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Knee Injuries

Staying healthy on the hardwood: Treating common basketball injuries

Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:00 AM
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 and 3 pointers, there are common injuries that occur. Let’s talk about some of these common basketball injuries and the appropriate treatment. Ankle Sprains This... Read more

Go for a run on the moon!

Friday, January 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
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 said, “I would run to get this weight off if my knees didn’t hurt so much”? What if reducing your weight by 15 percent would allow you to... Read more

The best of Sports Doc 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:30 AM
From serious matters like concussions and performance enhancing drugs, to inspiring stories of athletes overcoming the odds, we’ve enjoyed covering the sports and fitness scene in and around Philadelphia in 2013. What do you hope to see on Sports Doc in 2014? Read more Sports Doc for Sports... Read more

Treating patella tendonitis or "jumper's knee"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 5:30 AM
Winter season is upon us, recreational and competitive athletes alike. For some of us that means the long anticipated basketball season is finally here (break out your favorite college or NBA gear), and that leads us to the topic of this week’s blog. Patella tendonopathy is one of the most common... Read more

Derrick Rose: Meniscus tears, prognosis and the road to recovery

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
Chicago Bulls fans learned yesterday that all-star guard Derrick Rose will once again require knee surgery and is out indefinitely. The reality is it could have been worse. Rose, Chicago’s star guard was diagnosed with a medial meniscal tear in his right knee. The news comes less two years after... Read more

A new knee ligament discovered?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
It’s all over the media—a new knee ligament discovered by researchers in Belgium. Dr. Steven Claes and Dr. Johan Bellemans’ press release states that they “discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients... Read more

ACL Rehab: Comparing Adrian Peterson to RG3

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:51 AM
I’m sure Washington Redskins fans are shaking their heads wondering why Robert Griffin III isn’t playing like he was prior to his injury last season. Shouldn’t he be at the top of his game just like Adrian Peterson? They both had the world renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews do... Read more

Arthritis: What are my options?

Monday, October 14, 2013, 9:30 AM
Arthritis is the biggest challenge in orthopaedics. But what is it and how can we treat it? By definition, arthritis means joint inflammation: arth=joint, itis= inflammation. Arthritis is simply damage to the joint surface cartilage and the adjacent structures. This can be from trauma, years of use... Read more

Grass vs turf: Does it affect injury rate?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:00 AM
Whenever I see a patient with an ACL tear, they always want to blame something or someone for their injury. The biggest culprit in the blame game seems to be turf fields. If you’re old enough you might remember the original AstroTurf, and by all means plenty of blame can be placed on it for... Read more

Goal-Oriented: How to reduce the chance of an ACL tear

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
Have you ever suffered a serious knee injury? If so, what steps are you currently taking to ensure that you reduce your chances of hurting that same knee again? The unfortunate part of training and competing in sports is that injuries are a part of the game. Even athletes with the best training programs... Read more
About this blog

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.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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