Knowing the science, while practicing the art-of medicine

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There is a saying taught in medical school to all medical students—usually around the second year—that a key part of becoming a... Read more

Common softball injuries and recommended treatments

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Baseball and softball may be similar sports, but the injury data differs quite a bit. Let’s see what the research says. Injury statistics A... Read more

Knee replacement: Can the robot save you?

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If you opted to read this article you likely have a painful knee, perhaps due to arthritis. You may have had limited success with cortisone... Read more

Meniscus tears: When DO I need surgery?

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We often hear of athletes tearing their knee cartilage—the common term for the meniscus. In an athlete, a torn meniscus most often happens... Read more

"My knee hurts when I run!"

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Musculoskeletal complaints account for about 20-30 percent of all primary care office visits. Having pain or dysfunction in the front part... Read more

Meniscus tears: Surgery or physical therapy?

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You are 45 years old and the inside of your knee has been hurting during and after exercise. Recently, just walking is painful. After x-rays... Read more

Staying healthy on the hardwood: Treating common basketball injuries

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The winter sports season is in full swing. In gyms everywhere the squeak of basketball shoes on the court can be heard. Along with the layups... Read more

Go for a run on the moon!

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How many athletes have let lingering pain in their lower body prevent them from participating in that next big race or event? Or how many have... Read more