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The newest surgery in sports: Hip arthroscopy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of ACL and Tommy John surgeries. But, have you heard of “hip scope,” the newest surgery in sports? Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, Tim Thomas, Osi Umenyiora, Ed Reed: these are just a few of the big time athletes who have undergone hip arthroscopy. So, what is a hip... Read more

Rehabilitation following Tommy John Surgery

Monday, July 7, 2014, 11:12 AM
We’ve seen it countless times; a pitcher throws a pitch, grabs his elbow and walks off of the field with the athletic trainer. Usually within a few days, media reports indicate the pitcher has fully or partially torn his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). MRIs are obtained, orthopedic surgeons... Read more

Can we explain the increase in Tommy John surgeries?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Tommy John Surgery… the three words every baseball pitcher dreads hearing. It indicates a long tedious road of rehabilitation and valuable time away from the game. The rehabilitation following surgery generally takes 12 months to return to pitching and 18 for a full recovery. There are also... Read more

Prognosis for Cliff Lee's return

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9:25 AM
The Phillies announced pitcher Cliff Lee was heading to the 15-day disabled list due to what have become the two most feared words in Major League Baseball—“elbow strain.” Recently, a long list of pitchers have headed to the disabled list with similar ailments, only to be diagnosed... Read more

Phillies' dietitian on how to eat like a pro

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
Quinoa, Hummus, Trail Mix and homemade energy bars are a far cry from the traditional clubhouse spreads of years past. Considering the competitive atmosphere of professional sports, the Phillies organization and players have adopted a mantra on healthy eating. There is an understanding that good nutrition... Read more

Freddy Galvis, MRSA, and preventing a team-wide outbreak

Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:03 PM
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was hospitalized with a staph infection in his leg early Friday morning. By the afternoon, one source reported the infection was being treated as MRSA. Galvis will begin the season on the disabled list, but the more immediate concern is for his personal well-being—and... Read more

Baseball players' heads getting attention

Monday, March 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
The smell of the grass, the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd… baseball season is back. As spring training gets into full swing, a new Major League baseball rule takes effect. Though contact will still be allowed at home plate, baserunners will no longer be allowed to intentionally... Read more

In memory of Dr. Frank Jobe

Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:41 AM
The sports medicine world lost one of its pioneers late Thursday night when Dr. Frank Jobe passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. at the age of 88. As co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. Jobe was perhaps best known as the Godfather of Tommy John Surgery, the preferred term for ulnar... Read more

Common injuries in scholastic spring sports: Baseball

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
For statistics on common baseball injuries, click here. It’s that time of year. Spring sports are in the air, even if the spring weather isn’t. Let’s head to the ballpark and start with baseball. Upper Extremity Upper extremity injuries are the most common area injured for both... Read more

Stats and facts about baseball injuries

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the men’s baseball using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. - The results show a 3x higher rate of injuries in games than in practice. - Division I players had higher injury... Read more
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Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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