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By Greg Rubin

Facet Joint Arthropathy

Facet arthropathy is a common cause of axial back pain of the cervical and lumbar spine.

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Baastrup's Disease

Baastrup’s disease, also known as kissing spine syndrome and interspinous bursitis, results from adjacent spinous processes in the lumbar spine rubbing against each other…

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Important History and Physical Examination Pearls of Athletic Back Pain

Back pain affects up to 75% of athletes and physicians should be familiar with how to perform a detailed back examination.

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A Review on Reading Lumbar X-rays

Lumbar xrays or radiographs can be used to help identify the cause of pain in patients presenting with back pain.

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Cardiology

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Channelopathies and their role in Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Channelopathies are alterations in ion channels that can lead to arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in athletes.

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Chronic

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By Greg Rubin

Plantar Fasciitis Review

Plantar fasciitis is a common source of heel pain that is due to degeneration of the plantar fascia insertion on the calcaneus.

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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
By John kiel

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Extremity

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is causes leg weakness and tingling during exercise in certain athletes such as running, sprinting and jumping sports.

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Calcium Hydroxyapatite Deposition Disease

Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease, also known as CHDD, is a common cause of calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

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Concussion

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Role of Vestibular Rehab in Concussion Management

Vestibular or balance deficits are commonly seen in the post concussive period and may require specific vestibular therapy.

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Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: Pharmacology

Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, sometimes called post-concussive syndrome, lasts longer than the expected recovery time and is sometimes treated with medications.

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Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms (PPCS): Treatment strategies

Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, or post concussive syndrome, is a concussion which lasts past the expected duration and has broad treatment options.

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Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms (PPCS): Imaging and Treatment Strategies

Treatment for Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms (PPCS) includes treadmill therapy, vestibular and vision therapy and other collaborate care.

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Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms (PPCS): Introduction and Diagnosis (Part 1)

Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms (PCCS) represents persistent concussion symptoms which do not resolve in the expected time frame.

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The Conundrum of Return to Play after Moderate TBI

Return to play after a concussion represents a challenge for sports medicine physicians to safely return athletes to play following sports and recreation related…

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Elbow

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Closed Reduction Techniques for Elbow Dislocations

Elbow dislocations are common among adult and child athletes. Physicians should be familiar with various reduction techniques.

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

Acute distal biceps tendon tears are fairly uncommon elbow and upper arm injuries that mainly affect active males and typically require surgery.

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Risk Factors for UCL Injury

The Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) is at risk for injury among throwing athletes such as baseball and softball pitchers.

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Quick Guide to Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Elbow

Diagnostic ultrasound of the elbow can be used to evaluate causes of elbow pain such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow and UCL injuries.

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Triceps Tendon Injuries: An Uncommon Clinical Entity

Triceps tendon injuries, which can includes strain, tendinopathy, partial and complete tears, is a rare clinical phenomenon and cause of elbow pain.

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Treatment Algorithm for Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursitis is a common cause of elbow pain and swelling which can easily be treated with several nonsurgical therapies

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Lateral Epicondylitis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat Lateral Epicondylitis or tennis elbow by injecting your healthy blood around the diseased tendon.

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Environmental

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Marine Envenomations

Marine envenomations are an important consideration in water sports including swimming, diving, scuba, fishing, surfing, and wakeboarding.

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Heat-Associated Conditions in the Athlete

Heat related illness (or conditions or hyperthermia) can lead to heat cramps, heat edema, heat syncope, heat exhaustion and rarely heat stroke.

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Foot

By Greg Rubin

Diagnosis of a Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a common cause of forefoot pain and can be found within the intermetatarsal space as a hypoechoic mass on ultrasound.

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By Greg Rubin

Plantar Fasciitis Review

Plantar fasciitis is a common source of heel pain that is due to degeneration of the plantar fascia insertion on the calcaneus.

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By Greg Rubin

Treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and is made of a complex anatomical structure which are prone to rupture.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Fellow Level Foot and Ankle Exam Techniques

Foot and ankle exam techniques require lots of practice. We describe some of the more common ones you should include in your physical exam.

