Olecranon bursitis is known as student’s elbow, businessman’s elbow, hemodialysis elbow, and many other pseudonymsRead More
Patients who have lateral hip pain are frequently told that they have greater trochanteric bursitis. However, correct nomenclature now refers to the condition as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) (Paul Barratt, 2017)Read More
In just a couple of weeks, many sports medicine physicians will head to the sideline for high school football. Although a low incident of catastrophic injuries occur in sports, an emergency action plan (EAP) can be the difference between life and death in the athleteRead More
Neck pain is a common problem encountered in sports medicine clinics. For the purpose of this review, we will discuss cervical myelopathy and cervical radiculopathy. A more common complaint is axial neck pain, which occurs due to fatigue or injury to the neck musculature and ligaments (Rao, 2002). However, due to the aging population, the incidence of osteoarthritis is increasing. As a result, cervical spondylosis, which is defined as the degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine, can cause a wide variety of pathology (Michael G. Kaiser, 2018).
Due to the large area of distribution of the tibial nerve and its branches, there are many locations where the nerve can become entrapped. As a result, entrapment neuropathy can cause a wide constellation of symptoms.Read More
With the increasing popularity of cell phone use, there is a corresponding increase in thumb-related pathology. Osteoarthritis represents one such overuse syndrome. The second most common location in the hand where patients develop osteoarthritis is their thumb trapeziometacarpal joint (Glyka Martou, 2004). Unfortunately for those suffering, the CMC joint is involved with flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, and opposition of the thumb (David Melville, 2015).
Wrist injuries are a common part of an orthopedic practice. Patients frequently present for evaluation after a slip and fall injury and the development of acute wrist pain. Radiographs are part of the initial evaluation for all acute wrist injuries. When interpreting wrist x-rays, radiologists will discuss multiple different angles and measurements that correlate with various clinical conditions.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The stages of throwing in an overhead athlete are well known and have been studied exhaustively. Despite all of the studies on throwing motion, up to 30% of youth baseball players have shoulder or elbow injuries and 73-79% of these injuries are due to pitching.Read More
Patients with a history of shoulder dislocations are frequently seen in sports medicine clinics. The term ‘glenohumeral instability’ encompasses a large spectrum of disease from joint subluxation to a complete dislocationRead More
Mr. Smith is a 65-year-old man who presents to our office with lateral elbow pain. After performing a physical exam you diagnose him with lateral epicondylosis. He has had no relief from 6 weeks of physical therapy and would like to know what else he can try.Read More
Congratulations, you finally got the email to schedule your first fellowship interview. What happens next? The interview process is fairly simple and is similar to when you interviewed for residency. The first step involves scheduling the interview. …Read More
Lateral epicondylitis is one of the most commonly treated conditions in a primary care sports medicine clinic. Patient’s typically complain of lateral elbow pain that is worse with activity. Certain activities like holding a jug of milk or turning over their hand are likely to worsen the pain. Fortunately, we have multiple treatment modalities to offer them.Read More
Non-Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) are the most commonly used drugs in the US according to the CDC. NSAIDS address a wide range of maladies including pain, fever and inflammation. For this reason, they are commonly used by sports medicine physicians to treat orthopedic injuries and pain.Read More