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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 »

Cell therapy: A promising alternative to surgery

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma Regenerative medicine is the latest game-changer in orthopedics, utilizing a patient’s own cells to accelerate repair and recovery. Various treatments like platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell therapy (MSC) have shown to be promising non-surgical  options for the some more commonly seen orthopedic issues. Osteoarthritis, tendonitis,… Read more »

Shoulder Instability: Bony Bankart Lesions

Shoulder instability can be a frustrating and painful issue to deal with for athletes of all kinds. Often, younger athletes, especially males from age 18-25, or those participating in high-risk activities, are the most susceptible to shoulder subluxations or dislocations. Most commonly, athletes report to us that they fell forcefully on an outstretched hand and… Read more »