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Orthopedics

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. If the environment during a given time is unlike the environment that the species adapted to, the species is considered mismatched, in that its traits are no longer optimal for that environment.

Stem Cells Can Help Rebuild Joints

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There is still much to be explored in the area of stem cells and regenerative orthopedics, and we are excited to be a part of it. Harnessing stem cells to speed healing and cure disease is a crucial part of injury and arthritis treatment today.

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

Steps and Missteps

Stacey Gordon | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

They may fall, but when they do, our job is to offer them a hand up, and that hand should not be attached to conditions or control.

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

To Save American Medicine, Look to Rural Doctors

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

If you're looking for the moving, dramatic, and intimate hospital environment you see on TV, and for the passion and commitment that make doctors such great subjects for hit shows, forget about big cities and their grind, and head down south.

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field

Dr. Mary I. O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Dr. Mary I. O'Connor

As the population continues to age, the need for orthopedic surgeons will increase. In order to continue to attract the best and the brightest, orthopedics needs to attract women students.

Huge Share Of Doctors Regret Going Into Medicine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

Becoming a doctor may seem a dream job, but it turns out those already practicing don’t always agree. Only 54 percent of physicians say they’d ...

High Heels And Kids: A Healthy Mix?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

From a medical point of view, there is a specific concern with young girls wearing high heels and pointy-toed shoes because their bones are more malleable and can be structurally deformed as they grow.

Knee Cartilage Repair: How One Patient Proved His Doctors Wrong

Richard Bedard | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Bedard

A few minutes later, he delivered his verdict: "Your knees will never get better." My condition could worsen into osteoarthritis in as few as several years, he said.

Top 5 Orthopedic Fields Indebted to the Device Industry

Ford Vox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ford Vox

Factors other than our patients influence the care physicians provide. In the case of American orthopedic surgery, Factor X is the medical device industry.

Bob Sanders' Biceps, and Yours

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

As if the Colts' secondary has not been tormented by enough injuries this season, we recently learned that strong safety Bob Sanders ("The Hulk") will be out with a distal biceps tendon rupture.

Injuries Occur When Kids Are too Active in Sports

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

I advocate for our kids to become more balanced. Stressful organized sports take away from family time, and the experience no longer remains a simple and pleasurable experience.

US News And World Report's Best Hospitals In America

US News And World Report | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

US News and World Report's list of Top American Hospitals. Browse Rankings by Specialty: * Cancer * Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders ...

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

What to Look for When You Need Orthopedic Imaging

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Older people or those with mobility limitations should seek an imaging provider who understands their special needs and concerns and can help ensure that the experience flows easily.