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A Review of Distal Fibula Fractures

Isolated distal fibula fractures account for up to 55-65% of all ankle fractures and can be classified using the Weber classification system.

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Etiologies of Midfoot Pain

Midfoot pain can be broken down as coming from the forefoot, midfoot or hindfoot and can be traumatic or atraumatic.

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Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Foot and Ankle

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, can be used for ankle arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, and tarsal tunnel syndrome among other foot and ankle…

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General

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By Greg Rubin

Nasal Fractures

Nasal Fractures and other nasal injuries are common among athletes and sports medicine physicians should be familiar with diagnosis and management.

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By John kiel

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Athletes

Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is a spectrum of disease common in athletes, especially among females and those that participate in endurance sports.

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A Brief Recap of Infectious Mononucleosis in Athletes

Mono, or infectious mononucleosis, sometimes referred to as ‘kissing disease’ is a viral triad of pharyngitis, fever and cervical lymphadenopathy caused by the epstein-barr…

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By Sports Medicine Review

A Review of Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

Overtraining syndrome (OTS) refers to athletes who have a mismatch between their training program, recovery time and performance.

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By Sports Medicine Review

COVID-19 and Sports Medicine Trends Today

Covid 19 (novel coronavirus) has implications for management of athletes, teams and leagues which we review in detail here.

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What are Osteoid Osteomas?

Osteoid osteomas consists of an area of abnormal osteoid surrounded by dense sclerotic bone tissue most commonly in the tibia or femur.

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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS) is characterized by low energy availability or energy deficiency (ED), dysfunctional menstruation and decreased bone mineral density

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By Sports Medicine Review

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet in Athletes

Athletes should consider the anti-inflammatory diet to help live a healthy lifestyle and potentially decrease systemic inflammation.

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Marine Envenomations

Marine envenomations are an important consideration in water sports including swimming, diving, scuba, fishing, surfing, and wakeboarding.

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Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis: A Brief Review

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) represents a rare presentation of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis in athletes triggered be exercise.

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The Role and Relationship of Athletic Trainers in Sports Medicine Practice

Athletic Trainers play a key role in the care of athletes as part of the sports medicine team with a ride range of duties…

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Channelopathies and their role in Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Channelopathies are alterations in ion channels that can lead to arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in athletes.

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Creating an Emergency Action Plan

All sports medicine teams should have an emergency action plan in the event of catastrophic injuries or cardiac arrest of athletes.

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Fragility Fractures: Nonpharmacologic Treatment

Fragility fractures are a type of atraumatic fracture in elderly patients who can sometimes be managed with nonsurgical treatment.

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Fragility Fractures: Introduction

Fragility fractures are a type of atraumatic fracture which occur in patients with brittle bones or osteoporosis, typically in older women.

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Preparing for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
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Preparing for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

The Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) is the board exam for physicians who complete a sports medicine fellowship.

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Pitching velocity shoulder and elbow injuries
By Sports Medicine Review

Increasing Throwing Velocity in Baseball Pitchers: What is the Cost?

Increased throwing velocity among baseball pitchers can lead to overuse injuries of your throwing shoulder and elbow.

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Hand

By Andrew Schleihauf

Diagnostic Wrist and Hand Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an excellent imaging technique to investigate a wide range of conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

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By Greg Rubin

Trigger Finger Review

Trigger finger, a disease characterized by "locking" if your finger when flexed, is a benign condition that is commonly treated with a corticosteroid injection.

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By Sports Medicine Review

The Uncommon Common Finger Injuries

Finger injuries in athletes include UCL injuries, also known as skier's or gamekeeper's thumb, as well as sprain, strains and dislocations.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Scaphoid Fractures Diagnosis & Management

Scaphoid fractures are a commonly fractured carpal bone that requires splinting, evaluation by an orthopedist and occasionally surgery.

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A Review on CMC Joint Arthritis

Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint Arthritis is a common cause of thumb and hand pain in elderly patients and related to overuse injuries.

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A Review on Reading Wrist X-rays

Wrist xrays or radiographs are commonly used by orthopedists to evaluate common causes of wrist pain and injuries and exclude fractures.

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Intersection Syndrome: A Review

Intersection syndrome is an uncommon overuse injury of the forearm due to a pathologic relationship between muscles on the back of the forearm.

