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When is it time for knee replacement surgery?

Mar 27, 2015

After nearly a decade of Orthopaedic practice devoted to Joint Replacements, one of the most frequent questions I am asked by patients is “How will I know when it’s time for knee replacement surgery?”  Truthfully, my response is simply, “You will know when it’s time.” Let me explain…. Arthritis of the knee, especially osteoarthritis, or… Read More



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What is a Labral Tear of the Hip?

Feb 13, 2015

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint.  The labrum is the cartilage ring around the socket. The labrum adds to the stability of the hip joint by making the socket deeper and providing a suction seal to the joint.  The labrum can be torn from either repeated wear and tear or from a sudden… Read More


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Labral Tears of the HIP

Feb 13, 2015

The hip joint has a cartilage ring around the socket portion of the ball and socket of the joint called the labrum. The labrum adds to the stability of the hip joint by making the socket deeper, however labral tissue in the hip can be torn from either repeated wear and tear or from a… Read More


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Elite Patient Spotlight: Meet Molli Benson

Feb 12, 2015

Molli Benson is a 20 year old dancer from Franklin, TN.  Molli has been dancing since she was three years old.  She has experience with all types of dance from ballet to jazz and everything in between and is currently a sophomore attending Point Park University in Pittsburg, PA.  Point Park is considered to have… Read More


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How to Identify and Treat a Sprained Ankle

Dec 12, 2014

Sprained ankles are the most common sports-related injury, with about 25,000 occurring daily. They account for 45% of all basketball injuries, 31% of soccer injuries and also frequently occur in football players, gymnasts, and runners. So what exactly is an ankle sprain, what do you do for it, and when should you be concerned? It’s… Read More



CrossFit Injuries

Dec 4, 2014

There has been a lot of publicity regarding CrossFit and injuries lately.  As with any new popular or trendy health fads, there will inherently be a group who jump on the band wagon and a group that speak out against it. Lately I have heard, in an increasing amount, that CrossFit causes injuries.  Yes, I… Read More



What is the Big Deal with the Rotator Cuff?

Nov 26, 2014

The rotator cuff is made up of a set of four relatively small tendons in the shoulder called the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Their job is to keep the ball of the shoulder joint in place. This task may sound relatively simple, but consider the enormous forces that sometimes pass through the shoulder,… Read More


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Vitamin D, Bone Health, and Ideas for Supplementation

Nov 13, 2014

The role of Vitamin D supplementation in osteoporotic and osteopenic patients has been well known for quite some time.  In fact, Vitamin D supplementation along calcium supplementation and weight bearing exercises are regarded as first line treatment in osteopenia and mild cases of osteoporosis.  In recent years, studies have shown the benefit of Vitamin D… Read More


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What is a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Oct 30, 2014

A Sports Medicine Specialist is a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. The Sports Medicine Specialist helps patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school. He or she is a physician who: • Is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Family… Read More


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