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Spontaneous Nerve Pain Still Misunderstood, Treatments Improving Article

It’s hard to imagine suddenly losing sensation or muscle function or having extreme nerve pain occur without reason. Unfortunately, some nerve injuries or nerve abnormalities can happen without warning. Nerve palsies are rare but can be debilitating. Generally, nerves are injured due to a specific incident, such as a fracture or dislocation. However, nerve palsies… Read more »

Stem Cells, PRP, And Regenerative Medicine

There is a great deal of interest and research in the field of regenerative medicine especially as it relates to sports performance and the treatment of sports injuries. The term regenerative medicine and the use of “biologics” broadly refers to natural products that are harvested and used to supplement healing. In orthopedic sports medicine, the… Read more »

Patellar Tendonitis

At the end of a long ski season, I see a large number of patients with overuse injuries and conditions. Patellar tendonitis is one such common condition seen in our athletic population. Common sports associated with this condition is skiing, basketball, volleyball,  gymnastics, or sports where there is a lot of jumping and landing. Another term… Read more »

Should I Wear a Knee Brace After ACL Surgery?

This past winter, I saw a large number of ACL tears. Anatomic ACL reconstruction surgery of the knee has been shown to improve knee kinematics, slow the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee, and allow athletes to return to sports without further giving way episodes of the knee. The risk of repeat injury to the… Read more »

Clavicle fractures: What you need to know before you hit the slopes

Mountain biking season may be winding down, but ski and snowboarding season has already begun. Clavicle fractures often result from these high-energy activities. Most commonly, clavicle (collarbone) fractures are a result of a direct blow to the shoulder.  Frequently, a fall over the handlebars of a bike or catching an edge on a snowboard and… Read more »