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Evidence Behind the Non-Operative Management of Metacarpal Fractures

Metacarpal fractures, a common fracture of the hand, can often be managed without surgery by using appropriate reduction, splinting and bracing.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Sports Med Review reviews the evidence behind cortisone injections of the hand, wrist and elbow among patients treated by orthopedic physicians.

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Hematology

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By John kiel

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Athletes

Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is a spectrum of disease common in athletes, especially among females and those that participate in endurance sports.

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Hip

Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis
By John kiel

Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip injections are a common treatment for hip osteoarthritis and can include corticosteroids (CS), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA)

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By Sports Medicine Review

A Quick Review of Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica (MP), a neuropathy of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve (LFCN), is an uncommon cause of neuropathic thigh pain.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Fluoroscopy vs Ultrasound Guidance for Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip

Corticosteroid injections (CSI) are a treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis and other causes of hip pain.

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Avascular Necrosis of Hip: Treatment Options

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the hip is a form of degenerative joint disease which can be divided into operative and nonoperative management.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Background, Diagnosis and Classification

AVN of the femoral head (AVNFH) is associated with impaired blood supply to the femoral head resulting in bone necrosis and collapse.

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Treatment Options For Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, historically called trochanteric bursitis, is a chronic tendinopathy of the gluteus medius muscle causing hip pain.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a disease where there is abnormal bone contour of the hip joint, specifically the femur and or acetabulum.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, can be used to treat hip and knee arthritis as well as other causes of hip and knee pain.

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Infectious

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By Sports Medicine Review

A Brief Recap of Infectious Mononucleosis in Athletes

Mono, or infectious mononucleosis, sometimes referred to as ‘kissing disease’ is a viral triad of pharyngitis, fever and cervical lymphadenopathy caused by the epstein-barr…

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By Sports Medicine Review

COVID-19 and Sports Medicine Trends Today

Covid 19 (novel coronavirus) has implications for management of athletes, teams and leagues which we review in detail here.

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Journal

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By John kiel

May 2021 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the May 2021 sports medicine journals all in one place. Get all of the orthopedic journals for the month in a single…

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april 2021 sports medicine journal review roundup
By John kiel

April 2021 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the April 2021 sports medicine journals all in one place. Get all of the orthopedic journals for the month in a single…

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march 2021 sports medicine journal roundup review
By John kiel

March 2021 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the March 2021 sports medicine journals all in one place. Get all of the orthopedic journals for the month in a single…

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By John kiel

February 2021 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the February 2021 sports medicine journals all in one place. Get all of the orthopedic journals for the month in a single…

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january 2021 sports medicine journal roundup
By John kiel

January 2021 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the January 2021 sports medicine and orthopedic journals all in one place. Get all of the sports medicine research for the month…

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By John kiel

December 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the December 2020 sports medicine and orthopedic journals all in one place. Get all of the sports medicine research for the month…

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November 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

We review the November 2020 sports medicine and orthopedic journals all in one place. Get all of the sports medicine research for the month…

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October 2020 Journal Review Roundup
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October 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

October 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (October 2020) Hagemans FJA, Jonkers FJ, van Dam MJJ, von Gerhardt AL,…

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September 2020 journal roundup
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September 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

September 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Sept 2020) Ciccotti MC, Hammoud S, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN,…

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August 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

August 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine August 2020 Kvist, J., Filbay, S., Andersson, C., Ardern, C. L., &…

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July 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

July 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (July 2020) Kim, D. M., Shim, I. K., et al. A Combination…

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June 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

June 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (June 2020) Cvetanovich, G. L., Gowd, A. K., Frantz, T. L., Erickson,…

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May 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

May 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (May 2020) Wong, C.-C., Yeh, Y.-Y., Yang, T.-L., Tsuang, Y.-H., & Chen,…

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April 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

April 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (May 2020) Slagstad, I., Parkar, A. P., Strand, T., & Inderhaug, E.…

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March 2020 Journal Roundup
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March 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

March 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Feb 2020) Hott, A., Brox, J. I., Pripp, A. H., et al.…

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February 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

