out exactly what’s going wrong is the first step toward a cure.

The Biceps Tendon: A mistreated and misunderstood friend

The Biceps Tendon: A mistreated and misunderstood friend
Our biceps is our “Popeye” muscle, long associated with strength and vitality. But when the tendon of the biceps becomes painful and inflamed, drastic measures like surgical excision are often the treatment of choice. That should change—and it will. 

Healthcare vs Diseasecare

Healthcare vs Diseasecare
In the traditional model of medicine, people visit the doctor when they’re sick or injured. But one of the most important fields of medicine today involves “predictive science:” learning well beforehand what will cause disease or injury, and treating it pro-actively. At the moment it sounds like science fiction.

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries
When a professional dancer hears the dreaded “pop” of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, he or she might imagine that they’ll never perform again. However, modern treatment and healing techniques can make what seems like miraculous recoveries.

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment
Sometimes, small mistakes — like failing to get centered, or get skillful advice — can have huge consequences. We saw an especially painful example during the recent World Series.

It is snowing: Are you ready?

It is snowing: Are you ready?
Some thoughts and tips about maximizing your enjoyment while minimizing possible injuries, from former US Ski Team and Pro Tour orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone.

Medical Myth Busting

Medical Myth busting
Some of our closely-held ideas about how to keep our bodies in shape actually ignore how the body really works, and can potentially do more harm than good.

Pain in the Wings, aka Tennis Elbow

Epicondylitis, aka Tennis Elbow: Pain in the Wings
Tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow and pitching elbow, all describe the pain felt at the outside or inside of the elbow joint where the tendons insert on the bone. What's the best way to treat it?

Why R.I.C.E. is not always nice, and some thoughts about swelling

R.I.C.E. is not always nice: some thoughts about swelling
What happens in the tissues when the body is injured? How do you best treat an injury? Is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) still the best way?

Kindness / Competency

Kindness competency
Our emphasis in life is often to be kind or to be competent, —but how often are we taught how to be both, especially when the stakes are high?

Pro Athletes: Where is the Advantage?

Pro Athletes:  Where is the Advantage?
Professional athletes have a lot of knowledge and resources - training, nutrition, massage etc. So how can we help them improve? Almost to a person, the one weakness that is most difficult to fix in athletes lies in the mind itself.

Virtual Reality: How patients, doctors and athletes will be educated

Virtual Reality: How patients, doctors and athletes will be educated
Virtual reality is just about to hit the inflection point. Soon, nearly everyone will have a VR device, or use one regularly. In almost every educational setting—whether it’s teacher to student, coach to athlete, or doctor to patient— the experience can be vastly improved by this new tool.

Surgical infections: Evolving Solutions.

Infections, fortunately, are uncommon in elective orthopaedic surgery.
Doctor, will I get an infection from surgery? If I do, then what? This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here’s why, and what to do if infection happens.

Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works

 Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works
Injuries to the kneecap—also called the patella or patella femoral joint— heal poorly, if at all. Here is why.

My body is like an old sailboat

My body is like an old sailboat
The thing with sailboats is that you have to maintain them constantly. If you don’t, big things will go wrong.