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Knee Injuries

Knee pain: What are your options?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:50 AM
From seven-figure professional athletes to weekend warriors, knees are one of those things that have given every active person trouble at one time or another. Sometimes knee pain can be a sign of something bigger: a meniscal tear. These are especially common in people who play football and basketball... Read more

The evolution of ACL injuries

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:55 AM
We all have heard someone talk about their ‘trick knee’ they hurt in high school football, or the stories of players losing their college scholarship due to a knee injury. So how does Adrian Peterson return in less than a year and just miss the NFL rushing record? Let's look back and see... Read more

Bynum: Is it over?

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
After months of speculation littered with countless doctor’s visits, setbacks (and hairstyles), the Sixers confirmed this week what we’ve all suspected—Andrew Bynum’s 2012-13 season is over before it even started. How could this have happened? How could the franchise invest... Read more

Preventing ACL injuries in women

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 AM
With the 40th anniversary of Title IX upon us, our nation has seen huge advancements in striving for equality for women in the realm of sports and athletics. With this increase in sports participation, however, we have seen an increase in sports-related injuries in female athletes. Specifically, in... Read more

Why more women are tearing ACLs

Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:20 PM
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. of the Rothman Institute and Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Flyers was on Fox 29's Good Day on March 4 talking about the rise in women's ACL injuries. Also, be sure to check out Dr. Joel Fish on the Golf Channel's... Read more

Preserving and protecting knee cartilage

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
Why are some cartilage injuries of the knee easily repairable while others are not? In order to answer that question, we have to start by understanding what type of cartilage lives in the knee. There are actually two different cartilage structures in the knee. The first is articular cartilage (the... Read more

Connecting with the teenage athlete

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:00 AM
As pediatric sports therapists, we have to wear many hats during an athlete’s rehabilitation. We play the part of clinician, coach, cheerleader, and counselor within every session, while maintaining the ability to shift into being a drill sergeant when necessary. If we slip too deeply into any... Read more

Doctors, parents team up to STOP sports injuries

Friday, January 11, 2013, 12:55 PM
Sports seem to saturate our lives. In fact, it’s hard to go through a day without reading, hearing or seeing something about sports. The enthusiasm for sports certainly has no age limit. Studies show that there are over 45 million young athletes in the United States participating in a broad range... Read more

Trendy knee injections: potential cures or orthopedic snake oil?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:41 PM
For years athletes have done whatever it takes to get back in the game: playing through pain, taking medications and even undergoing surgery. Recently, new treatments for early arthritic changes have created a buzz in the professional sports world as well as the medical field. Novel treatments like... Read more

Philly's 10 most famous sports injuries

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
Philadelphia fans are all too familiar with “the one that got away.” Sometimes it’s a player, sometimes it’s a single game—but far too often, it’s a promising season or potential championship. Many times, injuries are the culprit. The following are Sports Doc’s... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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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