February 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE (FEB 2020) Hott, A., Brox, J. I., Pripp, A. H., et al.…

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January 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

January 2020 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Jan 2020) Leland, D. P., Bernard, C. D., et al. An Age-Based…

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December 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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December 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

December 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Dec 2019) Lindanger, L., Strand, T., Mølster, A. O., Solheim, E., &…

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September 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

September 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (August 2019, September 2019) Note: I accidently reviewed August so…

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August 2019 journal review roundup
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August 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

August 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Aug 2019) Pfaller, A. Y., Brooks, M. A., Hetzel, S., & McGuine,…

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July 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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July 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

July 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (July 2019) Kunze, K. N., Beck, E. C., Nwachukwu, B. U., Ahn,…

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June 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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June 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

June 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (June 2019) Ekås, G. R., Laane, M. M., Larmo, A.,…

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May 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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May 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

May 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (May 2019) Loughran, G. J., Vulpis, C. T., Murphy, et…

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April 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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April 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

April 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (April 2019) Gil, J. A., Gunaseelan, V., et al. (2019).…

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March 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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March 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

March 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (March 2019) Webster, K. E., & Feller, J. A. (2019).…

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February 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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February 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

February 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Feb 2019) Lee, D. W., Kim, J. G., Cho, S.…

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January 2019 Journal Review Roundup
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January 2019 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

January 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Jan 2019) Bohu, Y., Klouche, S., Herman, S.,et al. (2019).…

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December 2018 Journal Review Roundup
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December 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

December 2018 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Dec 2018) Lai, C. C. H., Feller, J. A., &…

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November 2018 Journal Review Roundup
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November 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

November 2018 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Nov 2018) Begly, J. P., Buckley, P. S., et al.…

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October 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

October 2018 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup American Journal of Sports Medicine (Oct 2018) Lecoq FA, Parienti JJ, et al; Société Française de…

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September 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

September 2018 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup American Journal of Sports Medicine (Sept 2018) Ishøi L, Thorborg K, et al. Return to Sport…

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August 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

August 2018 – Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup American Journal of Sports Medicine (August 2018) Askenberger M, Bengtsson Moström E, et al. Operative…

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July 2018 Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

July 2018 – Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup American Journal of Sports Medicine (July 2018) DeFroda SF, Goodman AD, Gil JA, et al.…

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Knee

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee OA
By Andrew Schleihauf

Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain that can be treated with stem cell therapy among many other options.

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By John kiel

Recurrent Patellar Instability

Anterior knee pain due to recurrent patellar instability is one of the most common entities seen in a sports medicine practice.

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By John kiel

Prepatellar Bursitis

Prepatellar bursitis (PPB), sometimes termed ‘housemaid’s knee’ or ‘carpenter’s knee’, refers to inflammation of the bursa in the prepatellar soft tissue above the patella.

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Diagnosing Osteoarthritis with a Knee Radiograph

Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain and can easily be diagnosed with standard radiographs or xrays of the…

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A Quick Update on Knee Dislocations

Knee dislocations are a traumatic, catastrophic injury to the knee defined by loss of articulation between the femur and the tibia.

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Subchondral Insufficiency Fracture of the Knee

Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK), also called subchondral insufficiency fractures of the knee (SIFK), is a degenerative, often overlooked cause of knee pain.

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Extensor Tendon Injuries of the Knee

Extensor tendon injuries of the knee refers to an injury to either the quadriceps tendon, patella or the patellar tendon.

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ACL Prevention Program

ACL Injury Prevention Program Many ACL programs have been proposed and studied over the past 25 years and most have shown an overall decrease…

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ACL Prevention Programs: Can We Do More to Prevent this Catastrophic Injury?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are the most common cause of knee surgery in athletes and a proper prevention program is critical.

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Treatment Options for Bakers Cyst

Bakers cysts represent an extrusion of synovial fluid into a false cavity in the back of the knee which can cause pain and arthritis.

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Evidence for Viscosupplementation For the Knee
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Evidence for Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic acid (HA), aka viscosupplementation or rooster comb, is naturally found in synovial fluid and acts as a shock absorber for patients with knee…

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Stress Radiographs of the Knee

Stress radiographs of the knee can be used by physicians to evaluate patients with knee pain for ligamentous injuries or arthritis.

