In February 2019 the BMJ published a review of topical nitroglycerin or glyceryl trinitrate (TGN) for the treatment of tendinopathies which I think is worth reviewing . Tendinopathies account for up to 30% of an orthopedic or sports medicine practice.Read More
Scaphoid fractures are the most commonly fractured carpal bone, accounting for 2-3% of all fractures and ~10% of all hand fractures (Duckworth, 2012). They account for approximately 60% of all carpal fractures (Hove, 1999).Read More
Ketorolac Tromethamine, often referred by its trade name toradol, is an injectable non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). A growing utilization among orthopedists and sports medicine physicians is to use it for intra-articular analgesia and anti-inflammatory. Although generally not well studied, this article seeks to review the evidence of that indication.
Patellar chondromalacia represents a degenerative process of the hyaline cartilage coating the posterior patella as it articulates with hyaline cartilage of the femoral groove. It is often termed patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) or runner's knee. The term patellofemoral pain syndrome generally refers to anterior knee pain and is more of a “catch all” term that is not specific to chondromalacia, however the terms are frequently used interchangeably.
Intersection syndrome is an uncommon overuse injury of the forearm. It is termed ‘intersection’ due the pathologic relationship at the intersection of the 1st dorsal compartment (containing the abductor pollicis longus [APL] and extensor pollicis brevis [EPB]) and the 2nd dorsal compartment (containing the ECRL, ECRB).Read More
Physical activity, weight training, and sports are associated with a wide variety of post-exercise sequelae including muscle fatigue, delayed onset muscle soreness, discomfort, pain, and soreness. In part 1 of this series, we’ll review the current evidence for massage therapy, foam rolling and stretching, and to see which, if any, have beneficial effects on recovery for the athlete.Read More
Sports medicine physicians have to be ready for anything whether they are covering a game, a mass participation event such as a marathon, or multi-sport events. They may even be providing EMS-like coverage for attendees of a game or concert.Read More