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Can you run too much?

By |January 26th, 2015|

The Ultra-Marathoner
I was asked last week to blog about running and the dangers of running too much. Specifically, what about running 100 miles? Ultra marathon runners can’t […]

Can Stem cells cure osteoarthritis

By |August 19th, 2014|

Can stem cells cure osteoarthritis? A recent study would say ‘yes’.

The use of stem cells in orthopedics to treat osteoarthritis is growing both in America and […]

Knees are like tires

By |June 30th, 2014|

As the population ages, the incidence of osteoarthritis is increasing – and expected to become 6 times more prevalent in the next 15 years. While there are several kinds […]


By |June 30th, 2014|

What is arthritis ?
Arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint. There can be several causes. The most common cause is osteoarthritis.  What really does this mean ?  ‘Osteo’ meaning […]

ACL Surgery: Beginning to End

By |June 11th, 2014|

ACL Surgery: Beginning to End
A Few weeks before surgery
Start your rehab:
Working on your knee flexibility and strength before surgery will better prepare you for afterward. Sometimes surgery may be […]

ACL Graft Choices

By |December 19th, 2012|

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be done with several different graft choices. These include patellar tendon, hamstring tendon, and donor tissue (allograft). Each of these choices has advantages and […]

Too much policy

By |December 18th, 2012|

After a skateboard injury, a young man was left with a fairly significant ankle fracture  (a comminuted segmental fibula fracture).  I saw him with his x-rays in my office and […]

Clavicle Fractures

By |December 18th, 2012|

Clavicle fractures are extremely common injuries. The injuries usually caused by a fall onto the shoulder region itself. Sometimes, this results in an injury to the acromioclavicular joint often termed […]

Conditioning to prevent ACL tears

By |December 18th, 2012|

Yesterday, a variety of potential causes of increased ACL tears in young women was discussed.potential etiologies included anatomical variations, questions of hormonal changes and differences in biomechanics that exist […]

High risk of ACL tears in female athletes

By |December 18th, 2012|

Anterior cruciate ligament tears in female athletes are among the most common injury seen in my office.  Knee injuries in general are the highest reason for female season-ending injuries with […]