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Patellar Dislocation: Treatment Options

Patellar Dislocations are a fairly common cause of knee pain which can require reduction, physical therapy and sometimes surgery.

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By John kiel

Patellar Dislocation Introduction and Diagnosis

Patellar dislocation, or knee cap dislocation, can occur due to minor or no trauma and is usually treated with reduction and physical therapy

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Neck

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Cervical Spine & Spinal Cord Injuries in Athletes

Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries (SCI) are uncommon in athletes but carry significant risk of morbidity and mortality as well as implications for…

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Neuropathy

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A Quick Review of Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica (MP), a neuropathy of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve (LFCN), is an uncommon cause of neuropathic thigh pain.

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Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is an uncommon neurological disorder characterized by upper extremity pain and weakness.

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Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) accounts for most cases of TOS and is characterized by neuropathy of the brachial plexus.

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Common Entrapment Neuropathies of the Lower Extremity

Entrapment neuropathies of the lower extremity include tarsal tunnel syndrome, baxter's neuropathy, jogger's foot and morton's neuroma.

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Nutrition

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By John kiel

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Athletes

Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is a spectrum of disease common in athletes, especially among females and those that participate in endurance sports.

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Evidence-based Macronutrient Nutritional Considerations in the Athlete

Basic guidelines regarding nutrition in terms of total caloric intake and division of diet into macronutrients which include predominantly carbohydrates, proteins, and fats

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet in Athletes

Athletes should consider the anti-inflammatory diet to help live a healthy lifestyle and potentially decrease systemic inflammation.

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Pharmacology

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee OA
By Andrew Schleihauf

Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain that can be treated with stem cell therapy among many other options.

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By John kiel

Oral Corticosteroids for Osteoarthritis

Oral corticosteroids represent a potential treatment option for osteoarthritis (OA) in select patients, although more research is needed.

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Evidence for Viscosupplementation For the Knee
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Evidence for Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic acid (HA), aka viscosupplementation or rooster comb, is naturally found in synovial fluid and acts as a shock absorber for patients with knee…

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Fragility Fractures: Pharmacologic Treatment

Fragility fractures occur spontaneously without trauma in elderly patients and can sometimes be treated with certain medications.

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: Topical Glyceryl Trinitrate

Tendinopathy or tendonitis can sometimes be treated with topical topical nitroglycerin or glyceryl trinitrate (TGN)

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Is Ketorolac (Toradol) a Safe and Effective Intra-Articular Injection?

Ketorolac, or Toradol, is an NSAID which can be used to treat various conditions and can be injected into joints and bursa to treat…

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Evidence Based Recovery Part 4: Medications And Supplements

Recovery from physical activity, weight training, and sports injuries can be enhanced with certain medications and supplements.

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NSAIDS and Renal Complications

NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used class of drugs in the world and can affect your kidney or renal function.

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Frequency, Cartilage Loss and Common Complications of Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, are commonly used to treat joint disease but can negatively affect cartilage and have complications.

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NSAIDS and Gastrointestinal Complications

NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used class of drugs in the world and can affect your gastrointestinal tract and stomach.

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Introduction and Comparison of Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids, sometimes called cortisone, are commonly used by orthopedists and sports medicine physicians to treat joint pain.

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NSAIDS and Cardiovascular Risk

NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used class of drugs in the world and can affect your heart.

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Physical Exam

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Important History and Physical Examination Pearls of Athletic Back Pain

Back pain affects up to 75% of athletes and physicians should be familiar with how to perform a detailed back examination.

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Fellow Level Foot and Ankle Exam Techniques

Foot and ankle exam techniques require lots of practice. We describe some of the more common ones you should include in your physical exam.

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Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Training
By John kiel

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT), AKA Kaatsu, is a rehabilitation technique quickly gaining popularity among physicians and physical therapists for a variety of injuries.

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ACL Prevention Programs: Can We Do More to Prevent this Catastrophic Injury?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are the most common cause of knee surgery in athletes and a proper prevention program is critical.

