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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Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has become an increasingly recognized cause of hip pain, especially in young active adults (Ganz, 2003) Accordingly, the body of knowledge surrounding the understanding and management of FAI has grown substantially (Tucker, 2015). It is imperative for sports medicine clinicians to understand current principles and best practices regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of FAI.


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Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Next in the series, we will continue to discuss the evidence related to corticosteroid injections by moving distally to the hips and knees.  As with others, we will cover randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews on corticosteroid injections for issues common to orthopedics such as trochanteric bursitis, hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis.

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Evidence Based Recovery: Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Stretching

Evidence Based Recovery: Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Stretching

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.

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