Heat-Associated Conditions in the Athlete

Heat-Associated Conditions in the Athlete

Hyperthermia is defined as the elevation of core body temperature above the normal diurnal range of 36 to 37.5ºC, due to failure of thermoregulation. Hyperthermia is different from the more common sign of fever, which is induced by cytokine activation during inflammation and regulated at the level of the hypothalamus. It is important for the clinician to review additional differential diagnoses as outlined in Table 1 below.

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Fragility Fractures: Introduction

Fragility Fractures: Introduction

Osteoporosis is a disease that is the most common bone disease in humans and is characterized by low bone mass and skeletal fragility, which results in an increased risk of fracture. Annually, two million fractures are attributed to osteoporosis, causing more than 432,000 hospital admissions, almost 2.5 million medical office visits, and about 180,000 nursing home admissions in the USA

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Dr Rubin’s Top Ten Physical Exam Techniques Every Sports Medicine Physician Should Know

Dr Rubin’s Top Ten Physical Exam Techniques Every Sports Medicine Physician Should Know

Some may argue that the art of the physical exam is dying. That is not true with musculoskeletal based specialties where the physical exam is critical. One of the key components of the musculoskeletal exam are the special tests. It is easy to get lost in the weeds and sports medicine providers can often be buried under the mountain of available special tests.

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Women in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Featuring Dr. Kimberly Kaiser

Women in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Featuring Dr. Kimberly Kaiser

The field of Orthopaedics has been a historically male dominated specialty. Amongst all surgical specialties, Orthopaedic surgery ranks at the bottom of the list when looking at the percentage of female residents in a given specialty. There are multiple theories as to why females do not end up in Orthopaedics. These range from lack of exposure to the field early in training and a lack of female mentors.

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