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Role of Vestibular Rehab in Concussion Management

Vestibular or balance deficits are commonly seen in the post concussive period and may require specific vestibular therapy.

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Managing Refractory Tendinopathy (Part 4): Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy provides “shock waves” via mechanical, low energy sound waves to pathologic tissue to promote healing and reduce pain

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Procedure

By Andrew Schleihauf

Diagnostic Wrist and Hand Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an excellent imaging technique to investigate a wide range of conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

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By John kiel

Capsular Distension for Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis, often called frozen shoulder, is a disease where the shoulder becomes stiff and painful. There are a variety of treatment options including…

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Closed Reduction Techniques for Elbow Dislocations

Elbow dislocations are common among adult and child athletes. Physicians should be familiar with various reduction techniques.

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By John kiel

Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Tenotomy Part 2: The Procedure

Percutaneous needle tenotomy is a treatment option for chronic tendinopathies which have not responded well to other treatments.

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By John kiel

Evidence for Ultrasonic Tenotomy for Tendinopathy

Percutaneous needle tenotomy, sometimes referred to as Tenex, uses ultrasonic vibration of a needle to remove the necrotic tissue found in tendinopathy.

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Fluoroscopy vs Ultrasound Guidance for Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip

Corticosteroid injections (CSI) are a treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis and other causes of hip pain.

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Injection Locations for Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain which is frequently treated with corticosteroid injections.

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Review of Amniotic Fluid Injections

Amniotic stem cells can be used to to inject into joints to help repair chronic cartilage and tendon damage in patients.

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: What is Ultrasound Guided Galvanic Electrolysis?

Ultrasound guided galvanic electrolysis is a procedure which consists of ultrasound-guided needle insertion and the application of electricity to pathologic tissue.

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Managing Refractory Tendinopathy (Part 3): Dextrose Prolotherapy

Dextrose prolotherapy is a treatment used to musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathies via injection of dextrose into the pathologic tissue.

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: Needle Tenotomy (Part 2)

Needle tenotomy is a treatment for tendonitis or tendinopathy that involves fenestrating the tendon repeatedly to promote healing

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By Sports Medicine Review

Is Ketorolac (Toradol) a Safe and Effective Intra-Articular Injection?

Ketorolac, or Toradol, is an NSAID which can be used to treat various conditions and can be injected into joints and bursa to treat…

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A Review of Dextrose Prolotherapy and Clinically-based Evidence for Usage

Dextrose prolotherapy is a regenerative medicine procedure which involves injecting dextrose into pathologic tissues or tendons to promote healing.

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Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Foot and Ankle

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, can be used for ankle arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, and tarsal tunnel syndrome among other foot and ankle…

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Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, can be used to treat hip and knee arthritis as well as other causes of hip and knee pain.

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Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Sports Med Review reviews the evidence behind cortisone injections of the hand, wrist and elbow among patients treated by orthopedic physicians.

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Frequency, Cartilage Loss and Common Complications of Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections, sometimes called cortisone, are commonly used to treat joint disease but can negatively affect cartilage and have complications.

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Radiology

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Diagnosing Osteoarthritis with a Knee Radiograph

Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain and can easily be diagnosed with standard radiographs or xrays of the…

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A Review on Reading Lumbar X-rays

Lumbar xrays or radiographs can be used to help identify the cause of pain in patients presenting with back pain.

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Stress Radiographs of the Knee

Stress radiographs of the knee can be used by physicians to evaluate patients with knee pain for ligamentous injuries or arthritis.

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A Review on Reading Wrist X-rays

Wrist xrays or radiographs are commonly used by orthopedists to evaluate common causes of wrist pain and injuries and exclude fractures.

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Regenerative

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee OA
By Andrew Schleihauf

Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain that can be treated with stem cell therapy among many other options.

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Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis
By John kiel

Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip injections are a common treatment for hip osteoarthritis and can include corticosteroids (CS), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA)

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By Sports Medicine Review

Review of Amniotic Fluid Injections

Amniotic stem cells can be used to to inject into joints to help repair chronic cartilage and tendon damage in patients.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Lateral Epicondylitis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat Lateral Epicondylitis or tennis elbow by injecting your healthy blood around the diseased tendon.

