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Bone and Joint Preservation

A recent study, using data from the U.S. Consumer Product Commission, revealed a significant increase in teenage sports injuries visiting emergency rooms. So, then what are the long-term effects of all these increasing number of injuries at such a young age? Potentially, it can be very damaging. Therefore, I’ve chosen the topic of Bone & Joint Preservation for […]

When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be. Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so […]

Is No Surgery For New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira The Best Choice?

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a cartilage tear last week, according to reports, and yesterday it was divulged that he will not have surgery. Instead, he will try to rehab the knee and hope to return some time this season. Would surgery be a better option? Probably not at first. The information is limited […]

Warriors’ Andrew Bogut Uncertain For Game 6

After playing only 7 minutes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Warriors’ Center Andrew Bogut was carried off of the floor after colliding with the Cavs’ J.R. Smith.  The 7’1″ Bogut was noticeably in pain as he stayed down on the floor until the Warriors could call a timeout.  After that, he was seen […]

New Research May Show Alternative To Joint Replacement

The occurrence of arthritis is on rise. More than 27 million American people are suffering from some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage (smooth surface) between the two bones wears away and the bones rub on each other, causing pain when the joint is used. The treatment option for end-stage arthritis is joint […]

Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera Leaves Game with Patella Tendon Injury

The injury was diagnosed as a strained patellar tendon in his left knee and it may be worth noting that this is the same injury that kept Cabrera out for more than two weeks during Spring Training earlier this year. The patella tendon is an important tendon that encompasses the patella (knee cap) and is attached to […]

Is Running Bad For The Knees?

I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]

Ready To Exercise?

The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]

What Is The Colorful Tape Olympic Athletes Are Wearing?

If you have been watching the Rio Olympics over the past week you have no doubt noticed countless athletes adorned in colorful body tape, better known as Kinesio Tape.  Some athletes have even gone so far as to have their country printed on the tape itself.  Although it may be colorful and patriotic, the purpose […]

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

Computers help people in their day-to-day life by providing a more accurate, faster, easier and efficient way of doing things. Computers in medical science has been used for a long time, like MRI and CT scans. Recently, computer-aided or robotic surgeries have been gaining popularity in Orthopedics, like hip and knee replacement surgeries. The question arises, why a […]

ACL Tear Takes Vonn Out of Winter Olympics

Ski season is here and the Winter Olympics in Sochi are quickly approaching. Recently, news broke that ski star Lindsey Vonn pulled out of the Olympics due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. ACL tears in the knee are a common injury among athletes, but the good news is that a torn ACL will fully recover with […]

Yankees Catcher McCann Shows Great Strength

Yankees catcher Brian McCann twisted his knee during Tuesday night’s game while blocking a Dellin Betances curveball in the dirt. His knee clearly buckled and the result was an injury to his Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL). He was checked by the trainers and, despite the pain, he remained in the game and even proceeded to […]

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira’s Bone Bruise: What it Means to Him and the Team

The Yankees’ 1st baseman Mark Teixeira fouled a ball off his right shin during Monday’s win over the Twins. The X-rays revealed to be negative for a fracture, but his continued pain prompted the team to obtain a CT-scan and an MRI. These tests, reportedly, revealed a deep bone bruise to the tibia (shin bone). […]

NY Yankees’ CC Sabathia: Battling Arthritis for His Team and His Career

NY Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia returned to pitch yesterday after a period of rest and rehabilitation for his arthritic right knee. Sabathia underwent a knee arthroscopy for a debridement (“clean out”) of his arthritis in 2014. He has been battling the knee arthritis for the last few seasons and, not coincidentally, his performance has significantly diminished throughout that duration. He has endured […]

NYC Fashion Week: The Painful Price Women Pay for Fashion

It’s Fashion Week in New York City and that is always filled with distinct events all around town. Fashion icon, Manolo Blahnik, celebrated his new book, documenting his influences, during a unique conversation with fashion luminary, Andre Leon Talley. Women have been enthralled with Blahnik’s, and other major designers’, shoes for years. What is often lapsed […]

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