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Rehab

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Evidence Based Recovery Part 4: Medications And Supplements

Recovery from physical activity, weight training, and sports injuries can be enhanced with certain medications and supplements.

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Evidence Based Recovery (Part 3): Acupuncture, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Laser Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen

Sports medicine recovery includes acupuncture, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser therapy and hyperbaric oxygen among other treatments.

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Evidence Based Recovery (Part 2): Compression Garments, Heat, & Cold

Recovery from training and injury for athletes includes compression garments, heat and cold therapy among other options.

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Evidence Based Recovery: Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Stretching

Athlete recovery from sport training and injury includes modalities such as foam rolling, massage therapy and stretching among others.

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What is Iontophoresis?

Iontophoresis uses electricity to treat pathologic tissues and tendons such as tendinitis. It is commonly used by physical therapists.

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Review

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Philips Lumify Ultrasound Review

We review the Lumify ultrasound by Philips, a single-probe, whole body transducer that is intuitive, easy to use and portable attaching to your cell…

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Changing the Game: The Butterfly iQ Ultrasound

We review the butterfly iQ Ultrasound, a single-probe, whole body transducer that is intuitive, easy to use and portable attaching to your cell phone…

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Rheum

By Sports Medicine Review

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Deposition Disease

Calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease, also known as CHDD, is a common cause of calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

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Shoulder

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By John kiel

Capsular Distension for Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis, often called frozen shoulder, is a disease where the shoulder becomes stiff and painful. There are a variety of treatment options including…

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Diagnosing Posterior Labral Tears

Posterior labral tears are an injury to the cartilage in the shoulder and a cause of posterior shoulder pain diagnosed on MRI

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Quick Guide to Shoulder Ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound of the shoulder is a useful tool for sports medicine physicians to evaluate the muscles and tendons of the shoulder.

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Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is an uncommon neurological disorder characterized by upper extremity pain and weakness.

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Injection Locations for Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain which is frequently treated with corticosteroid injections.

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Management of Calcific Tendinopathy of the Rotator Cuff

Calcific tendinopathy refers to calcium deposits in tendons, most commonly in the shoulder which can present with shoulder pain.

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Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) accounts for most cases of TOS and is characterized by neuropathy of the brachial plexus.

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Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome refers to compression of the subclavian artery or vein as it passes through the thoracic outlet causing shoulder pain.

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6 Common Shoulder Conditions Every Physician Should Know

Common causes of shoulder pain seen by orthopedists include frozen shoulder, AC joint sprain, rotator cuff injuries and osteoarthritis

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By Sports Medicine Review

Increasing Throwing Velocity in Baseball Pitchers: What is the Cost?

Increased throwing velocity among baseball pitchers can lead to overuse injuries of your throwing shoulder and elbow.

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A Concise Look at Shoulder Instability

Patients with shoulder instability may have a history of dislocation or just a sensation of instability and require prompt evaluation by a sports medicine…

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Tendinopathy

By Greg Rubin

Trigger Finger Review

Trigger finger, a disease characterized by "locking" if your finger when flexed, is a benign condition that is commonly treated with a corticosteroid injection.

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Treatment Options for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also known as chronic stenotic tenosynovitis and de Quervain’s disease, is a condition affecting the thumb extensor tendons and has many…

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Extensor Tendon Injuries of the Knee

Extensor tendon injuries of the knee refers to an injury to either the quadriceps tendon, patella or the patellar tendon.

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Triceps Tendon Injuries: An Uncommon Clinical Entity

Triceps tendon injuries, which can includes strain, tendinopathy, partial and complete tears, is a rare clinical phenomenon and cause of elbow pain.

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Managing Refractory Tendinopathy (Part 4): Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy provides “shock waves” via mechanical, low energy sound waves to pathologic tissue to promote healing and reduce pain

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By Sports Medicine Review

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy (Part 3): Dextrose Prolotherapy

Dextrose prolotherapy is a treatment used to musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathies via injection of dextrose into the pathologic tissue.

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: Needle Tenotomy (Part 2)

Needle tenotomy is a treatment for tendonitis or tendinopathy that involves fenestrating the tendon repeatedly to promote healing

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: Topical Glyceryl Trinitrate

Tendinopathy or tendonitis can sometimes be treated with topical topical nitroglycerin or glyceryl trinitrate (TGN)

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By Sports Medicine Review

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Lateral Epicondylitis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat Lateral Epicondylitis or tennis elbow by injecting your healthy blood around the diseased tendon.

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Thigh

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Introduction: Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Hamstring Muscle Group

Diagnostic ultrasound can be used to evaluate a spectrum of hamstring injuries from strains, tears and ruptures in athletes.

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Hamstring Injuries in Athletes

Hamstring injuries (HSI), including tears and strains, are common among athletes in sports involving high speed sprinting such as track and field, American football…

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Training

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A Review of Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

Overtraining syndrome (OTS) refers to athletes who have a mismatch between their training program, recovery time and performance.

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Trauma

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By Andrew Schleihauf

Closed Reduction Techniques for Elbow Dislocations

Elbow dislocations are common among adult and child athletes. Physicians should be familiar with various reduction techniques.

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By Greg Rubin

Nasal Fractures

Nasal Fractures and other nasal injuries are common among athletes and sports medicine physicians should be familiar with diagnosis and management.

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By Greg Rubin

Treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and is made of a complex anatomical structure which are prone to rupture.

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A Quick Update on Knee Dislocations

Knee dislocations are a traumatic, catastrophic injury to the knee defined by loss of articulation between the femur and the tibia.

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Patellar Dislocation: Treatment Options

Patellar Dislocations are a fairly common cause of knee pain which can require reduction, physical therapy and sometimes surgery.

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By John kiel

Patellar Dislocation Introduction and Diagnosis

Patellar dislocation, or knee cap dislocation, can occur due to minor or no trauma and is usually treated with reduction and physical therapy

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Evidence Behind the Non-Operative Management of Metacarpal Fractures

Metacarpal fractures, a common fracture of the hand, can often be managed without surgery by using appropriate reduction, splinting and bracing.

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Ultrasound

By Andrew Schleihauf

Diagnostic Wrist and Hand Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an excellent imaging technique to investigate a wide range of conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

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By John kiel

Capsular Distension for Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis, often called frozen shoulder, is a disease where the shoulder becomes stiff and painful. There are a variety of treatment options including…

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By John kiel

Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Tenotomy Part 2: The Procedure

Percutaneous needle tenotomy is a treatment option for chronic tendinopathies which have not responded well to other treatments.

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By John kiel

Evidence for Ultrasonic Tenotomy for Tendinopathy

Percutaneous needle tenotomy, sometimes referred to as Tenex, uses ultrasonic vibration of a needle to remove the necrotic tissue found in tendinopathy.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Introduction: Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Hamstring Muscle Group

Diagnostic ultrasound can be used to evaluate a spectrum of hamstring injuries from strains, tears and ruptures in athletes.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Fluoroscopy vs Ultrasound Guidance for Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip

Corticosteroid injections (CSI) are a treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis and other causes of hip pain.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Quick Guide to Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Elbow

Diagnostic ultrasound of the elbow can be used to evaluate causes of elbow pain such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow and UCL injuries.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Quick Guide to Shoulder Ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound of the shoulder is a useful tool for sports medicine physicians to evaluate the muscles and tendons of the shoulder.

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By John kiel

Managing Refractory Tendinopathy: What is Ultrasound Guided Galvanic Electrolysis?

Ultrasound guided galvanic electrolysis is a procedure which consists of ultrasound-guided needle insertion and the application of electricity to pathologic tissue.

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By Sports Medicine Review

Philips Lumify Ultrasound Review

We review the Lumify ultrasound by Philips, a single-probe, whole body transducer that is intuitive, easy to use and portable attaching to your cell…

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By Sports Medicine Review

Changing the Game: The Butterfly iQ Ultrasound

We review the butterfly iQ Ultrasound, a single-probe, whole body transducer that is intuitive, easy to use and portable attaching to your cell phone…

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Uncategorized

Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis
By John kiel

Paper Review: Intra-articular Saline vs Corticosteroids vs PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip injections are a common treatment for hip osteoarthritis and can include corticosteroids (CS), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA)

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